Contextual Fit

• align with prominent corners, doors, and windows of the house so that the pavement and house appear as a unified composition (Figure 12-55). Furthermore, extended lines need to be perfectly aligned because any imper­fections will be easily seen from the house. Figure 12-54
Different techniques for establishing pattern edges within a curvilinear-shaped pavement area. • take into account the directionality of the pattern in relation to the house. House Paved areas that directly abut the house or are in close proximity to it should be designed to visually fit with the house. • consider repeating or echoing distinctive architectural details and features of the house in the material pattern itself (Figure 12-57). • be visually compatible with the character of the neighborhood and region. Emphasizes width Emphasizes depth

Site Structures Similarly, pavement patterns should be designed to fit with adjoining or nearby walls, fences, steps, overhead structures, pools, and so on (Figure 12—59). Lines that extend away from the house can visually extend the space into the land­scape, whereas lines that parallel the house do the opposite (Figure 12-56). Again, pavement patterns should:
• be compatible with the style and character of neighboring structures. To do so, pavement patterns should:
• meet adjoining planting bed lines. Figure 12-58 shows how the unique arch of the house portico has been repeated in the adjacent pavement. To do so, the material patterns of these paved areas should:
• be compatible with the style and character of the house.

Updated: 01.11.2014 — 08:51