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van Essen, Kees (author)
This research introduces the concept of Universal Prefab (UP), a highly modular building system which uses only prefabricated elements to realise building designs. The discrete structural elements are connected with a standardized connection throughout the entire structure that allows for quick assembly, increasing the efficiency of construction...
master thesis 2021
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Thomassen, Luc (author)
Engineered Moso bamboo has favorable mechanical properties and shows great potential for large scale application in European architecture due to its high renewability. However, lack of standardization and coherence in test data trongly hinders its practical application. In this research paper, the practical application potential of Moso bamboo...
master thesis 2021
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Hamelijnck, Max (author)
This master thesis' main objective is to develop a parametric design tool which improves the design process and explores the building typologies of a hybrid modular timber construction based on global and local structural requirements. The hybrid modular timber construction is core-less and combines load-bearing and corner-supported modules. The...
master thesis 2021
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Snel, Senna (author)
Refurbishment is a critical strategy in the circular economy (Bocken et al., 2016). Despite the environmental and financial benefits, refurbished products are not a popular consumer choice (Mugge et al., 2017). Refurbished products are seen as old, used and of low quality, and consumers worry that products are contaminated with traces of a prior...
master thesis 2021
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Wang, G. (author)
According to Person-Centred Care, as far as possible, people with dementia should be cared for in a way that takes into account their personality, life experiences and preferences. Personalisation is hence the core of Person-Centred Care, yet the approaches, recommendations and tools are lacking for this purpose. Therefore, the author...
doctoral thesis 2021
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van Gelderen, Thijs (author)
Recycling and reuse of structures and elements is important to reduce the carbon footprint of the building industry. Reuse requires much less energy than recycling and therefore has much potential. However, reuse is still rarely put in practice due to the many challenges constructing with reuse involves. One of these challenges is the complex...
master thesis 2021
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Kuijpers, Sophie (author)
Politicians, scientific researchers and companies all know; the transition to a Circular Economy [CE] should start now, or actually should have started yesterday. The CE is an economic system that replaces the current take-make-waste linear system and replaces this with the reduction, reuse and recovering of resources. The challenge is to build...
master thesis 2021
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Marradi, Chiara (author)
In the last decades, more and more complex societal and environmental challenges are rising. Social Innovation is an emerging and promising framework to tackle complex global challenges at the local level of urban contexts. These projects are socially, culturally and contextually embedded and highly dependent on the local ecosystem of resources....
master thesis 2021
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Wysocki, Jakub (author)
Residents typically have a negligible impact on their living units spatial layout in mass housing projects. Building industry lacks tools for users to create space tailored to their needs. The purpose of this work is facilitate co-creation by providing a pre-configured and engineered set of spatial units corresponding to human activities, in...
master thesis 2021
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Bruinsma, Floris (author)
The objective of this project is to devise and develop a design tool that lets the user explore different force flows during conceptual design, with the goal to inform different geometries, thereby realizing an integrated design process. Key characteristics that this tool must incorporate to be successful are defined as feedback (the ability to...
master thesis 2021
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Wang, G. (author), Albayrak, A. (author), Hogervorst, Eef (author), van der Cammen, T.J.M. (author)
Personalisation is a crucial element in providing person-centred care for people with de-mentia. This paper presents the development and evaluation of a design toolkit to facilitate the work of designers and healthcare professionals in personalising dementia care. This toolkit, named “Know-me”, was grounded in the findings of Ergonomics in...
journal article 2021
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Krijnen, Bas (author)
The growing need for CubeSats could present strong demands for the use of automated systems during the early stage of the design cycle. Automated design tools that are able to incorporate the entire design space offered by the commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components for CubeSats may potentially improve the design of a CubeSat, compared to...
master thesis 2020
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Lu, Jiahao (author)
From the internet to the sensors in wearable devices, people leave their digital traces behind both online and offline. Data is getting ubiquitous and cheap. Some new fields, like business intelligence, are recognized and emerging. As a trustworthy and precise material, data is also a valuable source for designers. It provides accurate and...
master thesis 2020
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Croonen, Lieve (author)
Concrete is one of the most used and energy-demanding materials in the world and unfortunately it is currently not being used optimally, while it has a long lifespan and the potential to be reused. Also, because the Netherlands has the ambition to build 1 million houses by 2030, it offers the opportunity to tackle the concrete in the Dutch...
master thesis 2020
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Wong, Marcella (author)
A graduation based on evidence based long-term design principles, translated into contemporary context and beyond. The design principles are used to create a neighbourhood in a gentle way: letting people participate in the design and development proces, keep housing (forever) affordable, to think beyond short-term effect by creating social impact.
master thesis 2020
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Alvita, R. (author)
Due to the increase of global containerized trade and container vessel sizes, the necessity of container terminal development is unavoidable. On the other hand, designing a container terminal is a very complex process, and on a concept design phase, a quick assessment for the design alternatives should be done in a limited time, cost, and effort...
master thesis 2020
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Teeling, J.W. (author)
During a previous research project, a parametric model for conceptual layout design has been developed. The model uses optimisation using genetic algorithms to approach the optimal breakwater layout for specific locations. <br/>The developed model serves as a successful proof-of-concept. In the model, several aspects of design have been...
master thesis 2020
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Backx, Stephan (author)
The Netherlands is currently in the process of transitioning from a linear economy to a circular economy, in accordance with the ”Nederland Circulair 2050” policy. To increase the circularity of buildings, several approaches can be integrated. In this research, the so-called Design for Deconstruction and Donor Structural Framework concepts are...
master thesis 2020
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van den Heuvel, Oscar (author)
Floating production units require to be permanently moored offshore. For shallow water field developments, typical designs include soft yoke mooring systems which is a single point mooring technology. Produced fluid is transported via a geostatic tower along the transfer hoses to the production unit. Single point mooring systems will weathervane...
master thesis 2020
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Lee, Y. (author), Breuer, C.V. (author), Schifferstein, Hendrik N.J. (author)
Food design is a relatively new discipline that requires designers to become familiar with several areas that are not currently covered in many design curricula, such as agriculture, the food industry, culinary processes and the hospitality industry. To inspire, enrich and facilitate food design processes, we developed and tested a card set...
journal article 2020
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