Throughout the ages, nature has influenced building design and surrounding spaces to reflect human feelings and emotions. Whether practical or glorious, the design intention and the nature it embraces always sends a clear message – positive or negative.

The Parthenon and the grand buildings of the Acropolis, with their imposing columns ordained with famous acanthus leaf motifs, reach heavenward. The buildings’ strategic position high on the mountain looks down on the people of Athens, whilst reflecting the godlike stature of its past rulers and their belief in the…