project D:Martin Tenpierik

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Martin Tenpierik (b. 1979) studied at Delft University of Technology from which he graduated with honours in both Architecture and Building Technology in 2003. Because of his interest in research, he started working as a research fellow at the faculty of Architecture in Delft, resulting in the initiation in 2005 of a doctoral research project aimed at studying the applicability of vacuum insulation panels in building constructions. This study was successfully defended on 1 February 2010. He now works as an assistant professor in building physics.

cocoon at the faculty of architecture

Martin Tenpierik reacted on the project, in particular on the different geometries, the project contains. All the spaces are able to do more or less what was intended before hand. Although there are a few things to be aware of. At first, point number 8 is a sort of tunnel and will have the tunnel effect (reflection of sound which will be perceived as exagerated) but will only reflect the sources which are inside, the people who are walking through the park and the spaces. The noise which is produced by the traffic will be reflected by the outer shell and not going inside. The operable panels some places have will enable to lead sound into the space itself and the result will be a reflection of both sound produced by traffic and people. Secondly, the effect of the space will be perceived best when close to the geometry. Therefore the seating areas next to the surfaces are really effective. Also the path next to the geometries will enhance the experience. As an example he gave this shelters situated in the faculty of architecture meant to create a comfortable space to communicate by means of the phone. These cocoons also have the maximum effect when close to it. Proximity to surfaces is important to get the real experience, that means that the idea of every space creating a different effect which should be perceived individually, works excellent. The different effects do not interfere or merge with each other. Martin Tenpierik was also really surprised in a positieve way by the material (PET) we suggested to use as both an absorber and reflector.

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