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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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van Bruggen, Anne (author)
Coherent responses to wicked problems such as climate change require a new way of doing science and tools to give insight into the transformation of large-scale socio-technical systems. Simulation models support transformative processes by offering a simplified version of reality and a boundary object that unites stakeholders around a simplified...
master thesis 2017
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Molander, Henrik (author)
Spaces for music does often have to move out to fringe areas of the cities while the city centres are devoted to retail and office buildings. However, due to the financial crisis and shifting demands from coorporations, there are around 8,5 million m2 of vacant office space in the Netherlands today.
Office buildings in city centres are...
master thesis 2017
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de Jong, Eduard (author)
Introduction: The context of mobility is changing rapidly and new mobility solutions are gaining momentum. Ford is expanding towards an auto and a mobility company and experiments with offering mobility solutions. These experiments should help Ford in discovering emerging opportunities. Traditional product development is not suitable for...
master thesis 2017
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Triemstra, Saimi (author)
master thesis 2017
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Klapwijk, Anouk (author)
With a new scale of operating and constructing large offshore wind farms, harbours and adjacent cities are facing a transition. This transition will include an increase of work migration and temporary citizens within the area. The construction of a wind farm from the port of Vlissingen-Oost will result in a comings and goings of all kind of high...
master thesis 2017
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Dong, Jiaxin (author)
Having lost its productivity, MMC became isolated from its context. Most of its links to neighbour and region broke as a result of its changing role. A series of dilemmas
mainly exists as social conflicts and spatial conflicts appeared around the
border as result. However, as the carrier of social conflict in MMC and witness of colonial...
master thesis 2017
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Lelieveld, Monica (author)
In developing cities across the globe, as in Addis Ababa, the number of residents is growing while the amount of good-quality housing remains low. The demand for low-income housing is rising rapidly due to the contemporary aim to eliminate the unhealthy living conditions and the influx of migrants. Without newcomers a city would not be able to...
master thesis 2017
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Buring, Niels (author)
master thesis 2017
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Oosterwaal, L.M. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Moritz, M. (author)
GOAL – The goal of this research is to examine the possibility of a decision support model concerning intervention strategies of vacant office buildings in Amsterdam. This quick scan results in the best future function and intervention for a specific vacant office building. This DSM is based on the market, the location and the building analyses...
master thesis 2016
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Zwarteveen, B.C. (author)
This thesis and design explores the dissonance of the 17th century heritage object of the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town. The research explains the theme of dissonant heritage together with an excerpt of the South African national history in part one. Part two explains the changes of the Castle over time, as military landscape, as object in a...
master thesis 2016
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Ma, V. (author)
In this project, the Garden City idea with the motto “Light, Air, Space” is to be preserved and enhanced to adapt to current needs. The aim is to create a safe and vibrant community for young people by transforming the courtyard and the streets while restoring and modifying the existing building blocks. To tackle with the existing social...
master thesis 2016
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Brojerdyan, M. (author)
The supply and demand of the Dutch office market is not in balance. 15,7% of all the offices are vacant. The most vacancy can be found in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a big city with a large population and a large group of immigrants. There is a shortage of different types of housing, which means that transformation of vacant offices into housing...
master thesis 2016
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Monteiro, C. (author)
The location is the Binnengasthuis-area; a zone within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Amsterdam and a campus of the University of Amsterdam. This master thesis examines the influences of the existing building on a transformation design. Why does a certain intervention based on social activities work well with one building but is not relevant...
master thesis 2016
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Polhuijs, P. (author)
This project is a design proposal for the Van Gendthallen in Amsterdam. Sports is one function distinctly missing in the eastern part of Amsterdam and which could uniquely make use of the large volumes of the building. Double curved panels made by a flexible mould will be used to create a new roof shell structure, to transform the Van...
master thesis 2015
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Paclt, J. (author)
Informed Transformations looks into revamp of Marconi Towers in Rotterdam in light of Information Age, as Tofflers describe it. Information processing though IT resonates with todays rhizomatic distribution of power, insfluence, data and space as well. Everchanging socio-economic context can be treated by a meta-design that binds input of...
master thesis 2015
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Brinks, F. (author)
Within the context of increasing vacancy in both offices as institutional buildings, transforming the monumental buildings of the Binnengasthuis area into a housing purpose is a relevant assignment as the housing demand in Amsterdam will always maintain. As housing requires a small scale appropriate to live in, this arises a conflict with the...
master thesis 2015
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Wijburg, V.E. (author)
This master thesis examines the influence of the existing building on a transformation design. Why does a certain transformation work well with the one building but is useless in the other? Is this perhaps the influence of some of the characteristics of the existing building? Gaining insight in this process can also help with the early...
master thesis 2015
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Liao, C. (author)
The Eilandenbuurt Post-war flats designed by J.H.Van den Broek are unique in its street form and is and early experiment for Dutch modernism dwellings. Yet today it suffers from low occupancy. In this project I finds the solution through three actions: vary, adapt, engage to change the heritage from repetitive functional dwellings into variant...
master thesis 2015
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