Future Cities and Circular Housing

Future Cities and Circular Housing

Climate change, increasing global population and new technologies and cyclical building present new challenges. Another challenge is how to design houses that generate more value, in energy and materials, than it cost to build it. This exchange programme combines the two topics ‘Future Cities’ and ‘Circular Housing‘. 

This programme is suitable for students with a field of study in: Architecture and Construction Engineering.

Future cities

The future is challenging the way we build our cities. In this module you will work in interdisciplinary teams on an integral design research for a city district in 2050. You research and design future solutions that enhance the quality of life, cut cities’ carbon emissions and build resilience to extreme weather. You research critical infrastructure services and their impact on urban structure and public space.

Circular Housing

How to design houses that generate more value, in terms of energy and materials, than it costs to build them? Cyclical thinking leads to a fundamentally different approach to housing and construction, in which a building is seen as an active element in a circular system of materials, energy and space.

You will work on a design for ‘circular housing’. Your client is housing corporation Delta Wonen. Your task is to create concepts and ideas for circular housing. Be aware that your ideas may be implemented in actual plans!