|Words I Wish We Used||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2015 07:16:07 -0700 (PDT)|
"The big house" rather than “the common house.” A term common in family compounds that began with a big house and family members added small cabins all around. I realize this was used for prisons in the 1930s but it has wider use in family camps in the Adirondacks long before that. "The great room.” This one has as much to do with design than changing names — a room with 2-3 soft furniture seating areas. Small tables for puzzles, games, and laptops. A large table to seat 8-10 people for small meals and team meetings. Big ferns. A large rug for children to play on and for acoustics. A room in which multiple things go on and people have to accommodate each other, not separate off into separate rooms. Home is for separate rooms, not the big house, which is for people together. Put the larger dining room off to the side in a room with lots of sun but no other heat. A simple room. So if you are designing or redesigning …... Sharon ---- Sharon Villines, Washington DC "Design is the first sign of human intention." William McDonough
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