Projects per year
“Through rigorous exploration, the power of imagination and a focus on emerging opportunities architectural design can play a crucial role to bring more sustainable futures into the present.”
Torsten Schröder is currently Assistant Professor at the Chair of Architectural Design and Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key research interests are sustainability, resilience and circular economy within architecture and cities.
Torsten’s interdisciplinary ‘theory in practice’ approach helps identify new opportunities and analyses how architects, engineers, clients and others apply the concept of sustainability to their design projects, in their studios and on-site. Drawing on Science and Technology Studies (STS), he shifts attention to the ways design challenges are framed, knowledge is produced, design strategies assembled and how controversies and conflicting priorities are settled. In this way, Torsten aims to develop innovative, comprehensive and compelling design strategies for sustainability in specific architectural and urban design projects. Currently, he is investigating how STS and ‘Research by Design’ can make crucial contributions to the vital question: How or in what kind of a world do we want to live in the future?
Torsten Schröder graduated in the Architectural Department of the University of the Arts Berlin with excellent (‘sehr gut’). In 2014, he obtained his PhD in the Cities Programme, Department of Sociology, at the London School of Economics and Political Science, winning the prestigious RIBA PhD research award in 2015. In March 2015 he was appointed as Assistant Professor at TU/e in the Department of the Built Environment. Torsten offers a unique blend of practical and research expertise, partly based on his extensive experience working with private clients, corporations, city councils and cultural institutions. He is a Senior Architect with 10 years of experience in designing and realizing a wide range of outstanding architectural projects for leading design practices. From 2000 to 2006, he worked for Rem Koolhaas / Office for Metropolitan Architecture as an architect and project leader on projects in the USA, Germany, South Korea and China.
Torsten is the organiser of the 15th annual Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) annual conference 2018: ‘Smartness? Between discourse and practice’ at TU/e. He is a member of the Architectural Research European Network Association (ARENA) and member of several scientific committees of academic conferences.
- Architectural Research European Network Association (ARENA)
- Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review
A morphological approach for kinetic façade design process to improve visual and thermal comfort: ReviewHosseini, M., Mohammadi, M., Rosemann, A., Schröder, T. & Lichtenberg, J., 15 Apr 2019, In : Building and Environment. 153, p. 186-204 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › Academic › peer-review
Research output: Book/Report › Book editing › Academic › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Academic › peer-review
Birds Flight Pavilion: pavilion constructed from bio-composite materials: Dutch Design Week 2019, Drivers of Change, Exhibition Strijp-TKuit, B. C. I. M., Blok, R., Schröder, T. W. A. & Teuffel, P., 19 Oct 2019
Research output: Non-textual form › Exhibition › Academic
Torsten Schröder (Recipient), 2 Dec 2015
Prize: Other › Career, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.) › Scientific
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk › Scientific
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Conference › Scientific
Adaptable education center of the future: programming education and housing in an adaptable building for Siemens through architectureAuthor: Kuilman, R., 20 Dec 2016
Student thesis: Master
Architecture, justice and sustainability: more than just a skycraper : design for a supreme court in Brussels, BelgiumAuthor: van Nieuwland, R., 31 Aug 2017
Student thesis: Master