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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.”
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.
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.
- Rotterdam Academy of Architecture
- Tilburg Academy of Architecture
- Groningen Academy of Architecture
Partners in (semi-)industry
- Maurer United Architects BV
- Het Nieuwe Instituut
A fair accord : cradle to cradle as a design theory measured against John Rawls' Theory of justice and immanuel Kant's Categorical imperativeVoorthuis, J. C. T. & Gijbels, C., 2010, In : Sustainability. 2, 1, blz. 371-382 12 blz.
Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschrift › Tijdschriftartikel › Academic › peer review
Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapport › Boek › Academic
Integration of Philosophy & Drawing within the course “Spatial Imagination”: A method for integrating theory & practice of spatial analysis in architectural educationAarts, H. M. T. & Voorthuis, J. C. T., 30 jan 2018.
Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan congres › Abstract
Spatial imagination and representation: a method for integrating the theory and practice of spatial analysis in architectural educationVoorthuis, 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. (redactie). 2017 redactie London: CRC Taylor & Francis, Vol. 2. blz. 1085-1092 8 blz.
Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/Congresprocedure › Hoofdstuk › Academic › peer review
Activiteiten per jaar
Activiteit: Types lidmaatschap › Lidmaatschap van commissie › Wetenschappelijk
Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentaties › Aangemelde presentatie › Wetenschappelijk
Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentaties › Keynote spreker › Wetenschappelijk
(On)gebonden frame: woon/werk omgeving voor de creatieve klasse van Eindhoven binnen een vrij en duurzaam kaderAuteur: Villanueva, D., 30 jun 2008