so i spent the day refining the ripple house design - conceptual sketches are great , fun and allow one to play. however the process of taking an architectural design from conceptual sketches to working drawings is a very tiring one. one uses completely different thought processes. and one has to sculpt the spaces very differently. i apply an architectural designing from outside inwards philosophy. as the end product needs to resonate first for me. most designers i understand, work from a plan layout upwards approach. i feel reversing this process by first looking at what i want to achieve architecturally. i can then weave the spaces into the overall architectural end product - by achieving the architectural style of the end product first.
however sometimes what one thinks will work - needs many hours of refining and more refining, until one is finally happy with the end product. ripple house has been through this arduous sketch refinement process and is ready for the more formal working drawings. to visualize 3d to 2d means one has to think sections , elevations , plan levels simultaneously. not difficult if one is trained - but man it does leave one feeling jiggered.
ripple house - revision b