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an early morning lot slog

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 21, 2012 01:03 AM
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by bubba of the bubbles ( last modified Jan 20, 2012



We met Architect 2d and a colleague of his, the Usonian House expert (more on this Usonian bidness ina coming post), to slog the lot this morning.We gawked at the air compressors (yes, they are ridiculous), the electricservice, the trees, the curb cut, the solar orientation, and the view potential.We (all of us) talked about solar exposure and potential locations of the garden,garage, sound control, and house. We (my bride and I) have decided to notexpress a strong preference on what goes where, in part because we dont have a strong preference onwhat goes where at this point, and in part because we dont tell our doctor whats wrong with us. I read an articleabout how to interact with your doctor a few years ago. A major point thatstuck with me was: Donttell the doctor what you think your malady is; tell the doctor your symptomsand let her tell you what she thinks you have. Were trying to apply the same thing with thearchitect: Share the concern (for example, garages are ugly) and let thearchitect come up with the solution (and if he proposes that we not have agarage, Im going on a five-day bender).)

Architect 2d has decided not to look at The Architects design until later in hisdesign process (makes perfect sense to me). At that point he wants to see itand find out what we liked about it and then explore how those elements might beincluded in his design. Unexpected, but nice!

We bid the architects adieu and continued with our day.

[photo of the lot in leafier days by mwah]




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