As projects and properties sizes grow to estate proportions, new issues confront the architect. Providing spaces, forms, and interfaces that are appropriate to the user and the neighborhood becomes a delicate exercise.
Roads, outdoor spaces, recreational uses and outbuildings, as well as sight lines to and from the property, are considered during the site planning process.
Each façade becomes a backdrop for different uses as one moves around a property.
“Have nothing in your house that
you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
— William Morris
Wasted, undefined space is unnecessary, even in a very large project.
Large volumes are treated with care to allow openness without sacrificing intimacy.
A gymnasium, indoor pool, kitchen and exercise area blend with other common spaces to form a functional yet dynamic whole.
By burying the bulk of the gymnasium into the ground while maintaining the roofline of the main house, the large volume respects the scale of the home.
At all times of the day and night, architecture should work with the landscape, enhancing one another.