rene brakels

rene brakels

Waterford, CT


BK city redesign

The redesign of the Delft University glass atriums of the architecture department was a research based  design exercise. Various case studies were scrutinized to identify positive and negative aspects.

After supporting the decision to redesign a particular part of one of the buildings, improvements were suggested to focus the redesign on. A third building was then used as a benchmark that steered the redesign and formulated the research question of things to be looked at in more detail. Via various theoretical references that followed from this and support the thesis, the redesign was then laid out following the design cycle.

The result was a tensile structure to support transparent and translucent solar glazing. My design thesis was used as a benchmark for future students.

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Status: School Project
Location: Delft, NL