Proper siting or location
Choosing the proper location for a proposed project is one of the easiest design techniques to understand and apply, and one that will normally yield the most dramatic results.
The following considerations can be helpful in choosing a project location:
- Visual contrasts or impacts decrease as the distance between the viewer and the proposed development increases, so projects should be located as far away from prominent viewing locations as possible.
- The human eye is naturally drawn to prominent topographic features, so projects should not be located on or near such features.
- The shape and placement of projects should be designed to blend with topographic forms and existing vegetation patterns.
- Both topographic features and vegetation should be used to screen proposed development.
Following are some examples of proper and improper siting or location: