637 Works

E2VENT – design and integration of an adaptable module for residential building renovation

Paolo Basso, Michele Mililli, Francisco J. M. Herrero, Roberto Sanz & Pau Casaldiga
The paper presents an innovative approach to the retrofitting of the adaptive ventilated facade module developed in the EU project E2VENT. The E2VENT innovative facade module is targeted to Optimal Adaptability and Heat Exchange for the refurbishment of existing buildings and is composed of two main parts: an adaptable smart modular heat recovery unit (SMHRU), which is adjustable to work within the ventilated façade cavity, is able to recover heat from ventilation air, and can...

Modelling of active solar building envelopes for cost-effective evaluation

Christoph Maurer & Tilmann E. Kuhn
Active building envelopes have provided cost reductions of 40% compared to the separate installation of solar collectors on a building envelope. However, solar building envelopes are more complex than conventional building envelopes due to their additional solar function. Firstly, the paper explains this complexity before describing methods of handling it. The focus of the simulation models is to obtain high levels of accuracy at low costs. From the development of innovative solar envelopes to the...

A litterature review of experimental setups monitoring thermal performance of vegetated facade systems

Elif Yuksel & A. Nil Turkeri
The decline of green spaces through urbanization, the urban heat island effect resulting from the use of materials with low albedo value, and the greenhouse effect occurring as a result of the consumption of fossil fuels all lead to an increase in ambient air temperature. Use of roof, facade, and pavement materials with high albedo value and vegetated surfaces play an important role in reducing the urban heat island effect. It is essential to use...

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, No. 12 (2017): Living with diversity in Jane-Finch

Donya Ahmadi 173 pages ISBN 978-94-92516-80-0

Socio-spatial change in Lithuania – Depopulation and increasing spatial inequalities

Ruta Ubareviciene
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 signalled a major change for Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. Despite the significant benefits gained with the ‘return to Europe’, CEE countries have also been faced with large challenges (Gentile, Tammaru, & van Kempen, 2012; Kornai, 2006; Kovács, 1999; Shleifer & Treisman, 2014). They had to transform their political and economic systems and find new ways to establish themselves in the context of increasing globalization, liberalization...

Architecture Thinking in a ‘Post-truth Era’: Recalibrations through analytic philosophy

Karan August & Lara Schrijver
This issue of Footprint explores the potential role of analytic philosophy in the context of architecture’s typical affinity with continental philosophy over the past three decades. In the last decades of the twentieth century, philosophy became an almost necessary springboard from which to define a work of architecture. Analytic philosophy took a notable backseat to continental philosophy. With this history in mind, this issue of Footprint sought to open the discussion on what might be...

The Triumph of Function over Form The Role of Analytic Philosophy in Planning and Analysing Modern Architecture

Borbala Jasz
The most dominant dialectical succession of architectural thinking during the 20th Century was between form and function. The latter of these two modern ways of architectural thinking is based on the results of Carnapian Neopositivism. The keywords of this philosophical school, that are empiricism, logic, verification, unity of language and science, could still be applied to interpreting modern architecture. I will explain the antecedents and the first connection between analytic philosophy and architecture, and some...

New Figurations in Architecture Theory: From Queer Performance to Becoming Trans

Robert Alexander Gorny & Dirk Van Den Heuvel
The editorial introduction to this Footprint issue maps some of the latest developments in the field of queer studies and the realm of architecture and urban design. The aim is for a productive exhange between the fields since queer theory can be instrumental in moving beyond the heteronormative dominance in architectural thinking, which is characterized by an essentialist approach based on binary notions, rather than an understanding of architecture as an interface in material processes...

Book review

Leen Van Duin
Hans Ibelings Onmoderne architectuur Hedendaagse traditionalisme in Nederland Rotterdam (NAi) 2004, 144 pp.

5. Spoorzone Dordrecht

Esther Gramsbergen
Dordrecht en de Drechtsteden Ten zuiden van Rotterdam vormt het sterk verstedelijkte gebied rond Dordrecht de zuidelijke rand van de Randstad Holland. Het gebied bestaat uit een verzameling stedelijke kernen aan de oevers van de Oude Maas, Beneden Merwede en Noord, ook wel de Drechtsteden genoemd. Het totale inwonertal van de agglomeratie ligt rond de 260.000 inwoners. Centraal in het gebied ligt de historische binnenstad van Dordrecht op de noordwestelijke punt van het eiland van...

