Physical modelling in landscape architecture: exploring a design tool for the explorative phases in dynamic landscape design

Figure 11: Film stills of the movie of the model: natural sounds of animals, wind and rain recorded on the project site are part of this movie

_GRADUATION WORK_ by Jolanda de Jong

Why do landscape architects not always consider the physical model (“maquette”) as a design tool in the explorative phases of the design process? There must be a reason for this – or even better: a solution to it. In order to explore the physical model as a design tool for the explorative design phases in dynamic landscape design. To grasp – at least a small part of – the design process.

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The problem police and the problem of problems

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_COLUMN_ by Martijn Duineveld

Since the creation of problems is deeply related to funding (for research and other projects) and can have many societal and political consequences, it would be great if we would invest a little bit more effort in problematizing problems before immediately solving them. To do so I propose the problem police. They are cool, sexy and rock and roll.

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Responsive Land, Research by design on a sustainable form of agriculture for de Krimpenerwaard

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_GRADUATION WORK_ by Sander Hermens

Sander Hermens won the 1st prize at the IFLA 2016 for his graduation work. His work provides a proposal, through research by design, for a sustainable form of agriculture for the Krimpenerwaard.

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Exploring the way

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_GRADUATION WORK_ by Pim Lucassen
With the retreat of religion from the public domain the popularity of pilgrimage is increasing. A new and more pluralised spirituality is arising, but current religious infrastructure does not seem flexible enough to cope with this change. Through a phenomenological exploration of the experience and landscape of the Camino de Santiago this thesis aims to facilitate a new spirituality through design interventions along the route.

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