Castle Howard: Navigating Through Time And Seasons

Studies about the precedent garden, castle Howard in York contribute understandings and clarifications for the ongoing design process. The analysis focuses on the spatial change caused by time and duration. The main street great avenue which leads every visitor to the castle has never the same appearance. Every hour, every day and every month is accompanied by a different spatial experience.

Between sunrise and sunset, we are moving based on light/shadow which inhabits certain parts during various times of day and a season. Furthermore, seasons are controlling the natural enclosure. Spring and summer time evoke the feeling of being surrounded by another shelter. Whereas, in autumn leaves of the trees are changing their colours and are falling apart. The sun projects the beautiful moods of shaking and colourful leaves to the ground. During winter, the skeletons of the plants opens and enables our views to drift away in the distant landscape.