Every corner and each surface to touch is an opportunity to design...
Here are some details from a recently photographed One Architects project in Mountain Village, Colorado. From leather drawer pulls to a completely re-considered hinged front door handle, to a piece of mining history -- an impressive recycled crusher cone -- re-imagined and given new life as a stunning fire-pit... Architecture is alive in the details.
For a fun glimpse into Jodie's creative thought process and her pen, enjoy the comparison of a progress and final sketch of this gorgeous hand drawn map of a recent trip of hers to Los Angeles, CA.
What is chosen for inclusion on any map is highly subjective, and I always enjoy pondering the choices on Jodie's beautiful and artful impressions her travels, in this case of a sprawling California city by the sea... makes me want to take a trip!
[ sketch in progress ]
[ final map ]
If you'd like to see more of Jodie's maps, visit her gallery at Hand Drawn Maps.
Stair design is such a uniquely fun opportunity for an architect. A great stair can become one of the most dynamic and fun elements of layered architecture - sculptural in its own right.
Here you can see the evolution of a non-traditional stair in a One Architects home currently under construction, which, even at this early phase already contains elements of sculptural opacity, translucency, material layers, and a wonderfully creative riser detail.
For more photos of some of our favorite finished stair designs, please visit our earlier Stairs as Art post!
It is highly gratifying to see design come to 3 dimensional life in the construction phase of a project.
Here's a peek at a few job-site photos from a One Architects project in the Mountain Village, now nearing completion. Working with Russ from All-Steel, these custom steel details came together beautifully with reclaimed wood on this bridge connector element, a main feature from the entrance to the property. We are excited to share the finished project after it is photographed this spring!