Early Design Work

October 29, 2016

We’ll be clearing and grading soon. There’s lots of planning and coordination going on. I’ve also been getting started with a design.

This early 2D sketch is the result of many, many revisions. I find it difficult to really understand the scale of things in 2D, so I added some furnishings.

There’s lots of things to consider. How will I use the space? How much can I afford to spend? How can I get the most bang for my buck?

I’d like to have a lot of isolation between the inside and outside. It’s pretty quiet out here, but the sound of airplanes, wind, rain and eventually farm animals would be good to keep out. I’d also like to be able to make a lot of noise in there without bothering neighbors.

I want it to sound good in there. Recordings will be better, but I also think I’ll be doing more rehearsing than recording. A good sounding space is always more fun to play in.

I’m not going to rent the studio out, so I need to keep it relatively affordable. There appears to be an 80/20 rule at play here. I’ll probably have to use less expensive building techniques than commercial studios use.

I probably need to keep things simple. I’ve never built something like this before. I’m already in over my head and I haven’t even cut down the first tree.

Here’s a 3D rendering. I’ve been learning SketchUp. I should be able to use that to design pretty much everything.