I have posted in the past about a sense of atmosphere that is embedded within a room. For architects, we are engaged in making the imagined world into the real world. The imagined world may exist in the models, drawings and in the mind of the architect, but at the end of the construction process, we interact with the physical qualities of a structure, not just its representations
We have been engaged on the design of a new house in Portland, Oregon by returning clients who have relocated to that city. The project includes an ADU, an accessory dwelling unit, which is located to the front of the structure. The family's portion of the house is toward the rear of the property and surrounds the garden.