Monthly Archives: January 2013

paul roncken

What was I thinking when I decided to study landscape architecture? Did I really expect to design whole landscapes? Meet rich enough clients so I could play with their lands and tell them what fancy big trees to buy or chop, what holes to dig to fill with water or what mountains to create for a backdrop? What age was I, Seventeen! What did I know of things that matter in landscapes? I could not even recognize an oak tree from an ash tree. All I wished for was to work with these giant sheets of paper and transparents that demanded to get one of those cool big drawing tables with massive counterweights that than could be handled with one finger, moving up and down and straight and flat. The romance of a special little spot, working late and music filling the room with the suspense of a masterplan in…

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