Category: PhD Project

Collective Spaces in Workers’ Villages in Post-industrial Northeast China – A Critical Socio-spatial Analysis

Workers’ villages played an important role in the identity building of the first decades of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). During the first and second Five-Year Plan…

Rethinking the dispersed city paradigm by exploring the strategic nodes of its (physical) networks.

Rethinking the dispersed city paradigm by exploring the strategic nodes of its (physical) networks. Design strategies at the intermediate scale for the next urban constellation. In the binary…

Multilayered Public Spaces in Informal Settlements

Multilayered public spaces as productive assets towards more sustainable informal settlements: the case study of Lahore, Pakistan   Informal settlements are one of the critical challenges of urbanism…

Vulnerable Industrial Waterfronts in New York City

Insights on the reconfiguration of vulnerable industrial waterfronts, defined by climate change and economic decline The case of the Coney Island Creek, New York City, NY Analysis at…

(Re)thinking the Ruin: Unveiling the adaptation potential of depopulated villages for the regeneration of cultural landscapes.

(Re)thinking the Ruin: Unveiling the adaptation potential of depopulated villages in Sobrepuerto (Spain) for the regeneration of cultural landscapes. Depopulation of rural areas as a result of migration…

Co-creating place Liedts: invitation for moment of exchange and reflections 19/04

EN The Municipality of Schaerbeek, the Faculty of Architecture Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels KU Leuven, the Higher Institute of Social Training and Communication (ISFSC) and the Wijkpartenariaat – De Schakel vzw…

Waterscapes in transformation

Insights on landscape accessibility challenged by new infrastructures for climate resilience: The case of the Belgian Coastal area. The socio-economic impact of nature in Belgian coastal landscapes on…

Productive Sidewalks in New York City

Achieving Critical Insights about Multiple and  Temporary Uses of Space and Changing Policies. This PhD-project aims to research ‘new models of productivity of urban sidewalks’ within the contemporary…

Experimental Practices in Architectural Design Studio

Experimental Practices in Architectural Design Studio This PhD research aims to focus on experimental practices in architectural design studios through three main processes namely, triggering concepts, extraordinary representations…

Reframing Fragile Heritage

Micro strategies for a social and sustainable re-use of fragile heritage. This comparative, local-interactive project aims to understand, and create a better insight, how local populations of deprived…

Collective Spaces of Informal and Formal Market Spaces as Emergent Infrastructures

Understanding Urban Dynamics of Informal and Formal Market Spaces as Emergent Infrastructures: Self- Organisation Processes of Urban Growth and the use of Collective Spaces in the African City –…

Completed – Tracing the deep significance of built heritage through encounters with undisclosed protagonists

Tracing the deep significance of built heritage through encounters with undisclosed protagonists This research study is inspired by a great fascination with built heritage, for its tangible beauty,…

Formal and informal design processes

Bridging the gap between formal and informal design processes This doctoral study proposes that, all societies which are in transition require a new role and form of architectural…

Completed – Unlocking the potential of collective spaces in All City/All Land.

Unlocking the potential of collective spaces in All City/All Land. Defining a theoretical framework and exploring an attitude for intervention in the dispersed territory. This research focuses on…

Completed – Infrastructures under Transformation as Spaces of Collectivities. Glòries, Barcelona, Spain

Infrastructures under Transformation as Spaces of Collectivities. Case-Study: Glòries, Barcelona, Spain A PhD project by Maria Cecilia Chiappini Supervision of Profs. Kris Scheerlinck and Yves Schoonjans   Within cities,…

An Opportunity in Contemporary Remains

An Opportunity in Contemporary Remains: Change of Use and its Relation to the Urban Fabric. The regeneration of urban areas is a multi-layered topic, characterised by a high…

Rethinking Collective Spaces

Rethinking Collective Spaces

Space Suitability and the Design Process

Space Suitability and the Design Process – a research on remote architectural practice and local identities Remote practices are of a peculiar importance for designers today. In this…