From the Architect’s Desk
It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been writing these essays for several years now. When I look back over the archive, I realize that I consistently return to a singular topic that could be boiled down to one question: What makes a good house?
I’ve been meaning to write this essay for a long time. Time, as it turns out, is part of the story. As is patience and an architect’s newfound personal awareness of disability accommodation—or lack there of.
I have recently seen a few questions pop-up on design forums about the wisdom of adding traditional closets to older homes. The New York Times recently tackled this question in the Home and Garden section’s “Market Ready” column written by Tim McKeough: [http://nyti.ms/1xhx5sQ]
Occasionally in my work as an architect I need to research something. Be it an architectural style, an obscure term for an historic detail (joggles!), or even another architect’s solution to a sticky design conundrum, I head to my office library.
As Architects, we spend a lot of time talking and writing about design, ideas, strategies, materials, proportions and values. Indeed, I have covered many of these topics, as have many of my colleagues on the web.