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Potijk, Emma (author)
Selecting the optimal stability framework for high-rise steel buildings is a critical decision that impact both economic efficiency and sustainability. This decision is not easy since there are many stability frameworks to choose from, such as tube, concrete shear-wall, and outrigger system. Designers and clients aspire to compare multiple...
master thesis 2024
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Ramshini, Iman (author)
This study examines the complex interplay of utopian vision, embodied experience, and social change within the context of modernistic religious architecture. Using Manfred Tafuri's critique of architectural utopianism (1976) and Giorgio Agamben's potentiality theory (2004) as a framework, the thesis analyzes two seminal structures: Peter Zumthor...
student report 2024
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Souaid, C. (author)
This thesis examines the potential of small, low-carbon, (near) zero-energy dwellings as a solution that would both address sustainability challenges and answer to the growing housing shortage in North-West Europe. It adopts a multidimensional outlook that encompasses institutional, social and technical aspects surrounding the dwellings. The...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Schmitz, Ruben (author)
To combat global warming, it is crucial to eliminate CO2 emissions by 2050, especially since a third of global emissions are attributed to the building and construction industry. This sector's carbon footprint comprises operational emissions from daily activities and embodied carbon throughout a building's lifecycle. However, as buildings become...
master thesis 2024
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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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Castro-Alonso, Juan C. (author), Ayres, Paul (author), Zhang, S. (author), de Koning, Björn B. (author), Paas, Fred (author)
Research on embodied cognition acknowledges that cognitive processing is tightly coupled with bodily activities and the environment. An important implication for education is that learning can be enhanced when the brain, body, and environment mutually influence each other, such as when making or observing human actions, especially those...
review 2024
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Souaid, C. (author), ten Caat, P.N. (author), Meijer, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The 2050 decarbonization goals coupled with the growing housing shortage in Europe intensify the pressure on new-build dwellings to enhance their energy performance. Beyond a zero operational energy, the focus has shifted towards reducing embodied carbon (EC). Against this backdrop, this study investigates the simultaneous impact of downsizing...
journal article 2024
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van der Linden, Tim (author)
With 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions originating from the built environment, the construction sector has a big responsibility to reduce global warming. The impact that structural designs have, is often calculated by simply multiplying a carbon factor with the mass of the structure. As gridshell structures feature a high number of nodes,...
master thesis 2023
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Stortelers, Frederike (author)
This master thesis explores the potential of Rhythmic Entrainment (RE) for product design applications. The research starts by defining some of the important terms and providing example cases of RE from products and research. A comparison between the cases illuminates the possibilities RE can have for product design and research. [1] RE can...
master thesis 2023
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Dhar, Bhavika (author)
Pregnancy tests are the most used diagnostic test in the world where the market is expected to be worth $1.5 Billion. However, since its introduction to the market in 1976, it has experienced limited innovation. Despite its importance in providing crucial information about a significant life event, women continue to rely on outdated and limited...
master thesis 2023
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Germanò, Gaia (author)
The present research delves into the social aspects of food, commensality, and food rituals. It investigates the interplay between embodied gestures, artifacts, and language in shaping food cultures. To do this, the study delves into the acculturation of dietary habits within two multicultural communities in the Netherlands, mixed households of...
master thesis 2023
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Venkatraj, Karthikeya (author)
The advent of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies has begun a shift in communication between people and their interaction with 3D virtual environments. VR has great potential to provide high immersion to users, allowing designers to create vivid and impossible interactions. However, while software and technology play a crucial role in creating a...
master thesis 2023
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Maga, Poh (author)
This report details the design of a decentralized water treatment system for use in Nepal, which currently lacks improved sanitation for 10.8 million people and a water contamination rate of 71 percent. This contributes to the approximately 140,000 deaths per year from diarrheal illnesses caused by such bacterial contamination. To combat this,...
master thesis 2023
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Teunissen, Rowin (author)
Purpose:<br/>Given the urgent need to decarbonize the building and construction industry to prevent a catastrophic climate breakdown. The United Nations has called for action from industry leaders to drastically decrease their carbon footprint, and bring it to zero by 2050 at the latest. Efforts to decrease operational carbon emissions...
master thesis 2023
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Rocha, Randy (author)
Due to population growth we need more buildings, but due to urbanization there are hardly any opportunities to densify in highly concentrated cities. While we inevitably need more buildings, we have to also take into account that the construction industry is one of the major contributors to climate change. In order to prevent further damage on...
master thesis 2023
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Druschke, Luis (author)
Cities are constructed with extractive, finite resources that put enormous pressure on global climatic conditions. The building and construction sector is responsible for 36 percent of the global energy demand and 37 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. With the prospect of massive urbanization, the built environment will...
student report 2023
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van den Berg, A. (author), de Vries, B. (author), Breedveld, Z.A. (author), van Mierlo, A.M.A. (author), Tijhuis, M.J. (author), Marchal Crespo, L. (author)
Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) has gained popularity in neurorehabilitation for its potential to increase patients’ motivation and engagement. A crucial yet relatively unexplored aspect of IVR interfaces is the patients’ representation in the virtual world, such as with an avatar. A higher level of embodiment over avatars has been shown to...
journal article 2023
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He, Xinrui (author), Jia, W. (author), Dong, Yuxiang (author), Siahkouhi, Mohammad (author)
The railway industry has shown a strong interest in utilizing sustainable materials, including recycled materials and composites, in construction. Bamboo, as a highly renewable natural resource, has been proposed as a construction material for the railway industry. This material offers several advantages, such as high strength and durability,...
review 2023
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R Ramirez, J.P. (author), Hamaza, S. (author)
Mobile robots have revolutionized the public and private sectors for transportation, exploration, and search and rescue. Efficient energy consumption and robust environmental interaction needed for complex tasks can be achieved in aerial–terrestrial robots by combining advantages of each locomotion mode. This review surveys over two decades...
journal article 2023
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Lupetti, M.L. (author), Hagens, E.M.A. (author), van der Maden, W.L.A. (author), Steegers-Theunissen, Régine (author), Rousian, Melek (author)
This paper explores the potential implications of embodied conversational agents (ECAs) in healthcare, focusing on the impact of appearance and conversation style on trustworthiness. We conducted a Research through Design investigation of ECAs for supporting women during the periconception period and in pregnancy. The paper presents the...
conference paper 2023
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