Concept For a Green Community: Geographical Alignment

The green community is a design idea for a future living and lifestyle concept.

In furthering my understanding to my proposed site I started researching “geographical alignment” for site planning and fell across some interesting similarities.

Obviously a perfect starting point was Stonehenge.

What did they use Stonehenge for? We simply don’t know, but we do know that all the theories are speculation based on flimsy evidence.

Theories of Stonehenge: form and function.

Geometric alignment: That it was an advanced calendar to mark, to predict and observe astronomical and seasonal events such as summer and winter solstice, equinox and lunar eclipses. It is quite possible that, in its first stage, Stonehenge was purely a religious structure, and modified by later builders to serve as an astronomical observatory.

Cardinal orientation: Many ancient structures were orientated cardinally, such as the pyramids of Giza. Sites that have been orientated in this way demonstrate a fundamental understanding of astronomy

Lunar orientations: There is an apparent transfer from lunar orientation (worship) to solar orientation  (worship) in important sites such as Stonehenge and at Carnac. The hundreds of recumbent ‘circles’ in Scotland are orientated to phases of the lunar cycle.

See the similarity?

I was working with all the ideas of geographical alignment on the lake community concept so guess there was always going to be a surprise outcome.



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