Complex Projects

  • prof. ir. Kees Kaan
    +31 (0)15 27 84622
    Room: 01 OOST 450

    Kees Kaan (1961) Studied architecture at Delft University of Technology. As founding partner of the firm Kaan Architecten, he has built up an international range of projects among which the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague a and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique are well known. Kees Kaan takes part in many commissions: He was a member of the Quality Team Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam and a teacher at the Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam/Rotterdam from 1994 to 1998. He is a member of the professional Advisory Group of the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen and is now professor at the Delft University of Technology. Kees Kaan is a board member of the Architecture Institute Rotterdam (AIR foundation) and has been a juror for many international architectural competitions. He lectures in cities all over the world, under which Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Mexico City, Paris, Vienna and Tokyo.

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  • ir. Henri van Bennekom
    +31 (0)653181231
    Room: 01 OOST 450

    Henri van Bennekom (1964) graduated cum laude from TU Delft faculty of Architecture, and graduated from the Amsterdamse Technische Hogeschool. He has worked primarily as a designer/project leader on large public buildings, such as the headquarters of ‘De Nederlandsche Bank’ in Amsterdam, The European Patent Office in The Hague (at A+D+P Architecten), the Netherlands Forensic Institute in the Hague (with Claus en Kaan Architecten), and the Courts of Justice in Zwolle (for the Governmental Building Agency). Henri van Bennekom is founding partner of the architectural firm ‘VBVP Architecten’, mainly designing private residences in The Netherlands and The United States. Together with Kees Kaan he is responsible for the Chair of complex projects.

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  • dr. Olindo Caso
    +31 (0)6 3925 1066
    Room: 01 OOST 450

    Olindo Caso (1962, Avellino, Italy) graduated at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ (1988, with honourable mention). In 1990 he began collaborating with the TU Delft where in 1999 he achieved his Ph.D. defending a dissertation about the relevance of ICT for the design of spatial settings. Olindo Caso also runs his own architectural practice since 1989 and has experience in the design and consultancy about ‘the space of mobility’. He is specialist in multidisciplinary research and the relationships between different scales of design. Current research interest is the transformation of the library building: his research project The Next Library / Library 2.0 is part of the AP-2 research program at TU Delft. He is the author of a variety of (international) publications and research reports. Last title appeared: Architettura contemporanea: Olanda. Motta, 2009.

    Participant in project: AP-2. Architecture and the City: Public Building /Public Realm, Composition & Tectonics

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  • dr. ir. Roberto Cavallo
    +31 (0)15 27 85352
    Room: 01 OOST 450

    Roberto Cavallo is an architect, principal at STUDIO-AI based in Amsterdam, associate professor Architectural Design and currently Director of Education at the Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology. He is member of the steering team of the research programme 'The Architectural Project and its Foundations' and a key actor in two research programmes of the Department of Architecture: Architecture and the City, Public Building /Public Realm, Composition & Tectonics, and Mapping Randstad Holland. He has been organising and coordinating several international workshops, symposia and conferences (the last one the EAAE-ISUF International Conference ‘New Urban Configuration’ in 2012, with the proceedings book published under his supervision). His various scientific publications range from the urban to the architectural project. In 2013 he worked as senior researcher at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), and at the Faculty of Architecture of Hong Kong University (HKU).

    Participant in project: AP-2. Architecture and the City: Public Building /Public Realm, Composition & Tectonics, AP-4. Mapping Randstad Holland

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  • dr. ir. Esther Gramsbergen
    Room: 01 OOST 450

    Esther Gramsbergen(1964) is an assistant professor in the department of Architecture. She has a degree in architecture from TU Delft and worked as an architect in various offices, among which Karelse van der Meer Architecten (Groningen, Rotterdam) and the Architecten Cie. (Amsterdam). She has been teaching and researching at the TU Delft since 1999 and is co-author of Zakboek voor de woonomgeving (2001). She has further publications on urban morphology of Amsterdam and Dordrecht. In 2009 she became editor of OverHolland, a series of books dedicated to the study of the Dutch Town, published on behalf of Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture. In 2011 she was awarded the title of dottore di ricerca at the IUAV University of Venice for her study Inner fringe belts and the formation of the knowledge infrastructure in Amsterdam, 1578-1880.

    Participant in project: AP-4. Mapping Randstad Holland

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  • ir. Steven Steenbruggen
    Room: 01 OOST 450

    Steven Steenbruggen (1971) graduated at the TU Delft in Architecture an is a practicing architect since 1998. After working in several offices he starts his own architectual office in 2002, Studio Steenbruggen. He is also teaching at the TU Delft, started as guest teacher and is member of the coordinating team of BSc4 since 2006. He is also co-editer of Raadhuizen (2007).

