Graduation Lab

 

We regularly coach Master’s students from the MSc Programme Architecture, Urbanism and Building Science, with their Graduation theses. When doing their thesis with us, students benefit from the expertise of Co-Lab research group members. They also have the opportunity to disseminate their research through Co-Lab Research networks and the Co-Lab Blog, amongst others. They may also have the opportunity to integrate their research into ongoing projects within our group.

Check out our current and past graduates and their work!

Graduates (current)

EviEvi Dirks

since 2017, MSc track Architecture (Explore Lab)
(Dr Darinka Czischke as research mentor)

As part of her graduation within Architecture, Explore Lab, she will develop a method to help future residents and other involved parties of a collaborative housing group, to compile a clear and plenary design brief in order to create a coherent architectural design. After developing and applying this method, she will redesign a former school building into a collaborative home.

 

Thesis title (provisional): “How, as an architect, do you form a design brief with a mixed co-housing group?”

Setting up a design brief is mostly neglected in collaborative projects. Often, future residents discuss their demands, wishes and ideas only amongst themselves during informal gatherings, even though this is an important factor in the eventual designing of their space. In her master thesis, Evi wants to develop a method to help future residents and other involved parties of a collaborative housing group, to create a clear and plenary design brief. By applying this method to develop the design brief, she will gain knowledge on the demands and wishes of future cohousing residents and supply further knowledge on the spatial and social dimensions of collaborative housing. After this, she will implement the results of the research and method into a design project. With these results, she will start the design of a fictional collaborative housing project.
LisanneLisanne Rissik
since February 2018, MSc track Management in the Built Environment
(Dr Darinka Czischke as first mentor)

Recently graduated from Architecture and whilst working as a Junior Architect for NeutelingsRiedijkArchitects, Lisanne is graduating within the domain of Housing for her second Masters Degree in Management in the Built Environment, with focus on the influence of the rise of sharing economies onto the housing concept of shared living.

 

Thesis title: “Co-Living. Affordable and profitable housing in the densifying city?”

Worldwide urbanization and individualization is putting pressure on the existing housing supply. A changing demand due to a changing economic and societal environment asks for new affordable solutions on the tight housing market. With the emerging sharing economy the rise of shared housing solutions becomes apparent. Co-living is one of the many shared-housing concepts that is emerging. My research focusses on the economic validity of the co-living concept, in analyzing its ability to provide affordable housing whilst being profitable for its initiators. Through a global case study research, the concept is analyzed through its main characteristics and measured in its ability to serve either affordability and/or profitability as a housing concept.

 

Graduates (past)

SuzanneSuzanne Elliott, MSc

2018, MSc track Management in the Built Environment
(Dr Darinka Czischke as first mentor)

After finishing her bachelor in Architecture, Suzanne did a master in Management in the Built Environment at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology. She took an interest for the subject of collaborative housing and graduated February 2018 in Collective Private Commissioning and affordable private rental housing.

 

Thesis title: “CPC and affordable private rental housing. An explorative study of collaboration between parties”

 

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetJuan Carlos Romero, MSc

2017, MSc track Management in the Built Environment
(Dr Darinka Czischke  as second mentor)

Juan Carlos is an architect, born and raised in Bogotá.
His growing interest in the way that diverse organizations come together to bring projects to life, led him to pursue a Master degree at TU Delft, where he graduated with a research on collaborative planning for urban regeneration projects in Latin America, focusing on a case study in Bogotá.

Thesis Title: “Towards collaborative approaches in urban regeneration: A case study in the Latin American context”

 

Stefanie 1Stephanie Zeulevoet, MSc

2016, MSc track Architecture (Explore lab)
(Dr Darinka Czischke as research mentor)

 

Stephanie works as a trainee architect at Inbo in Amsterdam. She graduated with a MSc Architecture from TU Delft in 2016 on the topic of cooperative housing. She is primarily interested in researching the potential for cooperative housing models to create affordable housing in cities in the Netherlands.

 

Thesis Title: “Minimal dimensions / Maximum life: A proposal for collective self-organised housing for starters in Amsterdam”