08 Oct Ink and Reverie #2 – Finding Reality in a Dream
For me the client, the start of the whole thing obviously began WAY before the architect and I ever met…to say I’ve been dreaming about this house for my whole life would perhaps be a bit of a stretch, I think it’s fair to say I’ve been hatching and plotting about this thing for more than just a few minutes…or years;)
As designers, I think we all fantasize about starting from scratch…building something from the ground up that truly reflects our vision, our style and our voice…
I of course, am no different and the fact that this all actually seems to be happening, well it’s totally a ‘unicorns shitting rainbows’ sort of event for your truly.
Trouble is, like with everything in life, sometimes your dreams are just that…life can be a very different and sometimes harsh reality.
And when it comes to designing a home, ‘life’s ugly reality’ often takes the form of things like GFA (gross floor area,) total square footage, budgets, lot setbacks, height restrictions, building codes etc. etc.
Let me back-up a minute and explain.
Way back in August, Wallace and I decided to set aside Thursday mornings as our meeting day.
After a few of these brainstorms, we really began to get at what it was I wanted…what my ‘reverie’ for this project really was.
Wallace took my grand ideas/very looooong wish list and plotted it all out in some early layout concepts.
On August 30th, he presented this…