  • ir. Manuela Triggianese
    Room: 01 OOST 450

    Graduated cum laude in Architecture in 2010 at the Second University of Naples (Italy), she studied both in Italy and in Belgium (Bruxelles). She is currently PhD researcher and lecturer at TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Build Environment, in the Chair of Complex Projects. In April 2015 she moved to Beijing (China) as UKNA research fellow conducting research activities on the subject of HST (High-Speed Train) stations, and teaching activities at Beijing University of Technology. She has been participating for 3 years (2011/2014) to the international research program 'Villard d' Honnecourt' coordinated by IUAV, the Italian Faculty of Architecture in Venice, in collaboration with ETSAM in Madrid (Escuela tecnica superior de arquitectura) and Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Paris Belleville. She currently collaborates as architectural researcher at KAAN Architecten Bureau in Rotterdam. She has published research articles in journals and presented papers in international and national conferences. She speaks fluently French, English, Spanish and Italian (mother tongue).

    She is currently seminar leader in AR3CP040 water seminar and she is coordinating CP studios.

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  • Aldo Trim
    Room: 01 OOST 450

    Aldo Trim graduated with honours at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology in 2003 and thereafter collaborated with Claus en Kaan Architecten in Rotterdam. In 2006 he joined Abalos y Herreros Arquitectos in Madrid as project architect for international competitions. Back in the Netherlands in 2009, Aldo Trim founded Plane Sight, a design office for architecture, but with a range of other activities such as education, writing and photography. Aldo Trim is correspondent for various media, studio leader at the faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology and teaches at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture. Since 2013 he is a member of the Commission for Spatial Quality in the city of Amersfoort.

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  • Stefanos Filippas

    Stefanos Filippas received his Master degree in Architecture with honours from the University of Thessaly in Greece in 2012.

    Since 2011 he has been working for Austria and Netherlands based office TD architects. His work besides architecture, focuses on visual journalism and multi-layered information essays. These essays have been published in Mark and GEO magazines.

    He has participated in architecture, design and art exhibitions like Milan Furniture Fair (Milan, 2012), Venice Architecture Biennale (Venice, 2012), Dutch Design week (Eindhoven, 2013), Future Fictions Z33 (Hasselt, 2014) and Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen, 2015).

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  • Albert Takashi Richters

    Albert Takashi Richters is a freelance architect operating predominantly from Rotterdam.

    Richters attained his Master degree in Architecture with honourable mention in 2010. Next to his own design work, Richters has collaborated with small studios such as Inter.National.Design, Studio Oblique (Samir Bantal), and MAKS (Marieke Kums).

    Since 2012 Richters is co-founder of POST--OFFICE - an observatory and platform for the state of contemporary architecture in Rotterdam. Richters sees P--O as an alternative space for academic achievement in the design field. For P--O, which has a predominantly international character, he works closely with the municipality to embed the platform within the context of Rotterdam. He currently tutors the MSc1 Anatomy of a Landmark studio.

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  • Sebastian Janusz

    Sebastian Janusz is a project architect with 15 years of professional experience with well regarded architectural practices including Rem Koolhaas/Office for Metropolitan Architecture, UNStudio, NL Architects and Herman Hertzberger. After being classically trained as a pianist and composer in Poland and Russia from the age of five, he studied architecture in Poland and Germany and completed his masters degree at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, The Netherlands. He is visiting lecturer at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and at the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen and visiting critic at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture and at the TU Delft.

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  • Tanner Merkeley

    Tanner Merkeley is a project architect at OMA & AMO since 2005. Throughout his time at OMA, Tanner has worked on a wide range of projects focusing on: culture, politics, business, energy infrastructure, urbanism, post-occupancy, product design and teaching and how these forces influence our own contemporary architectural production. Tanner has taught at the TU Delft since 2011 and has been an invited guest critic at the Berlage Institute in 2012 and 2013. Tanner holds degrees in architecture from Canada & the Netherlands.

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  • Paul Cournet

    Paul Cournet is an architect at OMA*AMO. After studying at Bordeaux Architecture School and Paris La Villette Architecture School, Paul joined OMA in 2010. While OMA remains dedicated to the realization of buildings and masterplans, AMO operates in areas beyond the traditional boundaries of architecture, including media, politics, sociology, renewable energy, technology, fashion, curating, publishing, and graphic design.

     He is currently studio leader in the MSc3 Cuba studio (spring 2016)

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  • Stefan de Koning

    Stefan de Koning graduated as an interior architect and designer from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam in 2001, after obtaining a degree in industrial and architectural design from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1998.  Since 2002 he joined MVRDV and became a registered architect. As senior project leader he is active on both the front and back side of the office. Within the projects he monitors the design process and is also responsible for the planning and communication. Since 2014 he is a tutor Masters in Architecture at the TU Delft.

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  • Hrvoje Šmidihen

    Hrvoje Smidihen, after graduating the Master of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technical University Delft in 2014 (with honourable mention), he joined Rotterdam based DOMAIN office. 

    His final graduation project was nominated for Archi Prix. Prior to his studies in Delft, he did undergraduate program at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb and worked in Croatian office STUDIO UP. 

    At the moment he teaches architecture graduation studio at TU Delft.

