We begin the design process by determining the needs and desires of the user as well as the environmental and physical conditions of the site. With this information, the desired features - such as trees, shrubs, grass, driveways, parking areas, a vegetable garden, patio, terrace, mailbox, wall of dice tracking, and outdoor lighting - can be organized in a coherent design. Using the following seven steps, we can take a simple and organized approach to develop and implement a landscape that reflects the user's desires and needs and allows for future growth and change. A basic plan is a bird's eye view of the site drawn on a scale.
The world consists of three different planes of space that affect the human experience. As we engage in the world, we are always surrounded by these three plans - horizontal, vertical and general expenses. As the volumes of these different planes change, the way we experience the space changes. In the landscape, for example, a closed space created by a dense canopy has a different feeling of open grazing. One space is shaded and dark, while the other is sunny and open. Our goal in understanding these differences is not to judge them. Rather, it is to accept that these different kinds of space experiments exist.
To live, people have to eat. The ability to feed ourselves by growing food is stimulating. Figure 19-20 provides a bench in the garden for sitting. This seems to be such a simple model. However, magical experiences of life take place on benches: engagements, first kisses, lunches. A bench makes it possible to become part of the garden, not just an observer in the garden. A garden seat is used if there is a view, something interesting around it.
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