Chin Up!

Hunched over 2-D blueprints? Lift your head and shift your perspective from being so plan-focused. Remember to design in three dimensions.

Before: Pump Up the Volume In this living room, Klement corrected a design that didn’t consider scale. A step down added volume, light, and great views.


On the Diagonal Consider a design’s z-axis, not just its square footage, says architect Michael Klement. If not, “you risk having a project that seems like a slice of building that sits between two independent planes.”

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