Category Archives: Experimental

SPONG3D: Developing an integrated 3D-printed façade with complex geometries for active temperature control

///SPONG3D: Developing an integrated 3D-printed façade with complex geometries for active temperature control Spong3d is an adaptive 3d printed facade system that integrates multiple functions to optimize thermal performances according to the different environmental conditions throughout the year. The proposed

SPONG3D: Developing an integrated 3D-printed façade with complex geometries for active temperature control

///SPONG3D: Developing an integrated 3D-printed façade with complex geometries for active temperature control Spong3d is an adaptive 3d printed facade system that integrates multiple functions to optimize thermal performances according to the different environmental conditions throughout the year. The proposed

The Table 02

/// The Table 02 The concurrence of a video contest, and the assignment to design an innovative solution; the students and alamir worked on documenting the process as a summary of a researcher’s day at Technical University Darmstadt. The video

The Table 02

/// The Table 02 The concurrence of a video contest, and the assignment to design an innovative solution; the students and alamir worked on documenting the process as a summary of a researcher’s day at Technical University Darmstadt. The video

The Table 01

/// The Table 01 An idea to work on an innovative, simple solution to support table plate. Alamir Mohsen with a group of students worked on a parametric solution that considered the load conditions that will be subjected to the table. Then

The Table 01

/// The Table 01 An idea to work on an innovative, simple solution to support table plate. Alamir Mohsen with a group of students worked on a parametric solution that considered the load conditions that will be subjected to the table. Then

BAMP – house 1

///BAMP – house 1 The BAMP team is developing housing types out of paper in various construction systematics. The first solution is a paper tube skeleton structure: The cylindrical cardboard tube is the strongest element made from laminated paper that

BAMP – house 1

///BAMP – house 1 The BAMP team is developing housing types out of paper in various construction systematics. The first solution is a paper tube skeleton structure: The cylindrical cardboard tube is the strongest element made from laminated paper that

3F3D|Next generation printed steel knots

///3F3D|Next generation printed steel knots The recently at the TU Delft Architectural Engineering / Façade Program graduated MSc Bayu Prayudhi developed a fully forces optimized freeform knot. It is meant to be part of a free form grid shell structure

3F3D|Next generation printed steel knots

///3F3D|Next generation printed steel knots The recently at the TU Delft Architectural Engineering / Façade Program graduated MSc Bayu Prayudhi developed a fully forces optimized freeform knot. It is meant to be part of a free form grid shell structure

Ceramics in an AM process | Performance

///Ceramics in an AM process | Performance How 3D printed materials perform if they are compared to traditional produced products is an interesting research. To get a general understanding of material behaviour we started printing standardised stones with a ceramic

Ceramics in an AM process | Performance

///Ceramics in an AM process | Performance How 3D printed materials perform if they are compared to traditional produced products is an interesting research. To get a general understanding of material behaviour we started printing standardised stones with a ceramic

The vacuum bridge

/// The vacuum bridge Some time ago we were busy with vacuum constructions – triggered by the simplicity of creating stiff structures from loose components. Then our colleagues came and blamed us for not being serious enough…. so we had to

The vacuum bridge

/// The vacuum bridge Some time ago we were busy with vacuum constructions – triggered by the simplicity of creating stiff structures from loose components. Then our colleagues came and blamed us for not being serious enough…. so we had to

Ceramics in an AM process | Freeform surface

///Ceramics in an AM process | Freeform surface This free form brick was printed using a continuous flow. The advantage of a continuous extrusion path, controlled by g-code, is that the filament is not interrupted, which allows a faster print

Ceramics in an AM process | Freeform surface

///Ceramics in an AM process | Freeform surface This free form brick was printed using a continuous flow. The advantage of a continuous extrusion path, controlled by g-code, is that the filament is not interrupted, which allows a faster print

Ceramics in an AM process | One material solution

///Ceramics in an AM process | One material solution The ability to produce so called one-material-wall systems is promising: there is an increasing demand for the raw materials to be recycled, but recycling components made out of different materials is hard. By

Ceramics in an AM process | One material solution

///Ceramics in an AM process | One material solution The ability to produce so called one-material-wall systems is promising: there is an increasing demand for the raw materials to be recycled, but recycling components made out of different materials is hard. By

Ceramics in an AM process

///Ceramics in an AM process The built environment relies on the use of stoneware for centuries. What can stoneware mean when it is combined with a new production technology? Dennis de Witte M.Sc. started experimenting and produced the first promising

Ceramics in an AM process

///Ceramics in an AM process The built environment relies on the use of stoneware for centuries. What can stoneware mean when it is combined with a new production technology? Dennis de Witte M.Sc. started experimenting and produced the first promising

