Archives For Materials

Scale and Proportion

June 16, 2016 — 22 Comments

For any architect, scale and proportion are the two skills that are seemingly the most challenging to master. Get it right and nobody will notice. Get it wrong and prepare yourself to be run out of town.

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This is a new house that I have been working on of the past year – but haven’t paid it the sort of attention it deserves … but that ends today. Consider this your first date together … maybe you’ll get lucky by the end of this post.

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Building mock-ups is an important part of the design process – it’s also a very exciting part.

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One of the very best things about being a residential architect is getting to pay special attention to the little things that can take an ordinary project to a spectacular one. Today, we are going to take a look at the front door to your home.

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You know what happens when an Architect finishes a job and turns it over to the client? Do they stand back and admire their project?

No … they pick apart every detail that could be done better.

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Architects and Pumpkins

October 29, 2015 — 23 Comments

Are Architects naturally predisposed to be good at designing and carving pumpkins?

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“How to build a wood deck” is a question that I ask myself more times than you might think. Despite having designed more than I can remember, each one has something that makes it unique and awesome.

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