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Niels De Temmerman

Niels De Temmerman

Prof. dr. ir. arch. Niels De Temmerman (°1977) is a member of the Research Lab for Architectural Engineering (AE-LAB) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium and is chair of the research group ‘TRANSFORM – Transformable Structures for Sustainable Development’. Currently, he co-chairs the Structural Morphology Group (WG 15) of the IASS (International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures). He is an architectural engineer (2002) with a PhD on deployable structures (2007). His main expertise entails the design and analysis of transformable structures (deployable structures and kit-of-parts systems) for architectural applications.

Supervised PhDs

  • Modularity reinvented, understanding the effect of a well-thought form and dimension concept in the construction sector as a catalyst for circular economy
  • by Ineke Tavernier
  • Development of a method to contextually assess the architectural feasibility of preassembled transformable façade systems
  • by Charlotte Cambier
  • Bistable Scissor Structures - Computational Design and Modelling
  • by Liesbeth Arnouts
  • Development of a BIM tool to assess the lifelong impacts of Transformable Design
  • by Camille Vandervaeren
  • Protocol for Augmented Parametric Building Information Modelling Components
  • by François Denis
  • Rapidly assembled systems with flexible components: a dialogue between active-bending and transformability
  • by Stijn Brancart
  • Deployable Scissor Grids: Geometry and Kinematics
  • by Kelvin Roovers
  • Scenario based life cycle costing
  • by Waldo Galle
  • Deployable Scissor Structures for Disaster Relief: Multi-Criteria Optimisation and Design for Adaptability
  • by Aushim Koumar
  • Using environmental life cycle assessment to inform decision-making for demountable building elements
  • by Mieke Vandenbroucke
  • Curved-line folding: a technique to design innovative pliable systems for kinetic architectural applications
  • by Aline Vergauwen
  • Parametric Structural Assessment of Deployable Scissor Systems - Optimising the Universal Scissor Component
  • by Lara Alegria Mira
  • Enhancing the adaptable capacity of urban fragments: a methodology to integrate Design for Change in sustainable urban projects
  • by Pieter Herthogs

Projects

PhD research

Design and Analysis of Deployable Bar Structures for Mobile Architectural Applications

Date2003 - 2007