Defined by deviations: the Traveling Transect as a bodily research approach to appropriate and disseminate places

Mads Farsø & Alexander Henriksson
SPOOL, Vol 3 No 1: Landscape metropolis #2

Defined by deviations: the Traveling Transect as a bodily research approach to appropriate and disseminate places

Mads Farsø & Alexander Henriksson
SPOOL, Vol 3 No 1: Landscape metropolis #2

Saving Energy Battle (sEB)

Ana Pereira Roders & Job Roos
SPOOL, Vol 2 No 2: Energy innovation #3

Geometric information provider platform

Meisam Yousefzadeh
SPOOL, Vol 2 No 1: Energy innovation #2

Semantic web of building information: Cloud based ‘real world’ building data

Timo Hartmann, Jakob Beetz, Thomas Krijnen & Alexander Koutamanis
SPOOL, Vol 1 No 2: Energy innovation #1

Robotically driven construction of buildings: Exploring on-demand building components production

Henriette Bier, Sina Mostafavi, Ana Anton, Serban Bodea, Berend Raaphorst, Guus Mostart, Hans De Jonge, Jeroen Van Lit, Jan Paclt, Kasper Siderius, Marco Galli, Michal Kornecki, Mohammad Jooshesh Oana Anghelache, Perry Low, Radoslaw Flis, Rob Moors, Rutger Roodt, Ruth Hoogenraad, Stef Hoeijmakers, Steph Kanters, Thijs IJperlaan, Peter Rem, Somayeh Lotfi, Eleonora Di Domenica, Theo Salet … & Wout Rouwhorst
SPOOL, Vol 1 No 2: Energy innovation #1

Kine-Mould: Flexible mould system opens up wide range of possibilities

Roel Schipper, Peter Eigenraam, Matteo Soru, Steffen Grünewald, Ivan Gavran, Mattias Michel, Arno Pronk, Dick Erinkveld, Hisham El Ghazi, Mitchell Janmaat, Tobi Lusing, Erwin Van Rijbroek, Niek Schuijers, Martijn Verboord & Robin Versteeg
SPOOL, Vol 1 No 2: Energy innovation #1

Landscape assessment in metropolitan areas – developing a visual indicator-based approach

Mari Sundli Tveit & Asa Ode Sang
SPOOL, Vol 1 No 1: Landscape metropolis #1

Design to Robotic Production for Informed Materialization Processes

Sina Mostafavi, Ana Anton & Serban Bodea
Design to Robotic Production (D2RP) establishes links between digital design and production in order to achieve informed materialization at an architectural scale. D2RP research is being discussed under the computation, automation and materialization themes, by reference to customizable digital design means, robotic fabrication setups and informed materialization strategies implemented by the Robotic Building group at Hyperbody, TU Delft.

Design-to-Robotic-Operation Principles and Strategies as Drivers of Interior Environmental Quality

Alexander Liu Cheng
This paper presents a high-resolution intelligence implementation based on Design-to-Robotic-Operation (D2RO) principles and strategies specifically employed to attain and to sustain Interior Environmental Quality (IEQ) within a dynamic built-environment. This implementation focuses on two IEQ-parameters, namely illumination and ventilation; and is developed in three main steps. In the first step, a formal design-criteria based on D2RO principles is developed in order to imbue considerations of intelligence into the early stages of the design process. In...

Fibrous smart material: adaptive, low–energy, real–time responsive interior environments

Nimish Biloria & Javid Jooshesh
The project is an inter-disciplinary initiative for the ‘designed engineering’ of heterogeneous fibres with variable material behaviors to create real-time responsive interior environments (furniture systems). These smart furniture systems will embody properties of real-time adaptive temperature control, real-time structural adaptability and real-time physiological support of the human body. These properties shall be fully self-regulated (devoid of external power sources) via engineering multi-layered fibre compositions, which can sense the forces exerted by the human body and...

Transition towards DC micro grids: From an AC to a hybrid AC and DC energy infrastructure

Evi Ploumpidou, Sjoerd Romme, Madeleine Gibescu, Arno Bronswijk, Harry Stokman, Pepijn Van Willigenburg & Wil Paulus
Our electricity is predominantly powered by alternating current (AC), ever since the War of Currents ended in the favor of Nicola Tesla at the end of the 19th century. However, lots of the appliances we use, such as electronics and lights with light-emitting diode (LED) technology, work internally on direct current (DC) and it is projected that the number of these appliances will increase in the near future. Another contributor to the increase in DC...

Unfamiliar territory: alternative landscape reading of disturbed sites’ particularities

Barbara Prezelj
SPOOL, Vol 3 No 2: Landscape metropolis #3

Unfamiliar territory: alternative landscape reading of disturbed sites’ particularities

Barbara Prezelj
SPOOL, Vol 3 No 2: Landscape metropolis #3

Unfamiliar territory: alternative landscape reading of disturbed sites’ particularities

Barbara Prezelj
SPOOL, Vol 3 No 2: Landscape metropolis #3

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