I have been thinking alot about the rhythm of facades of buildings. Typically a commercial building has some rhythm of openings, windows and/or doors, that trace across its surface. This can be as simple as the modules of a curtain wall system or a structural system expressing itself on the outside of a building. This is so typical in fact, that we often fail to see it although it affects how we feel about a building.
by Taliesen Associates
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.