CREATING A SENSE OF PLACE
FORM | FUNCTION | BEAUTY
House on First Landing State Park
North End Home - Detached Garage
North End Beach House
6000 square foot home at the North End of Virginia Beach, steps away from the beach. Cedar shingle exterior with board & batten details. Interior spaces detailed with tongue & groove wainscoting and ceiling boards, heart pine floors, and ornamental trusses in the vaulted great room space.
The design process should always be collaborative. A client shares aspirations. The architect consolidates those aspirations into an ordered graphical language that ultimately serves as a set of instructions to the builder. The builder assembles these instructions into built form. When this collaboration is approached as a team, with all team members working in the interest of the aspiration, the project will ultimately be a true success for all parties.
Good architecture is embodied in visual beauty and order, as well as in ease of function. It should enhance our lives through its physical beauty and how it syncs with and enhances our lifestyle. The architect must understand each client's goals and needs and must come to know how that person values and appreciates aspects of his or her physical, sensory surroundings in a day-to-day sense. This understanding should be inherent prior to putting pencil to paper.
DISTINCT | VERNACULAR