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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Relevant research angles

There are several possible research angles that are relevant for the conceptual development of landscape machines:   Landscape production e.g. concerning diversification of yield, introducing (new forms of) biodiversity, ecosystem analyses and thermodynamical system mapping. Landscape aesthetics e.g. embodied experience, (new) ritual engagement, everyday landscape interactions, shades of sublime and design style. Landscape anthropology e.g. […]

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Doorstep Landscape

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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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 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 ABC

A – Aim is to design a sublime and productive landscape (food, energy and pollution treatment by bio mechanical development).   B – Behavior of future Landscape Machines is described by the COOS acronym: “they are open systems with their own evolutionary autonomy […], they are confined inside a bounded space in which they develop […]

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