Designing In-between

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Quick sketches deconstructing the traditional gable home – just asking the question “how much can you break apart the design of a traditional home and still retain the iconic essence of a house?” At what point does the home become a modern sculpture and lose whatever it is that says to people “I’m a house”?

While I love and embrace modern, sculptural homes that look nothing at all like traditional homes, I am fascinated by design that falls in between. It is easy to design a traditional home, following historical rules, or a modern home with no aesthetic constraints, but designing a unique home that defies categorization? Now, that is a challenge worth exploring.

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Tim Bjella

Principal architect and interior designer for Arteriors / Bjella Architecture.

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