Sunday, April 15, 2018
Our firm, Bonin Architects & Associates is excited to watch construction begin later this summer on this home which will be built on Lake Sunapee in NH. We were hired for the architectural and landscape design for their lake front home. Here are some of the renderings we provide to our clients in order to convey the design of their home.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Bringing together families-the number one reason why we enjoy what we do every day!
For most of our clients, the dream of designing a custom home is solely based on creating warm gathering spaces for family and friends, in all seasons of the year. Below is a testimonial from one of our favorite clients, about working together with our design team and the many talented professionals who assisted in the evolution of their vision into reality.
"When we decided to build our dream house on a lake, we wanted to find an architectural firm who could help us think about how to design a timeless house that was functional and beautiful. We also needed an architect who could work with a relatively small site that had some constraints. Bonin Architects surpassed all of our expectations and created a home that truly exceeds our vision. They listened closely to what we wanted and responded with creative and thoughtful designs. In addition, they managed the project seamlessly.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
3D renderings, visualizations, panoramic images… these are all techniques with the goal of communicating an idea. In architecture, it is describing the attributes of the proposed design. Software and computers enable us to study proportions, sizes, colors, patterns, textures and even furnishings with our clients, better communicating ideas than ever before.
This home in the Lake Winnipesaukee area, for example, can be envisioned by the whole team very early in the design process. These renderings, below, developed in concert with diagrammatic plans, provide the clients a concrete visual reference to consider, not just as a flat design independent of the property, but in conjunction with the surroundings.
|Design Rendering for the Master Bath|
|Design Rendering of Great Room|
|Design Rendering of Exterior & Patio Area|
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
|A 4 Unit Apartment Building Damaged by the Hurricanes|
Last week, Jeremy and I traveled to St. Thomas, USVI to offer assistance in the rebuilding of an area affected by two deadly category 5 hurricanes which struck many areas of the Caribbean late last year.
We own property on the East end of the island, which was fortunately not damaged by either hurricane, however, we were one of the lucky ones. Nearly six months later, there are still areas of the island without power and the island is full of FEMA employess, line workers and organizations from all over the world.
Our firm, Bonin Architects & Associates, is volunteering renderings for several areas in need of rebuilding. Areas include renderings for a new entry sign, a permanent covering to replace a damaged canvass lobby's entry, a covering for a restaurant for outside seating offering protection from wind, rain and sun, and renderings for a 4 unit employee apartment building which was severely affected when the roof blew off during the hurricanes.
|Me, measuring for as-built conditions|
Giving back and volunteering both locally and afar is something that Jeremy and I will continue to do for as long as we own our firm, whenever possible. Our employees are all actively involved as well, and we hope we are making a small difference in helping the rebuilding process. Even during these difficult times, the people on the island are upbeat, friendly, welcoming and their stamina is amazing!
|Hard working, fun employees helping move stuff out of our way while we were measuring. They were great!|
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Bonin Architects & Associates' Design Team
Last night, on the anniversary of Bonin Architects & Associates' 10th year in business, our firm was honored to receive 3 awards during the New Hampshire Home Magazine 2018 Excellence in Design Awards Ceremony!
Thank you to everyone involved in these wonderful projects - our clients, design team, engineers, builders, subcontractors, and to the panel of judges who voted for our firm.
Above from left to right in the photo: Jude Dallaire, Jeremy Bonin, Kim Bonin (me), Greg Rusnica, Mike Purvis, Christopher Timbelake, Ben Gedney, and Mike Pritchard. The design team at Bonin Architects & Associates.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
As we all enjoy a few days off during this Holiday season, all of us at Bonin Architects & Associates would like to wish you and your families a safe and wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Sunday, November 12, 2017
We have THE Best Clients. Our firm designed this award-winning home for our clients 8 years ago. Our clients have since sold their business and retired. We've remained in touch over the years, and families like this one, are the reason we love what we do every day.
Here are 3 drone pictures they sent us, along with this Email:
We still very much love our home..very regularly during cocktail hour we'll look around and say "can you believe this place ???"...still...eight years later, we are blessed to have this home and now that I don't have to travel for work every week, I actually finally live here full time and I love every minute of it !!