Contemplative Landscape Model-II

Landscape architecture assessment tool for designing green spaces for mental health & wellbeing
Testing a revised model.
Layers do not enhance the overall visual quality Layers moderately enhance the overall visual quality Far-distance view (400m or more), layers greatly enhance the visual quality
Flat OR rugged landform Lanform is not very significant to this setting OR hard to say Undulating landform, natural lines
Low diversity of species; no visible changes or motion OR presence of biophobic phenomena (biophobic phenomena include, but are not limited to: snakes, spiders, darkness etc.) Moderate diversity of species; moderate changes and motion High diversity of species of plants and animals; vegetation seem native and spontaneous
Lots of vivid, contrasting colors; light and shade not visible (If the overcast weather is on the photo, imagine the sunny conditions) Moderate amount of contrasting colors; moderate amount of light and shade Harmonious, natural, broken or warm colors AND visibility of light and shade
Physical and visual relations are not worked out well or not al all OR Chaos, clutter,. lack of harmony Physical and visual relations are not clear OR Some elements disturbing the harmony and balance Physical and visual relations between elements worked out AND Explicit spatial order, simplicity, harmony between natural and created
No archetypal elements Are present but not important for the overall perception Strongly influence the overall perception
No character of peace and silence, busy, no contrast with the urban environment Moderate; AND/OR moderate sense of solitude AND/OR less contrast with urban environment Explicit; contrast to the urban environment; accessible and secure; no technology; invites to rest and relax AND Gives sense of solitude