Every architect knows that design is sometimes fluid, sometimes not so flexible.  Some architects have been known to “put their foot down” on a variety of issues when faced with a potential design change whether the change is requested by the client or suggested by someone such as the builder.  There may be good reasons why an architect may seem stubborn or unwilling to give up a design element when the request is made.

The potential change might make something too small to be functional.  It might be something that blows up the budget and later down the road will require further redesign to bring the project back into budget.  It might be a change that produces an aesthetic that doesn’t fit within the design vision (hello pink and yellow walls….I’m speaking to you.)  But no matter the eventual outcome, I am listening to you describe what you need or why you may want something changed, and then I analyze everything that may be affected by the change before I make my recommendation(s).


(former front elevation)

Recently a client asked that I take another pass at the design of the front elevation of our New [Modern] project.  Yes, it was only about two weeks since we thought the design was nailed down and the permit documents have been finished.  But no matter how much or how little time had passed – I instantly heard the client’s need for something less cubic, more varied, etc.  After several iterations and studies, the New [Modern] project has transformed into the design seen below (much to the approval of both client and Eckxstudio):




(new front elevations)


(new rear elevation)

New [Modern] no more.  I have now officially dubbed the project Ribbon House.


This post was originally written before re-branding as Eckxstudio for Modern Architecture at the end of 2017.

At Eckxstudio for Modern Architecture, we design unique and stunning projects, individually crafted for our clients’ lives. We’re passionate about listening to your needs, wants and desires as inspiration to design the dream home you’ll never want to leave.