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Saving money to buy a house

25 September 2014

The current Dutch system of housing finance has shown to have risks. A switch to first saving for a house instead of borrowing as much as possible seems necessary. That is the core of the research report 'From lend to (construction) savings.Continue

 

Best graduate thinks up concept for made-to-measure space

25 September 2014

On average, we only use 13 percent of the space we have at our disposal. So couldn't we settle for less? Student of Architecture Stavros Gargaretas studied whether this was true by making an exact analysis of human movements. His project 'The Evolving Room; Inhabiting Zero Wasted Space' makes him a contender for the title of Best Graduate of TU Delft. Continue

 

'The Urban Paradise': on nature, health the design of the urban environment

24 September 2014

The symposium will address the potential of nature in the creation of a healthy urban environment. Six speakers will talk about this subject from the viewpoint of their respective disciplines.Continue

 

Hertzberger and Bakema in duo exhibition about Structuralism

25 September 2014

Hertzberger uses 'Ruimte maken, ruimte laten'(Make space, leave space) to illustrate the story of structuralism seen from his perspective. In 'Een installatie in vier bedrijven' (An installation in four acts), Dirk van den Heuvel announces the first results of his research into Structuralism in the Jaap Bakema Study Centre.Continue

 

‘No Excuse: Re-Use!’

25 September 2014

The days of large-scale new building work are over; the latest design assignments involve upgrading existing stock. This is the basic premise of this year’s Capita Selecta lectures. Five weeks will be spend on examining heritage under the title ‘No Excuse: Re-use!’ Continue

 

No demolition, but improvement and redesignation

24 September 2014

The future of architects is in redesigning and renovating existing buildings rather than demolishing them and starting all over again. At the symposium ‘Building materials and innovation’, various speakers will discuss these developments from the perspective of politics, culture, material innovation and project development.Continue

 

First projects of Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions - Own location in Amsterdam

23 September 2014

Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), the new institute for applied urban technology and design, opens its doors this afternoon at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). The first three projects will now get under way, directed at resilience to sudden flooding, sustainable use of the ‘city metabolism’ and the smart management of mobility in the city.Continue

 

Atelier Bow-Wow gives Designers of the Future lecture

10 September 2014

Every year a designer or firm with outstanding work and viewpoints is invited to give the prestigious Designers of the Future lecture. This year Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima of Atelier Bow-Wow, will talk about post-disaster housing. Atelier Bow-Wow is one of the most innovative practices working today.Continue

 

Visit the most sustainable terraced house on TU Delft campus

08 September 2014

On Monday 25 August, the Dutch Minister of Housing and Civil Service, Stef Blok opened the world's most sustainable terraced house in the Green Village on the TU Delft campus. The students will organize public free public tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays every two weeks. Starting 10 September on Wednesday from 14:00 till 16:00 and 13 September on Saturday from 10:00 till 12:00.Continue

 
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