Places exist between buildings, between natural features or trees, and are spaces in which one is able to be, exist, or rest, or play in.
Places are spaces that are, or should be, unique and special.
Places are spaces that are in some ways as the womb: providing protection aesthetically, engendering feelings of home and wellbing to the point of creating contentment.

All the above contributes to what Philip regards as the aesthetic of place, and largely derives from the items and buildings that contain the space.

Places may be regarded as as 'external, or open air, rooms'.