How do we decide the value of our natural assets? How much value is in an ancient tree? Does the lumber value exceed the intrinsic and everlasting arboreal spirit harboring nurturing capabilities we can only guess at?
Northwest forests contain natural amphitheatres, trysting dells, glens, fens, tors, chasms, vales and dales, a variety of meres, cathedral aisles between towering vertical trunks blanketed with mosses and ferns; these natural wonders form an exhilarating woodland habitat. Our systems are synergetic and impeccable, always connected with site forces.
As biological residents concerned about our survival we must quickly find a sincere state of balance between natural and built environments, developing successful strategies that will translate well into the future; the sub-culture must become the culture.
Wild Sitecrafting must be the norm, not the exception; an archetypical forest and native structure must be created to be a model for others.
Driven in our quest to integrate human beings into complex native environments that invite intimacy, we define to an unusual degree these concepts:
- Build to last (Type IV Heavy Timber)
- Ergonomic imperatives
- What Lies Beneath The Green Canopy (most thrilling of all!)
Humans have dominated our environment to a point where other forces are overshadowed by their influence, creating opportunities for system failures. Facade has overtaken content, unraveling the authority of robust and meaningful design.
A visionary project changes the social and economic landscape, creating its own demand.
With the first listing the obvious will finally become available to consumers, unrelenting gauges for the value of stuff.
It is obvious that the ad valorum of this product is quite high. Until the new owners take control and spend design time to be determined, there will be no price. This cannot be established until the complete design has been conceived and taken off the new plans and permitted to begin building.
Our region would do well supporting the prototype of Moondance; it is an iconic occurrence and will be a part of our cultural identity. Washington State is the perfect place for this emerging event.
From Thoreau: "In wildness is the preservation of the world.” Now, after generations, we see that he was right."