Chatsworth: Affects of Speed and Rhythm

Chatsworth lies along the River Derwent in the Peak District, 20 kilometres south-west of Sheffield. The layout of Chats-worth was formed by a rational square grid, parallel to the course of the Derwent and the edge of the escarpment of East Moor, based on the size of the house. The arrangement of the garden and the avenues in the park-land outside the garden were designed on the lines of the matrix. The discrepancy between the low-lying garden and the surrounding hilly landscape (still partly wild at the time) was an essential feature of Chatsworth.

(Architecture and Land cape) - Clemens Steenberg

On the main path, there will be at least two obvious visual points to catch your eye, such as cascade, statues, and buildings. In addition, you will realize at least two more visual points at the intersection. Therefore, a visual rhythm is generated when you are moving.
Some space has its own kinetic energy. This case uses the height difference between the valleys to create a cascade (dynamic landscape). This extended flow of water can easily bring the vision from near too far and control viewer's behaviour. On the contrary, some space does not have its own kinetic energy, but can make the creatures instinctively generate dynamics in, such as playgrounds, courtyards, and mazes.

Roads and paths are the elements that cut the landscape directly. They usually have the clear directionalities (the case is clearly cut in four directions). In addition, they are easy to imagine the existence of speed. For example, passers are walking or a carriage is passing by. In the other space, the direction is not limited and then it is difficult to imagine the speed.