689 Works

Anchoring the design process

Elise Van Dooren
This thesis proposes a framework to address the design process in design education. Building upon the assumption that teachers, being professional designers, do not discuss the design process in the architectural design studio and do not have a vocabulary to do so, five generic elements or anchor points are defined which represent the basic design skills. The validity of the framework and the assumption is tested respectively in interviews with a variety of designers and...

Strasbourg’s inclusive policies for migrants and the IBA urban developmental paradigm

Tristan Siebert
The issue of limiting motorized traffic can sometimes generate unexpected problems. For example, the city centre of Strasbourg is crossed by a major motorway, which is constantly congested and polluted. This source of irritation is now at the heart of debates on urban planning. The public authorities wish to transform the route into a boulevard as well as to develop surrounding areas. Currently, the numerous vacant spaces around the transport infrastructure are used by various...

celebration building

Konstantin Lidin
There is a type of buildings closely related to celebrations. First of all, it includes theatre buildings. Alexander Anisimov’s article considers the evolution of the structure and the decoration of theatre buildings in the modern and contemporary times. Revolutions in the theatrical art resonate with wonderful breakthroughs in the architectural thought. New streams are boosted at the intersection of the European architectural thought and Chinese innovative trends. Petr Kapustin’s essay is devoted to the symbolism...

GS&E journal > Artificial Intelligence for Structural Glass Engineering Applications - Overview, Case Studies and Future Potentials

Michael Anton Kraus & Michael Drass
'Big data' and the use of 'Artificial Intelligence' (AI) is currently advancing due to the increasing and even cheaper data collection and processing capabilities. Social and economical change is predicted by numerous company leaders, politicians and researchers. Machine and Deep Learning (ML/DL) are sub-types of AI, which are gaining high interest within the community of data scientists and engineers worldwide. Obviously, this global trend does not stop at structural glass engineering, so that, the first...

GS&E journal > Semantic Segmentation with Deep Learning: Detection of Cracks at the Cut Edge of Glass

Michael Drass, Hagen Berthold, Michael Anton Kraus & Steffen Müller-Braun
In this paper, artificial intelligence (AI) will be applied for the first time in the context of glass processing. The goal is to use an algorithm based on artificial intelligence to detect the fractured edge of a cut glass in order to generate a so-called mask image by AI. In the context of AI, this is a classical problem of semantic segmentation, in which objects (here the cut-edge of the cut glass) are automatically surrounded...

GS&E journal > A Novel Concept for a Reinforced Glass Beam Carrying Long Term Loads

Jens H. Nielsen, Bjarni G. Jónsson & Chiara Bedon
This paper presents a novel concept for improving the long-term load-bearing performance of reinforced glass beams (hybrid beams). The concept of reinforcing glass beams using steel or other (ductile) materials have been investigated over the last couple of decades utilising the fracture pattern of annealed glass to ensure a ductile behaviour. However, it is well known that the long-term strength of annealed glass is rather low due to so-called static fatigue leading to a relatively...

GS&E journal > Repositioning Messeturm – Maximum Transparency

Steffen Feirabend, Florian Straz, Roland Bechmann, Stefan Kloker & Peter Eckardt
The Messeturm (“Trade Fair Tower”) in Frankfurt/Main is currently adjusted to the requirements of a modern office building. The lobby area has been enlarged by a highly transparent façade consisting of oversized insulating glass (IG) units. The IG units are curved and have a size of up to 17 m x 2.8 m. To obtain a perfectly curved façade, the IG units were fabricated with laminated cold-bended glass panes. Horizontally the IG units are supported...

GS&E journal > Study on the optical quality and strength of glass edges after the grinding and polishing process

Paulina Bukieda, Katharina Lohr, Jens Meiberg & Bernhard Weller
Glass edges result from cutting glass sheets and a further optional finishing. The mechanical interference into the brittle material glass causes flaws and cracks at the edge surface. Those defects have an influence on the strength of the whole glazing. Within the scope of a research project at the Institute of Building Construction from the Technische Universität Dresden, the grinding and polishing process is examined in terms of characteristic visible effects on the glass edge...

GS&E journal > Double ring bending tests on heat pretreated soda–lime silicate glass

Gregor Schwind, Fabian Von Blücher, Michael Drass & Jens Schneider
The strength of glass plays an important role in the dimensioning of glass components in the building industry. Here, not only parameters such as support conditions, loading rate, relative humidity etc. play an important role, but the damage by means of scratches also determines the fracture strength of glass. A heat treatment after damaging may have an influence on the resulting glass strength. The correlation between heat treatment temperature, and in particular elevated temperatures up...

GS&E journal > Dimensioning of silicone adhesive joints: Eurocode-compliant, mesh-independent approach using the FEM

Michael Drass & Michael Kraus
This paper deals with the application of the semi-probabilistic design concept (level I, DIN EN 1990) to structural silicone adhesives in order to calibrate partial material safety factors for a stretch-based limit state equation. Based on the current legal situation for the application of structural sealants in façades, a new Eurocode-compliant design concept is introduced and compared to existing design codes (ETAG 002). This is followed by some background information on semi-probabilistic reliability modeling and...

