How do I get an architect to design the house I want… and what if I don’t like the design they come up with? These are excellent questions, and no doubt asked by virtually everyone who has ever hired an
A house at its most romantic.
This is a concept we are working on for a sustainable home in Hawaii.
Clients often ask us to help them find the perfect site on which to build their new house, or help them choose between alternatives. This led me to create a checklist to help with the evaluation. If you are searching
I can’t think of a more appropriate location for a cool home theater than the land of cinema, Hollywood, California. Here’s a sneak peek at one I am working on this morning.
We are preparing to demolish a somewhat uninspired house in Los Angeles and replace it with a modern home veritably oozing with character. Yes, modern homes can have character! Here are a few renderings, starting with one showing the old
So, where do I start the process of designing a home? Often with a sketch. Just as often, it ends with a house that bears no resemblance to that sketch. But not always… We will just have to wait and
Here’s a plan of a home. Can you tell what the home looks like by looking at the plan? No? I can’t either. How about the elevation below? Does it help? My answer would be, “a little, but I still don’t really
Designing an island home led to this logic puzzle. If you haven’t read the puzzle, follow this link (preferably before reading the solution below). Solution: The ferryman takes the contractor across to the island, leaving him there, alone. He goes back
I am currently designing an island home, so it only seems fitting to also create an architectural logic puzzle based on a classic conundrum: An architect, engineer and contractor are constructing a home on an island. They are not getting along. As