Paradigm for L/I

Paradigm for a landscape approach to infrastructure

How does the new approach differ from the former approach to design? The differences between the architectural approach paradigm and the new ‘landscape approach’ paradigm towards infrastructure can be described with the following shifts:

  • From a dualistic view (nature/landscape vs. culture/city) towards a holistic view, where nature & culture, landscape & city are seen as ‘one’ holistic landscape;
  • From design of form towards design of environment, process and experience;
  • From standardized, imposed technical engineering towards contextual and sensitive eco-engineering and design;
  • From quick-fix mitigating solutions towards long-lasting generating solutions of size;
  • From a system-alien, stiff and lifeless suprastructure towards an evolving, adaptive, flexible landscape-based living infrastructure;
  • From fighting against natural conditions towards engaging, working wíth and benefiting from natural conditions and processes;
  • From invisible, inaccessible and restricted infrastructures towards experienceable, accessible and opened-up infrastructures; and
  • From a decorative ‘beauty of form’ towards a rustic ‘beauty of performance’.
Application of attributes to the former and new paradigm. Based upon the research 'On a Landscape Approach to Infrastructure'

Application of attributes to the former and new paradigm. Based upon the research ‘On a Landscape Approach to Infrastructure’

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