Academic Year 2017-2018

INTRODUCTORY PHASE  (wk. 1.1-1.5)

Summary

  • 1st session wk. 1.1/ 05.09.2017/ Building 26, Room 1/ 8:45-10:30 – Introduction to the urgencies our group deals with, and the general themes – technology, health and growth.
  • 2nd session  wk. 1.2/ 12..09.2017/ Building 26, Room 1/ 8:45-10:30 – Parallel workshops for each of the Design of the Urban Fabric main themes (Technology, Health, Growth).
  • Coaching on Wednesdays: first 5 weeks, 15:00 in the Urbanism studio.

Following this introductory phase, the students need to choose the research group they would like to graduate with.

After the introductory lectures and workshop sessions, there will be

  • Clinics for those students who will work with our Graduation Lab. Students will be asked to make a poster each week, becoming more precise with their topic. These sessions can take place either on Thursday mornings, and they will be led by mentors of the Design of the Urban Fabric Lab. These meetings will place on 21st of September, 28th of September and 5th of October.

After this phase, the students need to confirm their mentor team on 9.10.2017.

Introduction to graduating with the Urban Fabrics research group 2017/2018

Presentation Graduation Lab

Tue 05.09.2017

Location: Building 26, Room 1

Time: 8:45-10:45

8:45 Prof ir. Rients Dijkstra introduces our research group and describes the urgencies we deal with

9:30 Introduction to theme technology (Prof. ir. Rients Dijkstra).

9:45 Introduction to theme health (dr. ir. Frank van Der Hoeven) Download the presentation here: presentation theme health

10:00 Introduction to theme growth (Dipl. Ing. Birgit Hausleitner) Download the presentation here: presentation theme growth

10:15-10:45 Q&A and meeting UF mentors

 

Thesis presentation Anca Ioana Ionescu 14.11.2016 16:00

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Towards a Territorial City.

The case of Craiova, an Eastern European Mid-Size City

Anca Ioana Ionescu

Mentor team:  Birgit Hausleitner, Saline Verhoeven

The territory is a palimpsest (Corboz 1968), a complex unfinished story encoded in morphology and in society. By exploring future images and scenarios the project seeks to support social and ecological integration in the fragmented territory surrounding Craiova city. At larger scales, the valley section (Geddes 1909 in Welter 2003) and the two network strategy (Tjallingii 2015) inspire the definition of the valley system as a complex carrying structure for the territorial project.  A new system of relations is designed upon the common grounds between the city and its natural and rural surroundings along the Valley of Jiu River. The project explores the definition of territory through precedent projects and elements that define it: the limit, the core and the main systems in relation to limits and cores. Existing networks and structures are re-used to scaffold (Forgaci, Alexandrescu and Ionescu 2015, 2016) a common territory and a new system of relations between Craiova city, natural lands and rural units. The limits and the trajectories to the cores are used to settle the scaffold. The condition of limits is gradually discovered from an administrative, morphological and topological perspective. Limits are discovered to be a cumulation of drosscapes (Berger 2006), porous and permeable lands (Secchi and Viganò 2009). By designing on limits and trajectories to the core, a polycentric model is encouraged, consolidating local identity as well as exchange with the wider territory. Territorial limits become themselves a scaffold to regenerate the cores.

Three principles guide the construction of the scaffolding on site: porosity, permeability and correspondence. The research by design uses a gradient of scales, while the project is finally revealed at three main scales: the valley scale, the image scale and the project scale. This thesis sets two main goals: to explore common grounds between practice and theories regarding territorial projects and, by setting this provocation, to provide a grounded design strategy, which would support social and ecological integration.

Do you like to join my thesis presentation?

date and time: 14.11.2016  16:00

location:  Zaal R

 

References:

Berger, A. (2006). Drosscape. In The landscape urbanism reader. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Corboz, A. (1983). The Land as Palimpsest. In Diogenes, 31(121), pp.12–34.

