A garden with a plan provides both beauty and elegance, says landscape architect Edmund Hollander. Here, a straight line of blue stone pavers reinforces the lines of ownership, and the lavender borders focus attention. In a cottage of French inspiration, the wisteria shades a group of bistro chairs by the pool. Very chic! Add ambiance to an outdoor dining room with a group of topiaries. Monica Bhargava frequently uses her terrace lined with greenery for outdoor dinners. Between the foyer and the floating dock, it is difficult to choose where to relax at the sophisticated Thom Filicia lake.
Figure 19-21b. A cuvillinear arrangement with rounded lines and paths to the elements shown in the bubble diagram Figure 19-21a. Figure 19 - 21c. A rectilinear layout using straight lines and inclined trajectories to represent the elements shown in the bubble diagram. Figure 19-21a. Figure 19-21d. An inclined rectilinear arrangement uses the straight lines of Figure 19-21c but on the diagonal. Simplicity, repetition, line, variety and harmony are used in landscape design to create a visually appealing composition. Simplicity strives to create spaces and not to fill them. "Less is more."
The journey through the garden is like a story that begins when you enter the garden. The story continues as one moves through twists along a path, guided by focal points that predict what happens next. Finally, a highlight in the garden trip occurs at a destination - the garden activity room. The story is not finished yet. It resumes as you leave the room and the gradual transition out of space begins to move to the next destination or leave the garden. The language of the models is a philosophy developed by Christopher Alexander (emeritus professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley).
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