I’ve never talked about my work on this blog, for many reasons. But sometimes I do something and realize it might be the most handmade thing I’ve done. Here’s a tangle of steel that truly means something to me. My design, my thought about how my building would look and function, became a drawing. The drawing spawned many other drawings and consultants helped me realize my vision. And now I get to see my vision come to life as the structural steel of a project I designed is being hoisted in the air. I didn’t fabricate the steel or even design the structural system. But with some movements of pencil on paper, and clicks of the mouse, I created something from my mind that is now coming into existence with the help of a team of consultants and builders.
For what it’s worth, I designed this building myself and now it’s handmade.