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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Sublime flooding of the Maniny brownfield

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_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

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Water Light: A dream landscape with a serious message

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_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.

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LOLA promotes the appeal of Dutch dikes

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_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.

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A waterproof environment

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_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.

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The Ems Full Hybrid

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_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.

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Designing with landscape identity

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_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.

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CALTROPe – Catalyst Architecture against Sea Level Rise

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_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.

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