Water Sprung Versatility

The river Roer (Roermond, the Netherlands) has been of great importance to the inhabitants of its valley since the Roman empire. However, anno 2013, ¬†the Roer is not only beloved, but also known for its moody character. Due to the increase of precipitation in winter and the decrease of precipitation in summer, the rain river […]

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Lightning Farm

link to: BLDGBLOG: Lightning Farm. There are times at which a project strikes me with both an incredible awe and a diminishing type of jealousy for the work being performed. This is such a project. A Landscape Machine of the type of dream that you can have, but do not remember the following day, leaving […]

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Landscape Machine CHECKLIST

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 […]

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Landscape Machine DEFINITION

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 […]

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The Ems Full Hybrid

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 […]

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