Texel flows : a metabolic atlas

J.M. Sowka (Editor), P.J.C.M Kersten (Editor), M.J.L Kanters (Editor), T.F. van Hoeve (Editor), K. Dimitrova (Editor), B.J.F. Colenbrander (Supervisor), J.D. Bekkering (Supervisor), B.C.I.M. Kuit (Supervisor)

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Texel Flows is the result of a year-long graduation research produced and visualized by 19 architecture students. Naturally, it includes the standard standard subjects such as history and topography, but the emphasis is strongly on the processes and cycles that sustain the island, i.e. the systems of waste, energy, water, food, etc. Texel is an island whose economy depends predominantly on tourism, and as every other place it has sustainability goals. The aim of our research was to understand how it evolved, how it works and how it can potentially develop.

This effort had the ambition to recover Texel's Identity, is not something that can be recovered or frozen, it can also be expanded and invented. Because there is more than possible on Texel tourism, but the question is what. Which development directions are promising and hopeful? This Atlas guides the reader through a wide range of of perspectives of Texel the story of Texel from different angles. Through maps, diagrams, and texts Atlas is a beautiful exploration of opportunities of Texel. It is a book that the reader, in addition to what can be seen on the island, can marvel at the layering and diversity of the island.
During Dutch Design Week 2015, in Eindhoven, the Texel Flows Atlas was met with appeal and interest by a broad audience, especially due to the graphic quality and originality of the work. As a follow-up to the positive reactions, we would like to publish it and therefore share our findings and work openly with the interested parties. In support of this ambition we have decided to make the atlas available for the printing costs.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
ISBN (Print)978-90-386-4303-8
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017


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