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Well-Designed Lookouts

How lookouts and design promote and enhance our view of nature.

Aurland Lookout profile. Image © Saunders Architecture.

Lookouts and observation decks have been used throughout the centuries for varying purposes. Examples include: as fire lookouts operated by forestry services; watchtowers, especially availed of for military motives; and viewing lookouts, used…

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Waterside and Rural Retreats

Where good architecture works in harmony with nature.

Image © Knut Bry, via Juvet Landscape Hotel.

With today’s architectural bias towards urban-centric conurbations and mass construction projects, it is not uncommon to feel a sense of weariness, discontent and frustration about architecture’s preoccupation with city-scale grandiose design statements. Architectural…

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