Monday, July 24, 2006

thyme walk in progress

Initial direction of the pathway -- it wasn't working for me! The worn grass indicates the path people and dogs take most naturally, so let's go with that instead!

Adjusted path so that the stones fall along the line of the path worn in the grass already.

4 Comments:

Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

Looks really good so far--I think you were definitely right to go along with the "cow path" instead of fighting it into a perpendicular path.

Don't you love those 2nd-floor views, by the way? My boyfriend laughs as I take pictures out the window at the bottom of the attic stairs, but it helps so much!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Dominique Browning calls them "paths of desire" in her book by the same name...I've always found that a great description!

4:25 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

One of the more unusual buildings on the University of Michigan campus incorporates an existing diagonal path and has the building around it.

So the original, commonly used path still exists, and is now formalized forever.

I love it when architectural gestures make sense and serve the community (a rarity.)

10:37 AM  
Blogger Kati said...

Wow! yes, cow-paths can really be "paths of desire". the differing perspective from an upstairs window is sooo helpful! and don't get me started on architecture that is unfriendly to even the purpose for which it was supposedly created! I love the feedback, everybody! Do you do this: I immediately pop over and peek at your blog if I haven't visited before...

4:08 PM  

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