Giving an old craftsman back its style.
The new owners of this Cutchogue fixer-upper (pictured below) weren't sure how far they wanted to go with the exterior renovation. One of things they were hoping to incorporate was an open porch where a closed-in porch already existed. That was the focus of this sketch, to give the owners a sense of how the house would look opened up. They also wanted to restore some of the original craftsman styling to the house so we stayed with the half wall detail at the columns and both ends of the porch but incorporated a railing where they planned on having a table, to allow for better air flow.
Musing on unused space.
This was a playful take on creating some semi-private sleeping space in a loft area. In my opinion doing some sketches is the easiest way to get the ball rolling, and in some cases quickly rule out some ideas.
Overlay sketching to give the idea more depth.
This sketch goes with the sketch above in trying to create some semi-private sleeping space in a generally unused area of what at one point in time was an industrial laundry facility. Keeping a degree of transparency in the overlay sketch allows the viewer to better judge the space being created by adding a wall.
Breaking up a narrow bathroom with different wall coverings.
The point of this sketch, and the one below, is to try to find a way to keep the tub enclosure light and airy feeling while still being able to fit the rest of the needs of the bathroom. In the end the owners decided that they could live with a shower curtain so we sourced out a nice floating style curtain rod, raised the half wall about 6", and moved the shower head to the far wall to avoid splashing water.
This view shows the bathroom from the other end. An addition that was thrown into this iteration was the linen closet, which borrowed space from hallway closet. Another concession that we made during the final design was to take the second half-wall down so that the vanity could be that much bigger.
Dividing a space in Brooklyn.
The owners of this Brooklyn building wanted to give the back half of the ground floor (pictured below) a partition that would double as storage, but something that would let light and air through as well. My proposal allows for keeping the desired configuration of the bed that will inhabit the far side of the space, while also keeping the traffic to one side of the space as people utilize the restroom. I chose to create a bit of transparency to the cabinets to allow the viewer to see the layout of the space beyond.
Playing with the details and exploring options.
This project focused on getting stairs to a third floor loft that would compliment the space without taking it over. As with most anything, you start with what you like (pic on left - no "handrail"), then slowly make compromises towards satisfying code (center pic - "handrail" with larger than acceptable spacing), while ending up with something that will satisfy code and meet the goal of the project (pic on right - "handrail" with tighter spacing).
Can I see it with the top off?
The owner of this truck wanted this sketch for two reasons. The first was to show the graphic applicator the preferred placement and size of the graphic components. The second was to show the welding shop what the desired design of the prospective ladder rack. The 15 minutes it took to Photoshop out the truck cap was also far easier than taking it off and putting it back on again.