Traditional Craftsmanship | Modern Construction
"The design of good houses requires an understanding of both the construction materials and the behavior of real humans."
- Peter Morville, 2002
Peter's an information architect, not a building architect. He consults to website designers, not homebuilders; but his quotation above is perfectly at home on our website. To his wisdom, we'd add that as construction materials have changed over the years, so have the behaviours of real humans in their homes. Yet, the more things change in the world, the more it feels comfortable in the home to have authentic heritage elements in harmony with modern conveniences. Many people appreciate the traditional craftsmanship of a heritage log home; few want to live in an historic log cabin. Working closely with real humans to custom design, build and renovate their period homes, with the perfect balance of traditional craftsmanship and modern construction, is what we do at Clutterbuck Construction Corporation.
In England, there's a company called Shape Your Space Ltd., which approaches their specialty of transforming period houses into modern functional homes as we do here in Canada. Peter Morville, the information architect quoted above, would probably be as impressed with their excellent website design, as we are with their construction sensibilities.