Wednesday, March 25, 2009
As with just about everything in life, I am drawn to polar opposites. Not only do I love old homes, the newness of a building can be equally astounding. To see something emerge from nothing is awe-inspiring, especially if you've seen the building go from sketch, to drawing, to finished product. The renderings above are the second round of the Lido Beach project, which went from a renovation to a total redo. The result is a cohesive 4,000 square foot design set right on the Atlantic Ocean, and utilizes overhangs for passive solar screening, as well as photovoltaic and geo-thermal systems for sustainable energy. It looks as if the project is going from rendering to reality.