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Wuite, F.G.E. (author), Peng, Zhikai (author), Kim, K.J. (author), Lugten, M.C. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author)
This study aims to evaluate the impact of different urban building geometries (six courtyards, two canyons, two slabs) on heat mitigation and aircraft noise attenuation, in order to support an evidence-based retrofit plan for future airport neighborhoods. Using ’Pachyderm + ENVI-met simulations + field measurements’, we found that the slanted...
conference paper 2024
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Paszek, Wiktoria (author)
master thesis 2023
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Mohr, Hugo (author)
Among the major urban cooling strategies, urban morphological changes and increasing greenery coverage have proven effective in mitigating heat stress. One building type that has been used for centuries in hot and arid climates is the courtyard typology as it can create comfortable thermal conditions. However, little is known about the climate...
master thesis 2023
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Lintowska, Jagoda (author)
The project takes as a starting point the architectural exploration and revival of the typology of a courtyard block – a type that has a long history in the city of Budapest and yet, is getting abandoned and rejected in the in the last decades – a predicament that surprises as the type has been realised successfully for centuries and even...
master thesis 2023
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Cheng, Xiao (author)
focus on a type of heritage residential building from China called the Quadrangle Courtyard, and examine the challenges and opportunities involved in preserving and adapting these buildings to meet the needs of contemporary urban transformation as the Reform and Opening-up(1978-date) in China.
student report 2023
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Peng, Zhikai (author), Debnath, Ramit (author), Bardhan, Ronita (author), Steemers, Koen (author)
The dynamic thermal conditions profoundly impact on the quality of physical, cultural, and social experiences in courtyard spaces. This research aims to identify the microclimatic dissimilarities between courtyards in terms of tempering seasonal–diurnal thermal extremes and enriching ground-level thermal textures. The methodology included...
journal article 2023
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Kousa, C. (author), Lubelli, B. (author), Pottgiesser, U. (author)
Purpose: Housing interventions carried out in accordance with current regulations in the Old City of Aleppo, both before and after the Syrian war, are minor in comparison to those carried out without a license and illegally. This suggests current policies are inadequate and needs upgrading. Design/methodology/approach: This article critically...
journal article 2023
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Weishaupt, Robin (author)
The Future Bank, the design project for the graduation studio of Interiors Buildings Cities, questions the current role of the National Bank of Belgium withing the city of Brussels, as the institution has distanced itself from the city by the digitalization and outsourcing of former location-bound banking activities. This graduation project, ...
master thesis 2022
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van den Hoek, Mick (author)
The Koudenhorn police building is located in the historic inner city of Haarlem. It sits on the western bank of the Spaarne river, along which runs one of the main traffic arteries of the city. To the north the plot is defined by the wide canal of the Nieuwe Gracht. The narrow Zakstraat runs along the southern side. Due to its current function,...
master thesis 2022
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Abbassi, Annasophie (author)
In current times sustainability is a major priority in the building industry which contributes largely to country’s total energy consumption. Additionally, educational buildings make up a large part of building stocks around the world and these buildings are responsible for large part of energy consumption especially by heating, cooling, and...
student report 2022
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Bracken, G. (author)
Xing Ruan’s 'Confucius’ Courtyard: Architecture, Philosophy and the Good Life in China' is authoritative, erudite, and enjoyable. And it is about so much more than architecture, encompassing as it does culture, gardens, literature, and calligraphy in its exploration of this most significant of Chinese spaces: the courtyard. Divided into three...
report 2022
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Shih, Yi-Chen (author)
Borders affect both spatial properties and human behaviors. The way people experience spaces determines the thickness of borders, and the thickness is the space of threshold. This architectural concept is inspired by the architectural elements – door which involves a character of connection and separation. The duality of interface challenges the...
master thesis 2021
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Gelderblom, Jorn (author)
Background More and more people have to deal with dementia themselves, in their direct or indirect environment. However, this problem is often not part of everyday life in our society. Our living environment is not designed for the increasing dependence of these people and the problems that they daily face remains often behind closed doors. The...
master thesis 2021
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Derckx, Britt (author)
The Ikebana gallery school positions itself in a dense urban context with a secure connection to its didactic elements and the reappreciation of the chosen craft. It is a multi-faced project which sheds light on education, residents and parties to re-direct the urban context. My interventions for the Gasthuisplaats allow me the opportunity to...
master thesis 2021
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van der Straaten, Sem (author)
This thesis investigates the historical evolution of the atrium house in Europe. The origin and the climatic benefits of the atrium house were found by conducting literature review. Typological variants on the atrium house are determined by testing them to a set of criteria. The traditional atrium house developed in the Roman empire from Greek...
student report 2021
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Kousa, C. (author), Pottgiesser, U. (author), Lubelli, B. (author)
The rehabilitation and sustainable transformation of residential heritage of the Old City of Aleppo (Syria) is one of the most pressing issues to regain the livability of this city. This research paper aims to gain insight into the residents’ conditions and needs by studying/mapping/analyzing the status of the residential heritage and the...
journal article 2021
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Wilms Floet, W.W.L.M. (author)
Urban Oases is an ode to the architecture of Dutch hofjes. It explains why hofjes have been a natural and attractive part of the urban fabric of the Netherlands for six centuries and why they continue to appeal to new generations. The appeal of hofje architecture lies in its ability to renew its medieval archetype - an enclosed living...
book 2021
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Chen, SZU-JU (author)
The interventions topic first came to mind when I discovered there was a dark alley within one of the neoclassical façades along Macedonia street leading to a courtyard behind. It turned out that there were many courtyards like this dispersed throughout the city, providing potential for public space alternatives for the city of Skopje. The...
master thesis 2020
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Zheng, Yaying (author)
The site of the project is in Anderlecht, Brussels. The design proposal including two parts: urban proposal and architectural proposal. For the urban renewal, I re-allocated the arrangement considering the programs, the new buildings groups follow their counterpart one by one, several inner courtyards acting as the spine of the site, connecting...
master thesis 2020
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Sou, Son Hei (author)
Ethiopia is forecast to be the fastest growing economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Partly due to this economic growth, the urban population is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades. In the group of urban migrants, more than half comes from rural areas, indicating a large sum of poorly educated, low skilled workers as major part of...
master thesis 2020
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