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 built work includes multiple houses, interiors, and exhibitions. In 2021, he started his doctoral research into the architecture of banking in Switzerland between 1944 and 1980. Between 2018 and 2021, Ludo has been 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 the research projects Automated Landscapes and Financial Architectures, and worked on various exhibitions including co-curating MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio. 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.