The Emancipation of the Charmingly Odd.
Transforming the perception of the “picturesque” Westland landscape
by further contrasting its current conditions through a domestic versus production opposition.
While the theory of the picturesque is about “intellectualizing landscape,” it is also about transforming the landscape into something that could be appreciated through learning. Therefore introducing such a concept to depict or to capture the very notion of what makes Westland a matter
of picturesque appreciation will, ultimately, render a new vision of the territory visible, adding value to the land and richness to its inhabitants. Furthermore, the picturesque as a theory will adopt new visual features for what is now the common industrial landscape.
In a densified agricultural portion of the Westland territory, where the two activities aggressively coexist, a new strategy began by individualizing the valuable aspects in which the presence of the picturesque and the charmingly odd were visible. New urban and domestic artifacts are then designed and placed in the residual spaces in the linear settlements engrained in the vast network of the flower trade.
Issues of site specificity and human intervention are then recovered. The existing dialectic landscape layers are amplified into multiple experiential opportunities.
THIS PROJECT WAS THE RESULT OF THE BERLAGE FIRST SEMESTER'S PROJECT NL.
PROJECT BY: PIERGIANNA MAZZOCCA
INSTRUCTOR: DIEDERIK DE KONING