MSc Thesis report by Ruud Hesselink [firstname.lastname@example.org] Keywords: landscape architecture, paludiculture, peat oxidation, raised bog ecosystem, ecosystem restoration, Landscape Machine, Bargerveen, Moor-Veenland The current agricultural land use and drainage of peatlands causes peat oxidation which results in CO2(-eq) emissions, soil subsidence, lowering of water- and soil quality and a lesser biodiversity. This degradation of peatlands […]Read More PALUDI-CULTURE LANDSCAPE MACHINE
June 2 Time:10:00-11:00 Theme:#healthy cities Source: Building the Future of Health Serious Landscaping, Healthy landscapes, transforming experiences During the nineteenth century it was debated whether ‘land’ could be described in terms of beauty or sublime, as these were words related to the experience of nature. It was then generally agreed that landscapes needed ‘that […]Read More Building the Future of Health
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
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?