Landscape Aesthetics Reflections (3)
_ARTICLE_ by Kai van Reenen After the course ‘Landscape Aesthetics’ in the WUR bachelor program of Landscape Architecture, students wrote essays on their insight and perception of aesthetics. TOPOS will publish three views on aesthetics in a series.
Physical modelling in landscape architecture: exploring a design tool for the explorative phases in dynamic landscape design
_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.
Landscape Aesthetics Reflection (2)
_ARTICLE_ by Alex van Zyl After the course ‘Landscape Aesthetics’ in the WUR bachelor program of Landscape Architecture, students wrote essays on their insight and perception of aesthetics. TOPOS will publish three views on aesthetics in a series.
Landscape Aesthetics Reflection (1)
_ARTICLE_ by Niki Kampen After the course ‘Landscape Aesthetics’ in the WUR bachelor program of Landscape Architecture, students wrote essays on their insight and perception of aesthetics. TOPOS will publish three views on aesthetics in a series.
The Tragedy and Beauty of Being a Landscape Interventionist
_COLUMN_ by Maarten Jacobs The idea that public trust in science and scientists in decreasing is frequently propagated in the media. Well, is this trust indeed eroding? The climate change debate and human nutrition debate are two example cases suggesting distrust amongst the public.
Comic Books and Their Incredible Landscapes
_COLUMN_ by Paul Roncken For those of you who haven’t spent time in really good comic book stores, these examples will hopefully improve your status anxiety and increase the respect for the work of illustrators and their scriptwriters.
The problem police and the problem of problems
_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.
Designing a Design-Thesis
_ARTICLE_ by Simon Swaffield Landscape Architecture students are often confused whether the thesis should be creative or scientific. Simon Swaffield, author of the book ‘Design Research’, provides us an insightful notion on how to design our design-thesis.
Responsive Land, Research by design on a sustainable form of agriculture for de Krimpenerwaard
_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.
Exploring the way
_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.