BK BOOKS https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press <p><strong>BK BOOKS</strong>&nbsp;is an open press dedicated to open access book publications that are authored, edited and/or published by staff members of TU Delft's Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment,&nbsp;or its predecessors: Faculty of Architecture // OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment // Berlage Institute. The Dutch name for this faculty is Bouwkunde. This explains the abbreviation BK.</p> en-US publishing-lib@tudelft.nl (Open Publishing) publishing-lib@tudelft.nl (Open Publishing) OMP http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 PRESERVING THE CONTEMPORARY HISTORIC CITY OF KYOTO https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/809 <p>This volume delves into the multifaceted aspects of urban governance, preservation, and innovation in the historic city of Kyoto. This collection of essays and research papers offers profound insights and thoughtful analyses into the preservation of urban public goods, historical administration, residential renovation, and community-building in one of Japan’s most culturally rich cities.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> Noriko Inoue, Valentina Orioli, Martina Massari (Volume editor) Copyright (c) 2024 Noriko Inoue, Valentina Orioli, Martina Massari (Volume editor) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/809 Tue, 14 May 2024 00:00:00 +0000 About the New Architect https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/808 <p>With over 40 years of experience as a lecturer, architect and driver of architectural policy, Thijs Asselbergs looks ahead in About the new architect. In response to conversations with students, Asselbergs shares his personal perspective on the profession and explains how ‘the new architect’ should be shaped.</p> <p>In 2008, when Thijs Asselbergs had just taken up his position as professor at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed. It ushered in the financial crisis, which had an enormous impact on the construction industry and architecture. Over half of the architects at the time lost assignments or quit altogether. This led to a rise in small architectural firms with all kinds of new forms of collaboration. What does the future of architecture look like after that turbulent history? Which challenges await the current generation of architects in times of far-reaching economic and climatic changes? And what is the difference between the old and the new architect?</p> Thijs Asselbergs (Author) Copyright (c) 2023 Thijs Asselbergs (Author) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/808 Wed, 09 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Architectural Education In Times Of Uncertainty https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/806 <p>Architecture and, by extension, architectural education are severely challenged by the scale and magnitude as well as the complexity of current criticalities. The climate breakdown, the loss of biodiversity, and the impending resource depletion call for a radical rethinking of what is inherent to architecture, but also of how architecture relates to the economy, society, and nature. The certainties our profession has long relied upon are becoming less and less convincing. Technology alone seems unable to provide us with credible answers for our troubled present; a new paradigm is still at large, further contributing to an ever-growing sense of instability. What will the future look like? Uncertainty takes over as a condition of being while knowing that any decisions we make will be imperfect, just like our view of the world is imperfect. But should we account for uncertainty as a vulnerability? Or can uncertainty free us at last from our pre-established notions and biases towards the making of a new architecture that is informed by a completely different set of principles and values? How are architectural education and pedagogy then affected by this predicament?</p> Olga Ioannou (Volume editor) Copyright (c) 2023 Olga Ioannou (Volume editor) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/806 Sat, 01 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Small Museums Change https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/805 <p>What is a ‘small museum’? In this book, the term ‘small’ refers to a museum with a maximum of two ‘normally’ paid full-time functions and further completely staffed by volunteers. People are placed in the centre of the definition, as they should be.</p> Silvia Naldini, Nicholas Clarke (Author) Copyright (c) 2023 Silvia Naldini, Nicholas Clarke (Author) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/805 Wed, 14 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 aE Journal 2023/2024 https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/804 <p>Architectural Engineering Graduation Studio (aE Studio) started 15 years ago. It was intended as an architectural design studio for master student with a technical fascination. It started in 2008 from the department that was then still called Building Technology. Bouwkunde and bouwkunst coincide. If technology is the answer what is the design question? The basis is formed by optimal integration of climate design, structural design and building physics, including the increasingly strong developments from parametric design. Starting research from the perspective of the making or climatizing and then coming up with an assignment that anticipates current spatial issues. Lifting the world by devising innovative solutions designed across the scales and visualizing, presenting and discussing them from the perspective of an aEsthetic ingenuity.