Parametric Node (N-AM 10)

/// Parametric Node (N-AM 10) The latest version of N-AM series finally revealed. M.eng. Alamir Mohsen is working on the development of a parametric node under supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack. After a lot of attempts, they revealed the

Parametric Node (N-AM 10)

/// Parametric Node (N-AM 10) The latest version of N-AM series finally revealed. M.eng. Alamir Mohsen is working on the development of a parametric node under supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack. After a lot of attempts, they revealed the

SEASONAL ROOF

/// SEASONAL ROOF IMAGINED BY: NEND Workshop “Re-Imagine the House” DATE: 21-02-2012 KEYWORDS: roof, seasonal, adjustable Ideally, the building envelope should be adjustable to seasonal conditions. The seasonal roof can be adjusted depending on changes in temperature and radiation. During winter, when more

SEASONAL ROOF

/// SEASONAL ROOF IMAGINED BY: NEND Workshop “Re-Imagine the House” DATE: 21-02-2012 KEYWORDS: roof, seasonal, adjustable Ideally, the building envelope should be adjustable to seasonal conditions. The seasonal roof can be adjusted depending on changes in temperature and radiation. During winter, when more

PIERCED SOLAR CHIMNEY

/// PIERCED SOLAR CHIMNEY IMAGINED BY: NEND Workshop “Re-Imagine the House” DATE: 21-02-2012 KEYWORDS: ventilation, solar chimney Ventilation is one of the major issues of old houses. One method to enhance ventilation is to introduce a solar chimney into an existing house. The

PIERCED SOLAR CHIMNEY

/// PIERCED SOLAR CHIMNEY IMAGINED BY: NEND Workshop “Re-Imagine the House” DATE: 21-02-2012 KEYWORDS: ventilation, solar chimney Ventilation is one of the major issues of old houses. One method to enhance ventilation is to introduce a solar chimney into an existing house. The

MOLD INSULATION FAÇADE

/// MOLD INSULATION FAÇADE IMAGINED BY: NEND Workshop “Re-Imagine the House” DATE: 29-05-2012 KEYWORDS: mold, insulation, recovered paper How simple would it be if we could eliminate our waste by simply throwing it into parts of our building? The wall would digest

MOLD INSULATION FAÇADE

/// MOLD INSULATION FAÇADE IMAGINED BY: NEND Workshop “Re-Imagine the House” DATE: 29-05-2012 KEYWORDS: mold, insulation, recovered paper How simple would it be if we could eliminate our waste by simply throwing it into parts of our building? The wall would digest

INSULATION PATCH

/// INSULATION PATCH IMAGINED BY: Daniel Smidt, Jan Schepko, Thaleia Konstantinou DATE: 21-02-2012 KEYWORDS: dynamic insulation, fibers, inflatable Looking at the current condition of the built environment, many problems can be identified, one of which is low thermal resistance. How about creating

INSULATION PATCH

/// INSULATION PATCH IMAGINED BY: Daniel Smidt, Jan Schepko, Thaleia Konstantinou DATE: 21-02-2012 KEYWORDS: dynamic insulation, fibers, inflatable Looking at the current condition of the built environment, many problems can be identified, one of which is low thermal resistance. How about creating

INDIVIDUAL INSULATION – I²

/// INDIVIDUAL INSULATION – I² IMAGINED BY: NEND Workshop “Re-Imagine the House” DATE: 21-02-2012 KEYWORDS: insulation, individuality, recycling, reuse, do-it-yourself This idea is based on the general principle of insulation: energy is exchanged through air molecules that are heated at one surface,

INDIVIDUAL INSULATION – I²

/// INDIVIDUAL INSULATION – I² IMAGINED BY: NEND Workshop “Re-Imagine the House” DATE: 21-02-2012 KEYWORDS: insulation, individuality, recycling, reuse, do-it-yourself This idea is based on the general principle of insulation: energy is exchanged through air molecules that are heated at one surface,

BURNABLE INSULATION

/// BURNABLE INSULATION IMAGINED BY: NEND Workshop “Re-Imagine the House” DATE: 21-02-2012 KEYWORDS: seasons, heating, insulation The thermal behavior of a building depends on temperature differences between the inside and the outside; thus, insulation requirements vary according to season. Based on the

BURNABLE INSULATION

/// BURNABLE INSULATION IMAGINED BY: NEND Workshop “Re-Imagine the House” DATE: 21-02-2012 KEYWORDS: seasons, heating, insulation The thermal behavior of a building depends on temperature differences between the inside and the outside; thus, insulation requirements vary according to season. Based on the

