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Zigterman, K.F.L. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Munoz Aparici, M. (author)
Participation is a commonly used word in planning and architecture nowadays. Nevertheless, it seems that few care to understand the complexities and limita- tions of participation. Participation has often been misused for political purpo- ses accepting it as mere feedback from citizens, using voting systems and,exhi- bitions of nished products...
master thesis 2016
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De Boer, W.Q. (author)
Back to Nature focuses on finding ways to integrate nature with architecture in order to harness the positive effects of nature on the human psyche. As such psychological theories on restorative environments, neurological theories on the stress response and architectural theories concerning the sensory systems are combined to create a...
master thesis 2016
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Wondaal, E. (author)
The thesis as an investigation into how to translate the Japanese sensibility of building in relation to nature to the Dutch context in a nature area 'De Grote Wielen' in Friesland. The research with the overall conclusion of building in dialogue with nature, instead of the often European approach ruled by dualism by building in opposition to...
master thesis 2016
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Van der Horst, T.S. (author)
Developments in the field of 3D printing and robotics are promising, however the technology still has a long way to go. This does not mean that method, material and machine have to be reinvented entirely. By looking at existing techniques and combining them with new methods, it is possible to expand our understanding of these new technologies....
master thesis 2016
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Chaplin, I.K. (author)
I see architecture not as a property of an object, but as a practise. For this project I have looked critically at the origins of an architect's instruments, methods and notions, and hypothesized how changing these could make them more equipped to deal with my personal understandings of contemporary conditions. Main topics include: Bottom-up,...
master thesis 2016
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Van Drunen, N.G. (author)
This graduation project takes a look at how Ecotourism could be developed at a site in El Corazón; an inactive volcano 50km south of Quito, Ecuador. The research was mainly concerned with a strategic problem orientation and was used to define the program for the project. It also was aimed at answering the following question: How can the...
master thesis 2015
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Vorderegger, V.E. (author)
The fascinations about our changing (becoming more isolated) life style, the declining need for people to posses things and a few existing systems that show us that people seem to want to share (temporary) more possessions with each other are the guiding elements for this project. The research explores the possibilities within the domestic...
master thesis 2015
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Matyus, O. (author)
My design task was the improvement of a Roma settlement in a post industrial city of Hungary, Ózd. After the change of regime the factory, being the main work source, had closed and since then the population has been decreasing. On the other hand this year the government set up a plan to invest in the city through renovating a significant part...
master thesis 2015
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Grace, C.L. (author)
master thesis 2015
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Verheij, R.B.G. (author)
I am intrigued by buildings, landscapes, objects and the relationship between them. I am also interested in the transformative processes of time and history. One of the beautiful and poetic theories that captures the continuity of history is that of the palimpsest. The project is two folded in the sense that it consists of a research and a...
master thesis 2015
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Vink, M. (author)
The becoming of sacred places can be studied from the pragmatic, politic and poetic point of view. In this project, the third is done, stating that the power and qualities of an architect lie here, more than in the pragmatic and/or politic. Sacred places are therefore approached as places that go beyond themselves as objects. Sacred places have...
master thesis 2015
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Foroutanian, S. (author)
Het onderzoek met betrekking tot een schoolgebouw dat een architectonische ruimte geeft voor het nieuwe onderwijssysteen met all zijn eisen en wensen heeft geresulteerd in bruikbare ideeën voor bepaalde architecturale keuzes. Deze ideeën zijn afkomstig van structuralistisch gedachte en aspecten van het structuralisme in de afgelopen tijd. De...
master thesis 2014
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De Rijk, B. (author)
The re-appropriation of the closed down prison of Overmaze, in Maastricht, the Netherlands. In this project, I attempt to explore the concept of freedom, and its perceptibility to the architectural confine. Instead of pursuing the lost ideal of resocialization as it lies embedded within the architecture of Overmaze, I turn the concept around:...
master thesis 2014
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Verkerk, N.M. (author)
Shape grammars are systems of transformational rules that describe the design of a shape. Most studies towards the application of shape grammar are analytical in describing a specific building style. The main part of this research will describe a comparison of the rule systems and rule structures of four different grammars: the Prairie house,...
master thesis 2014
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Van Haaren, W. (author)
master thesis 2014
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Kuijper, J.A. (author)
Een ontwerp voor een crematorium in Flevoland gebaseerd op enkele relaties tussen muziek en architectuur.
master thesis 2014
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Koot, R.V. (author)
An investigation exploring the pitfalls and posibilities of densifying the suburb into one mega-skyscraper.
master thesis 2014
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Namirskaite, J. (author)
Many urban spaces during the course of time have lost their intended semantics, identities and representations, and might therefore be defined as post-spaces of various kinds, for example post-industrial, post-Soviet, post-Modernist, etc. In many cases these post-spaces require restructuring not only of their meaning and identity, but also of...
master thesis 2014
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Kempenaar, M.C. (author)
Research: (1) Exploring the role of infrastructure in transforming the metropolitan region of São Paulo into a sustainable metropolitan environment by utilizing the existing infrastructure as a backbone for future economic, environmental and social development. (2) Exploring the opportunity of infrastructure as a key strategy for the inclusion...
master thesis 2014
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