</p> <p>Since the start of aE Studio, we have been accountable to the faculty community by publishing this journal every year. This is the thirteenth volume that is once again widely distributed within TU Delft and beyond. It is a platform for graduating students and an exchange tool for lecturers and researchers. Design research is presented at current locations on the basis of themes. aE always works together with external architects, engineering firms, government, builders and manufacturers of building components. We deliberately bring such parties into our faculty so that students, but also the creative industry can learn from each other. Working on integral innovative solutions that can stimulate the manufacturing industry. Addressing the complex sustainability issues at play. Anticipating the need to implement circularity in process and design product.</p> <p>aE brings together many innovative aspects that a world in transition needs and which form a design challenge for new architects. We not only work with researchers and teachers from building technology, but also from management of the built environment. We look for entrepreneurial challenges and stimulate new architects to take responsibility for what they design.</p> <p>And of course, we think across the scales. That is why we are proud of our collaborations with Landscape Architecture and Urbanism. We want to be able to optimally integrate nature, while harvesting water, food and energy in the built environment. We want to help thinking about how water problems can be optimally solved in the delta by making it an integral part of the<br />task. We want to get rid of twentieth century solutions that are no longer desired due to climate change, scarcity of materials or a lack of adaptability. The 21st century calls for new ways of thinking and design that must be thought through by new architects/engineers. We would like to share such new inspiring examples. That is why this journal is full of inspiration and design ideas for a more future-proof earth!</p> Thijs Asselbergs, Annebregje Snijders, Mo Smit, Mauro Parravicini, Annekee Groeninx van Zoelen (Volume editor) Copyright (c) 2023 Thijs Asselbergs, Annebregje Snijders, Mo Smit, Mauro Parravicini, Annekee Groeninx van Zoelen (Volume editor) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/804 Thu, 08 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 The Ecological Turn https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/803 <p>How does the ecological thinking affect architects, designers&nbsp;and the design culture itself? The Anthropocene is a geological&nbsp;event, but also a political one that lies in overcoming the&nbsp;idea of crisis. Acknowledging this change means rethinking&nbsp;the very ecology of the project in environmental and atmospheric&nbsp;terms.&nbsp;The changes we face don’t depend on missing balances,&nbsp;but on compromises reached between conservation and&nbsp;exploitation. The Anthropocene is in our suggested reading&nbsp;the time of the end of our representations and the time of&nbsp;the beginning of other narratives that belong to a non-linear&nbsp;dimension.&nbsp;Anthropocene is a category which has the merit of challenging&nbsp;our conventions in an oblique manner by reconnecting&nbsp;the history of mankind with the history of the Earth. In this&nbsp;respect, design visions can be the tool for activating new&nbsp;relations.&nbsp;Within this process of change, how do the figures of architects&nbsp;and designers rethink their role, their knowledge,&nbsp;experimenting with new design approaches?&nbsp;The conference wants to explore these issues from different&nbsp;points of view, in particular the “socio-bio-geosphere in its&nbsp;uncertain becoming by making the disciplines of the project&nbsp;communicate and by varying the scale of analysis, from the&nbsp;molecular scale of the environmental effects on our heritage,&nbsp;to that of the world’s flow of goods and capital.&nbsp;</p> Laura Succini, Loreno Arboritanza, Anna Chiara Benedetti, Karilene Rochink Costa, Simone Gheduzzi, Rosa Grasso, Ivano Gorzanelli, Simona Rinaldi, Ilaria Ruggeri, Ilaria Zedda (Volume editor) Copyright (c) 2022 Loreno Arboritanza Anna Chiara Benedetti Karilene Rochnik Costa Simone Gheduzzi Rosa Grasso Ivano Gorzanelli Simona Rinaldi Ilaria Ruggeri Laura Succini Ilaria Zedda (Volume editors) https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/803 Mon, 11 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Transit Stations https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/807 <p>The City of Innovations Project ‘Walk-IN Stations’ is organized around speculating and projecting on future scenarios for the South of Rotterdam. Students are invited to reflect on the importance of transport networks within and extending from the city. In considering the way these networks have shaped the city through weaving the urbanities of the city center(s) and suburban areas and how they will further shape the future urban territories, this elective positions itself as a negotiation between architecture, network infrastructure, public realm, policy &amp; governance and the territory. Stations are architectural objects which connect an area to the city’s territorial plane and have the potential to generate new urban dynamics. In the compact city the station no longer is simply the space to access mobility networks, in this informed by their dry pragmatism, but becomes an urban place of sociality and encounter - an extended public space beyond mobility itself. Furthermore, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has developed a vision on the future of Public Transport (towards 2040)1 based on new mobilities and Door-to-Door solutions. The vision was followed by the “Handelingsperspectief”, intended as an instrument to jointly map the current and future needs of PT nodes and their surroundings2. The stations of the future become hubs3, where you can transfer from one mode of transport to another. Hubs are also destinations in themselves, places to meet up, to work, to exercise, to eat. How are new mobility solutions integrated in the current system and take shape at public transport nodes, in the context of low car inner-cities (Autoluw) like in Rotterdam? Which relationships and cross-fertilizations can be significant for the design of the future urban stations in Rotterdam? How should these stations be developed in order to act as public places for collective action? How could one create an optimal mobility chain by decreasing transition friction, increasing quality of the space at station locations? This elective will attempt to answer those questions through research-by-design process, conducted by the students and tutors of Complex Projects in close collaboration with the City of Rotterdam, and enjoys the contribution of the University of Gustave Eiffel, Delta Metropool Association, De Zwarte Hond and PosadMaxwan experts on station developments.