Sublieme eenvoud

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_COLUMN_ door Lars Uphus
Ik was ver van huis. Althans, zo voelde het. Weg van alle warmte, van de lieflijkheid, van charme, van subtiliteit. Met iedere omwenteling die ik maakte – fietsers trappen, wielrenners maken omwentelingen – voelde ik me verder verwijderd van dit alles. De leegte, de eenvoud en het ritme van het landschap maakten een gevoel van nietigheid, onderdanigheid bij me los. Het klopte ook niet. 50-60 jaar geleden zou ik hier nog op een zeebodem gereden hebben en overspoeld worden door metershoge golven, meegesleurd door moeder natuur. Het water is weliswaar verdwenen, de dramatiek is gebleven.

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Sublime flooding of the Maniny brownfield

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_AFSTUDEERWERK_ door Zuzana Jančovičová
This work aims to recreate the imbalanced relationship between the city and its river by providing sustainable flood mitigation and a brownfield redevelopment solution. Through an intuitive exploration of natural processes and psychosomatic concern of an individual, the appearances of designed elements afford an embodied landscape experience of prevailing potential of flood danger. It is supposed that the performance of the sublime appearance has the best ability in altering one´s perception and psychological state and thus provoke those who encounter it to become more sensitive to what landscape affords in their immediate everyday atmospheres

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Sublime design of the everyday work landscape in the Hamerstraatgebied

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_AFSTUDEERWERK_ door Abel Coenen en Sascha Geneste
In landscape architecture, ‘beauty’ is often considered as the ultimate design goal. However, the landscape architecture profession deals with many more issues than only beautiful landscapes, such as water safety, brownfield restoration and human engagement – issues that touch upon a deeper relation between man and landscape. In this relation we recognize the mechanism of ‘the sublime’, a concept emphasizing deep human emotions.

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Children and sublime landscapes

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_ARTIKEL_ door Paul Roncken
TOPOS asked researcher Paul Roncken for a contribution to the topic of contemporary landscape aesthetics. As assistant professor he is connected to the landscape architecture group of Wageningen University and works on several topics involving aesthetics and design education and research. He shares his view on the development of sublime landscape experiences during childhood.

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