I made a replica of my parents house for Christmas. My first gingerbread house from scratch. It was design exercise in itself. We used paper models for IwB exhibition and likewise I used that technique to model my house before baking.
It also required some help with Google Earth. I’m had previous thoughts about how Google Earth revolutionizes urban planning – it allows non-planners to easily sense a city layout, zoom in and out and see what planners are trained to see – broader context. From a practice point of view, we used it in Tract to help do site planning bases, and also quick ground truthing or checking of sites. That’s what I did with my parents house, just checked the built form and site layout.
Google….wow what did we do before it??