JAMES WALTER SCHILDROTH,
ORGANIC ARCHITECT of MAINE
Architecture inspired by my clients and the challenging sites on the coast of Maine since 1970.
The process of working with a creative architect in the design of your home may be one of the most rewarding experiences you will have in life.
UMA ARC 489 Parts
PROGRAM AREAS FOR THE ORGANIC HOUSE
Last changed: Sunday, February 04, 2007 08:24:20 AM
Assignment: Make rectangles of each area and put them on the site plan at the same scale. Place the areas on the site plan in a schematic arrangement that works. This is not a floor plan yet just an organization of the needed parts in a two dimensional arrangement. I first want to get an arrangement that works with the all the other area parts and with the features and conditions of the site. Consider the solar, the contours, the trees, the views both good and negative. Start by placing each part of the program on the site one by one. The site may require more then one floor level.
The purpose is to get an arrangement that works in general. This should began to suggest ideas of how you will design this house. Don't draw any floor plans or other sketches yet. Put yourself in each of the areas and try and experience where the sun is coming in, and what view is to the outside. Put yourself in the area and ask what does this area need to feel like. Keep all the ideas in your imagination and let the ideas come over time.
If I am working on a hand drawing, I cut the areas out of paper and place them on the site plan. If I am working with CAD I make a layer I call "PARTS" and draw each rectangles and label it with the name of the area and the size. I want to move the PARTS around to arrange them on the site plan. I want to see the actual size of each part in relationship to the features of the site and to all the other parts.
TOTAL NET FINISHED AREA 1967 SF
WALLS & HALLS ADD 25% 492 SF
TOTAL FINISHED INTERIOR AREA 2459 SF
Outside and utility areas: