Timeless Design = Details + Function
Like a mathematical equation, design is to be resolved from the inside-out.
My approach to design is as follows:
- Understand the budget and project time frame. The core of every project = Budget + Time.
- Listen to the clients request and establish the project scope. This is the function.
- Create an overall design concept for the client to approve direction: usually using just images. Exploring solutions.
- Once the design direction is established, I begin the design by looking at the best solutions on constructability (details), function, and budget. There is a right solution for every budget. There is the right detail for every solution.
Trends are great if they are functional. In math a function is a process or a relation that associates each element; therefore form follows function; there has to be a function to have form.
Functional Solution + Thoughtful Details = Timeless Design.