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Site Analysis

Site analysis allows the architect to look for design opportunities and understand what concerns to address when developing a project.

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Design foundation

Christopher Perrodin is the latest addition to The Global Studio roster. Over the next couple of months, Chris is going to be helping us out on the new Agros village master plans and also driving the blog for a while. Here he is introducing us to the project....

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New Adventures

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Status Report March 2015

Having a site selection process is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because it prevents you from buying an unsuitable site for your work and a curse because it prevents you from buying a site quickly. Actually, that is also a blessing in the long run. After vetting countless pieces of property and moving from one country to another, Agros has selected two pieces of property to begin thier next projects with. 

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Status report

What have we been up to? Glad you asked. 

Mid century kitchen -

We just (six months ago?) finished up this kitchen remodel. Fun design. Great clients. What more could you ask for? Ceramic deer head sculpture? Check.

Mid Century Kitchen cabinets

 

Outdoor Room -

A nice little outdoor room just in time for summer. Concrete retaining with a timber frame shelter and seating. Add a fire pit and outdoor heaters and you have a three season space. 

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Status report

While we haven't posted anything in a while that doesn't mean we haven't been busy...... so here is a quick rundown of the fun stuff we have been up to in the last couple of months.

- Site Selection Manual and Training

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Tierra Nueva - UPDATE

The last time we talked about Tierra Nueva (TN) it was a bit messy. The water situation was not looking good, and we were scrambling to figure out a new solution. Well, the good new is that TN now has a plentiful supply of clean water! 

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A development bibliography

We are starting on the next chapter of our work with Agros International. For a while we have been talking about making a best practice manual tailored to Agros’s development model. We are happy to announce that we have just started that work with the first chapter of that manual. We are beginning with the chapter focused on site selection as it is naturally the first step in developing a new village.

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The importance of collaboration (on a fireplace)

The myth of the architect as the lone creator is a pervasive one. Whether it is the fictionalized architect of novels, toiling away in his office or the starchitect being lauded for the work of a five hundred person firm, our culture seems determined to avoid thinking of creation as an act of collaboration. We recently had the pleasure of working on a project that is great example of how even a small project requires a great amount of collaboration.