My AD plate #1: Tree-house inspired curio shop.

Our Architectural Design Plate #1 is themed on primitive designs. I got the inspiration from the tree houses of the Korowai Tribe in Papua New Guinea. (I even watched the CNN documentary just to describe how nerdy I am). The Diwai Haus name came from the translation of the local language at Papua New Guinea, Tok Pisin. Diwai Haus means tree house.

I used SketchUp8 for the massing, traced roughly the outlines and the colored pencils just did the trick.

I really lacked time doing this but Tropiks Design Studio taught me to trust your on-the-spot sketching skills. It worked!