Modern homes are no doubt admired and loved by many. But exactly appeals to us about modern designs? On the surface level we would say the clean lines, the limited colour pallet and the cubist forms. However there is much more to this than that.
At Strength Group, part of our design philosophy is inspired by the 20th century German-American Architect Mies Van Der Rohe who said, “less is more”. To explain this further, here are 7 Reasons we love the simplicity of Modern Home Designs:
1) The simplicity of Modern Home Designs leads to beautiful outcomes
First and foremost, these designs are easy on the eyes, as there are a few distractions obscuring the homes most important design elements. When done correctly, you often don’t see all the thought and decisions that went into the design, only the beautiful end result. Whether it’s the clean lines, simple roof profiles, or straightforward appearance, simple modern homes are always simply elegant and beautiful.
2) The simplicity of Modern Home Designs is that they are honest
There’s an inherent honesty to the simplicity in the design that makes it trustworthy. There’s nothing to hide. Everything about the design is purposeful and deliberate even down to the materials used and how they are constructed. It’s also modest, in a way – not trying to be showy in your face. It just comes with what it is. A Simple Modern Design.
3) The simplicity of Modern Home Designs is that they are refreshing
There is something about the simplicity of modern homes that is comforting yet, refreshing. It may be the way that the homes recall nostalgia in the design elements such as the colours and forms used or even in the expression of fundamental elements (walls, roofs, floors and structure) of the home and especially so in the way that it is naturally bright, spacious and well ventilated.
4) The simplicity of Modern Home Designs is that they are timeless
Modernist themes are now timeless in that they are derived from classical roots. A simple modern home steers clear of trendy short lived fads that actually destroy the longevity of the home. Instead, they highlight the fundamental Architectural elements of timeless design and materiality such as the use of columns and touch of marble. Ultimately every element is necessary and intentional.
5) The simplicity of Modern Home Designs is that they are easy to understand
The simplicity of Modern Home Designs is that the design language present is easy to understand. Just by looking at the floor plans and façade, it is event that that a home is modernist in style and appearance. For example the building forms are rectangular and pure. Roof profiles are simple. Materials and details are kept to a minimum. Therefore, our minds can easily understand these houses.
6) The simplicity of Modern Home Designs is that they are impactful
By removing the distractions, the purpose behind design moves become more clear. Your mind understands why the roof cantilevers a certain way in the front, and why certain windows sized and located where they are. Due to the intentionality and simplicity of the design, they truly make a statement on any street.
7) The simplicity of Modern Home Designs is that they are impactful
If done correctly, there are a lot of opportunities to design and build simple and yet affordable modern home. Characteristics of modern designs such as the use of open floor plans, simple detailing and a basic material palette provide many opportunities to lower both construction and operating costs.
Ultimately what we love about the simplicity of Modern Home Designs is that they represent a clean, simple, singular design that reveals very little about the work that went into it and focuses on the beautiful end product. Want a modern home? Contact us to know more.
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