It's the second year we have attended the Victoria Home Show and once again we had a fun time talking to a number of home owners who want to develop their landscaping and achieve a balance in their life.
Landstory is embracing not only the outside but is also now diversifying into custom architectural cabins for alternative living with our sister company Cabin One. http://www.mycabin.one/
In one interesting opportunity, James has taken the traditional A frame house and created a twist on the design, not only for the exterior but also for the interior.
He has also produced a prototype model for a house on a hillside where the bedrocks are the features, not the obstacles.
Models are a pure form of design process that enable one to physically and tangibly understand the design. Models can be like a simple "sketch", or a refined, finished representation. They can provide unambiguous information on massing, volume, shape and character of a concept. However, models can take a lot of time and materials cost can be high.
These days, with modeling software, hand made models are few and far between. What James has learned over the years, the best designs are sketched by hand, and modeled by hand-made concepts. This opens up a completely different part of the mind and one is using more of the five senses to create something. Software is great for step two, inputting the design. Great design starts with the human mind and spirit, software is a secondary tool that is great for drawing production and distribution. We prefer to use all your tools wisely and in the right order.
Both of these models were on display at the Victoria home show and created a lot of interest.