• Anchored by Hüppauf and Umbach’s notion of Vernacular Modernism and focusing on architecture and urbanism during Franco’s dictatorship from 1939 to 1975, this thesis challenges the hegemonic and Northern-oriented narrative of urban modernity. It develops arguments about the reciprocal...

  • KLABS 5

    sustainable and resilient building design approaches, methods and tools

    Saja Kosanović (ed), Tillmann Klein (ed), Thaleia Konstantinou (ed), Ana Radivojević (ed), Linda Hildebrand (ed)
    1 September 2018

    The challenges to which contemporary building design needs to respond grow steadily. They originate from the influence of changing environmental conditions on buildings, as well as from the need to reduce the impact of buildings on the environment. The increasing complexity requires the...

  • KLABS 4

    energy resources and building performance

    Thaleia Konstantinou (ed), Nataša Ćuković Ignjatović (ed), Martina Zbašnik-Senegačnik (ed)
    15 August 2018

    The use of energy in buildings is a complex problem, but it can be reduced and alleviated by making appropriate decisions. Therefore, architects face a major and responsible task of designing the built environment in such a way that its energy dependence will be reduced to a minimum, while at...

  • KLABS 3

    integrated urban planning directions, resources and territories

    Enrico Anguillari (ed), Branka Dimitrijević (ed)
    1 August 2018

    The purpose of the book on integrated urban planning (IUP) is to present ongoing research from the universities involved in the project Creating the Network of Knowledge Labs for Sustainable and Resilient Environments (KLABS).

    Although sustainability and resilience have been largely...

  • KLABS 2

    realms of urban design mapping sustainability

    Nevena Novaković (ed), Janez P Grom (ed), Alenka Fikfak (ed)
    15 July 2018

    The traditional thematic realms of urban design, such as liveability, social interaction, and quality of urban life, considered to be closely related to urban form and specifically to public space, have long since been recognised as important, and have given the discipline a certain identity....

  • KLABS 1

    sustainability and resilience socio-spatial perspective

    Alenka Fikfak (ed), Saja Kosanović (ed), Miha Konjar (ed), Enrico Anguillari (ed)
    1 July 2018

    Sustainability and resilience have become indispensable parts of the contemporary debate over the built environment. Although recognised as imperatives, the complexity and the variety of interpretations of sustainability and resilience have raised the necessity to again rethink their notion in...

  • imagine 09


    Ulrich Knaack, Uta Pottgiesser, Linda Hildebrand, Max Ernst, Jens Böke, Anan Ashour
    1 July 2016

    This edition of Imagine is about a mobile workshop concept, which is and has been travelling across Europe. It links several universities that are members of the European Facade Network, which is developing a closeknit cadre of facade designers and specialists. What is interesting is to see...

  • imagine 10

    Rapids 2.0

    Ulrich Knaack, Dennis de Witte, Alamir Mohsen, Marcel Bilow, Oliver Tessmann
    1 July 2016

    The imagine series, developed at our faculty at TU Delft, is a book series championing ideas, concepts and physically built results. It is for designers and architects: to inspire them and to create a culture of imagination. At the start, the editors needed to promise the publisher a series of...

  • Heat waves will occur in Rotterdam with greater frequency in the future. Those affected most will be the elderly – a group that is growing in size. In the light of the Paris heat wave of August 2003 and the one in Rotterdam in July 2006, mortality rates among the elderly in particular are...

  • imagine 08


    Ulrich Knaack, Sascha Hickert, Linda Hildebrand
    1 July 2015

    This volume of Imagine demonstrates in an impressive manner the many facets of the material concrete, and introduces unusual approaches for sustainable buildings. It becomes clear how, with concrete, we can expand the architectural design vocabulary and align it with today’s technical...

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