Most creative minds agree, that a superb solutions feature an amazing level of simplicity. They appear clear and logical. So logical, one might even wonder why it took it so long to come to that. Since it is so simple and obvious, it is only logical to expect, that one should be able to come up with it quite easily.
But path to that simplicity is usually not so straight forward one might expect.
During the creative process, House Z, its concept, its shape, its floor plan and placement,… went thru many phases before it evolved to the present state.
Thru the photo blog bellow, I’d like to share with you at least a part of this fantastic and enlightening journey, my clients and me traveled over the past year…
It has been love at first sight.
When I visited the site for the first time, I was absolutely amazed by the beauty of it. I couldn’t believe my luck, that a pleasant young family, who chose to settle here, asked me to make it their home.
Ironically, it has been an unspoiled beauty of the place, that made me especially anxious. Doubts arose, if I am capable to address the site like this properly.
What am I allowed to put there in order not to ruin its beauty?
A steep sloped terrain and a bit nasty – westerly – orientation, that denies me a southerly sun while, on the other hand, threatens to overheat the house during the summer afternoons… all that haven’t helped much either.
All that lead, first to the detailed observation and sketching of the site, to 3D aerial scan with quadrocopter and to making a numerous balsa models for study purposes….