At the core of universal design is Symmetry. Classic Design is no different. Holding to the theory of "man's dominance over nature" it is symmetry that creates the balance and calm order needed to create this effect.
Repetition and mirroring add to the strength inherent to a classic landscape. This can be achieved by both radial symmetry as well as bilateral symmetry. Radial symmetry being elements radiating from a center focal point, and bilateral that of mirror imaging. Both serve to add balanced harmony.
This has been achieved in the examples below with not only specific repeated shape, but with repeated plants and accessories, mirroring and matching as well. So as not to create a static design, something that symmetry can sometimes do, focal points have been used as well as geometric shapes to help the design as well as the eye move and flow.
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