Roger Dean

UK

Most people probably know Roger Dean as the visionary album cover artist for Yes and other bands, but he has also made some awesome organic architecture designs together with his brother Martyn, and a prototype Home for Life project.

Home for Life (vision)

Dean’s design for child’s bed was the starting point for his organic designs, which are based on how a room feelsVery important aspect, all too often overlooked for more practical and economic priorities. This bedroom is an example of “compassionate design” by creating a feeling of snug safety, and was arrived at by taking the time to ask children about their preferences (read more here).

Dean 18 Child bedroom

Child’s bedroom

Dean 07 Hall 02

Window

Dean 09 Hall doors

Door

Dean 10 Bathroom

Bathroom

Dean 13 Bath night

Bathtub

Dean 17 Corridor

Corridor

Stairs to bedroom

Dean 04 Bedroom woods

Bedroom

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. flyingvan
    Dec 12, 2007 @ 06:21:56

    If you were designing a small cottage, would you start with the functional stuff like the view and floorplan, then try to make it an organic design? Or, would you start with the outside design and make the rest fit? My first attempt was an attempt at both. Now I look at the project and wish I had done some things different. I’m starting again with another lot and not sure where to start

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  2. Visionesse
    Dec 12, 2007 @ 07:46:48

    I’m not an architect, just an aspiring designer and achitect-lover, so I’d hire an architect specialising in organic design (if I could afford it). If I did it myself, I’d probably start from the inside-out. First focusing on the features I wanted and letting it grow in an organic fashion by adding one room to another (experimenting on paper first, or with a mini-model, perhaps made out of clay). But that’s just my personal inclination, don’t know if that approach works for real. I think it depends on what technique/design/building materials one is using. If you wish to build a house in eco-friendly materials and not just organic design, there is a great Yahoo-group overflowing with information and helpful advise from people building their own homes: < HREF="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/organic_architecture/" REL="nofollow">Organic Achitecture<>

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