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Laura van Santen Architect MSc               globalorientation               international               education humanit...
Work Experience                                                 Laura van Santen Architect MSc2011        Internship Model...
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Rasheda,                        Razia, shrimphousewife                       farmerMy husband is a day laborer            ...
Preparation                                                                      UE BangladeshA three month field research...
Preparation                                                                         UE BangladeshThe research showed a lac...
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  1. 1. Laura van Santen Architect MSc globalorientation international education humanitarian open source material sustainable re u s e renewable product prototyping craft l a n d s c a p e d e s i g n public s p a c e +31 651488389 laura.vansanten@gmail.com
  2. 2. Work Experience Laura van Santen Architect MSc2011 Internship Model Building West 8 born on 22.04.19852009 Internship Industrial Ecology 20122007 Internship Wood Architecture OnixEducation2010 MSc Architecture TU Delft2007 BSc Architecture TU Delft2003 I B P Rijnlands Lyceum OegstgeestInternational2009 Research Cordaid Bangladesh2008 Erasmus Exchange Helsinki UT2005 Propedeuse Leeds Met UniversityLanguage SoftwareEnglish Adobe SuiteDutch CAD +31 651488389French Microsoft Office laura.vansanten@gmail.com
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  4. 4. learn / work / travel MSc BSc IBP Dhaka West 8 Pearlship Waitress Onix Bangkok 2012 Dairy Bakery Helsinki Melbourne Leeds Groningen Leiden Delhi DelftRyadh Romep r i m a r ys e c o n d a r yb a c h e l o rm a s t e r
  5. 5. Preparation Nomads in NomanslandGraduation project on the topic of extraterritorialism. MSc graduation 2010Methodology of field research in refugee camps.Site analysis through mental mappingServingThe image shows an endless flow of refugees.Once across the border, the refugee is stateless.The urban camp life is funded by humanitarians. sanitation  Diagram Ingredients livel hea shelter   ng l thc o   hood   su ar e pp or   2 months field research Thai Burmese Border t   do $1 me 5, st ic 00 interviews Refugee Camps   3x 0, 00 0  a nu 6x intrerviews NGOs and academics al educ  ai atio n   d Language Software   unity comm English Illustrator Thai sketching Burmese photography d   ai  s l   ga ec le ur it y
  6. 6. Preparation Nomads in NomanslandMigration to Thailand is political and economical. MSc graduation 2010Migrants cannot live in Thailand or work in Burma.To live between the borders both must be provided.ServingA grid is designed dictated by sanitary facilities.The humanitarian organizations can sponsor these.Floating dwellings can attach themselves to the grid.Diagram Ingredients potential taxfree labor growing mobile slums increased humanitarian detention Utensils English Illustrator Thai sketching Burmese photography
  7. 7. Preparation Nomads in NomanslandAn extraterritorial garment factory is proposed. MSc graduation 2010The bamboo factory hangs under friendship bridge.Migrant workers dwell in a humanitarian floating grid.ServingAt night the Burmese goods are illigegally brought in.The workers have natural light with textile facade.The finished goods are illegally exported to Thailand.Diagram Ingredients bamboo textile factory floating renewable housing rigid core facilities Utensils English Illustrator Thai sketching Burmese photography
  8. 8. Preparation Nomads in NomanslandA border becomes more flexible when it is used. MSc graduation 2010The ethnic cultures of Burma are trapped between.Nomads in Nomansland.ServingThe ethnic cultures are very crafted weavers.Both textile and bamboo are locally available.Economic stimulus can complement humanitarians.Diagram Ingredients urban plan grid floating architecture contemporary bamboo border barrier detail lowtech culture Utensils English bamboo Thai textile Burmese cardboard
  9. 9. energy 60%moneyfood 72%water 80%material 20% 52% 20% LOC RE AL GION AL 60% IN NA 100% 20% 80% TE TION 50% 48% AL 100% 2% RN ATIO 60% NAL 20% 10% 10% 30% G GOUD 30% 10% 60% energy 40% money 10% 5% food LOC RE AL nature 10% GION AL 10% 25% IN NA TE TION 75% AL water 50% RN ATIO 70% material N AL 10%
  10. 10. Preparation research 2012Research methodology for industrial ecology. internship 2009Building up contact network for varied research.Projection of research into case study. 1 P PARTICIPATORY COOPERATIVE GServing 4 GOUD GELD G AFVAL GOUD HANDEL G GOUD 3 KANTOREN GELD ENERGIESao Paolo biennale entry 2012Architects. KASSEN NEW PROGRAM HUIZEN 2Competition entry Goudse Poort bedrijventerrien. INFRASTRUCTUUR NEW INVESTORSResearch methodology Ministry of Spatial Planning.Diagram Ingredients VOEDSEL 750 tonnes/yr creating actor network Greenhouse expert interviews 746 tonnes/yr conducting V VOEDSEL 7,5 tonnes/yr 4 tonnes/yr Caterer of food from the Goudse Cyclus AFVAL AFVAL CO2 CO2 recycling material flows 2470 tonnes/year 105 tonnes/year T Transfer nodes with f d production f d i h food d i AFVAL MEST MEST 8,5 tonnes/yr 201 tonnes/yr 177 tonnes/yr 7300 tonnes/yr AFVAL 7300 tonnes/yr AFVAL WA E WATER WATER 20% evaporation 4180 ML/yr 1295460 m3/yr WATER 836 ML/year Utensils Helophyte filter as neighborhood park Biogas production at waste collection point WATER 3180547 tonnes/yr 3344 ML/yr RIOOL 280 tonnes/yr 746 tonnes/yr AFVAL Combined Heat and Power in greenhouse 1816 tonnes/yr VOEDSEL English Office Materials ELECTRA 38198 MWh/yr MWh/yr h 1740 ton/yr AFVAL WARMTE Dutch Adobe WARMTE Office building as residences with neighborhood facilities 3239 MWh/yr 41437 MWh/yr Recyclicity CAD WARMTE Underground heat storage Underground heat storage 1943 MWh/yr
  11. 11. Rasheda, Razia, shrimphousewife farmerMy husband is a day laborer I used to live in a bamboo Mumtaz, teacher house but now we have built aon other farms. He earns brick and concrete house. Our I work as a primary teacher in150TK (1,50E) per day. The relatives helped us with the the cyclone shelter andNGOs call us hardcore poor. I costs. We do not own this receive training from anwork in the household. Other land, and we work on our NGO. We have a lot of space.women in the village think landlord’s land. In the wet Children start school at age 4.I’m crazy. We don’t have any season we cultivate shrimp School is free for girls andmoney to repair our house, or and in dry season collect salt. 50TK a month for boys.make it stronger. During a cyclone warning we In the 1991 disaster I lost my evacuate furniture and books. parents and 6 siblings. It took us two years to repair the We would like a megaphone fields. We also migrated here here to sound the alarm but 30 years ago due to river we don’t have it. Our main erosion. We never received problems in the shelter after a any help from NGOs to build disaster are with water and back as this is considered a sanitation. There are no high-risk disaster area. separate toilets for men and women. We would like to store rainwater on the roof. bricks clay palm tree ken brick fresh water bro s
  12. 12. Preparation UE BangladeshA three month field research after a month of prep. pilot studio 2009Bangladesh is extremely densely populated.Cyclones and floods are a cyclical spatial disaster.ServingThe research was presented as four sections.Interview, theme, space and material was shown.An Urban Emergencies exhibition was held in 2009.Diagram Ingredients density 1100 people / km2 disaster millions homeless / year poverty low human development Utensils English GIS / GPS Dutch Space Syntax Bangla blogspot.com
  13. 13. Preparation UE BangladeshThe research showed a lack of top down planning. pilot studio 2009Bangladesh has more than 5000 NGOs operating.An interdisciplinary platform can provide new media.ServingThe knowledge is all available, but must be funneled.A technological leap, as mobile internet, is needed. .An Urban Emergencies symposium was held in 2009.Diagram Ingredients NGO parallel projects government corrupt planning designers no access Utensils English Illustrator Dutch sketching Bangla open source platform
  14. 14. Preparation UE BangladeshArchitecture is not able to solve complex issues. pilot studio 2009Building in Bangladesh has many challenges.There is relief, rehabilitation, and preparedness..ServingA game was designed to communicate issues.The aim of the game is to build a house and keep it.Bangla Roulettes is available as open source game.Diagram Ingredients 3 disasters floods / cyclones / disease 4 regions salt / harbor / delta / tourism 6 materials pucca / katcha Utensils English cardboard Dutch cork Bangla textile
  15. 15. Preparation Material PavilionA pilot studio for architectural engineering in Delft. pilot studio 2008Design process integrated with software training.Two designs combined (partner N. Grammatikou).ServingThe drawers contain the material samples.The wall is entered to smell, feel, hear and touch.To enjoy there are heating elements, furniture, LEDs.Diagram Ingredients wall defines space drawers create adaptability experience sensual materials Utensils English AutoCAD Dutch Rhino MEL Maya
  16. 16. Preparation Material PavilionThe design was carried out in a physical prototype. pilot studio 2008A part of the wall, the S beam was constructed.The design was tested for acoustics, heat, stress.ServingThe beam was built as a steel foam composite.The foam was glued to the metal and drilled.The steel plates (1mm) are bolted with C-profiles..Diagram Ingredients testing material properties adapting design elements building physical prototype Utensils English iDIANA Dutch TRISCO Welding BOA
  17. 17. pond pine forest rose garden terrace pine forest pavillion maintenanceplayground
  18. 18. Preparation Landscape ArchitectureG Eckbo and JA Stein redesigned Lodi Gardens. erasmus Helsinki 2008The tombs were adapted as British colonial garden.After Indian Independence it became an urban park.Servingcontinuity : conservation and maintenance.regionalism : native planting and local tradition.humanism :urban escape and modern facilities.Diagram Ingredients site Lodi Garden analysis Stein Eckbo critique critical regionalism Utensils English History Dutch American Finnish Landscape
  19. 19. Preparation Urban AgoraA hybrid function in a site in Rotterdam. bachelor project 2007An urban analysis called for reclaimed public space.Infrastructure is public space, a bridge is a podium.Serving west blaakA viaduct was redesiged as a public bridge.A place where street art, dance, theatre is possible.The podiums light up with the energy of movement.Diagram Ingredients hybrid contradicting program urban creative flows public social space Utensils English AutoCAD Dutch Sketchup Hybrid Function Photoshop
  20. 20. Preparation Architecture OnixCreating a landmark is a neolithic concept. internship 2007The stones from the ice age are marking stones.A building, as a piile of stones, represents this.ServingLight is brought in through glass and a central void.The outer surface is rough cyclopean concrete..The inner surface is smooth, beautfiul like a crystal.Diagram Ingredients competition marking stone design model sculpture reference critical dolmens Utensils English VectorWorks Dutch InDesign Wood Models
  21. 21. Preparation model West 8Three weeks : suburban housing scale 1:750. internship 2011Three weeks : park competition scale 1:500.Three weeks : park competition scale 1:1500.ServingPlanning model for the city counciol of Enschede.Urban park for corniche Beirut.Oilfield reclamation park Tulsa.Diagram Ingredients sawing wood veneer cutting foam board sanding epoxy resin Utensils English saw Dutch cutter Spanish sanding

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