Architectural design - Dwelling

News

  • Extra places available MSc2 studio ‘Housing under the Himalaya’

    Kullu, India

    Dear students,

    Important!

    Recently some extra places came available for the MSc2 studio ‘Housing under the Himalaya’, including a subsidized excursion to Northern-India.
    This research and design studio is a collaboration of CP, Dwelling and AE, and focusses on how to design green, sustainable and comfortable buildings in the Himalaya area.
    The best design ultimately will be built near the Dagpo Monastery. The studio starts in week 1.6 (Oct11)

    For more info:

    Study guide: http://www.studiegids.tudelft.nl/a101_displayCourse.do?course_id=41484

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  • Lezing en debat: Sorry we’re Open!

    19/06/2014 20:00 – 21:30

    De curatoren van het Nederlandse en van het Britse paviljoen – net terug uit Venetië – brengen donderdag verslag uit van de eerste reacties naar aanleiding van de 14e architectuurbiënnale van Venetië. We nodigen u, uw collega's en studenten van harte uit voor Sorry we're Open! Meet the curators part 1, donderdag 19 juni om 20.00 uur in Het Nieuwe Instituut.

    For more information click here

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  • FERNANDO TÁVORA PERMANENT MODERNITY

    17.11.2012 to 15.02.2013

     

    FERNANDO TÁVORA PERMANENT MODERNITY

    17.11.2012 to 15.02.2013

     

    In the scope of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, the Fundação Cidade de Guimarães, Família Fernando Távora, Associação Casa da Arquitectura and Fundação Instituto Marques da Silva present, between the 17th of November 2012 and the 15th February 2013, the project Fernando Távora Permanent Modernity, coordinated by Álvaro Siza. This initiative will gather a number of events, from which we point out the Exhibition, the Conferences, the Guided Tours, the Exhibition Catalogue and the publication of the facsimile “On Board” Diary.

    Fernando Távora Permanent Modernity is an exhibition on the Architect Fernando Távora work, which, far from being monographic or anthological, intends to give us a transversal reading on the insisting relation between that work and the teaching practice, while being an Architecture Professor.

    Thus, it is a collection of documents, some in the scope of drawing and Architecture photography, some in the documental scope of the existing records of his classes, conferences, field trips. The final goal aims to including all documentation in a whole with legible coherence, in such a natural way as it was collected throughout life. 

    This whole does not seek, as referred, to gather the immensity and complexity of Fernando Távora’s work and thought, but rather focus on the pedagogic character of that same work and though. Aims to exploiting in what circumstances the architecture practice and the teaching one contaminate each other, where do they meet each other.

     

    For downloading the program click here

    Informations and booking to Conferences, Guided Tours and Publications:

    www.casadaarquitectura.pt

    www.guimaraes2012.pt

  • NEW! DASH #06

    Living in a New Past - Wonen in een nieuw verleden

    Reverting to the architectural past is hardly a new phenomenon. Old forms have served as inspiration at many junctures in the history of architecture: as a protest against dominant views, as a means to bring about renewal or purely because of nostalgia for times past. Rarely has this reversion remained undisputed. In particular, attempts to bring back old forms in modern-day materials have often roused the derision of the profession, whether these involved the early nineteenth-century Gothic Revival, or the work of the twentieth-century Delft School or ‘new traditionalism’.

    In the opening article Dick van Gameren traces the parallels between several historical approaches from the previous century, which are also explored in the project documentation. This is followed by a number of essays that take a closer look at various periods from that architectural past. Wolfgang Voigt, for example, describes the work of the ‘traditional modernist’ Paul Schmitthenner in pre-WWII Germany, while Cor Wagenaar argues that both the traditionalists of the Delft School and the early modernists saw themselves as an inevitable product of history. In a comparative study of Italian Neo- Realism and the working methods of Alvaro Siza, Nelson Mota examines the relevance of critical re(gion)alism in this era.

