The architecture that nature provides for study has influenced architects and artists from known time during which humans lived. The caves were determined as dwellings by their natural structure and form. When humans began to construct buildings, they looked to nature for inspiration as well as for building materials: wood, stone, minerals. To be near a water source was always desirable for both the erection of the structure and for convenience in living. Light, of course was and remains of paramount importance. Therefore, structures in natural settings frequently involve light and water in their design.
The study of natural formations inspires and elucidates. Waterfalls emanating from undisturbed natural rock formations are beautiful; additionally, they provide a wealth of understanding in the area of certain critical principles that pertain to construction. These involve physics, architecture, form, line, design.
"The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit-" Ansel Adams. Look to nature as the ultimate teacher.
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