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Treffers, Nils (author)
Traffic square and station Marconiplein, the project site, has become a cacophony of highly controlled and isolated traffic domains which one wants to passage and exit as quickly as possible. Like many other metrostation in Rotterdam the passage of time dominates the passage of place and the notion of the station as real-estate prevails over it...
master thesis 2020
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Ravichandrakumar, Dhushyanth (author)
Chennai, a city in the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, has grown from a colonial outpost to a metropolitan city today through a process of rapid urbanisation causing a loss of open spaces in the city and a general lack of public spaces. Chennai, geographically divided by the Cooum river into the North and South, also has characteristic...
master thesis 2020
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Di Nicola, C. (author)
When we talk about Rome it is difficult not to think about its waters, from the Tiber to the beautiful fountains that adorn the cities. The original territory, where Rome was founded, was incredibly marshy, due to the continuous flooding of the Tiber, but the Romans, thanks to their ingenuity, were able to reclaim the area through sewers and...
master thesis 2020
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Amarendra, B. (author)
People continually shape the landscape. The landscape being a palimpset of their socio-economic and cultural ethos. Few landscapes become valued as heritage and a marker for regional identity. However, often times, landscapes deemed as heritage might not strike upan attachment with the lives of the people around and within it. A heritage...
master thesis 2020
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van Schooten, Karin (author)
As e-commerce continues to grow, warehouses face the challenge of keeping up with product flows. Vanderlande provides a pick-and-place robot (SIR) that helps in improving capacity. However, SIR's capacity is limited by its vacuum gripper and its inability to solve failures. The aim of this thesis is to improve SIR by adding a second gripper and...
master thesis 2020
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Slingerland, G. (author), Lukosch, S.G. (author), Brazier, F.M. (author)
Outdoor play activities are one of the ways via which children can acquire a sense of place towards their neighbourhood. Engaging children in the design of these activities through Participatory Design (PD) holds promise. However, knowledge lacks on the characteristics of place-making processes for children, the changing dynamics in these...
conference paper 2020
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Daniilidis, Alexandros (author), Nick, H.M. (author), Bruhn, D.F. (author)
Interest in direct use geothermal systems is increasing due to their ability to supply renewable, environmentally friendly heat. Such systems are mostly developed in conduction dominated geological settings where faults are often encountered. Interdependencies between physical, design and operational parameters make it difficult to assess the...
journal article 2020
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Chen, Y. (author), Qu, L. (author)
The rapid development of Chinese megacities in the last decades have been mainly characterized by top-down planning and large-scale urban development and redevelopment, as well as by using place-making as a tool for city branding. This approach has also been used in other countries and has been constantly criticized for replacing old...
journal article 2020
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de Zeeuw, C.M. (author), Peeters, D.M.J. (author), Bergsma, O.K. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
For the application of composite materials to become more widespread and replace traditional materials their manufacturing processes and final products will need to be competitive and be e.g. lighter, stronger or stiffer and quicker, easier or more cost-efficient to produce than traditional materials. The state of the art for pick-and-place...
review 2020
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Jansen, S.J.T. (author)
In the Netherlands, the extraction of natural gas from the ground has led to soil subsidence and the occurrence of earthquakes. These earthquakes cause physical damage to buildings and give rise to psychological distress. Research on the impact of natural hazards, such as earthquakes, has shown that there is a complicated relationship between...
journal article 2019
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Shadap, Alan (author)
This thesis is an exploration of the cultural characteristics and urban identity of residential neighbourhoods of Shillong, a hilltown settlement in the north east region of India. The rapid pace of unplanned urbanization trends in the hill stations of India has resulted in the degradation of the quality of public space networks of hill stations...
master thesis 2019
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van der Sar, Lauren (author)
Immigration a process of all times. This is certainly visible a city such as Rotterdam. Nowadays, Rotterdam is one of the largest harbour cities in Europe, with a strong and prosperous harbor industry. On the other hand the city is also a place of contrasts. A key characteristic of port cities is the wide range of nationalities and cultures....
master thesis 2019
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Ali, Achmed (author)
aghdad, once the cultural and social centre of the Arab world, has become a theatre of violence and devastation. Simultaneously, altering people lives, social interaction, urban fabric and Iraqi’s identity. This paper examines this situation by sharing five narratives of five places in Baghdad. Those places are public spaces, each different in...
master thesis 2019
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Isaza, Elisa (author), Kalyan, Kavya (author), Suresh, Kavya (author), Rezikalla, Minalies (author), Wu, Jiajun (author)
This project displays an explorative attempt at redefining the megablock planning concept. The Greater Bay Area (GBA), as the site of interest, is undergoing rapid metropolization, with a risk of resulting in the formation of indistinguishable, generic urban structures. The fast development and the migration process have defined a region with...
student report 2019
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Song, Yue (author)
Improving the quality of urban spaces has always been the central concern for the urban designers. Street as the typical type of public spaces comprises more than 80% of public space in cities, but they often fail to provide a space where people can safely walk, bicycle and socialize, this mainly because cars dramatically occupies most street...
master thesis 2019
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Ling, Wenqian (author)
The general problem of the thesis project is the issue of declining liveability of old neighbourhood area and the lost place identity of Shao City. To be more specific, the problem focus is the fractured social-spatial network between the old neighbourhood and the area for new social class like Kuanzhai Alley & gated communities with...
master thesis 2019
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van Bergen en Henegouwen, Loek (author)
The global population is ageing at a rapid pace, accordingly many countries implement ageing in place policies to prevent unmanageable growth of costs of institutionalised care settings. Like many other countries, the Dutch government also shifted towards ageing in place policies to reduce the costs of institutionalised care settings. Ageing in...
master thesis 2019
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van Ardenne, Maurits (author)
We have entered a new époque, transforming our societies from the mechanical to the digital. This unlocks a lot of new opportunities and abilities, but also results into big societal and behavioural changes, which need to be addressed in our built environment. Architecture seems to have disappeared on the background, while technological...
master thesis 2019
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Luken, Lodewijk (author)
The current take-make-dispose economy, resulting in resource pressure and environmental problems, calls for circular economics. Islands are perfect living laboratories, because of their clearly defined boundaries and vulnerability to external factors. In this graduation Project, Ilha de Paquetá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is taken as a case study...
master thesis 2019
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Pesch, U. (author), Ishmaev, G. (author)
New network technologies are framed as eliminating ‘transaction costs’, a notion first developed in economic theory that now drives the design of market systems. However, the actual promise of the elimination of transaction costs seems unfeasible, because of a cyclical pattern in which network technologies that make that promise create...
journal article 2019
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