Hidden Landscapes

This book aims at the landscape architecture of the contemporary enclosed garden as an expression of the genius loci, addressing the question of how the genius loci can be made accessible in the metropolitan landscape. If a garden – the classical means of expressing the landscape – is capable of expressing metropolitan conditions, then we…

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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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Flowscapes. Designing infrastructure as landscape

  Social, cultural and technological developments of our society are demanding a fundamental review of the planning and design of its landscapes and infrastructures, in particular in relation to environmental issues and sustainability. Transportation, green and water infra structures are important agents that facilitate processes that shape the built environment and its contemporary landscapes. With…

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