Term 5 Final Project: Advanced Residential / Piano Mansion

Do you all remember me talking about my major studio project for the fall, and then basically disappearing off the face of the blogging earth? Well, let's just say that this project consumed and challenged me more than any project to date, but that the satisfaction of completing it (and getting a great mark) was well worth the long hours, piles of discarded ideas, and even tears.

If you recall, my original concept for the house was the piano (as the client is a family of musicians), but as I developed the project further, I moved away from such a literal shape and idea into a larger concept of the stage and performance, into a liveable concert hall idea. I kept some of my original concept, such as the pitched roof, but basically, I wanted the home to capture and reflect the feeling of grandeur associated with attending a night at the theatre, as well as creating a liveable environment that was simultaneously conducive to entertaining, parties and performance. Here is the final result (click on photos to see them in larger format):
I was basically architect, structural engineer, landscaper and interior designer for this project and I also had to consider barrier free elements as one family member is in a wheelchair...did I mention the plot of land we were given was on a cliff like hill? That's a lot of hats to wear in ten short weeks, but I am so happy I pulled it off and proud of myself for not giving up!

Here's to a new term! xo


Unknown said...[Reply]

Alright, Im seriously blown away. This is the best yet and unbelievably good. Great job Tiff- so proud of how far youve come and you are definitely putting people in the field to shame. Love the designer in you coming out in all the layouts. xo Nancy

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...[Reply]

Good gracious girl! I trust you got an A+ on this as you did an absolutely incredible job. You are such a talent and I'm glad you are doing what you are obviously meant to do! :)

Domesticable said...[Reply]

Wow! All of that detail! You did a great job!


Tracey said...[Reply]

You are incredibly talented!

Unknown said...[Reply]

You're amazing! I agree with Elizabeth...I hope you aced the project! xo

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...[Reply]

Tiffany, I am amazed at your work! You are fantastic and I marvel at your talent.

Jackie said...[Reply]

I can't believe you have to do so much technical and architectural stuff! I can only imagine the massive amount of work that went into it, and as you said, well worth it! Great job.

Unknown said...[Reply]

You are so talented Tiffany, I love the exterior elevations. This is so wow! I am currently living in Asia right now and looking for real estate developers in the Philippines. Your plans gave me an idea on what to consider on developing or buying a new house.

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...[Reply]

Wow and you sure did pull it off! Gorgeous work my talented friend ;) You really amaze me.

Lesley Metcalfe said...[Reply]

Oh wow, Tiffany, this is incredible. Your hard work paid off with stunning results. Great work, you are so talented!

mct said...[Reply]

Awesome attention to details Tiffany! Impressive.

Daniela D said...[Reply]

Wow - great design. Looks like a huge project - congrats on doing so well.

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Tiffany! I follow you on instagram :) Love your project! The amount of work you put in your details and renderings is insane! You wore tons of hats but they all fit perfectly! Keep it up!