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  1. Innovation development for highly energy-efficient housing. Opportunities and challenges related to the adoption of passive houses

    VERBEECK, Griet
    environmental studies; urban studies

  2. Extending the Role of the Architect in Flanders’ Residential Environment

    De Ridder, Roel; Gerards, Sebastiaan
    How can we conceive of the role of the architect in processes of communal dwelling? What are the differences compared to more traditional architectural practices? First of all, this paper situates the notion of communal dwelling as a possible answer to social issues that challenge both the various policy levels and future residents. In order to grasp the difference with the traditional practice, communal dwelling is then characterized as a social practice. This in turn demonstrates a new understanding of the role of the architect, for which we use existing concepts to describe it. These concepts both put into perspective...

  3. Re-Designing Multigenerational Dwelling

    GERARDS, Sebastiaan; DE RIDDER, Roel; De Bleeckere, Sylvain
    Due to social shifts, demographic changes and spatial challenges, housing is at the top of the social agenda in Flanders. Recently, communal housing concepts are put forward to strive against these general developments. This paper presents research on multigenerational dwelling, as one possible renewed communal housing concept for Flanders. The authors develop a working definition for multigenerational dwelling, which lays the foundation for the main part of the paper: the translation of a theoretical framework into an architectural design. Methodologically the authors use design to experiment with this new housing concept in a specific, but realistic setting. More specifically, they...

  4. Researching subjective wellbeing in an (interior)architectural context: Apparent, less apparent and illusionary differences between two fields of expertise

    VANRIE, Jan
    One could state that the aim of wellbeing has long been implicitly present in architecture and interior architecture but is now emerging, maybe not yet as an explicit design approach but at least as an explicit goal of research within these domains. Generating knowledge on ways in which the built environment can contribute to the subjective wellbeing of its residents, however, entails the merging of expertise from fields that are quite distinct. Although researching the possible interactions of the physical environment (architecture and interior architecture) and more subjective, human-related aspects (social and behavioural sciences) is of course hardly a novel...

  5. Towards a Design Methodology for More supporting an inclusive design attitude in the built environment

    IELEGEMS, Elke; HERSSENS, Jasmien; Vanrie, Jan
    The social, academic and political field embraces Design for All (DfA), Universal Design (UD) or Inclusive Design (ID) more and more as a global strategy to help formulating answers towards a more inclusive and sustainable world. The ageing population as well as the search for social relevant design, result in an increasing need for design methods and supportive design methodologies. While theoretical studies and knowledge in DfA are growing, the need for more insights and ways to link knowledge and practice is still inadequate. Although the aim is to design an inclusively built environment, the paradox lies in the fact...

  6. Design(ing) for more – towards a global design approach and local methods

    Herssens, Jasmien
    The general terminology regarding inclusive design is not always as inclusive and global compared to its goals and ambitions. Design thinking often struggles with this confusion. Universal Design (UD), Inclusive Design (ID) and Design for All (DfA), are synonyms for design and designing with attention for inclusion. The terminology and definitions are various and it is not so clear how to interpret inclusive design during the design process. Theoreticians and practitioners often consider it in a different way. These differences may stimulate design confusion. This paper gives a historical and theoretical overview of the global terminology and zooms in on...

  7. Inclusive Housing (Lab) for All: a home for research, demonstration and information on Universal Design (UD)

    Herssens, Jasmien; Nijs, Mieke; Froyen, Hubert
    This paper states the underlying concept and motivation of the design and building process of a Universal Design (UD) living lab that opened in 2013. The UD-lab is located in the city centre of Hasselt, Belgium and initiates three main ambitions: demonstration, conducting research and offering information on the added values of Universal Designing. The paper confirms the importance of global real life initiatives in order to drive forward the general awareness on Universal Designing, as ongoing activity. Besides the paper stresses the fact that the impact of small local initiatives may instantly bridge the gap between government, institutions and...

  8. Designerly Ways of Not Knowing: What Designers Can Learn about Space from People Who are Blind

    Heylighen, Ann; Herssens, Jasmien
    This paper sets out to demonstrate that architects' and other designers' visual ways of knowing may come with a considerable risk. They risk favouring visual qualities over non-visual qualities, but also cognition over embodiment in how space is understood and conceived. Their designerly ways of knowing thus may as well be viewed as designerly ways of not knowing???of disregarding the bodily experience of the built environment. This disregard becomes especially clear when considering the spatial experience of persons who are blind, as they are able to appreciate sounds, smells or haptic qualities designers may not be attuned to. Although the...

  9. Converting happiness theory into (interior) architectural design missions. Designing for subjective well-being in residential care centers.

    Subjective well-being (SWB) is an emerging research topic in the field of design sciences, whereby various design researchers focus on the key question ???how to design for SWB???. Throughout different design disciplines, definitions for SWB are rising and design models and strategies are being developed in an effort to enable designers to increase users??? SWB. However, a clear image of how to design an (interior) architectural environment with the purpose of increasing people???s level of subjective well-being is still in its infancy. In this paper we formulate spatial design missions for (interior) architects that possibly ignite or increase users??? SWB....

  10. Design for subjective well-being in interior architecture

    PETERMANS, Ann; Pohlmeyer, Anna
    Can interior environments engage people in pleasurable and meaningful experiences and thereby have a positive influence on their happiness? This paper discusses why and how interior architects might want to consider implementing ideas in relation to ???design for subjective well-being???. Despite of people being the ingredients that bring life to the built environment, it tends to be designed in such a way for them to predominantly only passively absorb the surrounding. Up to date, when designing interior environments, (interior) architects are mainly concerned about the fulfillment of various rather objective considerations. Typical reflections in this respect are: is there enough daylight,...

