Welcome to my website: www.frankhuijben.nl!

New digital technologies in the fields of design and engineering, but more importantly in the field of manufacturing, force the building industry to re-think current building processes and to re-establish relationships. Within the field of architecture, my aim is to stimulate interdisciplinary communication, which more and more will have the emphasis on the visualisation and mapping of information. To me, inspiration and enthusiasm are inextricably linked with innovation. I strive to effectively combine and apply digital design, analysis and manufacturing strategies (amongst other things parametric modelling, structural optimisation and digital manufacturing) so as to come up with the most effective solutions for realising our built environment.

At the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) I studied Structural Engineering and Architectural Design at the Department of the Built Environment, after which I received my Master’s degree in 2008. Currently I am working as a structural engineer at ABT Consulting Engineers and I recently conducted a PhD research entitled Vacuumatics: 3D Formwork Systems at the TU/e, under supervision of  Professor Frans van Herwijnen (TU/e) and Professor Rob Nijsse (TU Delft). This PhD research has been commissioned by ABT Consulting Engineers.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

– Vacuumatics
– Structural Morphology
– Parametric Design
– Design Optimisations
– 3D Printing
– Interactive Structures
– Infographics