Since the academic year of 2003-2004, the department of VUB Architectural Engineering publishes a year book containing an overview of the various activities of each academic year. Physical copies of these books can be obtained through the department. Digital versions can be found through the links below.
How does a historic building smell, how loud is a construction site, how hard does a 30-metre high scaffolding move and how fascinating is the incidence of light? In the academic year 2021-2022, we could again literally and figuratively sniff up architecture and we made good use of it. The gradual continuation of lessons and exercises on campus brought life back to the architecture studio. You can read all about it in the 19th edition of the yearbook.
Although we kicked off academic year 2020-2021 with a memorable graduation ceremony on the Grand Place in Brussels, also this year has been marked by the pandemic. From symposia, over thesis and doctoral defenses to even the ARCH week: almost everything was organised online. Yet sometimes, it also had its advantages, as you’ll read in this year book. But as soon as the regulations allowed it, we organised some physical activities on campus. In the 18th edition of the year book, you can read all about it.
The academic year 2019-2020 was marked by the coronavirus. Who could have imagined that our daily routine at the VUB would be interrupted so abruptly? In no time at all, we had to learn to work differently. Although the architecture studio in Building K remained empty a large part of the second semester, students, professors and researchers did their best to keep moving forward. With this 17th edition of the yearbook we take you along this challenging journey.
Design and build, repurpose and reuse. We did it all in the academic year 2018-2019. What our researchers put into practice, and how we made our students familiar with these skills, can be read in the 16th yearbook of VUB Architectural Engineering.
The academic year 2017-2018 was another year full of engineering and architecture. Even more so, by combining the two, a lot of insights and design techniques were created whereby practice can take the next step towards a sustainable built environment. In the 15th yearbook of VUB Architectural Engineering you will find out exactly what our students and researchers developed.
The year book 2016-2017 lists the research and educational activities of our department again. No less than eight PhD defences took place and there were numerous activities such as the alumni evening, architecture trip and architecture week. The latter took the form of a large inflatable bubble this year. Furthermore, this yearbook gives an insight into our research, our education and the work of our students.
The Department of Architectural Engineering again reports on the past academic year by means of the traditional yearbook. With this 13th edition we take you along the many activities that create this unique atmosphere: the alumni evening, design workshops, research workshops and projects, the architecture and study trip, but also lectures, open days, the architecture week and ciné:atelier.
That a year at the Department of Architectural Engineering is not only 'difficult and hard' but above all 'fascinating, heartwarming, inspiring, challenging and innovative' is something we want to confirm with the 12th yearbook. That is why in this book we take you along the many activities that create this unique atmosphere: the alumni evening, design workshops, research workshops and projects, the architecture and study trip, but also lectures, open days, the architecture week and ciné:atelier.
Maybe you were there yourself and like to look back or have become curious about the typical atmosphere at our department. Feel free to come and get your copy or download it here.
At the end of the academic year there is the publication of the yearbook of the department of Architectural Engineering. Following the party edition (7x5 years ARCH), this yearbook has also received a thorough update. The yearbook still provides an overview of all educational, research and student activities of the past academic year, but now in a new, more orderly layout. Moreover, in addition to the annual sections about the design studios, the research groups, the architecture week, the architecture trip, you can now also find new sections, such as an interview with a beginning and a graduate student. Have fun reading!
In the academic year 2013-2014 the study programme engineer-architect exists 7x5 years and we didn't want to let that pass unnoticed. In honour of this 35th anniversary, we have published an overview publication in which we present the history of the young course, brought back to life through visual material, interviews and so on. In this booklet you will find, among other things, everything about the origins of this study programme, about the people who made it all possible, the research associated with it and about the history of our student union. Have fun reading it!
The academic year 2012-2013 is over. This means that there is a new edition of the yearbook of the department ARCH. In this booklet you will find an overview of the educational and research activities that have taken place in our department this year, but also of excursions and events such as the annual architecture trip and month. Have fun reading it!
It's been another year! In this ninth yearbook we give you an overview of the most beautiful moments of the engineering studies: architecture! The final juries of design studios, the public defence of doctorates, the study trip and the madness of the month of architecture.
You will discover it all in the 2011-2012 yearbook of the ARCH department. Have fun reading it!
Click here for the 2011-2012 yearbook in pdf-format.
For the eighth time in a row, we summarize for you the most important events and highlights of the engineering studies: architecture. We take you to moments of emotion: the final juries of design studios, the public defence of doctorates, the invigorating study trip and the madness of the month of architecture.
You will discover it all in the 2010-2011 yearbook of the ARCH department. Have fun reading it!
Click here for the year book 2010-2011 in .pdf format
This year, ecology was the leitmotif throughout all design studios in 2009-2010. But what is that: ‘ecological architecture’ or ‘ecological building’?
You will discover the different results in the 2009-2010 yearbook of the ARCH department. You will also find an overview of the research carried out by the department. Enjoy reading!
Click here for the year book 2009-2010 in pdf-format.
Minimum living was presented this year as the main theme of all design studios in 2008-2009. But what is so fascinating about minimum living? You will discover it all in the 2008-2009 yearbook of the ARCH department. You will also find an overview of the research carried out by the department. Have fun reading it!
Click here for the year book 2008-2009 in .pdf format
"De aankomende inhaaloperatie scholenbouw vormde de aanleiding voor de keuze van het jaarthema voor de ontwerpateliers in 2007-2008. Het tweede, derde, vierde en vijfde jaar van de opleiding hebben zich hier door middel van één of meerdere opdrachten in verdiept."
Click here for the year book 2007-2008 in .pdf format
"This academic year, the department opted for a joint design challenge, the study on the future (sustainable) development of the HORTECO site in Vilvoorde (Agricultural and Horticultural School, including the training in garden and landscape architecture of the Erasmus University College Brussels)"
Click here for the 2006-2007 yearbook in .pdf format
"This year, the department is working around the concept ´ FLOW´. As the term itself implies, it has no definite meaning. Comparable to a swarm or swirl shape, you can recognize a shape somewhere, but the shape itself is neither statically structured nor sharply defined. The fragments of a totality always move and take up a new position, but the totality remains recognizable..."
"..at the start of the 2004-2005 academic year it was decided to work again on a theme. Not a site-specific theme like last year (the coast), but something more universal. After an enthusiastic verbal storm ´TRANS´ came out. TRANS made us approach the existing activities from a different angle and was the breeding ground for new initiatives ... "
Here's the first yearbook. The members of the department believe that the time has come to position our education and research within the university community and to make some of our specific characteristics clear through the yearbook.