  11. Tasting the smell: Effects of ambient scent on scent experts' evaluations of (in)congruent food products

    Adams, Carmen; Doucé, Lieve; Janssens, Wim; Vanrie, Jan; Petermans, Ann
    This research studies the effect of scent expertise (laymen vs. novice experts vs. experts) on product and taste evaluations of three products that are (in)congruent with an ambient scent and examines whether this effect is mediated by these groups' awareness of scents in their environment and by how well they are able to identify different scents. Results show that novice experts and experts evaluate an incongruent product less positively than laymen. Laymen score lower than novice experts and experts on odor identification, and lower than experts on odor awareness but not lower than novice experts. The differences in the evaluation...

  12. Elegant beton ??? ontwerpend onderzoek naar interpretaties van beton aan de Faculteit Architectuur en Kunst van de UHasselt

    BONGAERTS, Peter; KNAPEN, Elke; LEUS, Maria
    HARD, BRUUT ??? ELEGANT ??? Tijdens de jaarlijkse experimentele ontwerpweek ???Hongkoncrete??? zijn 30 studenten van het eerste masterjaar van de opleiding Architectuur op zoek gegaan naar andere dimensies van BETON. Deze ontwerpstudio was een verre voorbereiding op de 6th Concrete Design Competition ???ELEGANCE???, waaraan studenten van de UHasselt hebben deelgenomen. Stefanie Weckx, masterstudente van de UHasselt, was met haar ontwerp ???Walk on concrete memory???, ????n van de drie Belgische winnaars van de wedstrijd.

  13. The Convivial Housing Modus for “Singletown”

    De Bleeckere, Sylvain; Gerards, Sebastiaan
    Seen in the light of the second part of the motto of the conference – “the city is like a big house” (Alberti) – we observe nowadays that European cities are searching, sometimes desperately, for increasing their quality as liveable places. Confronted with big challenges by ongoing transformation processes, the cities and their inhabitants need to think creatively about new modi of living closely together. Within the framework of this general problem, this paper focuses on the research of new typologies for housing in cities that should be architectural answers about making the cities liveable for the inhabitants in a...

  14. The application of two sustainability assessment tools on a passive office in Flanders: a user-approach

    MEEX, Elke; VERBEECK, Griet
    During the last decade, a large number of building sustainability assessment tools have been developed, with the aim of determining the sustainability level of buildings through a range of evaluation themes and criteria. As these tools are meant to contribute to the sustainability of building design, insights in the usability of these tools in practice is required. Therefore, we compared two frequently used sustainability assessment tools in Flanders, namely BREEAM-NL Building in Use for existing offices and Assessment of Office Buildings, on their degree of user-friendliness and applicability in a post-construction assessment. In this research paper, the outcome of this...

  15. A driving simulator study on the effect of transversal rumble strips located nearby dangerous curves under repeated exposure

    ARIEN, Caroline; BRIJS, Kris; CEULEMANS, Wesley; VANROELEN, Giovanni; JONGEN, Ellen; DANIELS, Stijn; BRIJS, Tom; WETS, Geert

  16. Influencing consumer reactions towards a tidy versus a messy store using pleasant ambient scents

    Douce, Lieve; Janssens, Wim; Swinnen, Gilbert; Van Cleempoel, Koenraad
    Although retailers know that consumers do not like cluttered stores, messy layouts are sometimes inevitable. This research examines whether diffusing pleasant scents can overcome consumers' negative response to a messy store. Specifically, this study investigates the effect of pleasant scents (un)related to neatness on consumer evaluations of a tidy versus a messy store. An experiment with 198 respondents revealed that a pleasant scent not associated with neatness functions as a positively valenced prime, causing consumers to evaluate the products in the tidy store more positively than the products in the messy store. Additionally, when diffused in a messy store, a...

  17. As real as it gets: What role does lighting have on consumer's perception of atmosphere, emotions and behaviour?

    QUARTIER, Katelijn; VANRIE, Jan; VAN CLEEMPOEL, Koenraad
    To study the impact of lighting on atmosphere perception, emotions and behaviour of consumers in a realistic setting, an experiment was conducted in a three-dimensional simulated supermarket in which three different lighting settings, corresponding to the settings of three different supermarkets in Belgium, were implemented. Ninety-five participants performed a realistic shopping task. The participants were observed and they were questioned regarding their emotional responses to the retail space and their perception of atmosphere afterwards. The results indicate that although significant effects on behaviour were absent, realistic lighting settings can have subtle effects on the perceived atmosphere and experienced emotions and...

  18. Retail-Reuse: an interior view on adaptive reuse of buildings


  19. Vivisection in Architecture: a comprehensive reading of the room by drawing

    HEYNICKX, Saidja; Plevoets, Bie; VAN CLEEMPOEL, Koenraad; Vanrie, Jan
    Architects and designers confronted with the complex task of adaptive reuse of an existing (historic) building need to establish a relationship with the host space before they actually start designing. This relationship may be very formal, through analysis of the physical characteristics of the host space, but can also be emotional, focussing on the intangible qualities of the place, the building, the interior. Our contribution investigates how sketching may be a valuable technique in establishing a formal as well as emotional relationship with the host space. The technique of sketching in the discipline of architecture, more specifically for the first perceptual...

  20. Van verbondenheid naar betrokkenheid: een kritische reflectie

    Devisch, Oswald; Van Damme, Sylvie

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