A Preliminary 3D Site Study Sketch

Some times I have to show my clients that the thing that they WANT to do with their house is not the most logical or natural thing that their SITE WANTS the house to do. I do these rough site models in ArchiCAD with iPad hand sketching on top. Whether they decide to change the design or not is another matter, but fighting a site costs a lot of money in foundation work here in the mountains. I predict this design will change…at minimum, the plan will probably mirror. Maybe a compromise. This is NOT the house design that I would recommend for a site like this, but sometimes that’s how it goes. Figure it out, make it work, if that’s what they really want.

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I’ve found that designing & “drawing” houses is a good distraction…good therapy. This one is starting with some rough sketches from owners. I get the rough model shaped up, geometrically…then I start sculpting & shaping, all while the drawings are being generated my magic. I’m about to figure out a roof for this one.

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