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Ural, Osman (author)
New York is currently going through a construction boom as developers try to take advantage of rising land values and rents caused by economic growth, resulting in a lack of affordable housing available to middle-income families. The current Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, has made it a priority to meet the demands and challenges of the...
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Dirks, Evi (author)
As part of my graduation within Architecture, Explore Lab, I want to develop a method to help future residents and other involved parties of a collaborative housing group, to compile a clear and plenary design brief in order to create a coherent architectural design. After developing and applying this method I will redesign a former school...
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Bamerni, Allend (author)
In the Shared Studio Lab, the focus lies on the translation of the design in the city of Bandung, Indonesia. The city of Bandung was once established by the Dutch as an important transport hub, governmental & military base and travel destination for the Dutch colonial society. After Indonesia became officially independent in 1949, the city...
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Lukkes, Dominik (author)
Our excessive need for new building materials is causing our natural material stock to be depleted at an alarming rate. What happens if our most common building materials can no longer be acquired? This thesis shows the potential in reusing buildings and the components they comprise of by setting an example. An existing office building is...
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Asrani, Khushboo (author)
Context- Large proportion of the built environment needed to cater to the needs of the future already exists today. The scarcity of resources and constantly growing demand, makes it important to have a well thought of and sustainable method. Circular economy being proposed globally implied indefinite cycles of material usage. This translates in...
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Kougea, Charikleia Christina (author)
Context: The majority of buildings are designed as static objects, in order to serve a specific goal, a specific function. Although, this does not match to the contemporary and constantly changing way of living and working. Moreover, it does not match with the evolving technology, economy and culture. Thus, buildings that cannot respond to the...
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van der Heide, Iris (author)
Cities are becoming places for Instagramable experiences and Disneyfication. People are moving as fast as possible to get from one place to the other. We often forget to really look and be aware of our surroundings. I believe that some parts of the city should be dedicated to a more slower, more enjoyable, experimental way of moving through and...
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Cornelissen, Merel (author)
On the Hembrug terrain one can find a variety of buildings and combination of buildings (ensembles). The Changing zone ensemble is located on the Hembrug terrain in Zaandam. The Hembrug terrain was the heart of the military industry in the Netherlands around the twentieth century. It is a very divers ensemble, with different buildings of...
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Düber, Johannes (author)
The main inspiration for my design originates from the great variety of spaces, atmospheres and time layers on site. Preserving this unique quality for the public and making it experience-able as well as using it as a source of revenue are my main focuses. I pose the question:”How can the historic layers of the site be preserved and made...
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Luijmes, Marijn (author)
The Plofbos has a strong character that is defined by the presence of a young forest that springs from the remains of a decomposing military structure. This new growth is dynamic. It continuously changes the light, smells, sight-lines and experiences throughout the seasons. Together with the diversity of open and enclosed spaces and the sense of...
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Fernandez Hernando, Blanca (author)
This master thesis is written for the master program Strategic Product Design with the Belgian company Barco NV as a client. At the beginning, the main objective was to gain a better understanding on the current situation of the organization around foresight activities, their barriers and challenges. The aim was to later develop a solution that...
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van Ardenne, Maurits (author)
We have entered a new époque, transforming our societies from the mechanical to the digital. This unlocks a lot of new opportunities and abilities, but also results into big societal and behavioural changes, which need to be addressed in our built environment. Architecture seems to have disappeared on the background, while technological...
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Cotino, Amy (author)
The problem statement focuses on the livelihoods of the residents of the kampongs in the historical city center of Bandung, Indonesia. The livelihoods within the kampong are mainly based on self-employment in the form of goods and services. This type of economic activity is widely known as the informal economy and consists of certain risks. The...
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Boogaard, Jeroen (author)
This project seeks to give new purpose to the Centraal Beheer building in Apeldoorn, designed by Herman Hertzberger, by introducing a new Montessori Education program, containing a Primary School and Secondary School. Through interventions this design aims to redefine the spatial structure of Centraal Beheer, to create a well functioning...
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Uittenbogert, Josefine (author)
This project discovers the future of structuralism by transforming the Centraal Beheer building of Herman Hertzberger into a art and dance academy. Hereby looking at the possibilities to create hierarchy in the building without affecting the value and structural appearance.
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Dankers, Jelmer (author)
This project elaborates on the transformation design for a professional handball academy in the former Centraal Beheer building in Apeldoorn by Herman Hertzberger. It aims to discover the possibilities and limitations of this icon of Dutch Structruralism, using three different Heritage approaches for transformation being 'preservation', ...
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Bettman, Michelle (author)
The importance of preserving - and not merely transforming - a structuralism building, a topic of debate since original intentions were to create freely adaptable buildings. Many designers have proposed transformation schemes but few have investigated full restoration plans. Where should the balance be found? The site of intervention chosen is...
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Şaylan, Türker (author)
The development of Casablanca can be understood through two major shifts in its history; colonization and de-colonization. During the first shift, city divided into culture specific urban areas in which new alien urban structures built to control and satisfy the needs of diverse cultural groups. During the second shift, these culture specific...
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Ebbenhorst, Anne (author)
Centraal Beheer in Apeldoorn by dutch architect Herman Hertzberger is considered an icon of structuralism, an architectural movement concerned with human scale, repetition and flexibility. Now vacant, it poses an interesting question on what to do with structuralist heritage in the Netherlands. This plan proposes a multifunctional program...
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Birda, Stavroula (author)
The project is about the transformation of the Klein Vaticaan ensemble in Zutphen. By using the historical value of the site and its communal identity as a basis, the aim was to reinterpret the urban fabric and integrate it in a sustainable solution that is going to connect with the city and bring the lost communal spirit to the surface. The...
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