Practitioners Interview Series

Practitioners Interview Series | Nina Aalbers

Nina Aalbers founded Architectuur MAKEN with her partner Ferry in ’t Veld, with the idea that we need to move to a completely different way of building – biobased, circular, nature-inclusive, climate-adaptive and energy-positive – so that the built environment ultimately no longer emits any CO2 at all. Studio Architectuur Maken works towards this and takes a step towards increasingly sustainable architecture in every project. The agency is working towards a future in which circular construction is self-evident, with attention to the beauty of sustainability and the sustainability of beauty. Bricks from construction waste, all-wood residential buildings, collective gardens and housing for non-human animals as part of the architecture; Architectuur Maken tries to incorporate evocative fragments of the most nature-inclusive, climate-adaptive and social architecture in every project. 

Interview with Nina Aalbers


Kim Sinnige
Kim Sinnige

Ir. Kim Sinnige has been working for the Circular Impulse Initiative within the CBE Hub since 2022. She graduated cum laude from the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft in 2023. Her master thesis explored the embedding of circular values into a Waste-to-Energy plant through storytelling, Material Flow Analysis and design. She completed her bachelor with honors at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Eindhoven in 2018. Between her degrees, she has worked in architecture offices in Utrecht and Arctic Norway.

Circularity for Educators

The platform is intended to provide with content on either circularity or pedagogy for and about circularity. It is one of the outcomes of the Circular Impulse Initiative (CII), a project intending to enhance the integration of circularity in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment education. The platform mainly aims to help tutors get better acquainted with circularity in the built environment by providing a series of resources on this subject that they can either view to get better informed or directly share with their students in class or online. A large number of the Faculty's professors and researchers have contributed substantially both in creating a coherent narrative for circularity in the built environment as well as further elaborating on different aspects of it. Besides this one, a new platform for interaction and direct exchange was also established in parallel that we call ‘Educators for Circularity‘. This one offers the opportunity for all of us to meet and share our experiences and learn from one another.

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