before spending time on working drawings - one needs to clarify the design parameters clearly, between yourself, the designer and the client. this process is a challenging phase. and as the designer the pressure of getting this correct is with you. the rough concept sketch is invaluable - the art of interpreting a brief through sketch.
i sometimes create the sketch with my quote - sometimes not, depends on my mood.
however in this case the long drive through to hermanus , whilst a full cape winter storm is showing its teeth was incredibly inspirational. i enjoy the challenge of creating homes on a small scale right through to multi level large structures.
my trip yesterday was fruitful - several new books from a local book store and just a little time to reflect through the tempest, always a welcome respite.