395 Works

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, No. 31 (2018): Integrated Urban River Corridors

Claudiu Forgaci 382 pages ISBN 978-94-6366-109-6

SPOOL, Vol. 5 No. 2-: Expo #1

BK Booths at Time Space Existence during 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale 10 projects / 80 pages E-ISSN 2215-0900 Issue editors Dr.ir. Frank van der Hoeven, TU Delft Inge Pit, communication manager, TU Delft

The Modern Planning History of East Asia: a brief guide from the Japanese perspectives

Shun-Ichi Watanabe
Three years from now in 2019, we will celebrate the 100th year of Japan’s City Planning Act (“Old Act,” 1919). The Old Act was the Japanese positive response to western modern planning, which was developed in western Europe and north America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was gradually spreading all over the world. Japan was the first nation in East Asia which systematically responded to this spreading process (Watanabe 1993) and,...


Joris Smits
This final chapter closes this dissertation and provides recommendations for future research.

Shaping Forces

Joris Smits, Peter Eigenraam, Rafail Gkaidatzis, Dirk Rinze Visser, Kailin Wong & Stephan Wassermann-Fry
This paper investigates the symbiotic relationship between the architectural appearance of a bridge and the structural design. The research is done by reviewing and comparing the design methodology employed by the first author in the conceptualization of two of his bridges; an early work from 1997 and a recent work from 2017. The review of the early work describes a design methodology that could be described as intuitive design, whereas the later work is the...

Spatial Quality as a decisive criterion in flood risk strategies

Anne Loes Nillesen
The role of the designer in flood risk management strategy development is currently often restricted to the important but limited task of optimally embedding technical interventions, which are themselves derivatives of system level flood risk strategies that are developed at an earlier stage, in their local surroundings. During this thesis research, an integrated approach is developed in which spatial quality can already be included in the regional flood risk management strategy development and thus can...


Jerzy F. Latka
This study has demonstrated how paper and its derivatives can be used as a building material and main structural material in design and architecture. The usage of paper in architecture is limited by many factors, including its vulnerability to moisture, humidity and water, creep and the limited variety of products created by the paper industry. However, paper and paper products can be successfully used in several types of architecture and design. The advantages of using...

SMP Prototype Design and Fabrication for Thermo-responsive Façade Elements

Jungwon Yoon
The aim to attain sustainability in the built environment introduced the innovative application of advanced material technologies for low-energy, but aesthetically intriguing, building design strategies. Adaptive and responsive building skins as embedded and intrinsic control systems can be delivered with smart materials, and thus have the potential to minimise the energy consumption of buildings by maximising the natural and passive adjustment of façade components for shading, air-flow, daylight, and view. The dynamic smart material façade,...

Trombe Curtain Wall Façade

Thomas Wüest & Andreas Luible
In times of energy use awareness, decarbonisation, and resource efficiency, the performance of well-known façade components must be pushed beyond current limits through innovative designs and new combinations in construction. This paper presents an unconventional redesign of a double skin façade (DSF), based on Trombe wall principles, to enlarge solar gains in heating seasons and avoid overheating issues in summertime. The DSF variant is equipped with a thermal storage mass in the DSF cavity and...

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, No. 4 (2019): Planning with self‑organised initiatives

168 pages ISBN 978-94-6366-168-3

project baikal, No 60 (2019): in good health

Research approach

Verena Balz
The main methodology used to answer the above-listed research questions was that of an exploratory case-study research (Figure 2.1). In this methodology the formation of hypotheses and empirical analysis inform each other during iterative steps: an initial proposition was formulated and tested through case-study analysis; results led to an adaptation of the proposition, which was tested in the next casestudy round. It is important to note that exploratory case-study research does not fully verify a...

Context, Community, and Capital

Susanne Schindler
This essay focuses on the language architects use to navigate the intersection of architecture, housing, and neoliberalism. Schindler argues that terminology plays a powerful role in allowing architects to avoid the socio-economic assumptions embedded in their work. Schindler traces the emergence, evolution, and codification of two such terms, ‘context’ and ‘community’, and how they have frequently been conflated. She shows how they were central to New York City’s gradual shift from welfare-state to neoliberal housing...

Good Life Now

Corinna Anderson
Cedric Price’s architecture approaches time and space atypically, focusing primarily on the needs and desires of the user. His ‘short-life’ housing system, designed in 1970–1972 in response to a national crisis of housing provision, takes consumer choice as the organising principle of its design. Its formal flexibility blurs the separation between the house and workplace, while its customisability and disposability reduces the family home to an expendable commodity. The short-life house accommodates a lifestyle of...

