Multi-Seasonal Design

15 Oct

Is seasonal change an enemy for urban/landscape designers? Beautiful renderings can be in spring, summer or fall, but rarely in winter. I cannot help recalling how beautiful the Chinese traditional gardens are under snow. The reason may be the contrast between bright red pillar and white snow, or the good compilation of pond, trees and big rocks. I heard in yesterday’s charrette that Calgary Canada built a bridge, part of which is small falls in summer and skating path in winter. (Gosh, I hope I remembered the name of the bridge.)

If the above discussion didn’t happen, I may like the parking lot design below. But right now, I cannot imagine what it will look like in the winter.




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