This project was my first, ever, cold call from a client. There I was sitting at my desk cranking away at the few projects lined up before me when my phone rang. On the other end was my new client. He had seen my work on one of the freelancer websites that I regularly post to and liked my graphic modeling and rendering. Initially he simply wanted to hire me to do a graphic rendering of an idea he had for a modern residence on Mt. Merino in New York. After learning that I was, in fact, a trained architect (currently unlicensed), the conversation took a different turn.
Working with the client and the massed plan he had in mind, we created a 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath modern residence with office and rooftop garden space. All of the exterior vertical walls are designed to accommodate phase change insulated glazing. The super structure of the home will be steel columns and engineered wood joists and girders. Le Corbusier would be proud of this one.
The client plans on taking this home onto the web with a website currently under development. Here is the link for MountaintopProject.com. I don’t believe it’s active yet, but should be soon, so keep checking. Without further ado, here are the final design images.
This last image is my favorite view, though you’d never actually see it from this angle.