</p> <p>The elective course City of Innovations is scheduled in Q3, between MSc1 design studio and MSc2 research and design studio. It attracts students from different tracks, from architecture and landscape architecture to urban planning, urbanism and management. City of Innovations guides research-by-design projects focusing on mobility and public space challenges. Teachers and students work together exploring the increasingly complex world that demands increasingly complex projects, in design and also in the way of designing.</p> <p>The studio is organized with the method of charrette (period of intense design activity and short-term design project, usually developed in teams), focusing on 3 stations with different characters in Rotterdam Zuid. Research is done per station, in groups of 12 students; followed by a “stakeholder workshop”, students conclude the research result into spatial criteria and quality requirements. Departing from different priorities, the students split into smaller groups to develop different approaches for a more sustainable and inclusive station developed within the implementation of the new mobility method.</p> Manuela Triggianese, Yagiz Söylev, Yang Zhang, Halina Veloso e Zarate (Volume editor) Copyright (c) 2022 Manuela Triggianese, Yagiz Söylev, Yang Zhang, Halina Veloso e Zarate (Volume editor) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/807 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 LA.X https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/802 <p>This book is about the first ten years of the master track in Landscape Architecture at the Department of Urbanism in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft. It delves into the personal, educational, didactical, organizational and, above all, substantive dimensions of the teaching of this appealing and highly relevant discipline at the academic level.</p> <p>The book has three parts. The first part — PROFILE — discusses the context and events that led up to the development of the master track and influenced its further development — from the very first landscape architecture related appointments and initiatives in the 1940s to the first day in September 2010 when the programme began with seven participants, and on to the celebration of its tenth anniversary in 2021. Infographics show the numbers and profiles of the student population and illustrate the structure of the master curriculum.</p> <p>The second section — WORK — contains snapshots of drawings, photos, collages and other graphic material produced by our students. The images are loosely grouped according to the five stages in the design process: exploring, understanding, conceptualizing, modifying and engineering the landscape. Interspersed with this kaleidoscopic variety of images you will find a series of short essays on key topics in landscape&nbsp;architecture education written by the present staff of the Landscape Architecture section.</p> <p>Finally, at the end of the book you will find a few lists — PEOPLE — of all those involved: students, staff and guest lecturers. They are the ones who made and still make the master track such a wonderful community to belong to.</p> <p>Over the past ten years the master track has remained relatively small, with an average of 25 to 30 new students each year. It is this limited number that has enabled staff and students to get to know each other so well. Our staff still keep in touch with many alumni from all over the world who now work in private practice or the public sector, are studying for their PhD or have taken up a teaching position. Staff and alumni met again during an online gathering last summer as part of our tenth anniversary celebration. It was great to listen to their stories and hear them talking about the projects they are working on.</p> <p>Landscape architecture is a crucial profession with much to offer for meeting the current challenges in the spatial domain in the Netherlands and abroad. The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has therefore whole-heartedly supported the establishment of the master track and will continue to do so in the efforts of the section and the department to further develop, both in terms of capacity and content. Ten years on, we see evidence that those trained in Delft have a lot to offer and can help to make our planet healthier and our everyday landscape more beautiful. We are proud of what the section has achieved so far.</p> <p>This is also the place to extend my fullest appreciation to the members of the Landscape Architecture section who have devoted their time and energy to building up a solid curriculum and worldwide network. In particular, I thank Inge Bobbink, who has been responsible for coordinating the track during all those years. She has generously borne a substantial share of the formal and informal responsibilities for organizing the track and developing the content of higher education in landscape architecture at Delft.