Saturday, July 19, 2008

floor plan

Luna Rica Floor Plan (click image)

This is to give you an idea of the layout of the house. The concave part of the house faces south. What I love most about this floor plan is how everything is curved or rounded; there isn't a single square room in the house, including the closets. This is a design that Michael has attempted to create in the past but had trouble figuring out. One problem with circles and curves is that it's challenging to maximize the use of the space. It is difficult to furnish a round space and curves take up more room than squares.

The architect resolved this problem by custom-building curved countertops, cabinets, shelves, and desks. We didn't have much furniture when we moved in and fortunately, we didn't need to buy much. And since the space is so unique, we really can't buy just anything to furnish it. This supports our shared desire to maintain a minimalist aesthetic. We prefer to keep things simple and uncluttered, which the space demands.