At first, the idea gelled as a small backyard concept. Then, while playing in the 3D VisionScape software and asking, "What would it look like with..." 10-foot wide successively raised patios? Or larger? After tweaking and testing, those small round paved patios grew bigger and bigger until they morphed into a tropical resort-like party space. Surprise!
The question then became, "What would people do here?"
It seems "as if" ghost-like forms of imaginal party-goers began to take shape and could be "seen" gathering around a fire pit with chilled wine in hand on a late summer afternoon. A water pond emerged, offering sparkling sounds from a gently spilling waterfall. Swaying palms popped in, dotting the outer edges to cool the air and delight the eyes.
A center fountain seemed the perfect place (near a BBQ Bar) to lounge and dip hands into lotus-filled water while sitting on a curved rim.
Of course, there needed to be a shaded outdoor living room pergola lounge with the best view of garden worlds that could exist (eventually)... beyond. It was easy to "envision" groups of impassioned conversations with fascinating people taking place in a cocktail setting.
What about dinner time? The question became, "Where would they dine?"
The solution became a converted glass greenhouse. Voila! With a few clicks, the idea became an elegant dinner spot.
Sometimes the "story" and function of a place is as fun to imagine as the form.
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