BEGIN WITH A CONCEPT.
In collaboration with Ellis Architects
An entire building design may begin with a desired experience the client wishes to evoke. The role of the architect and designer is to first interpret this idea.
Computer-rendered models can help transform a space plan into a three-dimensional concept. Here exterior and interior rendering used to communicate to the client. The end result evolves from these models.
Prior to any schematic designs, inspiration can begin with a collage of imagery used to convey the desired end result. Precedence boards evoke feeling and can be useful in presenting a design concept ideas to the client. In a study of Mexican architecture, a different ambiance is stimulated from each of these inspiration boards:
MARIA’S CANTINA MEXICAN RESTAURANT in consultation with Ellis Architects Design of Maria’s Cantina, a Mexican restaurant in Woodland, California, began with the renovation of an existing building. The client wanted the style to evoke an old-world Mexican hacienda, and to evoke a sense of permanence using traditional elements. The intention was to create a relaxing environment in which…
Pre-Columbian ruins along a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea Zama, city of the dawn, as this site facing east toward the sunrise is believed to have once been known. Inhabited as early as the 6th century, its crumbled limestone walls overlook the Caribbean Sea on a spectacular cliffside perch. Flourishing between the 13th and 15th…