BUILDING SCALE AND MASSING

The massing and scale of structures should

remain in harmony with the immediate natural

setting. For example, buildings in grand mountain

settings should be overscaled with large building

materials such as boulders, timbers, and largerthan-

typical doors and windows. In settings

where buildings stand out from the landscape,

such as open prairie and beachfronts, manipulate

the massing and scale to reduce the apparent

size of the structure and to relate it to the size

of humans.

 

Figures of Buildings in harmony with the scale of their surroundings:

Single large building set within taller vegetation.

Several smaller building elements set within lower vegetation.

 

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