Often it is the details that make the project, and sometimes these details only emerge in the process of construction, serendipitously. Such an example was this open plan apartment renovation, with a home office. As the work proceeded, the owner came to understand that he wanted more separation between his office and the adjacent dining room - - without having to give up the open feeling on other occasions. He preferred not to have the extra work done to make the opening smaller, to a size that could handle swinging doors, so Walter Mayne suggested barn doors because they can fit any size opening. They would also be different enough that they would work, even in an apartment where everything else matches. These barn type sliding doors were the perfect solution. The solution worked so well, that we returned to install similar style doors to the opening from the office to the kitchen area.
Certainly every project needs a well thought out design, as a road map for the work. Like any road map, good design always seeks the best route, as the journey proceeds. By remaining responsive to the work, and the needs of the owner, we produced a very satisfactory outcome.