Natural Building In Harmony With Nature

stepping stones japanese garden
The simplicity of stepping stones across a pond in a Japanese garden.

By observing the natural form of the world around us, and combining it with the human-envisioned form of our creativity, we get what I would consider the essence of natural building and green design. It is knowing when to throw the level and steel tape to the side and create strictly from our intuition. It is taking inspiration from nature while inserting a more formalized pattern upon it. This balance, when done with care, is what makes something beautiful.

article by Ted Owens
photo: Simon Bisson

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