    An interview with two generations of Bedaux architects and a critical analysis by Dirk Baalman of the nineteenth-century concept of ‘character’ in architecture mark the transition to the plan documentation, featuring work by architects as Baillie Scott, Schmitthenner, Ridolfi, Spoerry, Mecanoo, Krier, Bedaux De Brouwer and West8/AWG.

    Auteurs: Dirk Baalman, Dick van Gameren, Harald Mooij, Nelson Mota, Jeroen Schilt, Wolfgang Voigt

    Click here to order our new issue DASH #06

  • NEW DASH! #5

    The Urban Enclave / De stadsenclave

    NEW! DASH #05 - The Urban Enclave - De stadsenclave

     

    De idee van de pluriforme stad lijkt actueler dan ooit. Was de maatschappij 50 jaar geleden nog homogeen, nu zoeken zeer uiteenlopende levenswijzen en culturen elk een plek in onze steden. Dit vraagt om een stad die ook verschillen kent, herkenbare delen waarin gelijkgezinden elkaar vinden, verbonden met het grotere geheel, maar zonder anderen iets op te leggen.

    De recente concentratie op (grootschalige) vernieuwing binnen de bestaande stad biedt in dit verband perspectieven. In veel Nederlandse steden (maar ook elders) worden leeggekomen industrie- en bedrijfsterreinen of verouderde woongebieden opnieuw ontwikkeld. De meestal grote maat van deze gebieden creëert een (woning)bouwopgave die kan bijdragen aan de noodzakelijke binnenstedelijke differentiatie.

    DASH 5 is de weerslag van een onderzoek naar historische en hedendaagse grootschalige, binnenstedelijke woningbouwprojecten. Essays van Dirk van den Heuvel en Lara Schrijver beschouwen uiteenlopende ideeën met betrekking tot grootschaligheid en de stad, aan de hand van respectievelijk het werk van Piet Blom en Oswald Matthias Ungers. Dick van Gameren en Pierijn van der Putt onderzoeken de onderliggende typologieën van de stadsenclave. Elain Harwood analyseert de ontstaansgeschiedenis van het roemruchte Barbican in Londen en Christopher Woodward traceert het ontstaan, 200 jaar eerder in diezelfde stad, van het Adelphi, dat vaak wordt aangehaald als inspiratiebron voor Barbican. Architect en stedenbouwer Rob Krier geeft in een interview uitleg over de historische modellen die hij hanteert voor zijn stedelijke vernieuwingsprojecten.

    De plandocumentatie bevat een selectie van oude en nieuwe stadsenclaves, uitgebreid geanalyseerd en gedocumenteerd door middel van tekeningen en fotoreportages. 

     

Events

  • International Social Housing Festival 2017

    Housing for the Global South: policies and design

    On 20 June 2017 our research group - Global Housing Study Centre – will participate in one of the events of the International Social Housing Festival 2017: Housing for the Global South: policies and design. The workshop will take place in the tower room of Het Schip Museum, in Amsterdam. This event is co-organized by our department and IHS (Erasmus University), Cities Alliance, DIGH and REALL. 

    In this sense, We would like to invite the Department of Architecture and the A+BK Faculty to attend the event and participate in the design workshop “Southopolis”, an interdisciplinary game that We entirely designed. Through this workshop, that was conceived by Nelson Mota and myself (Ana Rosa Chagas Cavalcanti), each participant has the possibility to learn how to address and design affordable housing, facing those issues and dynamics that can naturally emerge in a city of the “South” hemisphere of the world. 

    The registration and attendance is free.
    You can find more information (i.e. location, schedule) and the registration form, here:
    https://socialhousingfestival.com/events/housing-policies-global-south/

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  • BETWEEN PAPER AND PIXELS

    Third Annual Conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre

    BETWEEN PAPER AND PIXELS
    Transmedial traffic in architectural drawing

    The third annual conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre
    Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam

    30 November - 1 December 2016

     

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    3D-modelling on a flat computer screen has revolutionized architectural drawing and representation. It has transformed drawing into spatial script-writing, integrating data sets and blurring boundaries between disciplines and between production modes. Not so long ago, in the 1990s when the computer invaded architectural practice, paperless studios and offices seemed the avant-gardist way forward.

