A landscape design presents a different challenge for The AEC Associates Architectural CAD Drafting services since they have to create an art form on a different kind of a canvass. The creation here keeps changing with plants growing, environment conditions changing, and different people using the space. The challenge here for Architectural CAD drafting is to use a design process that considers all aspects of the land, the environment, the growing plants and the need to have a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing, functional and ecologically healthy.
Elements of a landscape design:
Architectural CAD drafting have to begin by considering the needs and desires of their clients and the conditions of the site. Plants and hardscape materials are then arranged into a harmonious design, we collectively call these two as features. These features, in turn, can be described physically by the visual quality of the following elements:
- Texture, and
- Visual weight
We earlier discussed the importance of color in a landscape design, let us now take up line and form, and their significance for the designers.
Line is perhaps the most common element in a composition. It creates all forms and patterns, and can be used in a number of ways to create pleasing landscapes. In a landscape, lines are created in different ways-
Edge between two materials
Outline (silhouette) of a form
Long linear feature
Lines are like a goldmine for the designers since they can be used to create countless shapes and forms besides controlling the movement of the eye and the body. Architectural CAD drafting can use lines for creating pleasing patterns, developing spaces, generating desired forms, controlling eye and physical movement, and producing a cohesive theme for a beautiful landscape.
Landscaping is a very vast and interesting topic. We shall continue discussing the importance of lines and forms in our future posts as well.