Niels De Temmerman

Professor of Sustainable Architectural Engineering

Professors Architectural Engineering (æ-LAB) Architecture Sustainability
  • Current position Professor of Sustainable Architectural Engineering
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Engineering Sciences
    Department of Architectural Engineering
    Pleinlaan 2
    Building K - Room 1.06
    BE-1050 Brussels
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Prof. dr. ir. arch. Niels De Temmerman is a member of the Research Lab for Architectural Engineering (AE-LAB) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium and is chair of the research group ‘TRANSFORM – Transformable Structures for Sustainable Development’. Currently, he co-chairs the Structural Morphology Group (WG 15) of the IASS (International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures). He is an architectural engineer (2002) with a PhD on deployable structures (2007). His main expertise entails the design and analysis of transformable structures (deployable structures and kit-of-parts systems) for architectural applications.

Key publications

The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Open and Transformable Building related to its financial feasibility. Galle, W., De Troyer, F. & De Temmerman, N. 20 Jan 2016 Proceedings of the Future of Open Building conference. Zürich: ETH Zürich, 9 p.

 Scenario Modelling for life-cycle analyses: An explorative use of conventional 3D BIM. Galle, W., De Temmerman, N. & De Meyer, R. 9 Dec 2015 6 p.