Rational Architecture

  • De Groene Loper, Vertigo

    Eindhoven

    Nederland

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

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Nederland

Organisatieprofiel

Introductie / missie

Rational Architecture is geared to the typological and morphological analysis and critique of the existing city on the scale of the city as well as on the scale of the building. The assumption is that responsible architectural and urban interventions should be made on the basis of a thorough understanding of how the city came about and a carefully reasoned approach to context and detail. The chair of Transformational Design complements this approach by exploring the adaptation of the existing building stock to new programs.

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The study of the morphology of the city and its most important building types is central to all studies.

Over de organisatie

Equal importance is given to the study of architectural language in order to connect an object with its past and with this, with all architectures. We see this approach to architecture as essential in nowadays planning and building practice, in order to give a building relevance in the long run. RA focuses on a cultural tradition of architecture that builds on the idea of ‘type’ as the constant carrier of architectural design. Variations of this constant, in order to respond to contemporary building questions and conditions, define the working field of the chair. The formal basis of architecture, frequently within the spatial context of existing urban constellations, is central to this.

By creatively questioning the formal fundament of architecture, RA aims to stimulate architectural research by design. Research has been integrated into Rational Architecture through the establishment of the design-based research group Bauhütte.

In the field of education, the graduation studios and research seminars are the courses that that most heavily rely on research. For example, within the choice of graduation studios we offer, the so called ‘city-series’ tries to uncover the genesis and transformation of European cities and its buildings. In the past decennium, Amsterdam, Potsdam, Berlin, München, Turin, Rome, Milan, Antwerp and Madrid have been studied typo-morphologically. The result of such a study is in each case a so-called ‘atlas’ on which ultimately the individual projects of the graduation students are based. Within the seminars we focus on architectural language and on building types.

In the field of applied research, the design-based research group Bauhütte is working on a variety of commissions. We are specialized in master planning on an urban and architectural scale. Prominent commissions include masterplans for TU Eindhoven and Tilburg University.

Some of our research partners are:

  • TU Dortmund
  • RWTH Aachen
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • University of Applied Science Potsdam
  • IUAV University of Venice

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architect Sociale wetenschappen
landscape management Sociale wetenschappen
nomad Sociale wetenschappen
building Sociale wetenschappen
Netherlands Sociale wetenschappen
collective memory Sociale wetenschappen
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monument Sociale wetenschappen

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Profielen

Foto van Hélène M.T. Aarts
20132018
Foto van Haike Apelt

Haike Apelt

Persoon: OWP : Docent / Onderzoeker

20162019
Geen foto van Rik L. Bondt de

Rik L. de Bondt

Persoon: OBP : Ondersteunend en Beheerspersoneel

Projecten 2012 2017

Onderzoeksoutput 2015 2019

Book Chapter "De universiteitscampus. Een geschiedenis in vogelvlucht" door Pieter Siebers (p. 76-86)

Apelt, H., van Kaathoven, B. A. H. L., Rapp, C. & Roorda, R. P. J., 2019, 10 blz. Nijmegen : Uitgeverij Vantilt.

Onderzoeksoutput: Andere bijdrageOverige bijdrageAcademic

Cultuurhistorische verkenning Studentensportcentrum TU Eindhoven

Colenbrander, B., Baeten, J-P. & van Kaathoven, B., 10 okt 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 203 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapportRapportAcademic

De Ring in beeld: de belangrijkste straat van de stad

van Kaathoven, B. A. H. L., Jenniskens, D. P. H., Diederen, P., Roorda, R., Aarts, R., van Hal, E., Kerkdijk, H., van der Meer, J. & Rijnen, R., 8 apr 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 168 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapportRapportAcademic

Prijzen

071 Nieuwe Parels Leiden

Ruurd P.J. Roorda (Ontvanger) & Marian de Bock (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: AndersOverigProfessioneel

Archiprix Nederland, eervolle vermelding

B.A.H.L. (Bram) van Kaathoven (Ontvanger), 18 jun 2016

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel

Juries
Baroque
Ensemble
Continuity
Designer

NPR Gulden Feniks, Waterliniemuseum Fort Bij Vechten, winnaar categorie gebiedstransformatie

Christian Rapp (Ontvanger), 22 jun 2016

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel

Activiteiten 2008 2019

The floorpan as an aesthetic fact

Wouter Hilhorst (Spreker)
26 okt 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

Constructivism in architectural design education

Wouter Hilhorst (Spreker)
25 okt 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

Universitat Dortmund (Externe organisatie)

Haike Apelt (Lid), Christian Rapp (Lid), Anne-Marie Peters - van den Heuvel (Lid)
9 sep 201920 sep 2019

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van commissieWetenschappelijk

Pers/media

Scripties/masterproeven

(re)form block: urban block housing

Auteur: Moravec, A., 31 aug 2018

Begeleider: Rapp, C. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Apelt, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Hilhorst, W. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Malcovati, S. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach) & Albers, B. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Aan het einde van de Leien: aanvulling op het historisch stadscentrum van Antwerpen

Auteur: Elverding, M., 28 feb 2017

Begeleider: Rapp, C. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Apelt, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Hilhorst, W. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Addition in extraction: the transformation of the Adriaan Volkerhuis to a multifunctional communal attracting building

Auteur: Kaijser, R., 31 mei 2017

Begeleider: Diederen, P. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Peters - van den Heuvel, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Dirrix, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Voorthuis, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand