Iam hoping this blog can be a showcase for the architecture projects we generate for ourselves. Small design firms especially know how to value the creativity and craft that can go into an everyday project. A fellow practitioner who puts himself into his projects is Mark Three Stars. His website is www.verdearc.com.
A virtual workshop includes sharing our construction ideas, experience, and success. We can catalog a list of:
alternative materials or techniques we have used
where to have pieces fabricated.
what were your essential tools
subcontractors you used
Here we can collaborate, and form teams for proposals or projects. Consider what projects are important right now, and how creative design adds spirit to even the most ordinary moment.
Last night's Cascieri Lecture delivered by Steve Badanes of Jersey Devil workshop, provided the perfect impetus for this blog. At the reception and after the lecture, conversations with BAC friends centered around expanding the way to practice architecture that honors our whole being and confronts our perceived limitations. Since 2001 effortlessdesign has practiced an alter-native architecture. Like Steve said it hasn't been easy, and it is definitely slow.
There are lots of challenges of being fully employed to use our skills and further develop our capabilities. Yet on this road we have completed projects, and had tremendous fun building. Particularly at the community level, using the design-build workshop, effortlessdesign encourages designers to have a vision, be engaged, and practice. Staying connected, and sharing our work on the web will increase our opportunities.
Boston, New Bedford, and villages in Massachusetts., United States
I have been working in the architecture field since 1994 after switching from a ten year career in engineering. My passion is the simultaneous solution of wide range of factors from aesthetics to engineering to finances. Most of my projects have been realized by doing a share of the labor and construction. I am fascinated by the capacity of our built environment to support our vision for economic and community development. details www.effortlessdesign.com/fisher c.v.pdf