An exploration of regional design and a view of the architecture world from the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
2. Have an Overall Concept
Develop a concept early. A strong concept will make most construction decisions easier. In our house, which is a 1947 Quonset Hut, we decided to explore the use of corrugated materials throughout the house. This photo shows the incorporation of corrugated glass in our front door. Your concept can be generated from almost anything. Some successful concepts that we have worked with include the site, i.e. every room should have a view of the great tree or the river; a collection, we once designed a house to fit a client's collection of arts and crafts furniture; an energy efficiency goal; or a mood that you want to create.
My architecture firm, Frederick + Frederick Architects, creates comfortable houses that fit the Southern landscape, climate, culture and client. I have over twenty years experience in residential architecture. Please visit our web site www.f-farchitects.com to see our work.