Category Archives: Experimental

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

KRYMMEL – HAGELSLAG SEASONAL INSULATION

/// KRYMMEL – HAGELSLAG SEASONAL INSULATION 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: particles, insulation, temporary, energy saving, enclosure Brainstorming

KRYMMEL – HAGELSLAG SEASONAL INSULATION

/// KRYMMEL – HAGELSLAG SEASONAL INSULATION 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: particles, insulation, temporary, energy saving, enclosure Brainstorming

HOUSE OF FUEL

/// HOUSE OF FUEL IMAGINED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Linda Hildebrand, Marcel Bilow DATE: 05-03-2011 KEYWORDS: fuel, building material, energy, reusable, structure Each material already contains an amount of energy. We are able to use a bit of it at the end of

HOUSE OF FUEL

/// HOUSE OF FUEL IMAGINED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Linda Hildebrand, Marcel Bilow DATE: 05-03-2011 KEYWORDS: fuel, building material, energy, reusable, structure Each material already contains an amount of energy. We are able to use a bit of it at the end of

Heat Balloons

/// Heat Balloons  IMAGINED BY: Maksym Iurovnikov and Prof. Daniel Dendra / DIA DATE: 05-09-2010 KEYWORDS: energy, sunshading, façade, energy harvesting This concept is based on the principle of heat absorbing balloons. Imagine a layer of black balloons covering the whole surface

Heat Balloons

/// Heat Balloons  IMAGINED BY: Maksym Iurovnikov and Prof. Daniel Dendra / DIA DATE: 05-09-2010 KEYWORDS: energy, sunshading, façade, energy harvesting This concept is based on the principle of heat absorbing balloons. Imagine a layer of black balloons covering the whole surface

CO2 CONTAINER STRUCTURE

/// CO2 CONTAINER STRUCTURE IMAGINED BY: Till Klein, Marcel Bilow, Linda Hildebrand, Ulrich Knaack DATE: 24-03-2011 KEYWORDS: CO2, waste storage, reuse Let’s think about the potential of storing CO2 – no, we are not trying to hide the CO2 in old mines

CO2 CONTAINER STRUCTURE

/// CO2 CONTAINER STRUCTURE IMAGINED BY: Till Klein, Marcel Bilow, Linda Hildebrand, Ulrich Knaack DATE: 24-03-2011 KEYWORDS: CO2, waste storage, reuse Let’s think about the potential of storing CO2 – no, we are not trying to hide the CO2 in old mines

BOOK WALL

  /// BOOK WALL 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: recycling, reuse, embodied energy, books Brainstorming Start: cardboard,

BOOK WALL

  /// BOOK WALL 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: recycling, reuse, embodied energy, books Brainstorming Start: cardboard,

BALLOON INSULATION

/// BALLOON INSULATION IMAGINED BY: Workshop “I am Energy”, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Architecture, TU Delft – Faculty of Architecture – Façade Research Group, renderings by Jens Böke KEYWORDS: pneumatic, electrostatic, flying architecture, adaptivity This concept uses

BALLOON INSULATION

/// BALLOON INSULATION IMAGINED BY: Workshop “I am Energy”, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Architecture, TU Delft – Faculty of Architecture – Façade Research Group, renderings by Jens Böke KEYWORDS: pneumatic, electrostatic, flying architecture, adaptivity This concept uses

AIR ARCHITECTURE

/// AIR ARCHITECTURE IMAGINED BY Yves Klein “My walls of fire and my walls of water, with the roofs of air, materials for a new architecture. With these three classical elements, fire, air, and water, the city of tomorrow will be constructed; it

AIR ARCHITECTURE

/// AIR ARCHITECTURE IMAGINED BY Yves Klein “My walls of fire and my walls of water, with the roofs of air, materials for a new architecture. With these three classical elements, fire, air, and water, the city of tomorrow will be constructed; it

Frame Work

/// Frame Work The idea is to come up with a new way to build a formwork for concrete in  a way, which is fast and economic. The first attempt was made of cotton connected to a zipper with 8

Frame Work

/// Frame Work The idea is to come up with a new way to build a formwork for concrete in  a way, which is fast and economic. The first attempt was made of cotton connected to a zipper with 8

Textile Form-work

/// Textile Form-work  The aim for this project was to prepare bearing structure node made of concrete, which serves as support element for a table. Three bars should carry the table plate as a legs. The concrete rods placed at

Textile Form-work

/// Textile Form-work  The aim for this project was to prepare bearing structure node made of concrete, which serves as support element for a table. Three bars should carry the table plate as a legs. The concrete rods placed at