GS&E journal: Investigations on the execution and evaluation of the Pummel test for polyvinyl butyral based interlayers

Miriam Schuster, Jens Schneider & Tuong An Nguyen
Laminated safety glass (LSG) is increasingly used as structural element in buildings. Of central importance for safety are the adhesion and the residual load-bearing capacity in the post fractured state. In literature a large number of tests to assess adhesion is mentioned. These include, e.g. peel tests, through-cracked-tensile/-bending tests, VW-pull tests and compressive shear tests. However, especially in industry, the Pummel test is widespread for determining the quality of adhesion in LSG with polyvinyl butyral...

Anthology of Mark Meerovich's Рrojects

Elena Grigoryeva
Alongside with his teaching and research activity, Mark Meerovich practiced design. At first he designed interiors of flats, houses and small public buildings. Maybe such practice was caused by the necessity to earn extra money: his research activity was not enough to maintain his family. However, Mark brought inspiration into everything he did. It also concerned interiors: they were recognized by the most sophisticated esthetes. This experience was also reflected in his articles – a...

Writingplace, No 4 (2020): Choices and Strategies of Spatial Imagination

Architecture is by definition an act of spatial imagination, this wondrous capacity to envision possible futures for the built environment. Spatial imagination is essential in order to visualize new constructions taking shape, evolving in time, and partaking of the cultural expression of a place or era. It takes spatial imagination to foresee how architecture can meaningfully contribute to people’s lives, providing a sense of belonging, space for their needs and dreams. Nonetheless, spatial imagination is...

Writingplace, No 3 (2019): Reading(s) and Writing(s). Unfolding Processes of Transversal Writing

This issue of Writingplace Journal, Reading(s) and Writing(s), focuses on the complex process of writing itself, and in particular on the question of reading and responding to texts. By presenting not only resulting texts, but discreet readings of works in process integrated with the discussions that unfold, the issue reveals complex modes of writing that move between the scholarly and the fictional. Edited by Catharina Gabrielsson, Hélène Frichot, Klaske Havik, Marko Jobst

Decolonizing Your Island Imaginary

Hélène Frichot
Hélène Frichot’s contribution offers an approach to decolonising through fiction, where cross-generational memories of family life in the Seychelles are used to critically illuminate colonial histories. The function of this experimental essay is to offer a preparatory test-site for a future project that may, or may not, come to fruition. What is at stake are processes of decolonisation, specifically of spatial memories, including the residual hold of colonial imaginaries and how these might be creatively...

Belgrade Baroque

Marko Jobst
This text, composed of two layers, brings together queer auto-fictions with the architectural histories of an elusive Serbian Baroque in the city of Belgrade. It explores the issues of heteronormativity, nationhood and religion. It is an autofiction that places special emphasis on the siting of memories in Belgrade, Serbia – Yugoslavia as it was – and focuses specifically on the Cathedral Church of Archangel Michael, one of the rare examples of what could be understood...

Real Estates in Cyprus

Anne Kockelkorn
This edited ethnographic diary, produced during a research and teaching stint in Cyprus, takes in the island landscape, politics and underlying economic forces dramatically shaping the environment in order to reveal a complex picture across a variety of scales and analytical registers. The aim of this diary is to understand the recent real-estate transactions launched by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and selling EU-Citizenship in tandem with real estate, particularly as high-end luxury...

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, No 04 (2020): Visibility, democratic public space and socially inclusive cities

202 pages ISBN 978-94-6366-254-3

Characteristics of Territories-in-between

Alexander Wandl, Vincent Nadin, Wil Zonneveld & Remon Rooij
Much of physical territory of the Europe does not fit classic ‘urban–rural’ typologies but can best be described as ‘territories-in-between’ (TiB). There is considerable agreement that TiB is pervasive and very significant. However, typologies of territory or spatial development continue to employ only degrees of either urban or rural. Similarly, spatial planning and territorial development policies rarely make use of the notion of in-between areas but tend instead to divide the territory into urban and...


Dick Van Gameren
The concepts ‘standard’ and ‘ideal’ are inextricably associated in housing design. Efforts by various architects in the twentieth century to create standardized and affordable dwellings produced an endlessly varied series of ideal homes, some of which were built, others not. While large-scale housing is based to a high degree on optimization and repetition, residential floor plans have nevertheless proven to be the subject of continuous development. Roughly speaking, two approaches can be distinguished: on the...

Een nieuw platteland bouwen

Hannes De Zutter
In the summer of 2013, the Vlaams Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed (Flemish Immovable Heritage Agency) investigated a modest little school building in the vicinity of Ghent (Belgium). The old building proved to be a reconstruction of the model school in the Modern Village, a Belgian government pavilion of great social significance at the 1913 World’s Fair in Ghent. The model school is the only surviving building from the Modern Village. Since this discovery, further investigations by...

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, No 06 (2020): Securing Healthy Circular Material Flows In The Built Environment

284 Pages ISBN 9789463662758

project baikal, No. 64 (2020): regional schools

Kasteelruïne Valkenburg. Van overgroeide steenhoop tot geconsolideerde ruïne

Tammo C. Bauer
In the introduction the unique character of Valkenburg castle is pointed out in comparison with other castles and ruins in the Netherlands. As it is an elevated castle (rare for the Netherlands) it does not fit in with the typo-chronological outline of H.L. Janssen. Because of the complicated building history of Valkenburg castle with its numerous building periods, it takes up a special place in Dutch building and architectural history. A consolidation campaign in progress...

Ten geleide: het onderzoek van kastelen

Hans Janssen
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  • 2020

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  • Delft University of Technology