Field trip Limburg

The new masters students of Landscape Architecture embarked upon the first of, what will soon be, many adventures studying the diverse dutch landscape. The first excursion took the students south from Delft and into the beautiful landscape of Limburg. Limburg offered an entirely different view of the dutch landscape, rolling hills and vineyards were the…

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Urban by Nature? Mountains in your back yard

Many people know the overwhelming feeling of peace and admiration one experiences overlooking a canyon, snow capped mountains, sunset at the beach or tumbling waterfalls. Our relationship with nature is of all times and ranges from worshiping the gods of nature to overcoming or ‘taming’ it. The relation with nature has been the subject of…

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Oerol 2013 – The Project

  The Institute of Place Making finds out and makes visible what the notion of place is about and how it evolves. It will do this by mapping, categorising and analysing feedback of visitors and inhabitants on their experience with  Terschellings’ landscape and places. The results will be returned through a website with a map…

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Heritagescapes & Energyscapes of Mongolia

  The magnificent steppes always seem to be framed by mountain chains; wherever you move you experience a 360°of both space and enclosure. The gently flowing rivers cross carpet-like grass lands, on which cows, horses, sheep’s and buffalo’s are running freely and peacefully. Once in a while a group of two or three white round…

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Expedition Oerol started

This week a group of 13 Master Students of Landscape Architecture from TU Delft went on Expedition over the Wadden Sea to discover the Landscape of Terschelling and it’s curious and inspiring artistic producers of Oerol Festival. Oerol – meaning everywhere in Terschelling’s Friesian dialect- is an annual festival of landscape or site-specific theatre and…

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The face of landscape

Landscape can be defined as “an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors” [1].This definition clearly emphasises the sensory relationship between the observer and the landscape. The major question here is: how do we know and understand the landscape through perception? Although…

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Mappiness

“People feel better outside than inside”. “People feel better in the park/woods/nature than in the city”. These are some of the conclusions from a project with the telling title ‘Mappiness’ Good news for landscape and Landscape Architecture on first sight. But are these only one-liners or firmly based scientific statements? Well, that depends on the…

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