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Elders, Bente (author)
Restrictions from the covid pandemic are lifted. However, the office remains changed, the hybrid way of working seems to stick. Employees want flexibility and choose when to work from home and when they work in the office. The norm of a hybrid work week is working three days in the office and two days from home. Resulting in office space that is...
master thesis 2024
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CHEN, MENG (author)
In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive global trade environment, cargo terminals have become crucial hubs for the transportation of goods. However, workers in these environments often face physically demanding tasks, such as heavy lifting, awkward body postures, harmful noise, and extreme temperatures. Besides, they also mentally face the...
master thesis 2024
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Memović, Samir (author)
This study explores the use and demand for offices in the Netherlands in 2050. Employees and employers have not found a balance in hybrid working, resulting in significant hidden vacancy. This refers to office space that is leased but not utilized, leading to ineffective office management. Real estate managers lack a guide to formulate a future...
master thesis 2024
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Fajtl, Michael (author)
In an era when rising threats put increasing pressure on security demands in state office buildings, the public trust in these same governmental institutions is on the decline, owing to a sense of detachment and lack of transparency.<br/>This detachment partially stems from the functional and physical separation of people’s civic and political...
master thesis 2024
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Espinal, Liz (author)
Sufficient housing supply is one of the most significant issues in the Dutch housing market. The Dutch government aims to realise 15.000 dwellings a year by transforming vacant commercial real estate. However, a discrepancy can be noted between the number of buildings that developers have been willing to transform in the past decade and what the...
master thesis 2024
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van der Ham, Anja (author)
Renovation of existing buildings is proposed as a solution for buildings that do not fit the Climate Target Plan 2030. In the Netherlands, there is a new mandate requiring Dutch office buildings to attain a minimum EPC class C rating by January 1st, 2023. Recent studies indicate that 10% of Dutch office buildings are currently rated at EPC class...
master thesis 2023
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Vonk, Renzo (author)
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of indoor air quality in preventing the spread of airborne transmissive diseases. Offices are some of the largest hotspots for disease transmission. To address this issue, a joint venture between FLEX/design and Euromate, called ‘X-Lair,’ aims to design an air purifier specifically targeting...
master thesis 2023
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Alhamad, Alaa (author)
This project aims to transform an old vacant office former tax building in Leeuwarden into a healthy living community, enhancing the health and well-being of its residents. By creating a welcoming environment with green spaces and amenities, the project promotes physical and mental well-being, community engagement, and high quality of life. The...
master thesis 2023
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Carpentier Alting, Sebastiaan (author)
The way we work and the demand for offices is changing in the Netherlands. This poses the question whether the traditional office park is still viable. However, the demand for housing provides an opportunity to transform these outdated office parks into new mixed-use areas. This way the quality of the area could be improved, and the area could...
master thesis 2023
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Kormelink, Sylvia (author)
Most people are familiar with play as entertainment in the form of toys and games for children, but the same cannot be said for play as a means to energise for adults. And taking breaks to refresh during work is not something that we are generally good at, as was reflected in the results of various interviews which can be found in this thesis....
master thesis 2023
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Morres, Max (author)
As remote work becomes increasingly popular, many people are working or studying at their dinner table while seated in a chair that does not adequately support them or is not appropriately sized, leading to various physical complaints. Traditional office chairs are often big and bulky, and their design does not complement home environments....
master thesis 2023
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Goedert, Gina (author)
Once, counting as an important banking hub and capital for fashion design within the Arabian countries, Beirut’s favourable economic positioning was weakened by social unrests, political standstill, and economic volatility. Beirut’s population has been facing severe socioeconomic challenges for the past decades, also reflected in the fashion...
master thesis 2023
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Cui, Jasmine (author)
“Hybrid Working, Quality Living” seizes the opportunity of the surging hybrid remote working trend to promote work style and lifestyle changes in office districts and beyond. Remote working has been developing but has never been applied on such a global scale before. Since the end of 2019, it has brought our attention back to several long...
master thesis 2023
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Serdiukov, Stepan (author)
The rise of technological development of services, digitalization of a building and<br/>its influence on future design approaches is a main concern of this thesis.
master thesis 2023
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van Overbeek, Rens (author)
A considerable share of the global greenhouse gases is caused by the construction and real estate sector, but the increasing awareness on global climate change within the industry caused the emergence of multiple voluntary environmental certifications. The effects of environmental certification on office rents have received considerable...
master thesis 2023
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Melsom, James (author), Hurkxkens, Ilmar (author)
Landscape erosion processes can be problematic and are universal in their effect on all forms of landscape contexts and conditions. Hydrological erosion processes are important features of ecologies, yet are often extremely problematic, and can be exacerbated by climate extremes, weather events, animal and human activities, and especially...
journal article 2023
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Colenberg, S.E. (author), Appel-Meulenbroek, Rianne (author), Romero Herrera, N.A. (author), Keyson, D.V. (author)
The rise of remote working has highlighted the importance of office spaces that support employees’ social well-being. However, there is a lack of explicit knowledge on how to design such spaces. In order to address this gap, this study explored the strategies employed by practitioners in designing social office spaces. In-depth interviews...
journal article 2023
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Sommitr, Thanon (author)
The world is moving toward environmental sustainability and a circular economy. The construction industry generates more than one-third of waste in landfills around the world is considered a critical sector. Material leakage is becoming one of the most concerning issues in the construction industry globally. <br/><br/>Due to globalization, many...
master thesis 2022
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Leemans, Bas (author)
The graduation studio of Interiors Buildings Cities 2021/2022 revolves around the transformation of the National Bank of Belgium, a 90.000 m2 triangular building block which contains the offices of a public institution that controls and regulates a capitalist economy, independent from the government, between the lower and higher part of the...
master thesis 2022
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Worm, Renske (author)
The Graduation Studio of Interiors Buildings Cities (2021-2022) examines the possible future of the National Bank of Belgium, located in the city of Brussels. The Bank as a collective system has recently come under scrutiny because of the ongoing climate change and the switch from physical to digital payments. <br/>The municipality of Brussels...
master thesis 2022
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