“I can’t edit the materials I work with. My remit is to work with nature as a whole.”Andy Goldsworthy - Land Artist
True to nature
The use of natural materials provides a more sensorial, tactile experience for the user, which reinforces the human connection with nature. Surfaces are to be clean and elegant to enhance their natural beauty, be in service of their function, and work together to form a cohesive palette of muted tones. Colour should be found in the material itself.
Key to Natural, local, materials
- Employ natural materials that are sustainable, durable, locally sourced, and reflect the local character.
- Use low contrast and muted colour variations to produce a monochromatic result overall.
- Do not incorporate any discernible stylish pattern or graphic motif.
- Limit the materials palette to a minimum, material changes should serve to assist site functionality and are not arbitrary.