Mid Mod Entry Wall frames entry and private moss garden in one move. This Midcentury beauty has been completely enhanced inside and out. Have a look at the project story here, and please visit later this year for planned fall 2017 photography!
This Dwell Magazine article The House of a Lifetime examines how Philip Isaacson from Lewistown, Maine commissioned an architect to design their home in 1959. “You have to educate yourself when you select an architect,” Isaacson says. “You have to find one that has the right approach, an attitude that you can feel throughout his or her work. You have to appreciate that attitude and admire it enough to want them to carry it into the house.”
Slow Architecture – We are intrigued by this article about “Slow Philosophy – doing things at the right speed/pace” and how it may apply to architecture. We are saving it here for future reference. It’s true that American society always seems in a big rush, and we sometimes feel pressured to go faster and faster. Is faster better, or is it better to savor the journey, not just the finish line?
Check it out here via DWELL
The Time, Cost, Quality trio is always a valuable thing to discuss with our clients. Do they want it fast and cheap? If yes, then the quality is going to be low. Do they want high quality and a reasonable price? Then time may be the sacrifice. As with all design + construction projects, one needs to find the right balance of client priorities translated into the dream and then executed accordingly in built form.
Architectural Stair progress at Copperwood. #ash #thermallymodified #stairlights #modern #architecture
To the left we were able to utilize the same thermally-modified Ash that was used for exterior cladding of bedroom and garage. Then for the treads and risers, we used 2x structural pine to compliment the Ash and blend with the pine beams in the adjacent living space. Handrail and guardrail above is black painted steel, and the translucent wall to the right is acrylic screwed to painted Poplar-wrapped studs (provides safety and diffused light). Stair lights are evenly-spaced LED discs, connected to whole house lighting and smart-home system controlled via client’s smart devices.
Copperwood Ground Breaking – construction is underway in Zionsville on this Dwell-inspired site-specific home. Unique features include Airstream porte-cochere + Airstream acting as Home Office and Guest Suite and table tennis arena in the lower level.
The design is a balance of energy-efficiency and client goals/budget expectations for this particular location and this particular site. You cannot see this project from any public street, as it is buried on a heavily-wooded 19-acre plot filled with habitat and some wetlands. Please stay-tuned for updates on the particulars of this project as the construction progresses in 2016!
New Modern Home – Carmel – Treesdale Sod installed along with some landscaping. It’s great to see this project nearing completion in about 9 months from ground-breaking. A few final touches on the exterior (front porch, metal shed roof, gutter adjustments) and we will be about there!
We are really excited that the New Modern Home Ditch Road is finally underway. This Mid-Century Modern (MCM) inspired design is on a large plot affording ample privacy in this understated design.
New Modern Home Treesdale is scheduled for completion in late Fall 2015 just in-time for our client’s new arrival (baby girl)! Please check back for more updates as this modern home nears completion.
Design concept for New Modern Farmhouse Zionsville is actually downsizing from clients’ previous quarters. Next step is to find the perfect lot. Hey, who’s that guy in the window?