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Apply for PhD Position

The University of Luxembourg is looking for a Doctoral Candidate (PhD-Student) in Architecture, starting in October 2017.

The successful applicant will work on the EU funded project Eco-Construction for Sustainable Development (ECON4SD) as part of a group consisting of six doctoral students and one PostDoc that are all involved in this project. The candidate will analyse, design and represent a generic modular, flexible, multi-use, re-usable, prefabricated construction.

Owing to the increasing demand for multi-use, re-usable, and resource efficient constructions, the research of this work-package aims at developing modular, flexible and dismountable structures. Thus, new types of prefabricated hybrid components in concrete-timber will be explored - in collaboration with structural and civic engineers - with the objective of establishing slim and resource efficient structures for flexible buildings.

For this purpose, the candidate will firstly establish an atlas of flexible and systematic structures in architecture as a basis for design principles. In a second phase, the candidate will develop a variety of architectural models also integrating other parameters such as circulations, shafts, and envelop principles. The candidate will then simulate the feasibility of different uses of the structural typologies, and finally contribute to the construction of a model in 1:10 or 1:5 or even 1:1.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application as soon as possible through the following link:
Online application form.


Contact:
Prof. Dr. Florian Hertweck

Director of Study Programme
Master in Architecture, European Urbanisation, Globalisation

Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
University of Luxembourg
Campus Belval
2, avenue de l’Université
L - 4365 Esch-sur-Alzette
T + 352 46 66 44 98 01
M +352 691 24 80 80

florian.hertweck@uni.lu

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