This week has presented a new direction from last week's American Foursquare Study....a direction much more familiar to me: Modern.
The familiar line connects points in space giving your project a miraculous organization which had been previously lacking. Such a regulating line would never be obvious to those who don’t visualize the world in plan. Therefore, the axis should come alive and envelope the building, lending to its shape and function.
Rising up and folding forward, the axis splits the public from private and then gives shelter to the three spaces at the front with grand open plan and high ceilings. I see this as monolithic spine honoring both form and function. A monolithic spine made of concrete, the magic material. My husband laughs, but if you are going to build a modern home, go all the way! Can you imagine a buttery smooth concrete wall, 12 feet tall running the length of your home? You'd be living in your very own modern art gallery with grand windows and soft light.