The regular sound of the waves rolling by, coming upon the rocks and beach below the house gives comfort. It is a rhythm that I miss when staying elsewhere in silent places. Peaceful sound.
Waking up to see the inverted image of waves rolling by on the ceiling is endlessly mesmerizing. I hear the wave come in from the East then as the lit image squeezes through the horizontal blinds, my camera obscura, I watch it traverse the ceiling to the West Peaceful vision.
This house we have built from stone on a cape facing North over the bay. The wide glass expanse opens the house to much sunlight and a passing parade of birds and animals. Sea eagles and hawks hover in front of us, riding the northern thermals, seals laze around while dolphins catch the waves, and the echidnas wander by after their long hibernation Peaceful nature.
We have drawn inspiration from the philosophical underpinning of Christopher Alexander’s books about architecture, A Pattern Language and The
(visual/sound presentation by Lorraine Biggs) Peacefulspace focuses on the location of the East coast of