Architectural Design and Engineering

  • De Groene Loper, Vertigo

    Eindhoven

    Netherlands

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

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

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

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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

    Research Output

    3D Concrete Printing - Free Form Geometries with Improved Ductility and Strength

    Ahmed, Z. Y., Biffi, A., Hass, L., Bos, F. P. & Salet, T. A. M., 8 Jul 2020, Second RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication: Digital Concrete 2020. Bos, F., Lucas, S., Wolfs, R. & Salet, T. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 28.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    Bond of Reinforcement Cable in 3D Printed Concrete

    Bos, F. P., Dezaire, S., Ahmed, Z. Y., Hoekstra, A. & Salet, T. A. M., 8 Jul 2020, Second RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication: Digital Concrete 2020. Bos, F., Lucas, S., Wolfs, R. & Salet, T. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 28. (RILEM Bookseries).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    Prizes

    1st Prize Competition Elementary School Evere, Belgium (selected for realization) with De Bouwerij.

    J.D. Bekkering (Recipient) & M. (Monica) Adams (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

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

    J.D. Bekkering (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

    3TU Lighthouse grant: 3D printing Heritage

    J.D. Bekkering (Recipient) & Carola Hein (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

  • Activities

    Architecture Media Politics Society (AMPS) Conference

    Kornelia O. Dimitrova (Participant)
    16 Dec 202017 Dec 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Biotope City Symposium 2020: Nature-City Hybrids, Green design strategies for the city of tomorrow

    Rene Erven (Organiser), Harrie van Helmond (Organiser), Torsten W.A. Schröder (Organiser)
    15 May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Sustainable futures: Conceptualizing ‘nature’ in architecture and cities

    Torsten W.A. Schröder (Speaker)
    15 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

    Press / Media

    Wederopbouw na ramp moet effectiever

    Eefje Hendriks

    21/11/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    3D concrete printing: Fire wall

    Juliette D. Bekkering

    8/02/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Student theses

    3MO-TION: 3DCP movement and circulation

    Author: Zambotti, A., 30 Apr 2019

    Supervisor: Kuit, B. (Supervisor 1), van Hoof, S. (Supervisor 2) & Ahmed, Z. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    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

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    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

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