STRUCTURAL PATTERNS AND GUIDELINES

This can be accomplished by repeating materials such as stone, brick, or paint color on the fa£ade of the house in nearby walls, fences, arbors, and so on. Such a cap visually ter­minates the wall and fence surface and reduces the chances of the eye wandering off into the background or sky. Figure 12-74
Alternative studies of site structures can help determine what is the most appropriate character for the house and site. Fence Caps and Frames
Free-standing walls and fences are often more appealing when they have interesting details that give relief from an otherwise flat surface. In addition, the de­signer might carefully select certain architectural details of the house and replicate them in nearby site structures (Figure 12-73). Relation to House
Every attempt should be made to visually connect site structures to the house so that the landscape and house appear as one unified design statement (Figure 12-72). It is necessary to look beyond the particular residential site to determine what is suitable or not suitable for the setting. One technique is to emphasize
Figure 12-72
Material patterns on walls and fences should relate to the adjoining house and pavement. Character and Function
As discussed at the beginning of this chapter, materials should be selected for their ap­propriateness to the region and neighborhood in terms of visual character, climate, and availability of materials. the top of the wall and fence with a linear cap (Figure 12—75).

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