Sketches, Mostly architecture and more sketches....
An early sketch of Hollis Works, of the Flex Space.  As the program develops, this element continues to be important—the knuckle between interior and the yard, where meetings, both chance and scheduled, can happen, and members can relax.

An early sketch of Hollis Works, of the Flex Space.  As the program develops, this element continues to be important—the knuckle between interior and the yard, where meetings, both chance and scheduled, can happen, and members can relax.

Some autumn views, different days of the same week.

Taking a glass of water….imagining where it’s from…..not seeing how it gets to you.

Taking a glass of water….imagining where it’s from…..not seeing how it gets to you.

Snow on a sunny day behind the studio on Lake Drive.  This last year’s sketches indicate a preoccupation with trees and shadows.  There is something very architectural about the trunks and the patterns they cast on the ground.
Thursday 2/6/2014

sketch; snow; shadow; pattern; landscape; trees;

Snow on a sunny day behind the studio on Lake Drive.  This last year’s sketches indicate a preoccupation with trees and shadows.  There is something very architectural about the trunks and the patterns they cast on the ground.

Treehouse from below

Treehouse from below

Timber high rise

Timber high rise

Hollis Works.  Interior sketch of open workshop area.

Hollis Works.  Interior sketch of open workshop area.

Hudson Valley house—evolution of an idea.  Now under construction: a full-scale mock-up on the site!

Brian Gross Fine Art, study sketch with painting by Dana Hart

Brian Gross Fine Art, study sketch with painting by Dana Hart

Small isn’t so bad

We are living in a super-sized time.  Even for a people nursed on myths of open range and wide frontiers, at no point in our history have we been more dedicated to living large.  We like our cars as big as trucks, our appetizers as big as entrees, and our master bedroom suites as vast as the houses our parents grew up in.  The average American home is well over double the size it was at the height of the baby boom, and three times as big as the standard British dwelling.  Many of us are willing to travel several hours a day in exchange for still more square footage.  But as a growing number of home owners are beginning to realize, bigger doesn’t always mean better.  The important thing about space isn’t how much there is, but how cleverly it is used. 

KPa+d architecture….Studies

more landscapes and plants

El cono del sur

Some landscapes