Between Network and Place

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Architectura ex machina : de kritische rol van architectonische vorm in het door verkeersinfrastructuur gedomineerde landschap

Tussen stad en buitenwijk bevindt zich een zone die door de infrastructuur gedomineerd wordt. Het ideaal van ‘stedelijkheid’ zal hier dus in een andere ruimtelijke orde neerslaan dan in de blokkenstad. Dit onderzoek exploreert de mogelijkheid om vanuit het individuele architectuurproject te werken aan de realisatie van een stedenbouwkundig ideaal in het infrastructurele landschap.

Excursion to Japan

In the early morning of July 11, the students of the Intermediate Size embarked upon a journey that left a scorching impression in their memory. "To Japan!", the tutors exclaimed when discarding of their luggage at the Schiphol check-in. What followed was an adventure that opened our minds.

Breaking the Shell

Everybody seems to have a memory or association with petrochemical sites like the Shell refinery in the Port of Rotterdam: once the biggest oil refinery in the world, still the biggest oil refinery in Europe. Can we unlock their hidden potential?

Camping in the Botlek

Seemingly infite industrial sites, high velocity infrastructure, the sound of water washing against the quays. The Botlek is characterized by inaccessibility, out-of-scale infrastructure and other civil works, and extreme automization of the industrial process.


Rotterdam Havenstad is no more and the westward move of the port has allowed for the city to reengage with its waters. DATAPOLIS is part of an urban intervention on Katendrecht that explores how Rotterdam could alternatively reengage with the water in former port areas.

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Groene Loper 6, Vertigo 7.19


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Den Dolech 2

5612 AZ  Eindhoven

The Netherlands

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The graduation studio Intermediate Size is organized by  Critical Intermediate Affairs.

Unit Architectural Urban Design & Engineering 
Department of the Built Environment at the Eindhoven University of Technology.