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  • Anne Lacaton: Visiting Professor 2016-2017/ Chair of Heritage & Architecture

    Anne Lacaton

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    Anne Lacaton has been a visiting professor at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment during the Fall Semester 2016-2017, hosted by the Chair of Heritage & Design. It’s important to collect and publish these ideas and positions by students and teachers involved with the semester’s work. We hope that this booklet will leave a trace and a lasting material for reflection and discussion.

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  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: Restauratie en transformatie van een nationaal monument

    Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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    Deze monumentale monografie vormt het ultieme naslagwerk over de geschiedenis, restauratie en vernieuwing van het beroemdste museum van Nederland. Uitvoerig onderzoek en uitgebreide documentatie tonen hoe de restauratie van het negentiende-eeuwse monument van architect Pierre Cuypers werd verenigd met de eisen van een modern topmuseum in de eenentwintigste eeuw.

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  • The Ecological Turn: Design, Architecture and Aesthetics beyond “Anthropocene”

    The Ecological Turn

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    How does the ecological thinking affect architects, designers and the design culture itself? The Anthropocene is a geological event, but also a political one that lies in overcoming the idea of crisis. Acknowledging this change means rethinking the very ecology of the project in environmental and atmospheric terms. The changes we face don’t depend on missing balances, but on compromises reached between conservation and exploitation. The Anthropocene is in our suggested reading the time of the end of our representations and the time of the...

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