It's hard to believe that I haven't posted for almost a year but here are some current exterior pics of the rock I have been rolling up this hill. Now its winter again and we move inside to actually do some of the fun stuff (as soon as the heat gets fired up). Yesterday morning was 29 degrees and fog.
The true face of this piece won't be revealed till we attempt to further "physicalize" the architect's intentions but we are working with a minimal pallette of concrete, VG douglas fir and glass. No trim, no tolerances and no excuses. At the end of the day, what most visitors call "is that going to be a school?", will become a family's home in the midst of pristine CA rolling farm land.
Right now, its still a skeleton but the interior shapes will start to reveal and warm themselves. This collaborative process of design (architect) and builder (janitor) has been a conundrum since before the pyramids of Giza... hey Pharoah, you wanna build what out here?? Regardless of where one enters the conversation (design, environment, politics, morality), this dance goes on.
For me, its about the HOW. How do we share ideas, how do we work together, how do we do no harm, how do we make meaningful choices, how do I afford more wine to cope with this madness, how, how how...