Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Squiggly Lines

Is it me or are landscape plan views pretty much squiggly lines that are not very helpful if you want to know anything about the dry stone wall you've been hired to build?
They only tell you where it is going. They never take into account that a wall has batter or how it will line up with a corner of a building or how it will turn into a pillar at the driveway. They never show how anything will look or how it will actually be built. I suspect that's because most landscape architects don't really know.

Why can't they give you drawings more like this one I just got from a landscape architect for a job we just started last week. This perspective site drawing gives so much more information. It's a treat to try to reproduce the vision of this architect, and the client knows what they are getting too.