Growing Buildings

/// Growing Buildings IMAGINED BY: Hans Knaack DATE: 02-05-2007 KEYWORDS: self growing, structure, plants, seeds, architecture “That’s much too complicated…with all the building constructions…” Hans Knaack complained. “If we have to use as much wood as possible to reduce our carbon footprint as

Growing Buildings

/// Growing Buildings IMAGINED BY: Hans Knaack DATE: 02-05-2007 KEYWORDS: self growing, structure, plants, seeds, architecture “That’s much too complicated…with all the building constructions…” Hans Knaack complained. “If we have to use as much wood as possible to reduce our carbon footprint as

WRAP IT 2 PROTECT IT

/// WRAP IT 2 PROTECT IT 03-05-2008 IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow DATE: 03-05-2008 KEYWORDS: pneumatic, vacuum, protection, short term use, material mix Many constructions can be made out of wooden materials. When exposed to the elements you normally have to protect the

WRAP IT 2 PROTECT IT

/// WRAP IT 2 PROTECT IT 03-05-2008 IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow DATE: 03-05-2008 KEYWORDS: pneumatic, vacuum, protection, short term use, material mix Many constructions can be made out of wooden materials. When exposed to the elements you normally have to protect the

THE HOME OF THE FREE

/// THE HOME OF THE FREE IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow DATE: 27-07-2010 KEYWORDS: energy, zero carbon, wood A provocative approach, but correct according to the theory: If we clear part of a forest, then use that wood as a foundation, anything

THE HOME OF THE FREE

/// THE HOME OF THE FREE IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow DATE: 27-07-2010 KEYWORDS: energy, zero carbon, wood A provocative approach, but correct according to the theory: If we clear part of a forest, then use that wood as a foundation, anything

I AM ENERGY

/// I AM ENERGY IMAGINED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow, Linda Hildebrand DATE: 12-02-2010 KEYWORDS: energy, sustainable buildings, architecture, buildings, structure Wood is the only material that incorporates CO2 during its growing process. By burning it at the end of its life

I AM ENERGY

/// I AM ENERGY IMAGINED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow, Linda Hildebrand DATE: 12-02-2010 KEYWORDS: energy, sustainable buildings, architecture, buildings, structure Wood is the only material that incorporates CO2 during its growing process. By burning it at the end of its life

Glass House Office

/// Glass House Office IMAGINED BY: Ulrich Knaack DATE: 10-08-2010 KEYWORDS: simple structure, simple deconstruction, flying architecture, short term use, climate control This concept delivers the potential to build an office in a glass house. Glass houses are simple and efficient structures

Glass House Office

/// Glass House Office IMAGINED BY: Ulrich Knaack DATE: 10-08-2010 KEYWORDS: simple structure, simple deconstruction, flying architecture, short term use, climate control This concept delivers the potential to build an office in a glass house. Glass houses are simple and efficient structures

THE STRAW HOUSE

/// THE STRAW HOUSE IMAGINED BY: Workshop “I am Energy”, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Architecture, TU Delft – Faculty of Architecture – Façade Research Group DATE: 09-06-2010 KEYWORDS: self growing material, biomaterial, renewable construction, self active architecture

THE STRAW HOUSE

/// THE STRAW HOUSE IMAGINED BY: Workshop “I am Energy”, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Architecture, TU Delft – Faculty of Architecture – Façade Research Group DATE: 09-06-2010 KEYWORDS: self growing material, biomaterial, renewable construction, self active architecture

MUSH-ROOM

/// MUSH-ROOM IMAGINED BY: Güley Alagöz and Prof. Daniel Dendra / DIA DATE: 04-08-2010 KEYWORDS: organic, living organism, life cycle, interior This concept tries to harvest the often used shower actions in a hotel room. The wasted water contains a lot of

MUSH-ROOM

/// MUSH-ROOM IMAGINED BY: Güley Alagöz and Prof. Daniel Dendra / DIA DATE: 04-08-2010 KEYWORDS: organic, living organism, life cycle, interior This concept tries to harvest the often used shower actions in a hotel room. The wasted water contains a lot of

LOW ENERGY REFURBISHMENT

/// LOW ENERGY REFURBISHMENT  IMAGINED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow DATE: 08-03-2011 KEYWORDS: refurbishment, low energy, short usage, time, material Do we have to invest a huge amount of energy to do a refurbishment? It all depends on the time period. Imagine

LOW ENERGY REFURBISHMENT

/// LOW ENERGY REFURBISHMENT  IMAGINED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow DATE: 08-03-2011 KEYWORDS: refurbishment, low energy, short usage, time, material Do we have to invest a huge amount of energy to do a refurbishment? It all depends on the time period. Imagine