Designed to add movement to garden decor, kinetic wind sculptures are beautiful pieces of art that incorporate the clever use of sculpted pieces which spin in different directions with the blowing wind.
Site Analysis: Visualizing a Site Analysis Ever wonder how the environment and natural surroundings will affect the design of a home? Here is a sample of a typical site analysis we think through in the design process, and sometimes illustrate for the client. The interplay of the building mass and natural features, such as trees, sun path, wind patterns, and the form of the land are important items to consider and can help ensure that the site is utilized to maximum advantage..
"The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up, as if orchards are dying high in space. Each leaf falls as if it were motioning 'no.' And tonight the heavy earth is falling away from all the other stars in the loneliness. And yet there is Someone, whose hands,infinitely calm, hold up all the falling." Rainer Maria Rilke
This mandala was drawn while the artist was camping near Hopetoun, Victoria, Australia. Hopetoun is in western Australia and has been around since around 1900. It's a small town, with only around 2000 people, and the town's electricity is largely generated by wind-turbines. Cool!