Saturday, April 13, 2013

tools of the trade

I'm back!  I know it's been awhile.  Life has been moving on and we had put off building our next house till (hopefully) now.  Sketching and dreaming about it for 2 years, I finally started to draw it up in Cad over the winter.  Using ArchiCad on a MacBook Pro, I've been able to design the house in 3D.  Starting with our program requirements, lists of desires and site opportunites, I worked out a preliminary plan and then experimented with different forms and roof types.  Going back and forth between sections, plan and model and lots of sketching on trace paper, a "Schematic Design" was reached and now we are in "Design Development". The basic house shape has been determined, but now comes the flushing out of details, materials and refinement of windows and structure.  So stay tuned and I will begin to share our process all over again!