Polder landscapes of the world

Polders can be found in coastal and alluvial lowlands all over the world. In these reclaimed areas water levels are artificially controlled so people can live and work there. This often centuries-old interaction between man and water has produced a rich variety of polder landscapes with their own cultural identity and spatial, functional, and ecological…

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Mapping Landscape Spaces

Interpretation, Measurement, and Evaluation of Spatio-visual Characteristics in Landscape Design Mapping spatio-visual characteristics is important for understanding landscape spaces and crucial for landscape design. Therefore, developing design vocabulary and mapping methods, exploiting the capabilities of modern technology, to describe and interpret spatial and visual properties help spatial designers to achieve a better understanding of landscape…

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Towards a new Dutch picturesque. Reflecting on the projects of the Landscape Triennial 2017: between the pictorial and the productive landscape.

All different projects made during the workshop suggested a wide variety of solutions to address the assigned energy problem, combined with different spatial and aesthetic qualities. We might suggest that a common theme, looking at the different projects lies in the tension between two different conceptions of the periphery: ‘The landscape as an attractive image’…

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The Next landscape, a summer school

During the first week of September, a 4-day summer school program was held as part of the Landscape Triennial 2017 program located in the monumental Kleine Vennep Barn, in the area of the future Park 21, the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. The summer school comprises an international group of landscape architecture students from TU Delft, HAS…

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Disclosing Interstices

Exploration and interpretation of urban leftover spaces from the perspective of landscape architecture Leftover spaces are un-defined components of the city complementing to the ordered and functional urban spaces. This particularity makes them a relevant design subject. However, the design of leftover spaces poses a paradox between the frame of design and the spaces’ indeterminacy.…

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Congratulations Dirk for winning the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award 2017 at the IFLA World Congress in Montreal, Canada!

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) represents the worldwide profession of Landscape Architecture. The Award Jury composed of a Landscape Architect from each of the five IFLA regions, and the Secretary General of ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) who served as a guest member of the Jury, agreed with the nomination…

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Adaptive African New Towns

An Alternative Approach for Urban Development in Low-Resource Settings New Towns in development across the African continent since 1990 are overwhelmingly designed and built according to urban planning models from the twentieth century. Although these typologies range from functionalist Chinese grids to American gated communities, the results are—with notable exceptions—New Towns with rigid physical infrastructure…

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