Modern MeansPosted: July 29, 2013
“Recently I had a conversation over dinner with a potential client. Whoa, dinner, aren’t we a baller… hey, he offered to pay, otherwise it would’ve been coffee! He’s considering building a new….”
What is modern architecture, and what does modern mean? It varies from architect to architect, but for me and what I strive for in my work, modern architecture embodies:
Simple massing/ form/ details with a clear expression of varying massing/ form/ details.
Minimal use of the unnecessary and reduction, or elimination, of frivolous wishes.
Open floor plans with minimal enclosure to encourage user interaction.
Versatile spaces serving varied purposes throughout the day/ owners need/ life span of the structure.
Connected to natural resources visually, tangibly, and through sustainable building/ life-cycle operations.
PS For the record, modern architecture can have a gable roof.