Rolled Wall

/// Rolled Wall Done by: Sascha Hickert , Carina Kisker The aim of this project is to design/develop an innovative light weight form work system, which is able to minimize the complexity for the core insulated double concrete walls form work,

Rolled Wall

/// Rolled Wall Done by: Sascha Hickert , Carina Kisker The aim of this project is to design/develop an innovative light weight form work system, which is able to minimize the complexity for the core insulated double concrete walls form work,

Punched Façade

/// Punched Façade An Idea based on integrating one of the technologies that had been used in car industry and bring it to façade construction world, by manufacturing a unitised façade element, which is based on the same principles used

Punched Façade

/// Punched Façade An Idea based on integrating one of the technologies that had been used in car industry and bring it to façade construction world, by manufacturing a unitised façade element, which is based on the same principles used

Matrix Façade

/// Matrix Façade IMAGINED BY: Nathan Volkers, guided by T. Klein DATE: 18/05/2009 KEYWORDS: decentralized, modular, ventilating, heating, cooling, adaptive, envelope, aluminum, plastics, membrane, composites PERFORMANCE: integrated functions Interpretation of the grid façade as a media matrix. Future climate integrated façades will be equipped

Matrix Façade

/// Matrix Façade IMAGINED BY: Nathan Volkers, guided by T. Klein DATE: 18/05/2009 KEYWORDS: decentralized, modular, ventilating, heating, cooling, adaptive, envelope, aluminum, plastics, membrane, composites PERFORMANCE: integrated functions Interpretation of the grid façade as a media matrix. Future climate integrated façades will be equipped

M&M’S® Façade

/// M&M’S® Façade IMAGINED BY: Sharon Lighart, guided by M. Bilow and H. Techen DATE: 30/03/2011 KEYWORDS: layered construction, modular, cooling, easy to assemble, envelope PERFORMANCE: integrated functions Typically, concrete consists of aggregates and cement paste. The aggregate has a significant influence on

M&M’S® Façade

/// M&M’S® Façade IMAGINED BY: Sharon Lighart, guided by M. Bilow and H. Techen DATE: 30/03/2011 KEYWORDS: layered construction, modular, cooling, easy to assemble, envelope PERFORMANCE: integrated functions Typically, concrete consists of aggregates and cement paste. The aggregate has a significant influence on

Integral Wall

/// Integral Wall IMAGINED BY: Charlotte Heesbeen, guided by T. Klein DATE: 18/05/2009 KEYWORDS: composite, free-form, ventilating, heating, cooling, load bearing, solid, envelope, unknown material PERFORMANCE: integrated functions This approach can be explained with the example of a tea cup. In the

Integral Wall

/// Integral Wall IMAGINED BY: Charlotte Heesbeen, guided by T. Klein DATE: 18/05/2009 KEYWORDS: composite, free-form, ventilating, heating, cooling, load bearing, solid, envelope, unknown material PERFORMANCE: integrated functions This approach can be explained with the example of a tea cup. In the

Component Façade

/// Component Façade IMAGINED BY: Leonie van Ginkel, guided by T. Klein DATE: 18/05/2009 KEYWORDS: prefabricated, modular, ventilating, heating, cooling, adapting, envelope, aluminium, plastics, composites PERFORMANCE: assembly This scenario is based on the idea that the façade itself does not have an independent load-bearing

Component Façade

/// Component Façade IMAGINED BY: Leonie van Ginkel, guided by T. Klein DATE: 18/05/2009 KEYWORDS: prefabricated, modular, ventilating, heating, cooling, adapting, envelope, aluminium, plastics, composites PERFORMANCE: assembly This scenario is based on the idea that the façade itself does not have an independent load-bearing

Rammed Salt Wall

/// Rammed Salt Wall IMAGINED BY: H. Techen, T. Auer, U. Knaack, T. Klein, M. Bilow and A. Compagno DATE: 27/10/2008 KEYWORDS: salt, material, dehumidification, cooling, façade PERFORMANCE: material Building in humid climates like that of Abu Dhabi requires the exterior

Rammed Salt Wall

/// Rammed Salt Wall IMAGINED BY: H. Techen, T. Auer, U. Knaack, T. Klein, M. Bilow and A. Compagno DATE: 27/10/2008 KEYWORDS: salt, material, dehumidification, cooling, façade PERFORMANCE: material Building in humid climates like that of Abu Dhabi requires the exterior