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Kao, Hsuanya (author)
How could public spaces tell us about the city? How does public space take part in our thoughts and affect behaviors? What makes the groundscape? What embodies its essence? And what will people perceive when lowering their gazes? I argue the process of making groundscape is not only constructing a horizontal layer of urban tissue but also...
master thesis 2019
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Kicińska, Dobrawa (author)
The project is concerned with the district of Zuidoost, currently inhabited by mostly non-western immigrants and functioning as a sleeping district. As the area is missing defined local public space, the project aims to provide with space in which people of different backgrounds can meet and interact with each other, and therefore enable to form...
master thesis 2019
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Kleijwegt, Cathelijne (author)
Broken glass from a bus stop, litter on the ground, a broken lamppost, and more things like this can be encountered in a municipality. To improve the process of mapping the issues and fixing them Fixi is developed by Decos. Fixi is an application in which citizens can report issues in public space. A citizen can report the issue he or she...
master thesis 2019
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Kiliçoğlu, Ihsan (author)
This thesis explores the possible effects of spatial characteristics on the use and
perception public space by pre-teen children. The aim of this thesis was to identify spatial patterns that can be used to create urban public spaces which enhance the ability of children to make (diverse) friends, to explore different urban landscapes,...
master thesis 2018
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Książek, Jan (author)
The omnipresence of the aging mass-housing estates in Europe has created a new frontier for innovative approaches in architecture, particularly in the architecture of renovation. This new movement has the capacity to address two major aspects of contemporary architecture: the role of architects in catering for sustainable development (ecological...
master thesis 2018
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de Beer, Michael (author)
To listen and to make a noise, as sonic acts, formed the premise of the project. Continuing a lineage of inquiry of human conduct that is underpinned by the notion that humans engage in purposeful behaviour; the sonic act in the field of architecture questions how people behave sonically in their environments. The importance of this spatial...
master thesis 2018
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Anagnostou, Angeliki (author)
Taking into consideration that ancient Greece is highly correlated to the democratic public space, the aim of the present thesis is to regain public space in modern Greece, by having as a testing location a medium-sized city, Chania. Public space was an important part of Greek people’s lives in the different chronological periods of its history....
master thesis 2018
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van der Linden, Hedwig (author)
The aim of this exploration is to reinterpretate and revitalise underused areas in the modernist urban fabric of Rotterdam. Since Rotterdam was bombed during the Second World War, a whole new modernist city could arise. The Reconstruction plan can still be seen as a manifesto of modern architecture and urbanism. Main focal points were the...
master thesis 2018
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Sachsamanoglou, Maria (author)
The aim of this project is to explore the possibilities of establishing a new relationship between water and the city of Dordrecht, aiming towards a sustainable future. In one of the lowest parts of the Netherlands, increasingly threatened by climate change and cloudburst flooding, the feasibility of a stormwater management plan is explored,...
master thesis 2018
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Bernátek, Dominik (author)
While cities densify, and fill up with building mass, it is of great importance to pay high attention to good quality public space. People should feel at home not only inside their private dwelling, but also outside the building - in the city itself. Architecture has to provide possibilities for people to establish social contacts and on the...
master thesis 2018
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Hagoort, Jafeth (author)
In less densely populated areas and cities (like Maastricht) of the Netherlands vacancy is a social issue. Vacancy is caused by a decrease of demand for
shrinkage), creating an excessive offer of, real estate. This ´spatial shrinkage´ is related to the demographic and economic shrinkage that is characteristic of our times; a ´new reality´....
master thesis 2017
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Varpučanskis, Algimantas (author)
Giving away all the leverages of housing policy to the hands of free market created certain trends. Since profit started to play a main role in whole development scheme, high prices and short term thinking became the core issues. Market liberalization determined that real estate is produced with minimal resources and sold for the highest...
master thesis 2017
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Lagnefeldt, Johan (author)
Vedado is the western modern city grid part of Havana, soaked in a history of entertainment, casinos and mobster money which was halted by the "Triumph of the Revolution" in 1959. Currently a slumber town due to it´s lack of public space and social space which precludes a lot of Cuban activity which traditionally takes place in the public sphere...
master thesis 2017
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Kuijpers, Pien (author)
The upcoming years, the amount of elderly people is growing rapidly. Besides, elderly people are expected to continue living independently at their home. The number of places in nursing homes are limited because a lot of nursing homes closed their doors. Now, older people are dependent on themselves, their neighbourhood and connections. It...
master thesis 2017
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Mylona, Panagiota (author)
Agrinio, as a medium-size city of Greece, is suffering by the economic crisis that is infesting the country. However, besides the harsh phenomena that the country, as a whole, is experiencing - increased unemployment and illiteracy rates, poverty, brain drain, population migration, social exclusion, spatial and environmental degradation -, it is...
master thesis 2017
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Liu, Yayun (author)
How to construct the commons with the power of play? How to reactivate leftover public spaces in central Bogota by architectural interventions that stimulate playful actions?

I shift my focus from buildings to the ground surfaces, and redesign them into a constellation of “2.5D architectural composition”. “2.5D” refers to an abstract...
master thesis 2017
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Shen, Elaine (author)
The essence of this project is actually the explanation and application of CSC approach. CSC approach is an integrative approach taking technical, social, cultural perspectives into account when developing sustainable water management, and because of the consideration of stakeholders, money is also one factor in this approach. The approach is...
master thesis 2017
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van Doesburg, K. (author)
This study responds to cities in the world focussing more and more on implementing a bicycle infrastructure. The bicycle infrastructure is often envisioned to make the city more attractive for the people (again), however a lot of the criteria to design for the bicycle infrastructure are left vague and (too) open for interpretation as ...
master thesis 2017
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Cerra, M.M.F. (author)
On September 16th 2015, Nepal signed its new constitution, which, among others articles, claims the federalization of the country, makes the nation secular and allows freedom of expression. This event represents a milestone and a glimpse of hope after decades of internal political instability and uncertain administrations, which even led to ten...
master thesis 2017
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Sun, Yuwei (author)
This project tried to create a new pedestrian bridge on edge of Vedado, which also act as new public space of the urban area. And this project would offer a new place of Cuba to have fun with water.
master thesis 2017
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