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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE Homes reflect lifestyles, desires and personal growth
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ur homes not only reflect our personal style; they also can reveal our mindset, the way we make our way through the world, and even our innermost desires. Dream homes become the work of architects, who, in their own skilled and subtle ways, juggle a variety of roles, including detective, translator, psychologist, visionary and artist — all, of course, while remaining within budget. “One of the architect’s essential responsibilities is to learn the client, as in learning a language,” says Doug DeChant, president of Shepherd Resources, Inc. AIA Architects. “In learning the client, we understand the basic nature of the home they seek, including rooms and spaces, but we also gain understanding of their past, their patterns, their priorities and habits, all of which
S P R I N G 2 014 ✧ VAIL LIFESTYLE
Read about the styles that say, “Vail,” and the ones that are coming next.