    Yet currently, the architectural drawing on paper enjoys a surprising and refreshingly new interest from architects, historians and collectors alike. The digital turn in architecture did not result in the abandonment of paper. On the contrary, the predominance of the digital in contemporary communications and architectural production has elicited the rediscovery of the specific qualities of the old-fashioned architectural drawing and its representation techniques. In architecture schools and museums there is a new interest for sketching, drawing, collaging et cetera as a forgotten tool for observing and analysing.

    At the same time, one can see a new productive, transmedial traffic happening between the realms of electronic representation and the paper drawing. Experiments in digital modelling borrow from classic techniques on paper. Contemporary software enables hand drawing on touch screen devices. Annotation software faciliates immediate interaction creating electronic palimpsests. Immersive representation technologies bring about a refocus on the human body and experience.

    These new developments raise profound questions concerning the status of the architectural drawing, as a tool for communication, research, design and imagination.

    For its third annual conference, The Jaap Bakema Study Centre, in collaboration with TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut, aims to look closer into this new cross-pollination between the media of paper and pixels. We are interested in contributions that bring to the conference a wide variety of perspectives, both historical and theoretical in nature, and which address, but are not limited to the following questions.

    What exactly is an architectural drawing today? Can we still talk about clear definitions here, in terms of an object, a medium of representation and communication or a tool to realize an actual building?

    Hand drawing comes with a draughts(wo)man. The drawing is a space in which an author appears. We might recognize the handwriting, an individual style. How are authorship and originality reconceptualized in an age of electronic reproduction? What happens when drawings become platforms for interaction between multiple actors, for instance in the case of BIM (Building Information Modelling) software?

    How do we keep the new architectural drawings, where do we store them? Why should we keep and store them? Are they proper 'objects' to collect? How will they transform the archive as a space of memory and knowledge (re)production?

    How does one exhibit the new drawings? The whole notion of 'exhibiting' seems in need of redefinition here, since the exhibition becomes the staging of a reproduction without original. Can we go beyond the postmodernist notions of simulation and hyperreality to understand the kind of representations we are looking at?

    And eventually, if the drawing is the ultimate medium of the architect, how is this transmedial traffic effecting the figure of the architect, his or her role, and the architectural discipline?

     

    CONFERENCE INFORMATION

    Abstracts of 300-500 words plus a short bio (300 words max) should be sent to Dirk van den Heuvel: d.vandenheuvel@tudelft.nl

    Dates:
    Deadline: Monday 29 August 2016
    Notification of selection: Monday 12 September 2016
    Dates of the conference: 30 November - 1 December 2016

    Convenor:
    Dirk van den Heuvel (Jaap Bakema Study Centre)

    Advisory Board:
    Tom Avermaete (TU Delft)
    Hetty Berens (HNI)
    Maristella Casciato (Getty Research Institute)
    Carola Hein (TU Delft)
    Laurent Stalder (ETH Zurich)

    Locations:
    Faculty of Architecture and the Building Environment, TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam

    The selection will be made by the convenor and advisory board. Criteria are relevance and focus in relation to the call, state of the art research, innovative and challenging approach. We also encourage practitioners who are interested in academic exchange and intellectual curiosity to submit. We aim for a diverse group of speakers, among others in terms of nationality, seniority and academic and institutional background as to assure a productive and lively exchange of knowledge.

    Please note, that selected participants are requested to organize their own institutional support for travel costs and hotel accommodations.

