new Things, better thoughts……
anything but glass……………..
These days any new or renovated residential or commercial building is cladded in shinny new glass that reflects, well, everything. While a glass curtain facade is sexy, beautiful and functional, it is not the only material that a building facade could or should be. Soon the tides will be changing and something new in the works. Not only is CD working on exploring anything but glass….but we are exploring how the facade comes together from designing it from the interior out. Each interior room that contributes to the facade will have its own “facade” that consists of glass, wood and brick. Each room organizes its materials to maximize sun exposure, light movement throughout the day and views; thus creating a collage of materials and window organization and placement that ultimately defines what the overall facade will look like. The interior organization of rooms will never be the same in two buildings - exploring this approach allows for unlimited versatility, function and beauty. We are still working…….
the modern stable……………..
This exploration is special in that its main inhabitant is not a human being!! We are designing for a 1,200 lb +/- animal that cannot, in so many words, tell us what they want or more importantly, need. We are relaying on the century’s of knowledge that humans have gained from the horse to not only provide the basics, but re-define one of the oldest forms of architecture to give the “basics” a major upgrade!
This original concept targets the re-organization of the stable interior allowing a seamless and full integration of humans into the functionality of the stable design. Maintaining individual quarters for each horse i.e. the box stall, added social and “outside” equivalent common areas designed for both horse and human allow interaction beyond the basic horse care within the stable structure. While also giving ease to duration when each horse is not turned-out for required exercise the interior provides protection from drastic seasonal climate changes throughout the year and basic daily weather elements. In simple terms, this re-organization encourages “a horse be a horse” within the stable with other horses as well as their human counterparts.