Architectural Design and Engineering

  • De Groene Loper, Vertigo



  • P.O. Box 513, Department of the Built Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

ADE analyzes programs for buildings, develops concepts, investigates tectonic solutions and evaluates constructions and materials.

Highlighted phrase

Covering the core of the architectural profession: How to make a good building?

Organisational profile

The unique fusion of architecture and technology is the driving force behind the innovative strength of ADE. The chair works from the assumption that good architecture comes into being when architectural design and technical virtuosity merge harmoniously. Key research areas include sustainable concepts, shifting typologies, new building technologies and exploring the power of materiality within architectural design.

ADE focuses on making architecture. Conceiving buildings that are good on a real as well as a conceptual level. The Chair focuses on engaged architecture: innovative, smart, applicable.  At ADE we passionately propagate the reciprocity of design and making. Design practice, technology & engineering are carefully and harmoniously integrated, from a human and environmental perspective.

Research and education is geared towards exploring the sculptural expression of buildings, development of new spatial scenarios and materiality in architectural design. Key research areas include sustainable concepts, shifting typologies, and new building and manufacturing technologies within architectural design. ADE is also involved in the Smart Cities and Living Cities research programs. Challenges posed by societal change, climate change and technological innovations are an inspiration for developing new future-oriented sustainable architectures that can empower our built environment.

ADE graduates have found their way in leading architectural firms all over the world shaping, engineering and designing solutions for current and future challenges our globe is facing, from climate change, reuse and recycling, generating clean energy, CO2 reduction and aging population to accommodating refugees.

ADE encourages sharing and collaborating with other expertise, from within our Faculty (e.g. 3D-concrete printing and bio-based materials), academic realms (international workshops), governmental bodies (a range of municipalities and the Dutch real estate department), organizations (e.g. GGZ Eindhoven) and research networks (Arena, EAAE). You can find ADE members represented in scientific and professional journals, international Summer schools, conferences, exhibitions as well as in the popular media, always contributing to a synthesis between culture and technology.

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Projects 2017 2021

Sustainable, architectural, future scenarios for GGzE De Grote Beek

Sartorius - ter Haar, M., Bekkering, J., Klein, C., Klein, C. & Dimitrova, K.


Project: Research direct

Bio based composite materials in Pavilion and Canopy design

Schröder, T., Klein, C., Klein, C., Gerrits, E., Blok, R., Teuffel, P. & Kuit, B.


Project: Research direct

MateriArt "Art and Science of Materiality in Architectural Design Education"

Curulli, I., Bekkering, J., Klein, C., Klein, C. & van der Avoird, M.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 1989 2019

A systematic literature review of persuasive architectural interventions for stimulating health behaviour

Hammink, J. H. W., Mohammadi, M. & Moor, N., 13 Feb 2019, In : Facilities.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

health behavior
cognitive theory
health promotion
architectural environment

Exposition les cinq premieres minutes

Bekkering, J. D. & Terrin, J-J., 31 Jan 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibitionProfessional

Fluid architecture and flexible moulding

Pronk, A. D. C., 27 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 600 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic


3rd prize, Jury award AIA Architectuur Prijs 2015, Schuurman Group Alkmaar

Juliette Bekkering (Recipient), 2015

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

3TU Lighthouse grant: 3D printing Heritage

Juliette Bekkering (Recipient), 2017

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional


Activities 1988 2018

Mind the Step 2018 op de Dutch design Week 2018

Tom T. Veeger (Member of programme committee)
21 Oct 201829 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionProfessional

TM3-Transnational Meeting 3 as part of e-Fiade, (Erasmus+ KA2 cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices), title: Exploring the fields of interaction in Architectural Design education.

G.I. (Irene) Curulli (Organiser)
20 Feb 201821 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Hasselt University (External organisation)

Juliette D. Bekkering (Member)
2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Press / Media

Wederopbouw na ramp moet effectiever

Eefje Hendriks


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

3D concrete printing: Fire wall

Juliette Bekkering


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Student theses

A cut in the countryside: displaying art & landscape

Author: Heersink, J., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Bekkering, J. (Supervisor 1), Willems, M. (Supervisor 2), Walraven, A. (Supervisor 2) & Hermans, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A just form

Author: Kniest, R., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Voorthuis, J. (Supervisor 1), Schröder, T. (Supervisor 2) & Brodruck, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Ambiguïteit en het tussen: ambiguïteit in stedelijke ruimtes en architectuur als ontwerptoepassing voor de tussenmaat

Author: Katoen, J., 31 Aug 2018

Supervisor: van Wesemael, P. (Supervisor 1), Yegenoglu, H. (Supervisor 2), Groenland, J. (Supervisor 2) & van Hoof, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master