How a Site Can Shape a Home




Good design is the result of strong, simple concepts that give meaning to a home’s shape, form and materials. When you look to your site for inspiration, these ideas often arise very naturally. A site is composed of many things: topography, plants, trees, regional and local climate, surrounding structures, water bodies and zoning and code regulations. Each site has very specific solar orientations, views (good and bad) and often a very explicit character. Each one of these areas is an opportunity to generate a meaningful conceptual approach for your home design — a way to devise its shape, layout, form and materials.

In this video I discuss the strategies architects use to find design inspiration and derive meaningful architecture from a home’s site.

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11 Comments

  1. Calvin J.
    March 2, 2016
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    I highly admire your work, many thanks!

  2. Tanz Rome
    March 2, 2016
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    I get excited when you upload a video, I'm not a architect but I learn so much from your content. Keep up the great work, I hope to hire you someday to design my home!

  3. Baran
    October 8, 2016
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    man, i cannot thank you enough for these videos. PLEASE do not stop

  4. Keenan Ngo
    October 19, 2016
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    Hi Eric, I wanted to thank you for all the excellent videos you've made. They are very educational and insightful, helping me mull over ideas and remind me of the things I need to keep in mind while designing buildings. Thanks again!

  5. Juan Toro
    December 24, 2016
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    Thanks for this videos! They are very helpful to keep in mind all the aspects and concepts were architecture take form! Greatings from Colombia!

  6. vishruti singh
    January 28, 2017
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    You deserve way more views and subscribers!
    Your videos are really educational and insightful.
    Thanks alot!

  7. Liam
    August 15, 2017
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    This was great! I loved the breadth and quantity of examples, which helped me a lot.

  8. Anthony Raymundo
    September 5, 2017
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    What book do you show in your video?

  9. Jejo Jose
    September 7, 2017
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    How is the level difference in the soil made in the model, is it laser cut..? If we are doing it by hand, how can we approximate the dimensions?

  10. Hanne Dervisoglu
    September 7, 2017
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    Have you ever thought share this informations in writing?

  11. Marsha Creary
    September 25, 2017
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    Great points

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