We've got to the last post in our blog series. After thirteen weeks we've taken 5 sketches and developed 5 schemes, so finally, we return to complete the deconstruction style house. Does anyone build houses in this style? Well, probably not, but it would be interesting to see none-the-less, variety is the spice of life.
We left the design of our Corb inspired early modernist house in week 7 of this blog series. The rear elevation had always been a bit of a problem, and I was still not entirely satisfied with it, a problem with it being not quite symmetrical or visually balanced. I had toyed with removing the curved stair and ground floor column in the intervening weeks, but I also needed to finish up and thought the project was complete enough to start the modelling of the window glazing.
I’ll post the remaining parts in this blog series in quick succession as some of the scheme designs don’t require much work to finish off. We left the design in contemporary style back in week 6, the concept revolved around a three storey, four bedroom town house, suitable for a relatively narrow lot. The site width being 14m, the building width 10m.
This week I returned to the Mediterranean style design, and pretty much followed the same procedure as with the traditional style I worked on last week. The plan and envelope was more or less fixed in week 5, I just needed to follow through with the finer details, fix the window style, the eaves details, roof tiles and ridges, the garage doors and external steps, most of which follow some precedent for the building type, so are not really hard design decisions to make, but they can be quite fiddly to model.
I’m continuing this blog post series a week late, due to matters aside, but here it is anyway. The past week I cycled back to the first in my list of typologies, traditional or period style. Once you have decided on the basic massing and have a plan you’re happy with, most of the big decisions are behind you, but there are still a lot of fiddly details that need to be sorted, and you just need to wade through them one by one.