This intial drawing was inspired directly from The Minpins story. I listed all of the provisions â€˜Little Billyâ€™ would need. This design is not just for him, but any child or adult who finds their idealism a trait they do not want to lose, or in fact encourage.
When designing the tree dwelling, I first looked at the site and tree that I would use. This happened to be an Oak tree. I then set about researching the Oak, and used inspiration from Oak pollen and the Acorn to come up with my initial designs.
A Retreat for an Idealistic Imagination
A Stage For Storytellers - A Centre for Local History
This dwellnig I want to be not only enclosed soley for the use of my one executive, but I also want it to be a cyclical building, where the ritual of fire and heating water does not hide each stage to the user. If it takes 30 minutes to heat enough water for a bath that only stays hot for 10 minutes, this is part of the process. I also want the user to feel slightly vulnerable when in the bath, as demonstrated by the literary reference I have chosen.
Shunning the City - A Bath House for the Infallable City Worker
The setting of this dwelling is yet to be decided, whether it will be a retreat situated in a rural idil, or perched on the top of a 60â€™s concrete office block. The urban setting is interesting me more at this point.