European Laboratory on Industrial Reuse: Giving Lustre to the Rust - TU/e 2011 - Participant and organizer -
The purpose of the workshop is to give students and teachers from universities all over the world the possibility to experience working in a completely new and international environment. This type of experience develops one's abilities to adapt, communicate and turn a group of strangers in a well-oiled machine in a matter of days. This workshop in particular dealt with former industrial areas from 5 Dutch cities: 's-Hertogenbosch, Helmond, Eindhoven, Tilburg and Breda. Each city offered different challenges in the general theme of Industrial Reuse. The Piushaven harbour of the city of Tilburg provided a great place for cultural and social development. The picture on the left represents the reuse proposal of one of the buildings that was preserved from the beginnings of the industrial era.
▲ The Language of Reuse - Cover and layout -
"The Language of Reuse" is the project of Irene Curulli, an architect strongly involved in the research and the architecture of reuse. The book contains two parts: theory and design. The theory is represented by a collection of articles regarding the methodology of reuse. The texts have been written by a large number of international architects and teachers. Some of them have been actively involved in the European Laboratory on Industrial Reuse - Elir 2011. The design part of the book exemplifies some of the reuse techniques with the help of the projects designed during the European laboratory on Industrial Reuse - Elir 2011. ISBN: 978-90-386-3244-5
▲ Industrial Canal Waterfronts in the Netherlands - Content (text and drawings) and research -
"Industrial Canal Waterfronts in The Netherlands provides a comprehensive presentation of the characteristics and challenges of five interconnected and dismissed industrial canal zones located in the Dutch Brabant cities of Eindhoven, Breda, Tilburg, s'-Hertogenbosch and Helmond (B5). Through the investigation of these canal areas the book explores research issues aimed at a wider debate on the contemporary meaning of industrial waterways and the distinctiveness of their waterfronts in the transforming city. The book debates issues concerning the appropriateness of design interventions which play a crucial role in reconnecting the city to their water edge, and how to unveil the peculiarities of these sites." ISBN: 978-88-6055-774-2