Spring 2012 Compiled here is the research and exploration for visually representing the “Elegant Solution” paragraph, done through a series of collages and presented as spreads for a book. This paragraph deals primarily with the building of one house over a span of about 50 years, but also touches upon a bit of architectural history. With both of these aspects in mind I tried to keep the ‘saga-like’ history of architecture as it relates to the house as a running theme throughout the series of collages. The collages are linear with sharp cuts and lines, because that to me is how I perceive architecture and the process of constructing a house. I used black and white frequently to symbolize the historical movements of architecture, but added colour to represent more contemporary styles of architecture. My attempt was to have a series of collages that show the house from concept (and what architectural styles inspired it), through construction, and on to the finished structure.