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“My role is to critically examine the thinking of the student, which connects theory and practice, with a focus on the social consequences of a design.”

Research profile

In his educational activities and research at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) Jacob relies on his background in architectural theory and philosophy, dealing with the assessment of designs and design decisions. His department focuses particularly on the social-physical space: the relationship between humans and their environment. The aim is to train people to serve society with adequate knowledge, effective skills and a well-founded attitude by discussing and investigating the conditionality of these competencies relying on a scientific attitude.

Students are supported in finding their way in a vast network of possible relationships. The challenge is to examine the conditionality of a particular position, arrive at a reflective equilibrium and make this concrete as workable, enchanting design. By examining the conditionality of decisions, interrogating intentions, considering possible consequences, and discussing intentional and contingent use with an eye on the requirements of many user groups, students arrive at a solid foundation for their own position.

Academic background

Jacob Voorthuis lectures in the philosophy of the built environment at TU/e. He graduated in Art History at Leiden University of Leiden in 1988, specializing in Art Theory and Aesthetics. In 1996 he defended his doctorate, which attempted to confront the subject of architectural design and its role in society with philosophical analysis. He has a special interest in the relationship between spatial practice and design, his research is concerned with the possibility of judging designs and design decisions from the perspective of a developing ontology of use, the attempt to remodel our conception of use and the useful in design thinking.

Affiliated with

  • Rotterdam Academy of Architecture
  • Tilburg Academy of Architecture
  • Groningen Academy of Architecture

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Maurer United Architects BV
  • Het Nieuwe Instituut

 

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Jacob C.T. Voorthuis is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Acoustic waves Engineering & Materials Science
Architectural design Engineering & Materials Science
Ray tracing Engineering & Materials Science
Music Arts & Humanities
Acoustics Engineering & Materials Science
esthetics Earth & Environmental Sciences
Appropriation Arts & Humanities
Nonsense Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2003 2018

5 Citations (Scopus)

A fair accord : cradle to cradle as a design theory measured against John Rawls' Theory of justice and immanuel Kant's Categorical imperative

Voorthuis, J. C. T. & Gijbels, C., 2010, In : Sustainability. 2, 1, p. 371-382 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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justice
esthetics
aesthetics
dismissal
know how

Het ontwerpgesprek : een filosofie van het ontwerpen

Voorthuis, J. C. T., 2012, Rotterdam: NAI010. 216 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

Philosophy
Education
Spatial Analysis
Conception
Works of Art

Spatial imagination and representation: a method for integrating the theory and practice of spatial analysis in architectural education

Voorthuis, J. C. T. & Aarts, H. M. T., 2017, Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges. Couceiro da Costa, M. J. R., Rosetta, F., da Costa, S. C. & Pestana Lages, J. (eds.). 2017 ed. London: CRC Taylor & Francis, Vol. 2, p. 1085-1092 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

The Architecture of Appropriation

Voorthuis, J. C. T., Nov 2016

Research output: Non-textual formExhibitionAcademic

Appropriation

Prizes

Beste Bachelor Lecturer 2016

Jacob Voorthuis (Recipient), 1 Sep 2016

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Best Master Supervisor 2015

Jacob Voorthuis (Recipient), 1 Sep 2015

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Beste 1st Year Lecturer of 2012

Jacob Voorthuis (Recipient), 1 Sep 2012

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Best Bachelor Lecturer of 2008

Jacob Voorthuis (Recipient), 1 Sep 2008

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Beste 3rd Year Bachelor Lecturer of 2009

Jacob Voorthuis (Recipient), 1 Sep 2009

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 2013 2018

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (External organisation)

Jacob C.T. Voorthuis (Chair)
5 Oct 20185 Oct 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Writingplace Journal for Architecture and Literature

Jacob C.T. Voorthuis (Speaker)
Dec 2017Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Time and Architecture

Jacob Voorthuis (Keynote speaker)
6 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Art, Love, and the Sustainable Design of Buildings

Jacob Voorthuis (Keynote speaker)
7 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Een mateloze blik op de gezondheid en de Stad

Jacob Voorthuis (Keynote speaker)
25 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Courses

Architectural and urban theory

1/09/15 → …

Course

Architecture and philosophy

1/09/15 → …

Course

Architecture and the city

1/09/12 → …

Course

Spatial imagination

1/09/13 → …

Course

Press / Media

Webinar

Jacob Voorthuis

16/02/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Webinar

Jacob Voorthuis

24/11/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

(On)gebonden frame: woon/werk omgeving voor de creatieve klasse van Eindhoven binnen een vrij en duurzaam kader

Author: Villanueva, D., 30 Jun 2008

Supervisor: van Zuuk, R. (Supervisor 1), Willems, M. (Supervisor 2) & Voorthuis, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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3D adaptable building skin: mechanisme onderzoek corpus vivera architectura

Author: Suma, A., 31 Aug 2007

Supervisor: van Herwijnen, F. (Supervisor 1), Westra, J. (Supervisor 2), Bakker, M. (Supervisor 2), Voorthuis, J. (Supervisor 2) & Habraken, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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3ducation: 3d computer learning strategies in spatial design; with as test case ''school design''

Author: van der Holst, S., 31 Mar 2012

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), Willems, M. (Supervisor 2) & Voorthuis, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Achter een masker: voorstel voor een penitiaire inrichting

Author: Horvers, K., 31 Aug 2006

Supervisor: Bosman, A. (Supervisor 1), Voorthuis, J. (Supervisor 2) & Swagten, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A courtyard house in a field: material, the start of design

Author: Ma, W., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: Schevers, J. (Supervisor 1), Voorthuis, J. (Supervisor 2) & Colenbrander, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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