For Themselves

Looking through nearly a hundred project files for designers’ own homes,  it became clear that although they contain many sketches, few of them contain presentation drawings. The presumption is that presentation drawings are intended to “sell” a design to a client; therefore they are not necessary when designing for oneself. Presentation-like drawings are sometimes created after construction when the project is published, when the client is a colleague, or because the act of rendering provides clarity of concept or pleasure to the designer.