     

    Image: NL Architects, BIM is Beautiful, 2014

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  • EXHIBITION - Global Housing -Affordable Dwellings for Growing Cities - March 24, 16.00 hrs., BK Expo (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment)

    With this exhibition, DASH (Delft Architectural Studies on Housing) presents its latest issue:

    In emerging economies all over the world, massive urbanization leads to an acute need of affordable housing. DASH Global Housing: Affordable Dwellings for Growing Cities is focused on architectural and urban planning models implemented to face this challenge worldwide. It explores the tension between the required mass production and solutions tailored to local circumstances. The emphasis is both on the design of the individual dwelling and the city as a whole. What makes a good, compact dwelling? How can new megacities do justice to the existing social and economic structures, to local production methods and the individual wishes of residents?

    Opening by Dick van Gameren on March 24, 16.00 hrs., BK Expo

    The BK Expo area  is located next to the espresso bar of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (Julianlaan 134, 2628 BL  Delft). For more information about DASH: www.dash-journal.com

     

     

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  • Global Housing: Sunday afternoon lectures 3 April 2016

    On Sunday afternoon, the 3rd of April, DASH – Global Housing will be presented in Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

    Dick van Gameren (founding editor of DASH, TU Delft) will lecture on The Continuous Story of Affordable Housing and Helen Gyger (University of Pennsylvania) takes us to Peru with John F.C Turner and Self-Help Housing.
    Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner (Urban Think Tank, ETH Zürich) go extreme with their lecture called No Cost Housing!

    Programme:

    13.00-14.00 | Walk in with tea and coffee

    14.00-16.00

    Dick van Gameren: The Continuous Story of Affordable Hou­sing

    Helen Gyger: Harnessing Blind but Powerful Forces – John Turner and Self-Help Housing in Peru

    Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner – Urban Think Tank (ETH Zürich): No Cost Housing

    16.00-17.00 | Drinks

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  • Designing for the domestic: Interiors on Display

    DASH #11 - Book launch and debate

    12th of Febraury 2015 20:00 - 22:00
    Language: English

    Exhibited home interiors have played an important role in transferring ideas on dwelling and domestic design. Both architects and designers continue to use these 1:1 installations to illustrate their position in an ongoing debate on the proper relationship between architecture, design and the domestic interior.

    A number of these influential ‘interiors on display’, documented in the latest issue of DASH, will be presented by authors of the publication Jurjen Zeinstra and Hans Teerds. Invited designers will be questioned about the relevance of these installations for contemporary domestic design and architecture.

    For more information, click here.

    Entrance: € 7,50 (students: € 3,75). Click here to sign up.

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  • Double Day on Dwelling

    Tuesday June 24th - Wednesday June 25th, 2014, Berlagezaal

    Double Day on Dwelling
    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

    AT THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
    TU DELFT

    Tuesday June 24thBerlagezaal
    Architectural Studies on Housing

    Living conditions change, but certain housing-themes and topics are repeated in history. What can be learned from the ongoing research on the dwelling? On this day noted academic speakers reflect on their research and share their findings.

    Wednesday June 25th, Berlagezaal
    Global housing

    The relentless increment in the urban divide is one of the most pressing problems faced by societies experiencing rapid growth. Tackling this problem implies a multidisciplinary commitment and new urban policies, in which housing strategies can play a fundamental role. On this day we focus on how research on affordable housing design can be connected to education in order to contribute in bridging the urban divide and support for the inclusiveness of cities.

    DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM

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  • The Blessings of the Sky

    Thursday, June 26th 2014, 18:00-19:00, Berlagezaal

    The Blessings of the Sky
    Lecture by Charles Correa

    Perhaps the reason is not so hard to fathom. The sky, all said and done, is the source of light - which is the most pimodial of stimuli acting on our senses. And across its face, every day, passes the sun - the origin of Life itself!...Small wonder then that man has always perceived the sky above to be the abode of the gods, and that down all these many milennia, it has exerted such extraordinary power on us and on the architecture we build.

