Recently we have noticed the trend toward “right-sizing,” “downsizing,” and “lock and leave” homes has become more the rule. Many architects and designers would agree that the more challenging, more engaging project, is not necessarily the seemingly complex larger ones. I LOVE the smaller projects; we call them Jewel Box Architecture. Every detail counts, every inch counts. They take both restraint and creativity on a different level.
The key to making the small move extraordinary is balance and contrast in geometry, color, or texture. Below are some images from our smaller, infill projects, mostly remodels that all have an intimate yet glamorous, important feeling.
So do not think, oh this project is too small, or not interesting enough for an architect or a design. Propose the challenge and I bet you will LOVE what you get in return.