Rendering of Pergola-Details

Here are two images of details from the previous post. The top rendering is a detail of the right side-people included. The bottom drawing shows the left side of the plaza/pergola:

Pergola rendering-detail
[Simple people, and little detail on the plantings]

Pergola rendering-left side of plaza
[Showing brick on the columns, and the bench relationships]

So what happened on this project. Well this idea came out of left field but they liked it so much that it is going to be added to the complex, after the 3rd building has been put in.

The main structure will probably be added to a plaza that will connect all 3 buildings.

If you look on the bottom drawing you can see where I have rendered in a set of steps. This will be the location for the new plaza area.

As usual there are other forces involved when dealing with this many people.

The best a designer can do is design the best space they can, and then hold on.

Too many cooks do spoil the broth.

What I am trying to say is that you can’t let your design be piece-mealed apart. If one element exist to support or enhance another you must explain this the best way you can.

The reasoning behind why this bench(for example) is here on this side and not over on that side.

Go through which design principles are in play on this particular project . . . hopefully some design principles are in play!

It’s a challenge, but the fact is, this is a great “job” and I feel very lucky to have been “shown the way”.


Addendum: The posting has been very erratic and there are two reasons for that. Right now I am very busy(thankfully) and 2nd: well the 2nd reason is a little different . . . lets just say it is the level of internet service provided to me by Time Warner Cable . . . and leave it at that.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

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