Archinect - News 2017-09-24T08:19:28-04:00 Work on Europe's first hyperloop test facility in Delft has been completed Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-08T15:24:00-04:00 >2017-07-07T21:13:44-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Back in February, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TU Delft won the first phase of SpaceX's Hyperloop Competition</a>, beating out MIT and the Technical University of Munich, for their design of a human-scale Hyperloop pod. Well, last week, Europe's first hyperloop test facility on the TU Delft campus was unveiled.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hardt</a>, which was founded by some of the winners from Elon Musk's hyperloop competition, is the first European company to work on developing the futuristic transport system. They have been working in conjunction with the construction company <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BAM</a> to build the 30-meter long test facility revealed last Thursday. The facility consists of a tube with a length of 30 meters and an external diameter of 3.2 and will allow Hardt to try out all the important systems at low speeds. Testing will focus on examining the safety, the propulsion, the gliding and the stabilization of the hyperloop vehicle. In addition, the company is also interested in looking into potential social issues concerning the new form of transportatio...</p> TU Delft wins overall for first phase of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Justine Testado 2017-02-02T12:37:00-05:00 >2017-02-03T15:07:14-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>TU Delft recently won the overall winning title in the first phase of SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod competition, which the aerospace company launched <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2015</a>. Students and independent engineers worldwide were invited to design a human-scale Hyperloop pod, as a way to help accelerate SpaceX's development of a functional Hyperloop prototype.</p><p>This past weekend, SpaceX held the first Competition Weekend at their headquarters in Hawthorne, California. After various performance tests, only three student teams were qualified to test their pods on the 1.2 kilometer test tube: TU Delft, the&nbsp;Technical University of Munich, and&nbsp;MIT.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Delft Hyperloop pod at the SpaceX competition in Hawthorne. Photo via TUDelft/Twitter.</em></p><p>Their&nbsp;pod wasn't the fastest one, but&nbsp;TU Delft achieved the&nbsp;highest overall score and won&nbsp;best innovative design. The Technical University of Munich came in second and won the fastest pod award, while MIT placed in third overall and won best safety and reliability.</p><p>Speed wasn't the main pri...</p> TU Delft appoints Peter Russell as new architecture dean Alexander Walter 2015-03-11T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T18:08:44-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>After a careful international recruitment process, the Executive Board has appointed Peter Russell as dean of TU Delft&rsquo;s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment effective 1 May 2015. Peter Russell is currently Professor of Computer Supported Planning in Architecture (CAAD) at the RWTH Aachen University. He also serves as Rector's Emissary for Alumni Affairs at the RWTH where he has been Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and chaired the Dean's Council.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Saving face: Prêt-à-Loger designs solar-powered skin to preserve Dutch row houses Justine Testado 2014-02-26T18:13:00-05:00 >2014-02-26T18:13:27-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>How do you transform over 2 million Dutch terraced houses into more spacious, neutral-energy homes while they're still being inhabited? According to a team of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TU Delft</a> students, a solution to that is Pr&ecirc;t-&agrave;-Loger.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Translated to "ready to be lived in," the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pr&ecirc;t-&agrave;-Loger</a> model was developed to preserve the historic Dutch row house, which was mass-produced for the middle class during the post-war period. The row house remains as the most common house typology in The Netherlands and is a cultural icon for many Dutch residents.</p><p>Trying to preserve and sustainably enhance the houses to modern-day standards, the Pr&ecirc;t-&agrave;-Loger team designed an adaptable "skin" made of solar panels and smart technology that can be applied to the house's facade. The skin can be customized to the various shapes and sizes of the homes.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>The team recently celebrated the official kick-off of Pr&ecirc;t-&agrave;-Loger. With the support of partner organizations, they plan to implement the concept to a local neighborhood in Honselersdi...</p> Get Lectured: TU Delft Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-11-11T15:46:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T16:07:57-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. (<strong>UPDATE:</strong> We've begun adding international schools!) Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Today's featured poster comes from the <strong>The Berlage Center</strong>, a post-graduate department of the <strong>Delft University of Technology</strong> in The Netherlands.</p> <p> A little history: The Berlage Center was established after the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam closed in 2012 when all funding ceased for post-academic institutions in The Netherlands. The Institute's deans included one of its founders Herman Hertzberger, Wiel Arets (1995), and Alejandro Zaera-Polo (2002). Since 2012, the Berlage Center continues to operate as a research, discussion and cultural platform for architectural, urban, and landscape issues.</p> <p> <em>Want...</em></p> MVRDV Builds “Porous City” Exhibition with LEGOs in Cannes Alexander Walter 2013-02-04T15:24:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:40:07-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>If you happen to be in the South of France this March, make sure to attend MIPIM&rsquo;s first edition of the Innovation Forum in Cannes, March 12-15th, where MVRDV and Delft-based innitiative The Why Factory (T?F) present the exhibition, Porous City &ndash; Open the Tower. The event is part of their ongoing research on the design of skyscrapers and the potential of porosity as a European approach to urban density.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>