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When you are a rural samurai in need of a proper entrance gate for your house and gardens, but you can not afford to build one cooler than your
neighbor's thatched one: grow it by planting Yew Pines (Podocarpus macrophyllus). With minimal care they will live for many centuries.
Growing your own architecture is the ultimate in #LowTimePreference #Biophilia #Topiary
Another popular form of living gate in central and northern Japan is the "Monkaburi", usually a Japanese Black Pine (黒松). You can grow them from scratch or buy from specialist gardeners.
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1/ In case we needed more reasons for building better cities, the evidence is growing that #mentalhealth is significantly affected by #urbanplanning and #urbandesign ... whether for the better or the worse is up to us ...
2/ Exposure to natural light is linked to better sleep, reduced stress, and better work/school performance bit.ly/2ORgMiw. A well-designed city ensures access to natural light on sidewalks, in public spaces, and inside homes and offices.
3/ Boring streetscapes, with monotonous, feature-less facades and lack of sensory stimulation, can increase sadness, addiction and disease-related stress bit.ly/2OWX5WD
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