Christiaan Job Nieman

Christiaan Job Nieman
Los Andes University (Colombia) | UNIANDES · Department of Design

Master of Arts


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Citations since 2017
5 Research Items
2 Citations
Industrial Designer with Masters in Architecture, focused on materials, reuse of materials, sustainability, combined with social engagement. A part of my research is focussed on application of digital fabrication in the design and building of social housing. On the other hand the design of furniture from the local (waste) materials, inspired by local solutions that are part of the collective knowledge.


Publications (5)
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Resumen: La fabricación del cuero es considerada una de las prácticas mas contaminantes del estado actual industrial. Exploraciones provenientes de diferentes disciplinas para producir alternativas mas sostenibles están surgiendo de forma global. En el campo del Diseño, esto se ha convertido un aspecto fundamental a ser considerado durante el desar...
This book brings a unique experience for students and professors from the Master’s in Design at Universidad de los Andes. The team visited San Andrés island connecting through a systemic analysis observing the reality of its inhabitants. Based on an active research on sustainability within the island, a visions seedbed was generated, placing design...
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Resumen Hoy en día es más que necesario pensar y replantear la manera de interactuar con los materiales que ofrece un territorio, entender su procedencia, cómo se producen y cómo se comportan, con el fin de prolongar su ciclo de vida y poder reducir nuestra huella ecológica, en términos de materiales y energía. La investigación Cartografía de Cosec...


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Projects (2)
Archived project
Developing a methodology to teach and experiments with materials in the Design domain.
Developing a line of furniture design fabricated with locally found (waste) materials and using local solutions as inspiration. First a research territory must be defines, where there should be a systemic analysis to identify flows of water materials, that will become the basis of the furniture to be designed. The typology and function of the furniture will appear from the same territory, inspired in the furniture created (by necessity) by the local community. The combination of local solutions and local waste resources will generate a series of furniture prototypes.