Martijn Schildkamp presentation and workshop 
07-10. September 2015
’Smart Shelter’ as a combination of design, engineering and technique

The Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering kindly invites you to the workshop:

’Smart Shelter’

as a combination of design, engineering and technique

 Presentations and workshops with Martijn Schildkamp

07 - 10. September 2015

 Workshop topics:

v Art, Design, Engineering and Architecture with waste materials

v Product design, mechanical engineering, and ecological / environmental studies

v Earthquake engineering

 Detailed program:

2015.09.07. Monday

     room TIGER


Research discussions

(Earthquake resistant mountain schools in Nepal; Non-engineered Earthquake Design; Traditional and alternative constructions in earthquake prone areas)

2015.09.08. Tuesday

     room ÚT.114


Presentation about Smart Shelter Foundation and Smart Shelter Research

     room TIGER


Spaghetti challenge

2015.09.09. Wednesday

     room ÚT.114


Engineering for the Bottom of the Pyramid

     room ÚT.114


Solar cooker challenge

     room ÚT.114


Waste Wide Architecture

     room ÚT.114


Height challenge

Contact Orsolya Kegyes-Brassai for further information: Registration:


Martijn Schildkamp is an architect and building engineer from The Netherlands, with a passion for alternative materials and experimental construction. During his travels through Asia he was shocked by the harsh conditions in which so many people have to live. He started to dedicate his expertise and time to people across the globe, who are in need of better housing and improved living conditions. Since 2005 he founded three Smart Shelter divisions and researched, designed and built numerous projects in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Indonesia. Martijn is specialized in building with alternative materials and methods, and developed a great interest in low-tech earthquake resistant principles. His activities are multi-disciplinary as he works as an architect, engineer, calculator, trainer, supervisor and mason all at the same time.