Unit Design

 Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Our Private Home Workshop progressed the design process along. We chose goals as a group and then designed our individual units by grouping with households with the same unit type. We then produced a program that Charles Durrett used to design the individual units. This is an excerpt from the program.

Interior Spaces

In western terms, house areas come in three types: functional (living room, kitchen, etc.), circulation (hallways) and access (an area, say, in front of a bookshelf). In open floor plans, rooms often have all three characteristics — making them feel more gracious. An open floor plan saves space by creating areas that can have multiple uses. Spaces for circulation may be used for gathering and activities may be expanded to other “rooms”. Outdoor spaces, like the front porch and windows between indoor and outdoor space, help small, interior rooms feel larger than they really are. Moveable furniture can be used to create semi-separate open spaces.

All-room concept: The kitchen, dining and living room are to be open and easy to communicate between. It is the ability to “borrow” space from the adjacent room(s) that makes smaller spaces feel more generous. Various methods can then be used to personalize and create hierarchy within the open plan. Rugs provide no physical separation but significant visual differentiation. Furniture will start to separate the space physically. Floor-to-ceiling casework can be used to close off an area almost completely. Custom woodwork can warm up any environment — even an already warm one! The all-room provides maximum flexibility for a diverse range of personal styles and uses.

We would love to share the entire design with interested parties. Please contact us for a complete tour of all of the floor plans. 541-357-8303