Landscape Machine TYPOLOGY

Recent examples of landscape machines envisioned in the design laboratory at Wageningen University have revealed several types that clarify the diversity of living system design. Even while all designs reveal a site-consciousness, they differ in their productive aim and living system methods. production type, example see here waste treatment type, example see here system repair […]

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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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Relevant conclusions of the >>designing nature as infrastructure – symposium<<

>;>;designing nature as infrastructure – symposium<;<; technical university München November 29/30 2012 English grammar mistakes may still be present by Paul Roncken, Wageningen University paul.roncken@wur.nl landscapemachines.com How to Grow a Landscape and Who should Initiate such a Venture? It was a pleasant and insightful meeting in München and our hosts did everything to make it […]

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Ecosystems Under Stress

SENSE Symposium: Assessing the impact of chemical and physical disturbances on ecological processes and ecosystem structure This symposium welcomes poster and oral presentations that aim at assessing the impacts of chemical and physical disturbances directly or indirectly originated by humans on ecosystem integrity and eco­system function at different levels of biological organization and at multiple […]

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What is a landscape machine?

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 […]

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