</p> <p>Compiling a book such as this, which depends on pulling together contributions from a wide variety of sources, has not been an easy task, especially during the Covid pandemic. Inge Bobbink and Bieke Cattoor, thank you for your commitment in the process of coordination. Thank you very much, staff and student assistants for your contributions, thank you Hans Gremmen for your dedicated design work and Derek Middleton for carefully translating. You have all done a great job!</p> <p>And all of us hope that you, reader, will enjoy it!</p> Sectie Landscape Architecture, Sectie Landscape Architecture, Sectie Landscape Architecture (Volume editor) Copyright (c) 2022 Sectie Landscape Architecture (Volume editor) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/802 Tue, 03 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 aE Journal 2022/2023 https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/801 <p>In the Architectural Engineering&nbsp;graduation studio we are looking for&nbsp;innovative solutions in engineered&nbsp;architectural design, while encouraging&nbsp;students to explore their role as&nbsp;architects in facing today’s challenges.&nbsp;Understanding existing potentials,&nbsp;knowing the possibilities of renewal and&nbsp;discovering how to design, innovate and&nbsp;initiate change are central themes in the&nbsp;aE/Intecture graduation studio. Under&nbsp;the guidance of a team of enthusiastic&nbsp;(guest) lecturers and tutors, students&nbsp;search for innovative technical solutions&nbsp;for diverse problems in various&nbsp;contexts. The three main research by&nbsp;design domains promoted in the aE /&nbsp;Intecture studio are ‘Make’ , ‘Flow’ and&nbsp;‘Stock’, as described below on this&nbsp;page. Each domain requires a different&nbsp;approach and offers unique design&nbsp;solutions, while creating multiple value&nbsp;for the built environment together.</p> Thijs Asselbergs, Annebregje Snijders, Mo Smit, Mauro Parravicini, Camille Gbaguidi (Volume editor) Copyright (c) 2022 Thijs Asselbergs, Annebregje Snijders, Mo Smit, Mauro Parravicini, Camille Charlotte, Sí¨ssito Gbaguidi (Volume editor) https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/801 Wed, 06 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000 INCLUSIVE STATIONS https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/799 <p>In the Dutch National Environmental Vision 2021, new living and working locations are mapped on existing urbanized sites - mainly at catchment areas of public transportation (PT) nodes or stations [1]. This is the case in the metropolitan area of Rotterdam, where new developments projects are taking place at several station locations. In the Rotterdam Mobility Plan [2] “inclusiveness in mobility” is emphasized by setting several objectives for a PT node. These objectives address the mixití© of facilities and attractiveness at station locations with public spaces, accessibility with more bikes (and sustainable modes of transport) and fewer cars in the city centre [3]. How could the station as a node respond to future challenges of seamless travel, inclusivity and the changing intensity of cars and pedestrian flows both in the centre and the periphery of the city of Rotterdam? The following pages intend to answer this question through the narrative of six research-by-design projects, conducted by the students of Complex Projects group and enrolled in “City of Innovations Project” elective, “Inclusive Stations’’.</p> <p>Working in close collaboration with the City of Rotterdam, teachers and design professionals, the students were asked to reflect on the importance of transport networks within and extending from the city. Through considering the way these networks have shaped the city by weaving the urbanites of the city center(s) and suburban areas, this elective has been focused on three station locations which act as gateways to the city center of Rotterdam: Meijersplein Airport station, Rotterdam Alexander rail-metro station and Slinge metro station. The ‘6 Visions X 3 Locations’ chapter is a systematization of the work of 27 masters students with input from designers of the City of Rotterdam, Delta Metropool Association and De Zwarte Hond. The research-through-design process consists of documenting and analysing the present urban conditions of selected station locations and proposing design solutions and visualisations of the development of these locations. It shows the methodology of the process that sees the interaction between students-teachers-professionals on a weekly basis through thematic workshops, lectures and site visits in Rotterdam.</p> <p>The elective “City of Innovations Project - Inclusive Stations’’ is connected to current research and design studios of Complex Projects group at the Department of Architecture dealing with the role of infrastructure as a catalyst of urban developments. This output is a follow up of recent publications by Complex Projects, such as: “Living Stations” (2020), “Amsterdam 2050” (2019) and “Stations as Nodes” (2018) published by TU Delft open.</p> <p>[1] More info: <a href="https://www.novistukken.nl/english/default.aspx">https://www.novistukken.nl/english/default.aspx</a></p> <p>[2] More info: <a href="http://tda-mobility.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rotterdam_Urban-Traffic_Plan.pdf">http://tda-mobility.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rotterdam_Urban-Traffic_Plan.pdf</a></p> <p>[3] Triggianese, M. (2021). Stations as a lever for inclusive growth. In M. Triggianese, O. Caso, &amp; Y. Sãylev (Eds.), Living Stations: The Design of Metro Stations in the (east flank) metropolitan areas of Rotterdam (pp.8-13). TU Delft Open.</p> Manuela Triggianese, Yagiz Sãylev (Volume editor) Copyright (c) 2021 Manuela Triggianese, Yagiz Sãylev (Volume editor) https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/press/catalog/book/799 Fri, 19 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000