As a result of my material and construction background and interest, I got involved in construction education shortly after I finished my Masters. Following, a selection of courses at different universities are introduced shortly.
Willem de Kooning, Rotterdam, Spatial Design
The courses ‘Force&Fiction’ explore materials and construction through making and digital design. During four semesters,
KU Leuven, Brussels & Ghent, Interior Architecture
The course ‘BIA23 Materials’ explores materials, processes, and joints through in-class courses and workshop exercises. During one semester, materials are studied in the context of interior architecture through literature research, design exercises, and material and project analysis. At the end of the course, novel insights are used in the design and construction of seat furniture or installations.
The workshop ‘BIA33 Structures’ explores structures through building exercises. During three four hour sessions, horizontal and vertical structures are designed, constructed, and tested in various scales.
HKU, Utrecht, Spatial Design
During the course ‘Technical Knowledge Development’ materials, processes, and joints are explored through design and construction exercises. Over the course of four semesters, materials and structures are studied in the context of spatial- and urban design.
During the course ‘Professional Technology’ three types of
Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam
During the course ‘Form Studies’ materials, processes, and joints are explored through design and form study exercises. Over the course of four semesters, aspects like material and form expressiveness, design presentation, and idea communication are tested and explored.