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Rule 15 WORK TO AN APPROPRIATE STRUCTURE

Every design has its own order. The job of the genius is to discover it. The best approach is to start with a logical structure, then deviate from it according to your needs, your skills, and the particular demands of your project.

If you’re designing your own house, for example, the combination of site, neighborhood, budget, space requirements, and your personal taste may suggest a three-level, modernist cliff-hugger to take advantage of the views and adapt to its special engineering needs. Or it may lead you to design a farmhouse-like compound that blends into its setting and accommodates a range of ...

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