every now and then we receive mindblowing contents about concepts and newest inventions. This time we received a link to a sunshade from Wouter a former student from us. Hey what a cool concept, but its a rendering and the time the louvers start flipping outwards raised directly questions we have to ask every day in our studio…what about wind loads, what about the forces on the axles and do you really think you are able to control each of the flaps individually…
Never the less a great looking proposal, still questionable but maybe some time we are able to build it in reality …
Within the Facade Research Group from the TU Delft, we meet at least twice a year to get an overview of the progress of the phd students joining the group that was founded from Prof. Dr. Knaack within his chair design of construction of the faculty of architecture. Normally we try to avoid the convenience of beeing in the “home harbour”, and set up a session somewhere else in the world to focus on the task and listening to the several phd research projects. This time we set up camp in Delft, actually for the very first time.
Having a group of 17 we already need a two days session, which includes the possibility to join for a proper dinner to get together on a more personal level.
The session was very interesting and fruitful, getting the lastest infos from Inge Meulenberg / graduate school of the faculty was also very informative to get the newer members on track with their phd research progress.
If you like formula one racing, animation and renderings…thats a video you will love. What nowadays technologies and experts are capable of doing is amazing, think about explanations of all kinds within architecture and the build environment illustrated in this way …
One of our colleagues Koen Mulder is busy with research about masonry patterns, he was already supported by a national subsidies, now he would like to finish his work with an interesting book about this topic. To make this possible, Koen is asking for a crowd funding - order the book today, get in in 2015
We have to mention that the book will be in dutch first, but who knows an english version may follow.
More info here