The Green Builder in Little Rock, AR

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Home Design / Custom Build / Live in a Green World near Little Rock, AR

Start with a site.

September 10th, 2009 at 18:26

There is no place better to start than the beginning. Whether you are building from scratch or remodeling, one must look and learn from the site. The way the rain falls or the sun sets on a project will be constant no matter what is designed or what is built. You can’t change that. SO use it to your advantage. A plan pulled from a drawer or bought at a grocery store magazine rack will only be as good as how you place it on the site. It is the fundamental beginning for fung shui, and still important for western designers. The sun can be good or bad for the house solely on how the building relates to it on the site.

The first architect, the Roman Vitruvius, once blogged his top ten list of siting tips.  My favorite of his wise lessons was, “never build a city downwind of a swamp.”  Truer words have never been spoken.

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