Iteration is an integral part of discovery for a successful project. The MIN+ approach to discovery hinges on a dialogue with our clients that is transparent and constantly evolving.
As exciting as the polished results are for fully rendered and photographed projects, we find the preceding design iterations to be a work product worth sharing. Pictured above is the grassy open site for a ground-up residence we are excited to be visualizing for an ambitious couple with unique program requirements. This modest gem, has coined the name “Gallery House”, for its linear layout focused on socialization, connection, and display.
The below floor plan sketches offer a peak into some of the early conceptual conversations regarding layout, adjacencies, footprint and flow.
The following sketches show the eventual evolution into a cohesive 3D form with balance, symmetry and proportion. These drawings are by no means final and represent just a snapshot in time during the design process. As we progress, we better understand and are able to prioritize a hierarchy of goals. In this instance: an efficient home with a maximized use of space, a double-height gallery entry sequence, and a mediation of indoor to outdoor connection. All of these key features, housed within a simplified gabled form that allows for structural efficiency and simplicity of construction. These early design decisions support the clients’ wishes to elegantly slot into the existing neighborhood context while capitalizing on a carefully orchestrated interior.
Stay tuned for the next iteration.