Renewal

Some of life’s greatest joys are fleeting, like the delight of watching the cherry blossoms flower in spring, the falling of snow, or the brief season of a favorite fruit. Joy isn’t a constant state, but one that ebbs and flows over time. Yet joy’s cyclical nature can sometimes get lost in the solidity and stasis of the manmade world. We can restore a dynamic quality to the built environment by incorporating aesthetics of renewal: blossoming shapes (flowers and flower-like forms), spirals, and S-curves that suggest expansion, potential, and growth.

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