• Ninth Annual Conference

    Building Data Architecture, Memory, and New Imaginaries

    Dirk van den Heuvel (ed), Fatma Tanış (ed), Bing van der Meer (ed)
    1 November 2022

    Ninth Annual Conference November 2019 - Jaap Bakema Study Centre

    This year’s annual conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre (JBSC) revisits the broad topic of the digital. This time the focus is on the vast amount of data that are being generated and...

  • Eighth Annual Conference

    The Observers Observed Architectural Uses of Ethnography

    Dirk van den Heuvel (ed), Fatma Tanış (ed), Sun Ah Hwang (ed)
    1 November 2021

    Eighth Annual Conference November 2019 - Jaap Bakema Study Centre

    To put together the programme for our annual conference has always been exciting and challenging. Part of the process is to formulate the thematic and call for papers, to review the incoming proposals of...

  • Living Stations The Design of Metro Stations in the (east flank) metropolitan areas of Rotterdam

    Manuela Triggianese (ed), Olindo Caso (ed), Yagiz Söylev (ed)
    4 February 2021

    Due to the growing demand for mobility (as a primary need for people to get to work, to obtain personal care or to go travelling), cities continue to be faced with new urban challenges. Stations represent, along mobility networks, not only transportation nodes (transfer points) but also...

  • Seventh Annual Conference

    Repositioning Architecture in the Digital

    Dirk van den Heuvel (ed), Soscha Monteiro de Jesus (ed), Sun Ah Hwang (ed)
    1 November 2020

    Seventh Annual Conference November 2019 - Jaap Bakema Study Centre

    This year’s conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre aims to critically explore the interplay between architecture and digital culture since the 1970s. How has the emergent data society materialized in...

  • Foundries of the Future A Guide for 21st Century Cities of Making

    Ben Croxford, Teresa Domenech, Birgit Hausleitner, Adrian Vickery Hill, Han Meyer, Alexandre Orban, Victor Muñoz Sanz, Fabio Vanin, Josie Warden
    11 March 2020

    This book attempts to shed light on the ways manufacturing can address urban challenges, it exposes constraints for the manufacturing sector and provides fifty patterns for working with urban manufacturing. This book has been written as a manual to help politicians, public authorities,...

  • Anchored by Hüppauf and Umbach’s notion of Vernacular Modernism and focusing on architecture and urbanism during Franco’s dictatorship from 1939 to 1975, this thesis challenges the hegemonic and Northern-oriented narrative of urban modernity. It develops arguments about the reciprocal...

  • Colour, Form and Space Rietveld Schröder House challenging the future

    Marie-Thérèse van Thoor (ed)
    13 February 2019

    This book on the Rietveld Schröder House (by Gerrit Th. Rietveld, 1924) sheds light on the thorough restorations of its exterior (1970s) and interior (1980s), and the principles for the furnishing when it opened as a museum house for the public, in 1987.

    Since the restorations, carried...

  • KLABS 6

    Pregledi održivosti i otpornosti građene sredine

    Saja Kosanović (ed), Nevena Novaković (ed), Alenka Fikfak (ed)
    15 September 2018

    Održiva i otporna građena sredina je složen sistem čije se značenje kontinualno razvija. Cilj ove publikacije je da problemu održivosti i otpornosti pristupi kroz sistematsko istraživanje različitih segmenata i razmera izgrađenog okruženja, odnosno da predstavljanjem preglednih radova...

  • KLABS 5

    sustainable and resilient building design approaches, methods and tools

    Saja Kosanović (ed), Tillmann Klein (ed), Thaleia Konstantinou (ed), Ana Radivojević (ed), Linda Hildebrand (ed)
    1 September 2018

    The challenges to which contemporary building design needs to respond grow steadily. They originate from the influence of changing environmental conditions on buildings, as well as from the need to reduce the impact of buildings on the environment. The increasing complexity requires the...

  • KLABS 4

    energy resources and building performance

    Thaleia Konstantinou (ed), Nataša Ćuković Ignjatović (ed), Martina Zbašnik-Senegačnik (ed)
    15 August 2018

    The use of energy in buildings is a complex problem, but it can be reduced and alleviated by making appropriate decisions. Therefore, architects face a major and responsible task of designing the built environment in such a way that its energy dependence will be reduced to a minimum, while at...

  • KLABS 3

    integrated urban planning directions, resources and territories

    Enrico Anguillari (ed), Branka Dimitrijević (ed)
    1 August 2018

    The purpose of the book on integrated urban planning (IUP) is to present ongoing research from the universities involved in the project Creating the Network of Knowledge Labs for Sustainable and Resilient Environments (KLABS).

    Although sustainability and resilience have been largely...