­­­Forgaci, C., Alexandrescu, M., Ionescu, A.I. (2015). 342,914 km of scaffolding: A spatial strategy for the disjointed Colentina lakes in Bucharest. In Zeppelin, Vol. 2016, No. 142, 2016, p. 164-169.

Forgaci, C., Alexandrescu, M., Ionescu, A.I. (2016, October).Urban scaffolding: a topological design tool. Paper presented at SLU – Beyond ism the landscape of landscape urbanism, Sweden.

Secchi, B. and Viganò, P. (2009). Antwerp, territory of a new modernity. Amsterdam: SUN.

Tjallingii, S. (2015). Planning with water and traffic networks. Carrying structures of the urban landscape. Research in Urbanism Series, 3(1), 57-80.

Viganò, P. (2009). On Territories. OASE, (94), pp.91-107. Amsterdam: NAI Publishers.

Welter, V. (2003). Biopolis. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT.

X-Large seminar Mapping Wuhan – July 12th 2016

The Department of Urbanism at TU Delft will host a delegation from Wuhan Land Resources and Planning Bureau including the Party Secretary of the municipal Planning Bureau and our client for the research pilot project Mapping Wuhan, Director CHEN Wei of WLSP on July 12th.
We are proud to announce the seminar we organise as part of a series of events. Please have a close look at the poster below. We cordially invite you to participate.
Next to listening to the lectures given by Professor Will Zonneveld and influential practitioner Hiroki Matsuura, we think this is a unique chance to hear about and discuss a Master Plan for a major Chinese city with the directly involved planners as well.

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The City at Eye Level – 2n edition, free download

The City at Eye Level brings together an international network containing experts for placemaking, design, pedestrian flows, street performance, the urban sound scape, markets, street management, city wide strategy, newly built areas and transformation, to name a few. Stipo has set up this open source network, in collaboration with our partners UN Habitat, Future of Places, Project for Public Spaces (PPS.org), Gehl Architects, FAU PUCRS University of Porto Alegre in Brazil and Copenhagenize.

The resulting publication, ‘The City at Eye Level’, is now free for download. More information, including the download-link, can be found here.

Education fall 2015

Education agenda fall semester 2015/16

Week 1.1 – Wednesday 2 September 9:15-10:30 – IO-Bernd Schierbeek:
Introduction Design of the Urban Fabric – pdf download
Egbert StolkBirgit Hausleitner, Arie Romein

Week 1.2 – Wednesday 9 September – 8:45-10:30 – IO-Bernd Schierbeek:
Liveability and Public Space in the Happy City – pdf download
Maurice Harteveld
Joint component: Introducing patterns as method

Week 1.3 – Wednesday 16 September – 9:15-10:30 – IO-Bernd Schierbeek:
Imagination and evidence at work – pdf download
Egbert Stolk, Birgit Hausleitner
Joint component: Discussing evidence informed and imaginative methods 

Week 1.4 – Wednesday 23 September – 8:45-10:30 – IO-Bernd Schierbeek:
Regeneration in the Happy City  – film Garden Cities of Tomorrow by Paul Stouten
Paul Stouten

Week 1.5 – Tuesday 29 September – 13:45-15:30 – BK-B:
The Cool and Happy City
Frank van der Hoeven, Alexander Wandl  (joint lecture urban fabrics and urban metabolism)
Introduction of data driven projects

Week x.x – postponed – date, time and room to be announced:
Work and the urban plan
Marta Relats, Birgit Hausleitner (joint lecture urban fabrics and complex cities)

Workshop ‘The real story behind the Schilderswijk’

Students Eva van Rijen and Freke Aalpoel, affiliated for their graduation with the Urban Fabrics research group, organise the workshop ‘The real story behind the Schilderswijk. The Schilderswijk from an environmental psychological perspective.’ on Friday November 13th in Den Haag. Interested to join? find more information here:

 

Poster Workshop