By Geoffroy Sabrina. Architecture. Published at Monday, February 26th, 2018 - 00:06:08 AM.
Three new white volumes divide the patios from the new rooms in the renovated villa. Inside, the rustic design scheme pays tribute to the building’s traditional origins. The ceilings are covered with the same reeds found in the original dwelling, painted white.
Modern architecture boasts the actual structure and materials used in the building vs. covering them up with ornate designs. That is why most modern designs feature elements of wood, steel and glass, in order to show-off these industrial structural materials.
There are numerous examples of successful meshing of these two, seemingly opposing, styles together into one cohesive design. Look to the image below— it’s a exemplary illustration of a modern and traditional union. The mixture of cedar shingles with modern structural elements creates a very unique and appealing home.
The fundamentals of modern architecture are clean and simple. Its ever-present philosophy abides to the ideal that form follows function. Therefore, modern architects express themselves through simplicity, clear views of structural elements and by eschewing unnecessary design details.
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