Peer Review Colloquium department of Architecture

23 April 2010 | 9:00 - 23 April 2010 | 17:00
location: Faculteit Bouwkunde, Collegezaal C
by M&C

PhD research presentations and discussions - open to all

The department of Architecture organizes two Peer Review Colloquia in 2010. The first one is scheduled to take place on April 23rd from 09:00 – 18:00 hours.

The Peer Review Colloquia of are organizes twice a year as a discussion platform for current (PhD-) research within the department. External architects and scholars are called in to discuss the work presented. As such, the colloquia offer insight in state of the art research, lively discussions and generous critique, which - often fundamental by nature- is valuable to speaker and public, staff and students. Already the 5th edition, no doubt we will present you a full palette of interesting subjects:

The notion of public realm is one of the main themes in the architectural and urban discourses. Philosopher Hannah Arendt introduced this notion, be it in the political and philosophical discourse. PhD student Hans Teerds re-reads her work and arguments in the architectural context and confronts them with contemporary developments in the city.

Willemijn Wilms Floet analyses the history of the Dutch ‘ hof’ , a building type which developed between the 12th and 19th century in the context of the walled city. Still, after the dismantling of the cities walls, this building type was re-interpreted and adapted by several generations of builders and architects ever since. Wilms Floet’s research aims to demonstrate how and why this typology is taken up again and again and rewritten in relation to contemporary design questions.

Nelson Mota aims to enlighten the reasons why the post-war architectural avant-garde used vernacular architecture as a reference to unify the critical approach to Modernist principles and its consequences to housing design. Mota will use the Portuguese architectural discourse and housing design from the end of World War II until the 1970’s to demonstrate how the peripheral context of Portugal and the Mediterranean were both influenced by the avant-garde and an influence to the post-war revision of Modernist principles.

Mark Pimlott revisits the very large controlled public interior –see his publication Without and Within: Essays on Territory and the Interior (Rotterdam, 2007)- and wonders: How is the development of this type– best represented by the shopping mall, the casino and the urban atrium- linked with historical developments of the American territory and cities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries?

Mark Schoonderbeek concludes the day, exploring the technique of mapping. How can it fabricate small scale-readings of urban conditions and subsequently be used as tool for architectural design interventions?


9:00 hr 

Introduction Tom Avermaete 

9:15 hr

Presentation Hans Teerds
Public Space and Beyond. An Architectural Reading of the Concept of the Public Realm in the Work of Hannah Arendt
Supervisors: Prof. S. Umberto Barbieri, Dr. T.L.P. Avermaete
Peers: Kristiaan Borret | Caroline van Eck


10:15 hr 

Presentation Willemijn Wilms Floet
The ‘Hof’ in the Dutch City. The Adaption of an Urban Building Type
Supervisor: Prof. ir. Leen van Duin
Peers: Kristiaan Borret | Caroline van Eck


11:10 hr 

Short break

11:30 hr 

Presentation Nelson Mota
Modernity versus the Vernacular – Identity and Housing from CIAM to SAAL
Supervisors: Prof. ir. Dick Van Gameren, Assoc. Prof. Dirk van den Heuvel, Assoc. Prof. Dr. J. A. Bandeirinha (extern)
Peers: Georges Teyssot | Caroline van Eck 


12:10 hr 

Lunch break 

13:30 hr

Lecture by Georges Teyssot
Crystal, Dust, Grass. Metaphors for Entropic Territories

14:35 hr

Presentation Mark Pimlott
Clear-span Structures and the Very Large Interior
Supervisor: Prof. Tony Fretton
Peers: Georges Teyssot | Mark Dorrian 


15:30 hr

Short break

15:45 hr

Presentation Marc Schoonderbeek
The Map as a System of Spatial Ordering
Supervisor: Prof. S. Umberto Barbieri
Peers: Mark Dorrian | Georges Teyssot


16:40 hr


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