is a term we use to describe what happens next. We do not begin until
we have isolated and verbalized the important concepts. These are
the seeds around which the design will germinate. These come mostly
from the owners/clients. And they range from favorite childhood images/places
motifs or materials, to particular indoor/outdoor relationships.
Among the most challenging
clients is the speculative developer who just says, “do something
interesting.” Yet, even in this case, we try to define a surrogate
client and user group with dislikes and desires, toward which the
design serves and respnds.
Site circulation studies come first.
Second, internal space
relationships studies are done. Once these relationships are established,
exterior design ideas tested.
We often attempt to draw
upon the rich indiginous vernacular traditions that exist
in an area.