Monday, May 23, 2011

Groundbreaking - 4/24/11

Friday, March 11, 2011

Proposed perspectives for the Lily house

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Submission from architect:

This is a sample shot of our project in Mahogany III. This is the master bedroom, we can also treat the rooms with lightings.  Still, we will maximize the use of natural lighting.  Just for reference. - FCO

Daughter/family says: Ok! Lighting looks good. Thank you!

Submission from architect:

This is a sample shot of our project in Mahogany III. This is the master bedroom, we can also treat the rooms with lightings.  Still, we will maximize the use of natural lighting.  Just for reference. - FCO

Daughter/family says: Ok! Lighting looks good. Thank you!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Daughter likes the idea of having an island / work area in the middle :D one side for computer work, the other side for crafts, etc.

Daughter likes the idea of having an island / work area in the middle :D one side for computer work, the other side for crafts, etc.

Daughter likes:
the little room underneath the bed :P Take out the bed and the computer/work area and the whole thing can be display/storage space for the studio, both hidden (the room underneath) and visible (i.e. shelves instead of the bed). Space-saver, too :P

Daughter likes:

  • the little room underneath the bed :P Take out the bed and the computer/work area and the whole thing can be display/storage space for the studio, both hidden (the room underneath) and visible (i.e. shelves instead of the bed). Space-saver, too :P
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Daughter likes:
how the studio is spacious enough to have different work areas

Daughter likes:

  • how the studio is spacious enough to have different work areas
Sunday, February 6, 2011

Studio notes

  • Studio doubles as a home office and will be used primarily by daughter, a graphic designer/illustrator who works for a company in the US, so all the work is done from home via the computer/internet.
  • Daughter also has a side business making handmade paper goods and selling them online. She receives orders and ships packages all over the world.
  • Studio space should be spacious enough for computer work area, crafts area, storage area (for paper goods supplies— most of them bulky, i.e. reams of paper, boxes of notebooks, etc.), and a small couch.
  • Will ideally have access to a balcony (see previous post)
  • In daughter’s previous notes I think there was a mention of having a sink in the studio but never mind that— would like the studio to have a shared bathroom with daughter’s room instead. Daughter’s room can be smaller than studio as it will just be a place for sleeping/resting.

Balcony

Dad and daughter are thinking to have a balcony fronting the house. Daughter would like the studio to (ideally) have a balcony so as to have an open-air area for ventilation and for paintings to dry. Maybe the masters bedroom and studio can be next to each other on the second floor, sharing the same balcony.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Initial notes and ideas - the basics

  • Family of four
  • Family wants a minimalist house with lots of natural light
  • Dad is into gardening, carpentry, bonsai.
  • Dad has a LOOOOTTTT of stuff a.k.a. trash @__@ Needs storage space (after the family throws out his trash)
  • Dad would like a basement and/or carpentry area (same thing?)
  • Mom is into paper crafts (envelopes, handmade cards and tags, etc.). Will need tabletop surface/workspace. Can share studio with daughter or have a space in home library.
  • Mom wants a spacious kitchen
  • Daughter is a graphic designer/illustrator also working with paper crafts.
  • Daughter needs a studio with lots of surfaces/desk space to work on (cutting, binding, assembling, packaging merchandise for mailing) and STORAGE (for supplies and finished products/merchandise)
  • Son doesn’t like anything in particular. He just wants his organ/piano and computer in his bedroom.
Mom and daughter like:
that the kitchen (especially) is surrounded by natural light via glass panels
that the kitchen is “enclosed” but with a view towards other parts of the house / outside

Mom and daughter like:

  • that the kitchen (especially) is surrounded by natural light via glass panels
  • that the kitchen is “enclosed” but with a view towards other parts of the house / outside
Daughter and father like:
the banister
the floor finish
but father wants it in real wood

Daughter and father like:

  • the banister
  • the floor finish
  • but father wants it in real wood
Daughter likes:
the corner window style

Daughter likes:

  • the corner window style
Another shot of the corridor.

Another shot of the corridor.

The whole family likes:
Lots of natural light
Daughter particularly likes the bright corridor (not a fan of narrow corridors but this is ok) and how you can see out the open front door even from the far end of the house

The whole family likes:

  • Lots of natural light
  • Daughter particularly likes the bright corridor (not a fan of narrow corridors but this is ok) and how you can see out the open front door even from the far end of the house
Mom likes:
that you can go around the house
these partitions offer privacy

Mom likes:

  • that you can go around the house
  • these partitions offer privacy