Ludo Groen is a doctoral candidate in the history and theory of architecture (gta) at ETH Zürich, while practicing architecture from his eponymous studio. His doctoral research, part of the SNSF-funded research project “Switzerland: A Technological Pastoral,” documents the architecture of Swiss banking before and after 1968.
        Between 2018 and 2021, he worked as a researcher at The Berlage at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch institute for architecture, design, and digital culture. At The Berlage he was involved in the organisation of lectures, master classes, teaching, and various book projects. At Het Nieuwe Instituut, he contributed to various exhibitions and research projects, including Automated Landscapes, which will be published in the forhcoming book Automated Landscapes, documenting the emerging automated architectures of dairy farms, greenhouses, data centers, and factories, in the Netherlands and beyond.
        Ludo holds a master degree in architecture from Delft University of Technology and a post-master degree from The Berlage.


Facades for a Canal House
The Berlage
Assistant Editor*
July, 2020

This publications presents a selection of student projects from the Berlage Design Master Class led by Hans Kollhoff with Alexander Pols, organized in November 2019, accompanied with an introductory leporello written by Hans Kollhoff. The assignment asked participants to design facades for Delft’s most prominent canal, the Oude Delft, on a small remaining plot between two of the city’s most recognizable historic buildings, at numbers 167 and 169 respectively.
*edited by Salomon Frausto. Graphic Design by Joris Kritis. Contributions by Hans Kollhoff, Alexander Pols and The Berlage Generation 30. Models by Maarten Plomp. Photography by Max Hart Nibbrig.