Weakness: Good spicy Indian food, especially food from a real tandoor
Enjoys: Space & People
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Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Arjan Luiten is an engaged, creative and enthusiastic strategist and spatial designer with a taste for reassembling existing, apparent self-evident propositions. An engineer who seeks crossover solutions built on his skills as an architect and urban planner with objectives in sustainable development. With conviction he's searching for intrinsic sustainable design.
With a background in architecture and urbanism and an interest in sustainability he came from a more object orientated profession to the understanding that sustainability requires a system approach and innovative design principles. In order make our footprint more sustainable we must identify and evaluate all coherent and underlying issues and topics (e.g. ecology, space, culture, financial, energy and goods). Subsequently all these issues combine to a system-level that is reviewed and enhanced by its sustainable merits.
Arjan has a Master degree in Architecture, Building and Planning from the Technical University of Eindhoven and is registered as an architect at the architects registry (1.070315.031)
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