Sketchbook renderings, Backyard Patio, Pergola

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posted; 05/20/06
These are 3 quick study drawings of a project for a large living and playing space behind a two-story house addition. Overhead roof, 2 levels of patio space, a open area for a fire ring, and the other important spot-a step up into a spa.
Plan view and rendering on the same page of an 11×17 sketchbook. When the project becomes really complicated I invite the client along on the design process and will show them sketch ideas, scribbles on “trash” and any other thing to show them I was working through the problems on their desires to find a good solution.
Another look in a charcoal pencil, quick, fast rough, dirty . . . this is my design process. This enables me to never bog down in details and work on the big picture, without seeing how the spaces relate to each other in a good way . . . it doesn’t matter what color the begonia’s are.

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