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THROUGHOUTASSATEAGUEDI FFERENTENVI RONMENTSAREI MPACTEDBY MEANSOFSOMEKI NDOFFORCE; THEBASI SBEHI NDTHEDESI GNOFTHESE PAVI L I ONSARETHATTHEJ OURNEYTHROUGHEACHMI CROENVI RONMENTI S AFFECTEDBYAFORCEAFFECTI NGTHATAREA. ANDTHEMAGNI TUDEOF FORCEDI CT ATESTHEPATHT OBET AKENTHROUGHTHEPAVI L I ON.


L I FEOFTHEDUNES DESI GNEDMASS

THECREATI ONOFTHEDUNESCOMESWI THTHEWI NDANDWATERI MPACTI NGTHEL AND; CONSTRUCTI NGANDDE-CONSTRUCTI NGTHEMASSESSEENI NTHEDUNES. I TI STHI SFORCETHATI MPACTSTHEPATHTHEPAVI L I ONDI CT ATESI NTHI SENVI RONMENT .


DESI GNEDMASS THI SPAVI L I ONI SDESI GNEDUSI NGCANTI L EAVERSASTHEMAI NSOURCEOFCOVERI NGAND REPRESENTI NGTHE“ MASSES”THATARECREATEDBYTHEFORCESOFWI NDANDWATER CREATI NGTHEMASSESI NTHEDUNES. PATHWAYSAREDETERMI NEDBYTHEROUTEONE T AKESI NORDERTOAVOI DTHESEMASSES. THEAI SL ESI NBETWEENTHESE“ MASSES”DI CT ATE THEPATHONET AKESWHENI NTHEPAVI L I ON.

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L I FEOFTHEFOREST

PROXI MI TY’ SMAGNI TUDE

FORESTPARTI SKETCH

THEPATHTHEPAVI L I ONDI CT ATESWI THI NTHEFORESTI SDETERMI NEDBYTHEGROWTHOFTHE TREESWI THI NI TOR-HOW CL OSETREESGROW T OWARDSEACHOTHER. WHENTRAVEL I NG THROUGHTHEFORESTY OUAREI NI TI AL L YFREET ODETERMI NEY OUROWNPATHBUTASY OU TRAVELFURTHERI NT OTHEFORESTY OUARENOL ONGERFREET OCHOOSEUL TI MATEL YGUI DI NG Y OUAL ONGONEPATH.


PROXI MI TY’ SMAGNI TUDE THESUCCESSOFTHI SSTRUCTUREWASDETERMI NEDBYREFL ECTI NGTHEBEHAVI OROFTHE FORESTWI THI NI T . BUTI NORDERTOREFL ECTTHEFORTHEPAVI L I ONTOREFL ECTTHEFOREST’ S BEHAVI ORI TSHOUL DBEABL ETOREPL I CATETHEWAYAFOREST“ CHOOSES”WHEREYOUARETO TRAVEL . THEFORESTDOESTHI SBYMEANSOFTHETREESWHI CHMAKEUPTHEFOREST , I NORDER TOMI MI CTHATTHEFORESTPAVI L I ONMAKESUSEOFDI FFERENTENTRYWAYSTHROUGHTHE WAL L SSEENI NTHEPAVI L I ON; FI RSTAL L OWI NGAMORESPORADI CPATHTHENFUNNEL I NGYOU THROUGHDOWNAL I NEARPATH.

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L I FEOFTHEMARSH TI DALJ OURNEY MARSHPARTI SKETCH

UL TI MATEL Y , THEMARSH’ SCREATI ONI SMUL TI PL EFORCESACTI NGTOGETHER. THE ST ARTI NGPOI NTI STHEOCEANBYMEANSOFTHETI DE-THENFL OWSI NTOTHERI VER WHI CHTHENJ OI NSWI THL AND, T AKI NGTHREESTEPSTOCOMPL ETETHI SJ OURNEYTHE PAVI L I ONI SAL SODI VI DEDI NTOTHRESECTI ONS; EACHTURNREPRESENTSASTEPI N THI SJ OURNEY . THEMARSHSECTI ONI SL OCKEDTOTHEL AND, THERI VERI STHEN ACTI NGASABRI DGECONNECTI NGTHEMARSHTOTHEOCEAN.


TI DALJ OURNEY THI SPAVI L I ONWASDESI GNEDTOBEHAVEL I KEA BRI DGEBECAUSEOFTHEOCEANPUSHI NG I TSEL FONTOL ANDBYMEANSOFRI VERSANDTI DES; BRI DGI NGI TSEL FTOL AND. THEPAVI L I ON MANAGESA“ THREESECTI ON”DESI GNBYTHETHREETURNSWI THI NI T . EACHTURNREPRESENTA COURSEI NWHI CHTHEMARSHORI GI NATES: SECTI ONONEI SL OCKEDTOTHEL ANDREPRESENTI NG THEMARSH. THENTHETI DEORTHERI VERWHI CHTHEOCEANMAYTRAVELTHROUGHI SREPRESENTEDBYBEI NGTI EDTOBOTHL ANDANDTHEOCEAN. THEL ARGESTSECTI ON; THEONEENTI REL Y SUSPENDEDOVERWATERREPRESENTSTHEOCEAN. REPL I CATI NGTHESETHREECOURSESAND THEI RREL ATI ONONTOASTRUCTUREDI SPL AYSTHATTHEFORCEI NTHEMARSH’ SCREATI ON

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