It's the little things

I’ve been asked many times by clients if I could design my own home what would it be.  I go back and forth on style and location but one thing that is consistent is that it would be a smaller house.  A house perfectly situated on the site with beautiful details and materials.  I have always loved the details, it’s part of being an architect.  While in Japan many years ago I was surrounded by inspiration.  Every element was a thoughtful contribution to the whole.  The most functional pieces were also pieces of art.  The appreciation of craftsmanship and the use of quality materials is beauty exemplified.  I try to instill this in all my projects for my clients so they can find the same appreciation.