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Design pathway based on footprints

Posted by Hecht none (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 3, 14 at 16:58

Hi all, once I heard that it was a common japanese practice, long time ago, to grow the lawn and wait until people walking on it leave worn grass and footprint marks in order to properly trace the best pathway based on the path that people actually already use before building stepping stones pathways... is it a fact? are there any references, texts or books I can use to guide a research I've being doing on this premise?
It seems a really interest concept and a really remakable philosophy...

Thanks in advance...


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RE: Design pathway based on footprints

I am not sure about Japan, but I know this was done at a Quad of a major university in Illinois. They left the paths out for one year and paved where the students walked.


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RE: Design pathway based on footprints

LOL....I followed the paths the dogs made.


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RE: Design pathway based on footprints

LOL....I followed the paths the dogs made.


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