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  • Roland Reemaa

    Roland Reemaa studied in Estonian Academy of Arts and completed his Master of Science degree in Architecture in TU Delft, Netherlands. He has worked in AB Salto (EST), collaborated with 3+1 Architects (EST) and is currently an architect in Domain Office, Rotterdam (NLD). Roland was one of the editors of 39 Town Halls (Tallinn 2013), published for the 2013 Tallinn Architecture Biennale Curator’s Exhibition. He has taken part in summer schools led by Anne Holtrop, Kersten Geers, Juhani Pallasmaa and tutored a workshop in EASA Slovenia together with Laura Linsi.

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  • Andrew Balster

    Andrew Balster is a Chicago-based leader operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism, public policy, sociology, and academia. Working closely with influential leaders in the public and private sector, ranging from architects and planners to government officials and social activists, he creates research platforms with universities to explore many forms of cultural production. In practice, Balster has worked on projects that are broad in typology and scale - ranging from small civic centers to super-tall towers to entire urban districts. Balster was a Senior Designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago on several award-winning projects located all over the globe. He received an MScAAD and a MArch w/distinction from the University of Edinburgh in the UK. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Archeworks in Chicago.

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  • Afaina de Jong

    Afaina believes in the practice of an active architecture that goes beyond just making buildings. Prior to starting her research and design studio AFARAI in 2005, she worked for the Hakuhodo Institute of Live and Living in Tokyo and at AMO-OMA. Afaina's aim is to cross the boundaries of the traditional architecture practice by dealing with the existing city with a multidisciplinary approach, integrating research and design with a strong focus on social design. With AFARAI she has worked on a divers portfolio of projects from architectural design for the Architectural League in New York to monumental re-use projects like the MC theater and the redevelopment the Hofplein station into a shopping-mall for creative entrepreneurs. In 2012 Afaina published her first book for the People, By the People; a visual story on the DIY city and opened the Creative Space Ultra de la Rue in Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District. Afaina joined Complex Projects in 2014 and is currently working on her PHD research at the TU Delft.

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  • ir. D.A. de Waaijer
    Room: 01OOST450

    Arnoud de Waaijer (1974) studied architecture at the Delft University of Technology, graduating with a proposal for a railway station in Dordrecht that emphasised urban analysis and urban transformation through architectural intervention. Since 2008 he has been a researcher at the Delft University of Technology’s Faculty of Architecture where he has been involved in the Mapping Randstad Holland research project and the Atlas of the Urbanisation of the Netherlands (11th-21st centuries) in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands. Arnoud is currently enrolled in the Villard d’ Honnecourt PhD. Program at the IUAV- TU Delft and preparing a dissertation with the title THE FORMATION OF A RAND’STAD’ METROPOLIS: transit infrastructures, railway locations and architecture’on the critical aspects of the assignment of Transit Oriented Development in the northern Randstad and the role of architecture.

    Participant in project: AP-4. Mapping Randstad Holland 

  • ing. O.R. Diesfeldt
    Room: 01 OOST 450

    Otto Diesfeldt (1976),studied architecture at the Technical University of Delft. After graduation he started working as a part-time researcher at the department of Architecture of the Technical University of Delft. He specialized in cartographic research and map making. Currently he is involved in the research project “Randstad Holland in kaart”. Many of the maps that have been made within the boundaries of this projects have been published in OverHolland. He has made a contribution to written justifications of different mapping project, for example in the OverHolland 10/11. By making maps he also supports the work of other researchers both in and outside the Technical University of Delft. From 2004 till 2005 he worked with de Nijl Architecten in Rotterdam. From 2005 till 2013 he worked as an architect with Dick van Gameren architecten in Amsterdam. Since 2013 he works with Mecanoo architect in Delft.

    Participant in project: AP-4. Mapping Randstad Holland

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  • ir. H. J. Engel
    +31 (0)15 27 84077
    Room: 01 OOST 450

    Henk Engel is an associate professor in the department of Architecture. He has an degree in architecture from TU Delft (ir.) and is partner De Nijl Architecten since 1980. He is teaching and researcher at the TU Delft since 1971, and has publications on Modern Architecture and Urban Studies. Furthermore he is an editor of OverHolland, Architectural Studies for the Dutch City, since 2004 and is preparing a PhD dissertation.

    Participant in project: project leader of: AP-4. Mapping Randstad Holland

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  • ir. Iskander Pané
    Room: 01OOST450

    Iskandar Pané is a researcher at Architectural Analyses. He has a degree in architecture from TU Delft (ir.) and is parttime researcher TU Delft since 2001. From 2001 until 2006 he was Architect at the office De Nijl Architecten , and wworks since 2006 at KAW Architecten en adviseurs.

    Participant in project: AP-4. Mapping Randstad Holland

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  • Alessandro Arcangeli

    Landmark studio Assistant

  • Kasia Piekarczyk

    Landmark studio Assistant

  • Zaira Pourier

    Aruba studio Assistant

  • Rita L. Álvarez-Tabío Togores

    Havana studio Assistant