Oct 26, 2015
Aidan Buehler is 14 years old. He's an eighth grader in Chapel Hill NC with an interest in drafting. What he did next is remarkable. Instead of just piddling around on his computer like most kids, he contacted Chapel hill architect Lucy Carol Davis to be his mentor on a school-wide design competition. Aidan's house was one of the most elaborate projects. According to his interview with the News and Observer,
"Basically, I designed a house from start to finish,” he said,
although it ended up being larger than planned. He laid out rooms
and external design features, furnished the house, and added paint
and textures. He did not include a plumbing system, electrical
system, or internal wiring. “I did put in some vents and designed
it so that, with some editing, it could be built legally I should
hope,” he said. He got some of his ideas from architecture
books he read. “For the most part, however, it was me experimenting
with random ideas of mine and seeing if they looked good,” he said.
“Although I did go into this project with ideas as to what
qualities I wanted in my house, my model was constantly
changing.” He estimates that he spent several hundred hours
on the project.
George Smart of USModernist Radio chats with Aidan, his dad, Georg Buehler, and Lucy Carol Davis.
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/article29888074.html#storylink=cpy