alistair knox : an integrated approach to landscape + architecture


appendix two : attribute listing

Author: Clair Lee

  1. 'Landscape is in essence, a poetic vision of the visible creation. It may be described but not defined, because it is a work which releases the imagination and fires our spirits.' KNOX, Living in the environment, p80

According to the Webster's dictionary an 'attribute refers to 'that which is attributed as a quality, trait, property, or characteristic. The following is a list of words used by Knox when referring to environmental building (highlighted in yellow) and the qualities of the landscapes he describes, Eltham and others, (highlighted in green). Page references are provided in the left hand column.

PAGE 
1subtle vatiation of light and colour
5nuances, fluctuating, hal;f visible, glimpse, constantly
 changing
 intimacy, merging, variations
6indifinable sense of magic variations
 subtelty
8eccentricity, alternative
12inoffensive
13innovative
20sponteniety, flexibility
32embracing
35intimate, spirit, emotional, sculptural, improvising, original vision
36creative, adventurous, communal
38directness, simplicity
45resilient
47unique
49flexibility, sincerity, authority, alternative, flowing
67silent
71embryonic
83veil, environmental, continuity
84mysterious, secret, hidden, indefinable magic
86mystery, atmosphere, weaving, adventure, poetry
87mysterious
91concealment, instinctive, merging, informal,natural, wonder, totality
92individuality, simplicity, possibiity, sculptural
101immediate, unspoilt, individualitu, instinctive, meandering, etrnal, mystery
102intrinsic, intermingling
108continuing
111ever-changing
117liberty
127foggy
  
viienduring, wonder, mystery, communal, recyclable
viirelationship with nature, fundamental
1adventurous, freedom, liberty, interminable
2serenity, strength, humanity, silent
 infinite, immensity, immutable
3flexible
10spiritual, artistic, personal
  
24plasticity
26emancipation
  
47inevitability
48subtlety, sensitivity, laconic
49environmental
54fundamental, structural, symphonies
55unfinished
57honest, true
58directness, imaginative
59integrated
60indivisibility, balance
61sculptured
62interrelated, limitless, sympathetic
 natural
64unobtrusive
75originality
76nuance, magic
77environmental, web
  
112natural, spiritual, total, mystery
129sculptured
130genuine
134vibrance, adaptability
136humble
144flexible, integral
  
8transformation, spiritual, co-operative
12creative, ongoing
13natural, unplanned, stimulating, continuously, becoming, united, ever-expanding
16mystery, wonder, translucent, informal, intermingling, eternal, changing, belonging
18natural, creativity, responsive, sculptural
20indivisible, power, mystery, generous
23simplw, sensitive
25variety, experimentation, nuances, change
31spirit, natural
32transient, in-between, miongled, serenity, emerging. mists, united, power
33instinctive, emerged, imperceptively
36environmental
38inventiveness, improvising, inspiration, ingenuity, alternative
39audacious
41infinite, power, awe
 wonder
 emerged
43improvising, ingenious, inevitable, innovation, alternative, inventiveness
48ageless, united
49radiates, human, transition
52simple, challenge
60interdependent, inevitable, essential, timeless, powerful
61spatial nuances, sculptured, living, organism
62nuances, illusions, involvement, mystery
 intrigue
 possibility, organic, opportunities
 inevitable
72poetic, balance, spiritual
74infinite, promise, limitless
77mysterious
79power, inspiration, colour, light
80artistic, alternative
83economical, constructive, intuition, resilience, adjusts
85awe, dimension, power
87communal, alternative balance, sensible
92unta,eable, antideluvian, alternate, independent
99primitive, natural, eternal, humility
104retaining, merge, creative, true, tenacity, haze, survival, translucent
 subtle
105humility
106etenity, indestructible whole, endless
107conform, extend ever outwards, combining
111symphonic
114power, serenity, open, democratic
 environmental, improvisation
117combine, improvisation
140adventure, combination
145mystique
147haze, interpolation, eternal, indestructable
148community, timelessness, alternative generous
149respond, embrace, unaffected natural
150inspiration, improvisations, bond, continues, mould, ongoing

MERGED ATTIRIBUTES

A merged list of attributes is formed using words that are ascribed to both landscape and environmental building in the ATTRIBUTE LISTING.

adventure / adventurous
alternate / alternative artistic belonging
change / everchanging / changing
community / communal
continuity / continues creative
embracing / embrace
humility / humble
individuality
interdependence / interrelated
interplay / intermingling limitless
magic
mystery /mysterious / mystique
natural
nuance
serenity
spirit / spiritual
symphonic / structural symphonies
translucent
true
weaving / web


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