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Saga of Discovery

Posted by Moonshadow Ventures / Thursday, January 11, 2018 / Posted Under:

We have defined an exceptional, progressive, intentional legacy structure designed for gatherings, events, expositions and mixed pursuits nested into a lyrically transcendent site. Projects are renewable, sustainable and transformational, built on the strength of our natural treasures. They display phenomena typically associated with Northwest ecosystems; we design structures and craft sites to be a continuous saga of discovery and evolution.

Active, dynamic venues need logical and roomy traffic patterns, available wall surfacing with alcoves, effective lighting, wide halls and galleries, courtyards, lofty ceilings and an abundance of windows. Site analysis is cogent and in depth, projecting scenarios in advance, aware of the connections.

Strong weather is good fortune. We love our unusual climate and want our clients to witness the spectacle of these events in action, but in complete safety; run ergonomic trails at night, in a rainstorm, naked and barefoot.

On a Permian stage, site forces are players and we are the participating audience. Heavy rains, high winds, swirling skies, sunsets, sunrises, stormy lakes, energetic seas and fogbound forests are all tickets to the big show.

How do we decide the value of our natural assets? How much value is in a 200 year old tree? Does the lumber value exceed the intrinsic and everlasting arboreal spirit harboring nurturing capabilities we can only guess at? Ancient forests contain natural amphitheatres, trysting dells, glens, fens, laggans, tors, chasms, vales and dales, cathedral aisles between towering vertical trunks blanketed with mosses and ferns; these natural events form an exhilarating woodland habitat. Our systems are synergetic and impeccable, always employed by site forces.

Humans have dominated our environment to a point where other forces are overshadowed by their influence, creating opportunities for system failures. Facade has overtaken content, unraveling the authority of robust and meaningful design.

As biological residents concerned about our survival we must quickly find a sincere state of balance between natural and built environments, developing successful strategies that will translate well into the future; the sub-culture must become the culture. Wild Sitecrafting must be the norm, not the exception; an archetype must be created to be a model for others.

A visionary project changes the social and economic landscape, creating its own demand.

With the first listing the obvious will finally become available to consumers, unrelenting gauges for the value of stuff.

Our region would do well owning the prototype of Moondance; it is an iconic occurrence and will be a part of our cultural identity. The time and place are coalescing quickly on an international stage - Washington State is the perfect place for this emerging event .

From Thoreau: “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” Now, after generations, we see that he was right.


    Using sites and structures that reflect the very nature of where we are, who we are, and why we are, Moonshadow Ventures acquires property and builds in Puget Sound’s ancient woodlands.

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