Jasper Moelker

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About Jasper

I'm an architect-engineer with a fascination for technology and new media.


My portfolio is a collection of my recent projects and initiatives ranging from architectural and engineering projects I carried out during my Masters at Delft University of Technology, to web development projects of my design studio Active IDs and to educational and professional workshops I organized as partner at Urban Detectives.

Each project is presented in a quick and an extended view. This portfolio was originally designed for print which played these views through folding. Below this concept is optimized for online viewing, but you can also download the original.
If you only wish to browse through them quickly, hover over a project and you will find an introduction, consisting of a short description of the assignment, concept, methodology and result as well as quick links to online documentation. If you would like to explore the project in more depth click on it for a full visualisation.

Enjoy browsing through my work and please feel free to contact me for more information.

Living + Sport

generating new dwelling typologies by mixing housing with sport facilities


Living+ is an exploration into possibilities for the integration of housing and complementary functions. In a 40x40x40m volume the designer is challenged to develop new dwelling typologies through the mixing of functions.

In Living+ Sport housing is combined with sport facilities. By positioning the dwellings between the public and the sport domain the dwellings become a filter. The type of filter depends on the adjacent functions and generates new dwelling typologies: 'arena', 'stand', 'club' and 'window'.

The dwelling adapts to the new border conditions by structuring its program based on the intensity of an activity (eg. exercise, watch, relax, recover, refill, refresh) to establish a fluent transition from and to the public and sport domain.

The program is reflected in the materialization of the interior and the facade. Wooden louvres represent dwellings, glass represents sports and aluminum indicates routing. The intensity of an activity is visualized in the spacing distance of the vertical louvres.

Team: Björn Fries, Daan Font Freide, Jasper Moelker

Multi Tube

double curved breathing climate facade of twined tubes


The Multi Tube facade system is developed to create a comfortable indoor climate by encapsulating all installations in the facade providing diffuse lighting, diffuse ventilation and diffuse heating and cooling over the entire double curved surface.

The Multi Tube facade system is based on a triple layer design. The two outer layers are made of pvc tubes of which the verticals span the double curved surface and the horizontally twined tubes create the stiffness.

The twined tubes contain a liquid controlling the building physics. The tubes change direct sunlight into a uniform diffusely lit surface and control the temperature. The inner layer of etfe foil cushions controls the ventilation and provides insulation.

The tubes on the outside also work as a windbreaker and as a solar energy collector in which the liquid is used as a medium to transport and store the energy in the soil. At low temperatures the tubes are emptied and act as an extra insulation layer. The tubes on the inside also contain liquid which is preheated or –cooled and thereby control the temperature of the interior.

Fresh air is ventilated through the facade while controlled by the inner layer consisting of etfe foil cushions which allow air to pass when a mechanism slightly separates them. Mechanical ventilation is added between the cushions and the tubes layer on the inside to prevent draft and gain full control over the temperature.

Team: Jasper Moelker, Jasper Overkleeft


embodying the running experience in the shopping process


This project is based around three topics: an investigation into the shopping function as an interaction between emotional experience, strategy and adaptation to specific factors: the growing influence of other design disciplines in this area and their influence on architecture; design of a shop interior, especially significant elements (display window, façade).

Basis for this project are the analysis of a product, the target group at which it is aimed, the development of a concept with, where appropriate, a commercial and visual strategy, and the elaboration in small-scale detail (1:5 or 1:1, list of materials, lighting). An everyday product - the running shoe - is selected, providing scope for a wide-ranging intervention.

Runaway is a retail design embodying the running experience in the shopping process, which is reflected in the shop’s layout and its facade. The concept of movement is translated into fluent lines in the facade guiding the passing public inwards. The visitor is invited by showcases of the latest developments in running shoe technology. Once inside, new shoes can be tested and the performance can be reviewed in the store on the indoor track, which also guides the customer through the building. High tech materials like the tartan floors together with professional equipment give the customer the full athlete experience.

Refurbishment Westraven Facade

active facade of louvres with pv cells and reflective hydrides


This assignment is a combination of research (analysis) and (re)design of an existing building façade. This façade design stands not for itself and should be considered in combination with a designed main construction and a climate installation.

The to be redesigned building Rijkswaterstaat Westraven in Utrecht is owned by the 'Rijksgebouwendienst' (RGD); the Dutch government. The RGD leases the building to different users. This constellation leads to the fact, that the owner is mainly concerned with keeping the building flexible and adjustable to the demands of the user.

Density & Daylight - Urban Plan

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Density & Daylight - Building

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Density & Daylight - Facade

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Paviljoen Blackbox

leading a student team from project concept to realisation


Team: Arie-Willem de Jongh, Jasper Hilkhuijsen, Jasper Moelker, Jeroen Jochems, Joost Lauppe, Kanter Eefting, Kim Dekker, Koen van Tienen, Martijn de Geus, Martine Verhoeven, Peter van den Tol, Philip Mannaerts, Siebe Voogt, Stephan Saarloos, Sven Jaspers


condensed experiments of analysis concept design and prototyping


The beauty of workshops are their restrictions - limited resources, limited materials and limited time - forcing you be quick and creative. They allow you to experiment in analysis, concept, design and prototyping. Here’s a selection:

  • Bamboo + Earth: part of the African Perspectives week at TU Delft (2007) aiming at working with local African materials. The workshop result is a double curved facade constructed in bamboo and finished with thatch & loam.
  • Rediscover Paper: event just about paper & cardboard, their production methods & techniques. My result is an adjustable and disassembleable bar table made of just cardboard plotter paper roles (and ducttape).
  • HK Fantasies - Saving the micro: two weeks of research & design in Hong Kong with IFOU, TU Delft, BIR, CUHK, UHK, Beijing UT and MVRDV. My result is a concept stategy for saving Hong Kong’s micro economy through adapation and (partial) formalization.

Urban Detectives

research & design platform for 'makers of the city'


Urban Detectives is an open and independent platform for research and design of cities in the 21st century. Urban Detectives sets its own agenda, mediating and linking the disciplines involved in making cities.

Meeting the challenges of the 21st century metropolis requires for open-minded approaches, creative transformations, reconsiderations of what we see today without losing those things learned in the past. Thinking beyond disciplines and petrified political views, experimenting with new roles, including all agents, communicating open-source are necessary requirements.

Urban Detectives invites 'makers of the city' - urban designers, (landscape) architects, planners, and professionals from adjacent disciplines: sociologists, artists, anthropologists and urban economists - to jointly research and design the contemporary city by organizing different workshop series:

  • City Space Investigations (CSI): Educational workshops exploring & investigating the dualities in 21st century mega cities around the world.
  • Visions-to-Concepts (V2C): Professional workshops triggering participants to generate inventive solutions for specific cases in which social, economical and ecological issues converge in a spatial challenge.
  • Cities without Borders (CxB): Educational workshops focusing on the urban complexities and the political dimension of transborder urbanization.

Partners: Anthony Fuchs (until 2009), Jaap Klaarenbeek, Jasper Moelker

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