The Value of Housing

Nelson Mota & Yael Allweil
This issue of Footprint brings together housing-as-design with housing-as-policy and housing-as-market to discuss what is, today, the value of housing. It discusses how the architecture of housing plays a role in changing behavioural norms and models of subjectivation promoted by the neoliberal ideological agenda. The contributions included in this issue examine different ways of addressing the production of housing either as a social right or a commodity, or both combined. Reviewing cases from North America,...

Managing Social Condominiums

Luz María Vergara D´Alençon
Low-income homeowners face financial and social constraints that are serious challenges to providing adequate maintenance. The fact of owning a property should lead to material progress, security and income opportunities to cope with poverty, however these benefits depend on the capacity of homeowners to keep the property in good condition, and also on the opportunities and support generated by the context and the institutions involved. If these conditions are not guaranteed, low income households are...

Synergetic Urban Landscape Planning in Rotterdam

Nico Tillie
In this PhD research, the major environmental challenges of our time, such as climate change, sustainable energy transition and scarcity of resources, are approached from a spatial, landscape-architectural perspective. The goal is to accelerate the transition to liveable, low carbon cities. The focus of the research is at the local scale and attempts to turn challenges into opportunities for a better quality of life and living environment. Since 1857, when Frederick Law Olmsted combined the...

Redistribution, Growth, and Inclusion: The Development of the Urban Housing System in P. R. China, 1949-2015

Weijing Deng, Joris Hoekstra & Marja Elsinga
This paper explains the development of the urban housing system in P. R. China from 1949 to 2011 with an emphasis on the factors driving housing inequality in each policy period. We argue that the logic underpinning the housing policy had shifted from socialist redistribution to the stimulation of growth in the process of market economy reform and has been shifting toward social inclusionary growth since the 2010s. Over the course of time, two institutional...

Shantytown Redevelopment Projects

Xin Li, Reinout Kleinhans & Marteen Van Ham
Since 1978, market transition in China has significantly influenced the roles of the state, the market and the residents in urban restructuring. Since 2008, the central government has initiated Shantytown Redevelopment Projects (SRPs) to improve the living conditions of low-income residents. Between 2008 and 2012, about 12.6 million households were involved in SRPs, and forced to move as their dwellings were demolished. This paper investigates how SRPs are implemented by revealing how different stakeholders interact...


Babak Raji
The main aim of this research is to reduce the energy demand of tall office buildings through architectural design. To achieve high levels of energy-saving, however, it is important to acquire a good understanding of how architectural design strategies can influence the total energy use (and different energy end-uses) individually and as a group. Energy simulations, if well-validated, can help us to correctly apply design strategies to achieve considerable energy-savings.

Techniques for better vario-scale map content

Radan Šuba
The previous chapters covered the research where the vario-scale structure has been introduced. The main aim of the research was general functionality, performance and optimization. So far, the technical aspects had higher priority than the map content. Therefore, this chapter focuses on improving our development kit for generating varioscale content. It presents a strategy to provide good cartographic results throughout all scales and properly stored in the structure. First, Section 4.1 specifies our target. Section...

State of the art in automated map generalization

Radan Šuba
Automated map generalization is a difficult, complex and computational very intensive problem. The aim of this chapter is to study existing solutions and state of the art. It also provides context and motivation for why we tackle this problem by applying varioscale approach. In Section 2.1, the paradigm shift in map generalization in a digital environment is studied. We investigate if requirements in the map making process have changed with the transformation from paper to...

Detecting spatial and temporal house price diffusion in the Netherlands

Alfred Larm Teye & Daniel Felix Ahelegbey
Following the 2007-08 Global Financial Crisis, there have been a growing research interest on the spatial interrelationships between house prices in many countries. This paper examines the spatio-temporal relationship between house prices in the twelve provinces of the Netherlands using a recently proposed econometric modelling technique called Bayesian graphical vector autoregression (BG-VAR). This network approach enables a data driven identification of the most dominant provinces where house price shocks may largely diffuse through the housing...

The Impact of Impending Demolition on Ageing in Place in Declining Neighbourhoods in Shenyang, China

Xin Li, Maarten Van Ham, Reinout Kleinhans & Pingyu Zhang
Facilitating ageing in place enables older people to remain in familiar places, namely their homes and neighbourhoods, as long as possible. However, urban redevelopment that includes the forced relocation of residents often makes ageing in place impossible. The present research examined how impending neighbourhood demolition affects the ageing in place of older people in Shenyang, China. Starting with the presscompetence model and related academic work concerning the influences of person– environment interaction on the wellbeing...

project baikal, No 59 (2019): curtain XX

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  • 2019

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  • Delft University of Technology