Sunday, August 19, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
One of the underlying issues with this article of course is design. The garden is, probably by most peoples standards, well designed. It's orderly, tidy and neat. My hunch is that the petition will get signed and they will be allowed to keep their beautiful vegetable garden. Design plays a significant role in the judgement of the garden, for what if the garden looked like the one below...
Hmm. One of my other issues with this article is that with adequate rainfall, especially given the temperate climate of Drummondville, QC, their front yard requires no water, no lawn mowing, nor any fertilizer. Judging by the two houses in the photograph, you get the sense that the majority of neighbors have immaculately maintained lawns, which, as any well-informed person know, is absolutely abysmal for the environment.
For the sake of the environment and good design, I hope the local bureaucracy gets off of their high horse and lets them keep their beautiful garden.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Check out this great little collection of historic Vermont house photographs posted by the Vermont Historical Society on Flickr!
Also, please be sure to check out the Vermont Historical Society's official website.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
"How many barns are there in Vermont? What kind of condition are they in? Are we losing significant numbers each year? What can be done to preserve these icons of our history and landscape? The goal of the Vermont Barn Census is to carry out, for the first time, a state-wide census of Vermont's barns that will lay the foundation for further efforts to preserve them."
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Project Name: Davidson/LeCompte Residence
Project #: 10.02
Project Location: Sharon, MA USA
1) Provide 2-3 schemes which satisfy the following criteria:
2) Add half-bath on first floor
3) Add laundry room to first or second floor
4) Create more open and efficient floor plan
5) New master bedroom/bathroom
6) Reconfigure main entry into kitchen
7) Reconfigure second floor
8) Add closet space to first floor
9) Redesign deck configuration
10) Visually orient house toward rear carriage house
11) Maintain same number of bedrooms
12) Create eat-in kitchen in addition to dining room
13) Open up south facade (more light, visually connect to outdoors)
14) Add study/library space
15) Maintain a focus on entertaining while maintaining quiet/private
16) Kitchen to living room access
17) Preserve/Reuse existing architectural elements where possible
(pocket doors, woodwork, etc.)