Basic Design Truth #1

When looking at house design, one of the best pieces of advice given to me was to follow the old adage: "Less Is More”.  #truth I have spent a lot of time in design over the years, and I’m going to share a few of my favourite Architects in the next couple of posts. One of my favourites is Tadao Ando.  He was based out of Osaka Japan, and his starting point in his design was to capture the most fundamental activity of human "living”. I am intrigued by his use of simple shapes, and his symbiotic dialogue between architecture and nature. He regularly used cast in place concrete, infusing a sensitivity to treatment of natural light and heavily leaning into an engagement with nature. Ando had a largely self-taught architectural education that included apprenticeships, night classes, and visits to renowned buildings across the world. His architectural work brought him to the [...]

By |2020-04-02T16:46:25+00:00March 31st, 2020|Commercial, Concepts, Interiors, Landscapes, Residential|0 Comments

Designing During Covid-19

As we have had life shift around us, at an alarming rate, we have all had to adjust the way we live. Some of us are working on the front lines, in the field of medicine and health care, providing essentials like groceries and pharmaceuticals, or Telecom workers who are keeping us all connected. Others are working from home, caring for children who are no longer in school, and starting to think more creatively in order to offer some sort of ‘normal’ in our daily living. For many of us, this shift leads us to stay at home, as by orders of our Prime Minister and Ministry of Health have requested. Our homes are likely busier than usual. We have moved furniture around to accommodate for home offices and we have created space for indoor fitness. Our use of space is changing. We sit at the dining room table [...]

By |2020-03-25T16:49:20+00:00March 24th, 2020|Concepts, Interiors, Residential|0 Comments