Our department recently released a new ProfEd titled “Circular Building Products for a Sustainable Built Environment”. In this course you will discover the opportunities that circular building products can offer. You will investigate them from various perspectives: design, technology, business case and methods of implementation (including, among others, digital product tracking).
Berk Ekici and Cemre Çubukçuoğlu from the chair of Design Informatics recently released a new version of their Grasshopper tool, Optimus, which is now available for download. Optimus is a metaheuristic optimisation plug-in, to support Performative Computational Architecture. The current version (v1.0.2) implements the Self-Adaptive Differential Evolution with Ensemble of Mutation Strategies (jEDE) algorithm.
Tomorrow at 12:00 Tillmann Klein will join the BTIC talks, a live streaming event during which he will discuss the recent façade leasing project.
Did you graduate this academic year on a topic related to circularity? Then participate in the new Circularity in the Built Environment Graduation Award! The Circularity in the Built Environment Graduation Award recognizes the contribution BK graduation students make to the transition toward a circular built environment. The award aims to stimulate research and innovation in the field of circularity in the built environment. The prize is awarded and judged by the Faculty’s Circular Built Environment Hub.
Recently our department was happy to welcome a new PhD student in our midst: Ameya Kamat. In this article he discusses his philosophy towards heritage and his PhD research concerning the mitigation of salt crystallisation damage in masonry structures.
Optimising acoustic performace is no small feat and often requires specialised tools and knowledge to accomplishes. ADAM – Acoustics Design by Additive Manufacturing, is meant to help designers, architects and engineers to achieve this by developing a digital workflow and employing additive manufacturing to create acoustic panels that are optimised for a designed room. In the article, you will also find a video explaining the entire process.
Together with SOM and c.r.e.A.te lab from Princeton University, Faidra Oikonomopoulou and Telesilla Bristogianni helped realise the Glass Vault, a project that explores how robotic fabrication methods can support new ways of designing and building structures.
Our MOOC “Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment” is now available as a self-paced course. During this course, instructors from our department will guide you through the fascinating world of the circular economy!
On Monday the 27th of January the final presentations of Bucky Lab 2019/2020 will take place. Everyone is invited to join these presentations at 12:30 in the Orange Hall.
Last week, the Product Development Test Lab was permanently moved from its location at our Faculty, to its new residence at the Green Village.