folkert hofstra

architecture & building technology

This is me

I never really wanted to be an architect. At least, that is what I thought when I started my Bachelor six years ago. I didn’t want to be the architect dreaming up concepts and sketchy images, and then moving on. I wanted to know how to make buildings, how they would work in real life. I’ve always been interested in technology and design, in the environment, the landscape.

 

I want to design with the user in mind, with respect for the surroundings. I love the interplay between old and new, the conflicts and the synergy it creates. I want to make things that are good to the environment, not just because we have to, but because I think we need to. This is what architecture means to me, and this is why I’m combining it with Building technology in my graduation.

 

Next to studying I love to travel, and I like taking pictures. To look through the lens and frame the outside world. To get new and unexpected perspectives. Have a look on my site, and let me know what you think.

  • education

    2011 - 2014

     

     

     

     

    2013

    jan - may

     

    2008 - 2011

     

     

     

    2002 - 2008

     

     

     

    2006 - 2008

     

     

    2002 - 2005

    Master Architecture, Building and Planning

    Mastertracks Architecture and Building Technology

    Graduation project: Hospice The Lighthouse

    Eindhoven University of Technology

     

    Exchange semester Architecture

    Tampere University of Technology

     

    Bachelor Bouwkunde

    Minor in Architecture & Technology

    Eindhoven University of Technology

     

    VWO Gymnasium

    profiles Natuur & Techniek and Natuur & Gezondheid

    Bisschoppelijk College Broekhin, Roermond

     

    International Baccalaureate diploma program

    Completed with IB Certificate English A1

     

    Bilingual education Dutch - Engels

    Completed with TTO certificate

  • skills

  • experience

    2015-now

     

    2013

     

    2012

     

    2007 - 2014

    Assistant designer at DP6 Architectuurstudio, Delft

     

    Summer job at KAW architecten en adviseurs, Eindhoven

     

    Intern at KAW architecten en adviseurs, Eindhoven

     

    Kitchen staff at various restaurants, Roermond

     

     

     

     

     

     

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