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Akhavanmalayeri, Kimia (author)
This research project focuses on how to provide the necessary infrastructure for citizen participation systems and encourage the inhabitants to get involved in the decision-making process in the communities by developing an alternative strategic framework, which offers a step-by-step community activation system. The main location of this study...
master thesis 2021
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Cao, Helen (author)
HangARTs museum, situated in Rotterdam Zuid at the quay of Maashaven, is the new art museum of Rotterdam. Here, the visitors are audience without needing to enter the building. The public space that the museum provides has public art for passers-by to admire. Even if your original purpose of being was not visiting the museum, you get to...
master thesis 2021
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van Eijk, Anke (author)
Amsterdam is a city known for its vibrancy, tolerance and diversity. In the last few decades, the city has grown immensely and is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. Therefore, it looks across the IJ-river to redevelop its northern city part. The former harbour, industry and labour-class neighbourhoods need revitalisation after...
master thesis 2021
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Christou, Petros (author)
The inclusive city is explained through Henri Lefebvre's theories of the social space in "The production of space" and "The right to the city". Through his theories, it is thoroughly explained that the people are the essential component of the space and that they are the ones that create the space. This Master thesis, aims to look at the public...
master thesis 2021
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KAO, Yi Tang (author)
The pond is a low-lying ground intended to retain or detain both stormwater. In the past, building ponds was a common way to keep fresh water for livestock and irrigation. Due to the rapid urban development and the emergence of centralized water conservancy facilities, the traditional ponds have largely disappeared. One of the crucial examples...
master thesis 2021
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Witkamp, Alexander (author)
While the department stores are in heavy weather, the need for housing is increasing everyday. Redesigning old department stores to be used as housing is a necessary solution. So how to fit appartments in a large building, that is so unfit to be used for housing in its current condition? While researching the V&D department store in Leiden...
master thesis 2021
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Kim, Mingyu (author)
Designing 20th century Heritage architectures may differ from those of the past that are being dealt nowadays. Before modernism, the appearance of architecture had more decoration on façade and different style design from contemporary architecture. Since the development of industry and technology, the appearance of today’s architecture is not...
master thesis 2021
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ZOU, KUNZHAO (author)
After World War II, memorial architecture has changed from focusing on heroes and patriotism to mourning those who died in wars and disasters. Instead of only serving as reminders of pain or symbols of commemoration, in recent years some European memorials actually contribute to the liveliness of urban public space and find their new roles to...
student report 2021
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Daswani, Siddharth (author)
History has taught us that not all innovation is good innovation. Just take for example the ecological devastation the DDT and the carcinogenic asbestos have caused. The advancement in new technologies like AI, IoT, autonomous robots and big data brings with it plenty of uncertainties, risks and ethical questions that need answers to if we wish...
master thesis 2020
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Treffers, Nils (author)
Traffic square and station Marconiplein, the project site, has become a cacophony of highly controlled and isolated traffic domains which one wants to passage and exit as quickly as possible. Like many other metrostation in Rotterdam the passage of time dominates the passage of place and the notion of the station as real-estate prevails over it...
master thesis 2020
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Shen, Luyuan (author)
New York was born in the pursuit of profit. Anglo-Dutch War, Independence War, Civil War, World War I and World War II, New York stands at the forefront of every major political change until it becomes the capital of the post-war world. New York opened its arms and embraced the groups that were excluded and expelled from other continents. It...
master thesis 2020
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Sander, Laura A. (author)
With Midtown's income gap increasing significantly, affordable housing has become more and more difficult to find, leaving many New Yorkers Homeless. This thesis sets out to understand how homelessness and the built environment interact with one another and to which extent the architectural profession can make a positive impact on homelessness...
master thesis 2020
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Stalker, S. (author)
During the last century, Brussels transformed into an international capital, a process in which the quality of life of Brussels's own residents was not the first priority. The community of the neighbourhood and the everyday life of the residents became overlooked with the city shining it’s spotlights on the international stage. The...
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van der Staaij, E.T. (author)
Between 2009 and 2019 New York’s High Line was repurposed from an old train track into an elevated park, designed by Diller Scofido + Renfro, after it was saved from demolition through a community initiative, led by Robert Hammond and Joshua David. The High Line spans a highly heterogeneous area (socially as well as architecturally). The park is...
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Marijnissen, L.A. (author)
This research focuses on the relationship between perceived safety and the physical environment and is conducted in the neighborhood Pendrecht, a modernist neighborhood in Rotterdam-Zuid. The research has identified the effects of the spatial environment on perceived safety and has selected design principles that according to theory would...
master thesis 2020
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Tsui, Y.Y. (author)
With the implementation of Skopje 2014, the cityscape has undergone tremendous changes with new facades and constructions, resulting in the dominance of political messages in people's daily life. Alongside these imposing alterations, the public space of Vardar River is greatly neglected, displaying a contrasting condition from the vibrant upper...
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Abu Ezzat, M. (author)
This thesis introduces the public Condenser, Spaces of Familiarity in the ultramodern district as a counter-reaction against the changing patterns of public, cultural and social practices, associated with the societal change taking place recently. Spaces of familiarity are the spaces where different patterns of social and cultural practices are...
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Lee, Isabel (author)
In Skopje, the approach is to write and re-write the city. Within its architecture, a battle between oppositions is expressed. Neo-classical v Brutalism. Socialism v Nationalism. Macedonian v Albanian. The list goes on. Yet life continues amongst this and these binary oppositions do not represent the true life of Skopjans. The city’s image is...
master thesis 2020
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Roelse, Charlotte (author)
There is a need for architects to participate actively to make the world a<br/>better and more sustainable place. In 2016, the Sustainable Development Goals were developed, and architects are needed to achieve these goals. There is one specific trend within architectural practice that has already worked on these goals for the past 20 years: the...
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Huang, Danlei (author)
The green strips can be found in many roads/streets in Bogota as an urban infrastructure for dividing vehicles and traffic. However, on top of this regulating function, it can be observed that the citizens of Bogota have the tendency to spontaneously appropriate the green strips in ways that’s convenient for them.
master thesis 2019
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