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An ancient Philosopher was presented with a problem by a farmer of how to divide a piece of land equally between four sons.

land 2015-02-17 12.11.23
land 2015-02-17 12.11.23

The land was described as having four equal sides with one quarter of it to remain for his daughter.

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land-solution_alt2015-02-17 12.14.02

The solution is shown as a series of L shape properties, with the daughter’s land shown.

What solution an architect’s office provides is also similar. An approach to design a project as a solution. The client, the site, consultants and contractor create a project situation, which provides a framework for a design solution.

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PR-frame 2015-02-17 12.00.07

The Northern California Work Studio project required a minimalist solution with very specific detail.

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Land_altForm 2015-02-17 12.13.05

The image above shows an alternative problem and could also be a more complex shape.

land-solution_alt2015-02-17 12.14.02
land-solution_alt2015-02-17 12.14.02

The more complex shape has a similar solution, but would have been more difficult to solve if the simplier solution were not provided for as a guide.

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