Adding depth to technical, architectonic and urban development through history and theory
Architectural History and Theory reflects on design artifacts, designs and design practices within the framework of specified cultural and societal themes. Key areas of research are architectural history including heritage studies, architectural theory, philosophy of design and architectural criticism. Historians and theorists focus on architecture as a basic act of culture by mobilizing relevant theoretical concepts that may inspire the production of architecture.
In terms of concrete products the staff of AHT is devoted to studies into, f.e., biographies of leading personalities or trends within the architectural culture, the representation of architecture in museum policies, value assessments of buildings and ensembles on various scale levels including also international practices of heritage policy, and the intellectual and ethical fundamentals of the design practice. These studies are all meant to celebrate the value of architecture as a rooted cultural practice within society, while recognizing that the transformations architecture has to accommodate nowadays not necessarily secure its position.
A Future for Post-war Housing
This research aims to contribute to a better understanding of the heritage significance of post-war housing and how this can be integrated...
Colour and Architecture
In the reality of our daily environments, architecture and colour depend on each other. The way in which these two phenomena interact and...
Meet some of our Researchers
Sergio De Sousa Lopes Figueiredo
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
The impact of convective vapour transport on the hygrothermal risk of the internal insulation of post-war lightweight prefab housingEnergy and Buildings (2019)
Architecture and the Smart City(2019)
Mapping historic urban landscape values through social mediaJournal of Cultural Heritage (2019)
De mens en zijn levensbehoeftenNederland-Bauhaus (2019)
Lotte Stam-Beese: vom Soczogorod in Har'kov zur Stadtplanung in RotterdamHannes Meyers neue Bauhlere. Von Dessau nach Mexiko (2019)
Visiting addressVertigoDe Groene LoperEindhovenNetherlands
Postal addressDepartment of the Built EnvironmentP.O. Box 5135600 MB EindhovenNetherlands