Architectural Design and Engineering

  • De Groene Loper, Vertigo



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

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

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?

Over de organisatie

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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Projecten 2016 2022

Bedrijfsopdracht GGzE 2

Bekkering, J., Klein, C., Klein, C., Sartorius - ter Haar, M. & Karimian Kakolaki, S.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Bedrijfsopdracht GGzE.

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


Project: Onderzoek directOnderzoek



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


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1989 2019

A memory palace

Bekkering, J., 31 jan 2019

Onderzoeksoutput: Niet-tekstuele vormExhibitieProfessioneel

4 Citaties (Scopus)

A morphological approach for kinetic façade design process to improve visual and thermal comfort: Review

Hosseini, M., Mohammadi, M., Rosemann, A., Schröder, T. & Lichtenberg, J., 15 apr 2019, In : Building and Environment. 153, blz. 186-204 19 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftArtikel recenserenAcademicpeer review

Thermal comfort

Architecture and the Smart City

De Sousa Lopes Figueiredo, S. (redactie), Krishnamurthy, S. (redactie) & Schröder, T. (redactie), 6 nov 2019, London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 260 blz. (Critiques : Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities)

Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapportBoekredactieAcademicpeer review

Smart meters
Smart city


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

Juliette Bekkering (Ontvanger) & M. (Monica) Adams (Ontvanger), 2015

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel

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

Juliette Bekkering (Ontvanger), 2015

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel

3TU Lighthouse grant: 3D printing Heritage

Juliette Bekkering (Ontvanger) & Carola Hein (Ontvanger), 2017

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel


Activiteiten 1988 2019

MateriArt: Arte and Science of Materiality in Architectural Design education

G.I. (Irene) Curulli (Organisator)
3 okt 20194 okt 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk

MateriArt: Arte and Science of Materiality in Architectural Design education

G.I. (Irene) Curulli (Organisator)
3 okt 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk

Concrete Design Competition 2019-2020 (Evenement)

Juliette D. Bekkering (Voorzitter)
sep 2019jun 2020

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van juryProfessioneel


Wederopbouw na ramp moet effectiever

Eefje Hendriks


1 mediabijdrage

Pers / media: PR activiteiten

3D concrete printing: Fire wall

Juliette Bekkering


1 mediabijdrage

Pers / media: Onderzoek


3MO-TION: 3DCP movement and circulation

Auteur: Zambotti, A., 30 apr 2019

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

A cut in the countryside: displaying art & landscape

Auteur: Heersink, J., 31 aug 2017

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


A just form

Auteur: Kniest, R., 31 aug 2017

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master