Views

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Graphic examples of concentrated views. Views are another factor that should be studied in a functional diagram. A view to a distant mountain range, to the valley below, or out onto an ad­joining golf course are a few examples. Focal points should be strategically placed to highlight special points of the landscape. Concentrated or Focused View This type of view focuses on a particular point in the landscape, such as a piece of sculpture, a unique tree, or a bed of showy flowers. Figure 8-31
Elevation changes between spaces can be expressed with spot grades. During the development of a functional diagram, the designer concentrates on those views that are most significant to the major spaces of the design. Graphic examples for indicating blocked views are illustrated in Figure 8-29. High plant materials, walls, fences, and so on can all be used to block unsightly views. Figure 8-27
Graphic examples of panoramic views. A few graphic examples for focal points are shown in Figure 8-30. It is important to plan the location of focal points in functional diagrams so they can be coordinated with views. It is an encompass­ing view. Blocked View This type of view is an undesirable view that needs to be screened. Figure 8—27 shows graphic examples of a panoramic view. What a per­son sees or doesn’t see from a space or a particular point within a space is important to the overall organization and experience of a design. These are typically good views that a designer attempts to enframe or, at the very least, leave unobstructed so they become part of the design’s visual experience. Panoramic View or Vista This type of view takes in a wide area and often empha­sizes a view in the landscape that is some distance from the viewer.

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