Monday, March 5, 2018

Bucky Expo - CRH - TerraceShading 2.0

With a bit of a delay we finally started our exhibition in the orange hall today. With such a big group and also two different prototype scales it is the most dense exhibition we had so far ...

Looking from the distance it feels very full, but if you approach it you will find so may wonderful models and details, so don't miss the exhibition which will have to take away already next week Wednesday.

What did we do this semester ? Here is the text from the exhibition:

Bucky Lab – Terrace shading

This semester we teamed up with CRH one of the international leaders in building materials. Within their huge range of materials and products CRH also owns a couple of companies producing shadings in all kinds of variations. Sunstock to name just one helped us together with the Dutch group of CRH to define this semesters assignment – a solution for a typical Dutch row house terrace shading.

While the common solutions have problems in harsh wind conditions or limit the use while it rains we challenged the students to find alternative solutions for this special kind of clients – the common Dutch row house owner.

Being asked to think out of the box we can see a huge variety of concepts that address different problems, all suited to be placed in the garden of the house.

Due to the fact that we can’t build an entire full scale prototype of a terrace shading we decided to build the entire prototype in 1:10 scale and one 1:1 detail of the most difficult

Have a look, did you find a solution that may improve your home ?

The results are made during the last BT semester and not only the effort of 73 students who just started their study in the master but also our entire team of docents and teachers:

Casper van der Meer, Sedar Asut, Boris Bähre, Truus Hoordijk, Regina Bokel, Peter Eigenraam, Fred Veer, Hans Hoogenboom, Marcel Bilow 

here some impressions :


Monday, February 12, 2018

Bucky Lab Semester start Summer Semster 2018

Dear all,

we will start our Architects version of the Bucky Lab semester on Tuesday the 20th of March. Please enroll yourself to the course AR0094 in bright space.

Your Dr. Bucky Lab

Monday, February 5, 2018

CRH Terrace Shadings Poster

Here we go, the project posters of this semester. A few are still missing but while we have to read all the reports and grade the projects our students have earned their short holiday.

Have a look what we made this semester

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Bucky Lab Finals

This week we had our finals, and with 18 groups and our sponsors from CRH it was actually quite a big one ...we met in the Berlage Rooms and had already difficulties to place the 36 models in that big room ...

We recently had a mini symposium about production technologies in which we also commented on our students presentation skills and what can we say: It paid off - 18 wonderful presentations and everyone listening with full attentions.

Soon we will publish the projects here, but for now we can only say: Wow this was a blast ...and BOUTs invitation for a beer after the long day a well earned treat.

Have a look by yourself !

Monday, January 29, 2018

Gevel 2018 Bucky Lab Exhibition

just a week before we had our finals we took the 1:10 scale models to the national facade trade fair gevel in Rotterdam. Seeing all 18 little row houses in a row was a wonderful set up. The models as Dr. Bucky Labs presentation on Thursday causes a lot of interests and we are looking forward to proceed the contact we got about possible collaborations in the future.

For now have a look to get a first impression.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


What do you get when you place a white cloth in the middel of our beloved orange hall and place a horde of students in front of it and fire a couple of flashlight at them ...?

Yes a set of great pictures, smiles and an astonishing set of prototypes ..astonishing ? Yes ! really !

With the task of building a full scale detail and a 1:10 scale model of the entire terrace shading we developed this semester under the guidance and support of CRH we got a very nice set of concepts.

Have a first glimpse here and don't miss the prototypes on the gevel trade fair next week in Rotterdam, all 18 scale models will be exposed there !

But enough of the words, here are a couple of pictures we took from the group ...more to follow