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Vahstal, Frank (author)
In the light of climate change and environmental challenges such as a nitrogen crisis, a decreasing biodiversity and waterlogging, the Dutch government is trying to build 900 000 homes by 2030 while aiming for a reduction of 55% of CO2 in the construction industry. Biobased topping-up of existing tenement flats is proposed as a solution to...
master thesis 2024
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Doelman, Daan (author)
As the housing shortage in the Netherlands increases, students have a harder time finding living spaces. On top of that, there has been an increase in psychological issues and feelings of loneliness among students. This loneliness can be exacerbated by the focus on building large studio apartment complexes without collective spaces. The proposed...
master thesis 2024
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Nouws, Marilse (author)
The negative effects of global climate change are experienced more clearly every day, meaning that significant alterations across all causing sectors are necessary. However, the influence of the building industry as one of the most polluting sectors, is immense, but therefore this industry also has a high potential in mitigating the greenhouse...
master thesis 2023
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Ghosh, Samanwita (author)
This research, structured in a six-phase iterative framework, decodes the rationale behind complex façade geometries & their dependence on conventional materials. Parallel with rising climate consciousness, the built environment is searching for mechanically competent, lower-impact material alternatives in the façade sector compatible with...
master thesis 2023
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Gospodinova, Julia (author)
Global displacement has been rapidly increasing over the last decades and is expected to rise even further in the upcoming years due to the negative impacts of climate change and more frequent and severe weather events. This highlights the growing demand for sustainable housing for the displaced. Transitional housing is a structurally sound...
master thesis 2023
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Hogenkamp, Laura (author)
The building industry is one of the most resource-demanding and polluting industries in the world. Therefore there is a need to apply the circular economy principles within the industry enabling the transition towards a circular built environment. This transition requires the reuse of building components. However current practice shows that only...
master thesis 2023
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Romano, Laura (author)
The development of three-dimensional cladding in architecture has witnessed significant advancements, particularly from the computer-driven design era, which started to enable the creation of intricate and elaborate shapes. However, examining various case studies has revealed the considerable environmental impacts of the materials typically...
master thesis 2023
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Fröwis, Alexandra (author)
The climate crisis poses a significant threat to our planet, and the building sector plays a big role in that regard, as it is responsible for 30% of energy consumption and 27% of emissions globally [IEA, 2022]. The sector aims to reduce its impact on the environment through different strategies like transitioning to a circular economy or...
master thesis 2023
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Gomez Serrano, Juan (author)
In recent years, the Netherlands has witnessed a growing housing shortage, prompting an ambitious plan by the government to address the demand through increased construction of new housing until 2050. Moreover, as part of environmental commitments, new dwellings and existing housing stock must align with current energy performance standards and...
master thesis 2023
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Gao, Ruowen (author)
1. Minimal intervention of vacant office building.<br/>2. Self-organized interactive and independent community for future tenants to rejoin the civil society. A complex of living, working, and learning.<br/>3. Slow and small energy strategy including rainwater collection, food forest, and PV panel positioning.<br/>4. Circular business model act...
master thesis 2022
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Spanolios, Isidoros (author)
The thesis focuses on developing a workflow that utilizes an interactive flexible mold as a means of designing and fabricating freeform surfaces. The focus will be on automating a flexible mold (Re-De-Form) and use it to study and fabricate freeform surfaces. Currently, the technology associated with Re-De-Form can produce complex surfaces with...
master thesis 2021
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Gupta, Neha (author)
Over the years, the extraction and consumption of raw materials have increased radically, with a 60% increase since 1980. About one-fifth of the material extracted worldwide ends up as waste, corresponding to 12 billion tonnes (Gt) of waste per year. To tackle the increasing consumption and waste in the economy, the Netherlands government...
master thesis 2021
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