A new academic year means a new batch of Honours BSc students and thus another site visit to let them experience what working with concrete is like on an actual building site. Continue reading The Scent of Fresh Concrete – 2019 site visit
Phase changing materials (PCMs) are a hot topic right now in the built environment. Usually these PCMs are incorporated into ceilings or translucent or opague facade panels. However, Carmen Ramkhelawan decided to do things differently and see if she ould incorporate these PCMs into a solar shading system. Continue reading Phase changing solar shading
In her graduation report, Valeria Piccioni explores the usage of Fused Deposition Modeling to create a multi-functional facade element. Continue reading The Additive Manufacturing envelope
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.