Everything needs a context

The most beautiful architecture only comes into its own if the context is there. The context for a building is of course the direct as well as the more distant environment.

In cities these are the houses that are directly next to the property as well as character that has already developed over time giving the place and the people living there an identity of context.

In more natural environments it is similar. It is the direct environment of the property, as well as the surrounding landscape that gives the building it’s context.

So, whilst we would certainly have the architecture absorb the environment of nature and existing architecture, we know, that the direct gardens are the picture frame of the artwork. If done right, it will bring the best out of the picture it frames, supporting or even enhancing its existence.