Accommodating nature

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Get up early and you could spot a variety of animal life, from duikers to porcupine and tortoises; you may even stumble across leopard spoor.

Depending on the time of year, there are various flowers in bloom – make sure you get there in August and September for the classic psychaedelic daisy displays.

Comfortable mattress and cotton percale bedding are common to all, as is both an indoor and outdoor hot shower.

The kitchen is open-plan and well equipped, with fresh coffee beans and a grinder for the perfect cuppa.

The photographs follow the text in this regard and pleasurably serve as flash back and memory alongside Frank’s steady narration.

Gohlke is a writer of such talent that by the time we get to the two other essays by John Rohrbach and Rebecca Solnit, although perfectly fine and very well crafted, they seem superfluous as Gohlke’s voice has established itself to be the perfect guide.

More images and architects’ description after the break.

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He wanted to learn the details of the accommodating illness.

The design is conservative but importantly allows the photographs to be reproduced at a good size to fully appreciate Gohlke’s technical prowess.

The ‘Far Rockaway: Accommodating Nature’ proposal by archedesign for the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas accommodates nature, instead of fighting it.

I shall leave the place, though certainly not with any intention of accommodating you.

“You seem to have an accommodating disposition,” laughed Tommy.

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