_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 […]Read More Opening Academic Year WUR: The inclusion of Landscape Architecture | TOPOS
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 […]Read More Why a landscape machine?
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 […]Read More Community Supported Landscape Regeneration
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 […]Read More Water Sprung Versatility
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. […]Read More Relevant research angles
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
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 […]Read More Landscape Machine TYPOLOGY