Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Landscape as Architecture


This is a sketch I did outside of our office a few weeks ago just as the trees were turning. I have been thinking a lot about landscape as architecture. Landscapes can surround and protect and give a similar feeling of enclosure that buildings do. Most of us only think how pretty a good landscaped urban area is without thinking that someone took the time to think how people could interact with the space and get pleasure from interacting with it.

Most of us think that the natural world around us is that way because God had a hand in bringing everything together. Occasionally man may attain similar success but unfortunately people think it was always that way and discount the benefits of excellent landscape design in the built environment.

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