Browse Month June 2023

Pool Petal Chair

Today, I started a new project in my workshop – a concrete chair for the edge of a pool. The goal is to create a chair that’s strong, safe, and comfortable.

The chair will be made of cast concrete. This material is tough and heavy, which is good because it means the chair will be sturdy and won’t slide into the pool. Plus, it’s built to last.

The design is meant to be practical and comfortable. It’s shaped to fit the human body, with a good backrest and armrests. It’s not just a flat surface, but a chair you can sit back in and feel good.

A nice feature of the chair is that the front edge is lower so you can dip your feet into the water while you sit. It’s a simple pleasure, but one I think will make a big difference.

Working with concrete is tough. It’s hard to mix and pour, and it takes time to set. But it’s also satisfying to see the chair take shape.

Each day, I see the chair moving from just a sketch to something real and tangible. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product by the pool. It’s a straightforward project, but I think it’s going to make a big difference in how people enjoy their time by the water.

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Florida Architecture

an architectural study harmoniously unites the grace of Florida’s Everglades with polished, sophisticated design. Centered around the inherent allure of the waterfront edge, this residential concept breathes life into the vision of a tranquil, natural oasis, perfectly blended with interior and exterior living spaces.

The exterior of an exquisite façade made from native Floridian limestone. Known for its resilience, sustainability, and inherent beauty, this light limestone also offers a cooling effect, perfect for the vibrant Florida sun. The resulting exterior acts as a robust, comforting shield, gracefully aging with time, exuding an aura of profound tranquility and solidity.

Originating from the heart of the residence, an outdoor canopy reaches out, framing the captivating sight of cypress nubs sprouting from the earth, a spectacle reminiscent of the undisturbed Everglades. These cypress nubs, purposefully highlighted, serve as natural sculptures. They present a dramatic yet calming contrast to the modern, sleek lines of the residence, capturing the eye and soul alike.

Encircling these unique cypress installations, meticulously designed moss gardens echo the refined aesthetics of Japanese gardening. These gardens fuse the diverse Floridian ecosystem with the understated beauty and simplicity of Japanese design, creating tranquil areas for relaxation, reflection, and admiration.

Encapsulating the harmonious dialogue between human creativity and natural splendor, crafting a daily sanctuary where luxury converges with simplicity. It embodies the quintessence of Florida’s landscape, immersing its residents in the rare experience of dwelling within the breathtaking beauty of the Everglades, with a specific focus on the mesmerizing allure of the waterfront edge.

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Everglade Elegance

Welcome to Everglade Elegance, where natural wonder meets refined architecture, taking inspiration from the untouched beauty of Florida’s Everglades, its cypress trees, and local limestone. This residential home design concept seamlessly merges indoor and outdoor spaces to craft a living experience akin to a peaceful retreat within nature’s arms.

The home’s striking façade is constructed from light, Florida-native limestone, a resilient material known not only for its sustainability, but also for its natural beauty and coolness under the Floridian sun. This exterior encapsulates the home, creating a solid and comfortable shell that ages gracefully with time and evokes a sense of grounded stability.

From the home’s heart extends an outdoor canopy, designed to frame the natural artistry of cypress nubs rising from the ground, echoing the aesthetics of the Everglades. These cypress nubs, framed and lit to draw the eye, serve as natural sculptures, offering a dramatic, yet serene contrast against the modern lines of the house.

Surrounding these cypress features are meticulously curated moss gardens, crafted in the refined tradition of Japanese gardening. These gardens blend the Floridian ecosystem’s diversity with the elegance and minimalism of Japanese design, offering tranquil spots for contemplation and admiration.

Everglade Elegance is a tribute to the interplay between human design and the beauty of nature, evoking an everyday escape where luxury and simplicity meet. It captures the essence of the Florida landscape, bringing its residents into an immersive experience of living within the unique beauty of the Everglades.

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