     

    Program

    18:00 - Lecture by Charles Correa

    18:30 - 'Into the Unknown'  A film by Sankalp Meshram

    19:00 - Discussion with Prof. Dick van Gameren

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  • Pruys-Bekaert

    Critics Lab ‘the third mind’. Een tijdelijk laboratorium voor design- en architectuurkritiek

    Op 14, 15 en 16 maart organiseren ArchiNed en Designplatform Rotterdam, in samenwerking met Domein voor Kunstkritiek, Critics Lab ‘the third mind’. Dit laboratorium is onderdeel van het Pruys-Baekertprogramma. Locatie: herberg Het Volle Leven in Appelscha

    Een weekend lang experimenteren vijftien critici samen met vijf masters met nieuwe vormen van architectuur- en designkritiek. Doel van dit Critics Lab 'op de hei' is de ontwikkeling van kritische modellen die het publieke voortgaande gesprek over architectuur en design kunnen verrijken en op hoog niveau brengen. Je verblijft in een mooie herberg, middenin het groen vlakbij Appelscha dat eenvoudig met het openbaar vervoer te bereiken is. De herberg ademt een gastvrije en tot creatieve daden verlokkende sfeer. Eigenaarkok Yt van der Ploeg kookt iedere dag een verrassend tweegangen menu met Bourgondisch vegetarische heerlijkheden.

    Plaats
    Critics Lab vindt plaats in herberg Het Volle leven, Oude Willem 5, 8426 SM Appelscha. Het verblijf daar loopt van vrijdagavond 14 maart met het avondeten om 19:00 uur tot zondagmiddag 16 maart 15:00 uur.

    Website

    http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=db705c9e3f3c959bbbb1b3a08&id=b232e1a8e1&e=37351d6e02 

  • Discussie avond "Wonen in een nieuw verleden"

    Woensdag 11 april, 19.30, Het Schieblock, Rotterdam

    ‘Wonen in een nieuw verleden’
    Het architectonisch verleden in de hedendaagse woningbouw

    Debat tussen architecten, ontwikkelaars en beschouwers over thema’s als traditie en vernieuwing, continuïteit, karakter en stijl, trends en markt.

    Naar aanleiding van de recente publicatie van DASH, 'Wonen in een nieuw verleden' wordt een publiek debat gevoerd over het hergebruik van op het architectonisch verleden voor nieuwe woningbouwopgaven. Het teruggrijpen op het verleden en de daaraan gekoppelde kwaliteiten, zijn de afgelopen jaren inzet geweest van een heuse polemiek. Dat debat wordt tot op heden niet op al te hoog niveau gevoerd. Juist de wederzijdse verkettering, waarbij het modernisme van alle hedendaagse kwalen wordt beschuldigd en het traditionalisme als populistische marketingstunt wordt weggezet, heeft de discussie geen goed gedaan.

    DASH wil deze discussie verbreden en verschillende invalshoeken uit het recente en verder liggende verleden aanvoeren ter inspiratie en verdieping. Ook het debat beoogt hier een bijdrage aan te leveren, door vanuit verschillende invalshoeken (diverse architecten, ontwikkelaars en beschouwers) het onderwerp verder te verkennen.

    Sprekers (onder anderen):
    Dirk Baalman (Het Oversticht)
    Bernard Hulsman (NRC Handelsblad)
    Dick van Gameren (TU Delft)
    Peter Drijver/Mieke Bosse (Scala architecten)
    Pieter Bedaux (Bedaux de Brouwer)
    Edzo Bindels (West 8)
    Mariet Schoenmakers (AM)
    Rob van Kalmthout (Proper-Stok)

    Moderator:
    Piet Vollaard

    Woensdag 11 april
    Start: 19:30 (inloop vanaf 19:00 uur)

    Locatie:
    de Dépendance – centrum voor stadscultuur
    het Schieblock
    Schiekade 189
    3013 BR Rotterdam