Figure 2: An energy systems diagram of a hypothetical Landscape Machine described by making use of COOS – the key concepts of evolutionary thermodynamics described by Tiezzi. A set of interacting processes, energy and material flows that resemble functions and services performed by a hypothetical landscape machine. Processes, systems and connections among them have a […]Read More Landscape Machine CHECKLIST
The definition of a landscape machine can principally be explained in threefold: (1) It is a productive landscape that by a design intervention will resolve an existent malfunction in the physical environment. This malfunction may already be explicitly present by negatively affected ecological, societal and economic development. The malfunction may also be artificially introduced in […]Read More Landscape Machine DEFINITION
Over the last thirty years the Ems estuary has changed from an open and natural estuary into a highly controlled and disrupted system. Due to adaptations for the benefit of shipping transport and industry, the system has become a sludge importing system, resulting in a brown and turbid estuary with zero oxygen production and an ever-decreasing […]Read More The Ems Full Hybrid
During the Dutch Sustainable Building event (DUBO) in Rotterdam on September 27, 2012, the DUBO-award was presented to the design of the motorway N329 in the municipality of Oss. Commissioned by Oss and the province of Northern-Brabant, a designteam lead by RoyalHaskoningDHV, landscape architect Paul Roncken and artist Wim Korvinus (on behalf of the BKKC) […]Read More Best (Dutch) Sustainable Building Project Award 2012
The definition of a Landscape Machine according to the first publication is threefold: (1) it is a productive landscape that clearly addresses an existent malfunction or disfunctionality related to landscape systems. An improved design to deal with this situation can be evaluated by the input-output ratio and quality of living system components. The ratio is […]Read More What is a landscape machine?