ON THE BOARDS: CORL RESIDENCE

reform, llc is currently designing the Corl Residence in Washington, DC emerging SW Waterfront District. Designed as a reconfigurable space for various modes of living for the chef & photojournalist owners, our solution makes use of customized, multi-functional millwork elements (including storage, lighting, mechanical / plumbing) to create a functional and comfortable living space. Stay tuned for project updates during design development and construction. Follow us on Houzz, Facebook , [...]

NEWS: REFORM, LLC AWARDED BEST OF HOUZZ 2017

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, award reform, llc with a 2017 Best of Houzz Award. “We are so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

ON THE BOARDS: Reck Residence

reform, llc is currently designing the Reck Residence in Arlington, VA. The project scope includes a new living room and front porch addition, interior kitchen / dining renovation, exterior patio / living spaces as well new and upgraded infrastructure. Stay tuned for updated images of the design development.

IN PROGRESS: Ordway Residence 2

reform, llc is currently overseeing construction for the Ordway Residence 2 in Northwest Washington, DC. The project scope includes a newly renovated and open kitchen / den, storage / closet space, master bedroom and bathroom and updated finishes throughout. The project is schedule to be complete in late July 2015. Stay tuned for updated construction photos and completed images.

THOUGHTS: Parametrics, Performance and (Pre)Fabrication

Over the last decade there has been extraordinary progress made in the development of digital tools intended to assist designers and engineers in the conception, analysis, and construction of forms and space. Parametric and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software have provided designers with fluid modeling environments where constraints and variables can quickly adapt and reconfigure geometries. Simulation and Analysis softwares allow designers to understand and evaluate the [...]

THOUGHTS: The Topological Design Process

The architectural design process can no longer be viewed in isolation as a linear/repetitive process. Stagnation is a corollary of the generic format which leads designers from schematic design through construction (and on to the next project). This point is reiterated by Sanford Kwinter in ‘Landscapes of Change’ where he states that “A linear model is one in which the state of a system at a given moment can be expressed in the very same terms as any of its earlier or later states.”1 In [...]

THOUGHTS: (Un)Productive Glory

In The Accursed Share, George Bataille states that “In former times value was given to unproductive glory, whereas in our day it is measured in terms of production: Precedence is given to energy acquisition over energy expenditure. Glory itself is justified by the consequences of a glorious deed in the sphere of utility.”1 Therefore, according to Bataille, a city such as modern day Dubai, while professing to be progressing rapidly into the future, is philosophically regressing into the [...]

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