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.
At the Edge – of the Land, of the Ocean, of Change
_Graduation work_ by Marit Noest
When hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the US in 2012, I knew that I wanted to use the time in my master’s thesis to contribute to more sustainable shores in the area. Now, 3.5 years after the storm, I was able to return to the Jersey Shore with my research, film and design.
Sublime flooding of the Maniny brownfield
_GRADUATION WORK_ by 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
Water Light: A dream landscape with a serious message
_OTHER_ by Frank Gorissen and Rosanne Schrijver The water level near Arnhem is rising, although so it seemed. From the 26th of February until the 1st of March, the high water gulley (area between summer and winter dike) of the IJssel near Westervoort was flooded by the newest creation of Daan Roosegaarde, in collaboration with water board Rijn and IJssel. Topos was there.
LOLA promotes the appeal of Dutch dikes
_OTHER_ by Arjen Venema The book ‘Dutch Dikes’ by LOLA landscape architects has already been in the book stores for a month now, and the Dutch version of the book already sold out. Nonetheless, the official book launch was this Monday the 26th at the large room of Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. LOLA, Eric Luiten and Henk Ovink spoke about dike typologies, new dikes and water-defence icons. TOPOS online made a summary of the evening for the ones who missed it.
A waterproof environment
_GRADUATION WORK_ by Hannah de Winter Extreme precipitation causes nuisance in daily life in many urban areas. This thesis researches possibilities to create an adapted sustainable environment by using a landscape based design approach with Veenendaal-oost as pilot case. This approach searches for a renewed connection with the landscape and seeks for site-specific challenges and opportunities the landscape offers.
The Ems Full Hybrid
_GRADUATION WORK_ by Remco van der Togt and Jonas Papenborg ‘The Ems Full Hybrid’ is a growing strategy that, aided by discarded oil platforms and new tidal polders, offers a solution to the economic and ecological problems of the Ems estuary. Introducing these polders and platforms restores the balance in the natural system and holds out new economic opportunities for the depopulating region.
Designing with landscape identity
_GRADUATION WORK_ by Romy Zwiers The goal of this thesis was to develop an approach to landscape analysis and design that takes into account local inhabitants opinions and meanings on landscape. The approach was applied to one of the Ruimte voor de Rivier projects (Zwolle) in the Netherlands, where in the original project, local inhabitants opinions and meanings were not taken into account.
CALTROPe – Catalyst Architecture against Sea Level Rise
_ARTICLE_ by Janka Csernák CALTROPe is an answer to the challenge of Sea Level Rise. With this project, we aimed to create a future-oriented and innovative architectural solution responding to this diverse problem. For a complex, real and multidisciplinary response, the concept was developed by designer members of S’39 and invited professionals from different relevant fields.