  • KLABS 2

    realms of urban design mapping sustainability

    Nevena Novaković (ed), Janez P Grom (ed), Alenka Fikfak (ed)
    15 July 2018

    The traditional thematic realms of urban design, such as liveability, social interaction, and quality of urban life, considered to be closely related to urban form and specifically to public space, have long since been recognised as important, and have given the discipline a certain identity....

  • KLABS 1

    sustainability and resilience socio-spatial perspective

    Alenka Fikfak (ed), Saja Kosanović (ed), Miha Konjar (ed), Enrico Anguillari (ed)
    1 July 2018

    Sustainability and resilience have become indispensable parts of the contemporary debate over the built environment. Although recognised as imperatives, the complexity and the variety of interpretations of sustainability and resilience have raised the necessity to again rethink their notion in...

  • Nishiyama Uzo-, educated as an architect between 1930 and 1933, was a key figure in Japanese urban planning. He was a prolific writer who influenced a whole generation of Japanese urban planners and his interpretations of foreign planning and local practice still influence Japanese planning...

  • imagine 10

    Rapids 2.0

    Ulrich Knaack, Dennis de Witte, Alamir Mohsen, Marcel Bilow, Oliver Tessmann
    1 July 2016

    The imagine series, developed at our faculty at TU Delft, is a book series championing ideas, concepts and physically built results. It is for designers and architects: to inspire them and to create a culture of imagination. At the start, the editors needed to promise the publisher a series of...

  • imagine 09


    Ulrich Knaack, Uta Pottgiesser, Jens Böke, Max Ernst, Linda Hildebrand, Anan Ashour
    1 July 2016

    This edition of Imagine is about a mobile workshop concept, which is and has been travelling across Europe. It links several universities that are members of the European Facade Network, which is developing a closeknit cadre of facade designers and specialists. What is interesting is to see...

  • Heat waves will occur in Rotterdam with greater frequency in the future. Those affected most will be the elderly – a group that is growing in size. In the light of the Paris heat wave of August 2003 and the one in Rotterdam in July 2006, mortality rates among the elderly in particular are...

  • Town Planning for Australia George Taylor

    Robert Freestone (ed)
    1 July 2015

    George Taylor’s Town Planning for Australia was the first dedicated book on the subject of urban planning published in Australia. Journalistic and ideological in style, it sets out a robust vision for a specifically Australian approach to planning and development of towns in a young...

  • imagine 08


    Ulrich Knaack, Sascha Hickert, Linda Hildebrand
    1 July 2015

    This volume of Imagine demonstrates in an impressive manner the many facets of the material concrete, and introduces unusual approaches for sustainable buildings. It becomes clear how, with concrete, we can expand the architectural design vocabulary and align it with today’s technical...

  • imagine 07

    Reimagining Housing

    Ulrich Knaack, Linda Hildebrand, Thaleia Konstantinou, Hansjörg Wieland
    1 December 2012

    This volume of the imagine book series is called reimagine housing because our intent is to identify new approaches for the refurbishment of existing buildings with a focus on residential housing. It’s that simple – and that complex!

    The topic can be divided into several aspects which...

  • imagine 06

    Reimagining the envelope

    Ulrich Knaack, Thaleia Konstantinou, Marcel Bilow
    1 July 2012

    This volume of the imagine book series focuses on the building envelope, specifically the reuse of buildings and their envelope: There are many buildings that have an aesthetic, societal and built environmental value which needs to be recognized and transferred into up-to-date conditions....

  • imagine 05


    Ulrich Knaack, Thomas Auer, Marcel Bilow, Linda Hildebrand
    1 December 2011

    Climate design and climate engineering are nowadays standard in the design process. The more successful we are in this, the less energy we need to run the building during its useful life and we can focus instead on an additional aspect: the embodied energy – the energy we need for the material...

  • imagine 03

    Performance driven envelopes

    Ulrich Knaack, Holger Techen, Tillmann Klein, Marcel Bilow
    1 July 2011

    The impact of climate design on architecture is obvious. But design trends are currently attempting to implement climate design merely as an additional item in architectonic planning. The alternative is to start with an architectural attitude that will produce a comprehensively integrated...

  • imagine 04


    Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow, Holger Strauß
    1 July 2010

    Processes of construction are related to available technologies of production and assembly. IT has made a deep impact on design possibilities and the control of production logistics, enabling feats such as freeform architecture and increasingly precise elaboration. Alternately, the idea of...

  • imagine 02


    Marcel Bilow, Tillmann Klein, Ulrich Knaack
    1 December 2008

    Pneumatic structures have been thoroughly investigated and developed during the 1960s. However, the energy crisis and aesthetic developments stopped the process of employing these structures as a mainstream construction method. Nowadays these structures are typically used in special areas of...

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