One of the most useful exercises that any young architect can partake in is to visit construction sites as often as possible. It is one thing to sit in an office all day designing and drafting up construction details and another thing altogether to spend time on a job site seeing how things actually get built.
If you are an architect, sketching, math and drafting are just part of the process. Sure, they don’t sound very sexy but if you want to get something that looks really great, it’s going to take time …
Modern stairs are governed by million rules and regulations – designing one that looks simple is anything but simple.
My next big modern project starts off with a problem right in the very beginning. Not only does it delay the project, it has a hefty price tag …
Getting a patio built is super easy – especially if you’re an architect with connections right?! Not so much…
This is the subject for today – a modern trellis, although more accurately described as a brise-soleil … a permanent vertical or horizontal sun shading device.
Because more and more of our residential designs are about extending the inside into the yard, we want to design our fences to read more like walls. This allows us to create a visually pleasant and viably usable exterior area.
Pool or water feature? At some level it doesn’t really matter considering the role that this particular pool/ water feature has to play. But it is very unique – at least in my world. If I was keeping count (and I’m not so this is a complete guess), I have had something to do with(…)
Retaining walls are boring, lets be honest about that shall we? But with a little bit of thought, you can make this beast of burden into something that makes a powerful design statement. I will show you how.
All job sites get dirty – and it’s not always because there is trash lying around. Protecting the work along the way is always a good idea – even if it is a little boring.