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Art on TU Delft campus: ode to the engineer

23 July 2015

On Monday 27 July, TU Delft students will be installing their self-built artwork Street Light Evolution on the university campus, as an ode to the engineer. The artwork shows the development of street lights over the centuries. It was previously on display at the Amsterdam Light Festival and has now been given a permanent place next to the pond in front of the faculty of Industrial Design...Continue

 

Self-healing technology can save lime mortars in monuments

13 July 2015

Damage caused by salt crystallisation in masonry can be prevented by means of crystallisation modifiers. These modifiers can force salt to crystallise in a different way or to crystallise on the surface of the mortar instead. The Heritage & Technology chair hopes that this will solve this frequently occurring problem.Continue

 

Call for papers: 'Reinterpreting Cities'

06 July 2015

International Conference on Urban History, 'Reinterpreting Cities' - European Association for Urban History, Helsinki, Finland, August 24 - 27, 2016. Continue

 

Designing the Urban Microclimate

09 July 2015

The climate in towns and cities can be considerably hotter than in the surrounding areas. However, putting more thought into planting green areas, the materials used and the positioning of streets and buildings can make all the difference. According to doctoral candidate Marjolein Pijpers-van Esch, this is something that urban architects and designers should be taught during their degree...Continue

 
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