The project starts, as it always does, on a walking tour of the land. That’s where we walk, talk and sketch ideas together with the client. After this first meeting (with an enormous amount of black flies) we has a good sense of where the proposed building would go and where the road leading to it would be built. As with all of my projects, its important to be as respectful as possible to the land - clear only what is necessary and disturb the land only as much as is required. The design answers to the land, not the other way around.