Shakkei: Borrowed scenery.
A principle used in East Asia in which the landscape is framed to bring it into a space. Our experience in Bluff felt like Shakkei. The majestic, fiery reds of the rocks often found themselves as the stars of a scene as they were peeping through the windows of our home, into the house we were building, and even within nature, framing itself. The landscape not only seeped into structures to kiss and paint the walls with color, but throughout our experience, and learning about the culture of this land, we found it to be hugging the homes of our ancestors and blanketing them for protection.
Bluff Campus | Edge of Cedars | Mesa Verde + Chaco Canyon | Four Peaks