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Course Research Methods in Architecture and Urbanism TU/e

Teaching film techniques in the research methods course at the TU Eindhoven. The aim was to teach filmmaking in order to give the students a new tool to present their resesarch results in a short video.

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Sustainable Human(e) Settlements: The Urban Challenge -
The Netherlands

A film project in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg for the conference `Sustainable Human(e) Settlements: The Urban Challenge` which was held in September 2012.

The film portrays 4 housing projects in the Netherlands between 1982 and today which deal with adaptability and participation of the inhabitants in different scales and approaches. The film project Case Studies NL evolved from these four films.

documentary 2 x 25 minutes

Editing reel Kaos postproduction

Work on Dutch television series a.o. Meiden van de Wit, Taxi, Parels en Zwijnen.

BIBM Concrete Case Study

A short presentation for the BIBM fare 2005 of the results of the concrete case study workshops where engineers, architects and the industry were brought together for a collective brainstorm and exchange of ideas.

Exercises de style

During IDFA 2004 I participated in the workshop `ìnteractive documentary`, organized by mediamatic. The result is an interactive film sequence of waking-up rituals from the first person perspective, making use of the interactive Korsakow tool


Temporäre Gärten 2008
Green Graffiti Flower Bombs

Helium filled balloons made from fully bio degradable PLA film, painted with gnome shapes and filled with flower seeds was the entry in the Temporäre Gärten three weeks landscape art manifestation in Aachen, Germany...

Link to pdf presentation


Architecture of resistance - a cinematografic approach

Master course at TU Eindhoven, 2007. The medium video was applied in all stages of the design proces, from analysis via storyboarding to the final presentation. Short assignments on film theory and analysis were done to introduce the students to the film language.

Some examples of storyboard and analysis (pdf)


Architecture competition Europan 9 - Berlin Südkreuz

Stitch & Link

Two cuts divide the urban tissue: a deep canyon and a broad plane with undefined borders, more resembling a delta. Together they create an isolated and undefined island in the middle.

New cross links between the adjacent neighborhoods are created to revive the area like veins these consist of a continuum of cycle paths, water channels and bridges.

In the interior areas the existing green quality is embedded with the existing work and housing activities and the program is densified.

Design team: Beate Lendt, Gerald Lindner, Jeroen Tacx

Link to pdf


Architecture Competition
Irish World Performing Arts Village Limerick

The building idea: open inspiring space, transparency between disciplines, common social ground and opening up to the public, providing on top intimate spaces to concentrate.

An internal street where the building gives two footprints at each side, one the office block, the other the big staircase of the performance volumes and support spaces. During the day it is the public space before entering the world of the performance village, connecting to the social spaces of the building. At performance time it is the red carpet providing a majestic space under the atrium giving sight to the moonlight.

Design team: Beate Lendt, Gerald Lindner
renderings Dick Floris

Link to pdf


Architecture competition Europan 6 - Amsterdam Noord

Jury award: special mention

In-between Cities, Architectural Dynamics and New Urbanity

The fundamental critic and proposed radical alternative approach given to the existing urban master plan from Bureau Urhahn was the reason the jury awarded this project a special honorary mention.

Our proposal aims to create an urbanely dens high quality living and working area by building on the green instead of next to it in a campus model.

The buildings consist of a heterogeneity of lose objects, where different scale, typologies and a diversity of functions can be incorporated, also being able to take into account future developments.

Design team: Beate Lendt, Gerald Lindner

Link to pdf


NVWA Laboratory

Laboratory and office building for the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority

Next to the railway station in Zwijndrecht, the new laboratory looks like a many-headed monster with a compact body and a metal skin.

In the interior two atria provide lines of sight between offices, laboratories and research halls and connect the head and body part with different ceiling hights through slightly ascending and descending pathways. They also let daylight and fresh air into the building. The atrium in front is used as a village square, concert hall and exhibition room for personnel and visitors.

From 1998-2000 part of the design team at Venhoeven C.S. architects in Amsterdam.

Program: laboratories, offices, underground parking

Surface area: 6,400 m2 gfa

article in the magazine `de architect` (Dutch)