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 […]
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Deltas are of great importance to humans all over the world. Densely populated coastal areas where land arises from sea. An amazing gradient where two worlds meet and nature and humans traditionally proliferate. It is the area where one hears, smells and sees the awakening of nature between the ebb – and flood line. It […]
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_OVERIGE_ door Rosanne Schrijver en Cor Simon A reflection of the opening of the academic year of the Wageningen University. It is striking how the controversial discipline of landscape architecture within the Wageningen University now seems to play an essential… Source: Opening Academic Year WUR: The inclusion of Landscape Architecture | TOPOS the whole opening […]
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Here is the complete video of the e-lecture on landscape machines. It contains some minor technical failures, as were part of the original e-lecture, https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/p4wiyzxiwdn/ Yours, Paul R.
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The project ‘Ems, Full Hybrid’ by my former students Remco van der Togt and Jonas Papenborg (co-supervised by Harro de Jong) won the prestigious Archiprix first price 2014. For the project description see here and for the jury report see below: Each year the Dutch institutions offering Master’s programmes in architecture, urban design and landscape […]
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Designers should design landscapes that challenge human beings and human collectives to allow them to redefine nature within and beyond themselves. We are well aware that the two words ‘landscape’ and ‘machine’ are dissonant in many ways; something technocratic versus something pristine? The dissonance is on the other hand exactly right, if you consider an […]
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Msc. thesis project Flore Bijker and Lian Kasper whole report can be viewed here Is there social support for the implementation of large-scale landscape machines in populated regions? What is the role of (local) people within the landscape machine concept? What allowances does the re-design of landscapes offer for the creation of (local) maintenance structures […]
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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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The landscape of Venray (in de Southern most province of the Netherlands) is for an important part shaped by the presence of a successful livestock sector. This sector is obviously important for the region, but faces drastic changes. Approximately 50 to 70 percent of the farmers will quit their production, and the other farming entrepreneurs […]
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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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