Since this year there is a large change to the MSc1 Architecture in the form of the Building Engineering Studios/Studies (BES). In this article we have a look at what this change entails. Continue reading New MSc1 Building Engineering Studios/Studies (BES) of to good start
The department of AE+T is happy to announce that as of this academic year we have a new professor of Architectural Glass: James O’Callaghan!
On August 23rd, Alejandro Prieto was invited to give the inaugural lecture of the academic semester of the Master of sustainable architecture and energy (MASE) in Chile, discussing the role architects and facade designers play in the current environmental context.
This year’s Bucky Lab is all about improving and evolving Trespa insulation panels. As part of their project, the students got a chance to the Trespa facilities in Weert.
Machines are becoming a bigger and bigger part of our lives, and are now also being integrated into our building. The SPOOL Volume 6 No. 1 (Cyber-physical Architecture #2) issue about this topic that Henriette Bier co-edited with Sang Lee is now indexed in Scopus and available online.
Cast glass has the potential to radically change how glass is used in the build environment, transforming the two-dimensional plane glass into a fully free-form, 3-dimensional material. Within the last academic year two MSc student explored how topology optimization and 3d printed sand moulds can be used to design customized cast-glass elements.
That 3D printing does not just involve plastics is proven by Ammar Taher in his thesis about 3D printing architectural components. This he explored through the robotic manufacturing for an integrated facade ventilation system, as a sustainable biodegradable building element.
Earlier this year, we already reported on the use of 3D printing to recreate parts of monumental buildings. This summer, two workshops were organised, expanding on this idea and to initiate new research and collaboration within NWO 25 routes.
During the Bucky Lab summer school in Poland, international students got the opportunity to taste the design and prototyping course given to our first year Building Technology students. Continue reading Bucky Lab goes international
In December Koen Mulder, Barbara Lubelli and Jeroen Moerman participated in the European Urban Innovative Action (UIA) call for Nature Inclusive (BRICK!) Quays with the municipality of Breda, Wageningen University and several nature organisations. During this project, Quay walls are to be developed that remain structurally strong, but in which plant growth is strongly stimulated.