Also interesting is that many of his “cottages” are quite obviously in flood plains. What does that appeal to? A sense of drama? The possibility of disaster? Look at the painting above, with a peaceful abode mere feet from a violent, malevolent sea. You have a place of refuge adjacent to movement, to a force of nature.
Tension found in the juxtaposition of peace and threat…thanks for sharing that observation, BP.
Now if we turn that into a design challenge for how to bring drama and tension into design as a sustainable emotional experience in the garden and landscape…interesting mental exercise; but I don’t think it works in the actual building of it.
By that, I mean I don’t think it works in real life. Unless it is drama as a folly. An artificial imposition. Comments?