Category: PhD Project

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 –…

The Architect – Heritage Practitioner as Storyteller

The Architect – Heritage Practitioner as Storyteller

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…

Unlocking the potential of collective spaces

Unlocking the potential of collective spaces in the peri-urban condition. Defining a theoretical framework and exploring intervention strategies for the horizontal metropolis: the case of South-West Flanders. The…

Infrastructures under Transformation as Dynamic Collective Spaces

Infrastructures under Transformation as Dynamic Collective Spaces Case-study Glòries Square, Barcelona, Spain   Cities are manifestations of fluctuant dynamics with spatial qualities that aggregate and interact in time…

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…