a few brief thoughts on the relationships between rooms and the role of functionalism in designing a house
Boulder is known as an outdoor enthusiast's kind of town. Almost everyone I know has a plethora of outdoor gear - multiple bikes, skis, helmets of every configuration, packs and bags, tents, stoves, and the occasional kayak and canoe. Largely this equipment has usurped the car from its usual haunt in the garage. It is a rare Boulderite who can actually fit their car in their garage because of the ever-expanding collection of bikes if nothing else.
As I have probably spoken about in previous posts, we draw no real distinction between architecture and interiors. They are all a part of crafting a series of spaces that are made of various materials that make up a building. To that extent, we spend as much time, and often considerably more, choosing interior materials
AGING IN PLACE - DESIGN FOR THE LONG VIEW
Recently we have found ourselves working on projects that are explicitly designed for aging in place. These are houses with single-floor plans, adaptable kitchens, and a load of other simple, functional solutions to allow folks to stay in their houses as long as possible. We have gotten the local code enforcement officials to approve curbless roll-in showers and other code modifications that are becoming increasingly requested and required for aging homeowners.