The impact of minimalism on residential house design

16 Sep 2014

The style and individuality that bespoke design from a Brisbane firm adds to the value of the finished home is character beyond mere financial worth.

The use of the simple geometry of minimalist architectural designs contrasts with the organic landscape. That juxtaposition accentuates the best of both, far more than traditional home design.

It has long been conventional for homes to be built in geometric shapes. After all, the materials in common use are most cost effective in their simplest rectangular block, beam and panel forms. Land has its natural flowing contours but it’s divided into lots that are much more geometric. If there is no natural feature that defines the boundaries, the legal ownership of land tends to be parceled out in four sided allotments.

The Choice of Residential Architect

What you see today in the finest bespoke residences would be easily recognisable to the founders of modernism, such as Lloyd-Wright, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. However, there is timelessness to the minimalism of modernist building designs. It’s simplicity in design that throws off the fads and assumptions of homes that have less character. When you decide to employ a residential architect, Brisbane benefits from the added visual impact, even for the most modest project.

thought leadership 01 loucas zahos architects

Maximum Impact from Minimalist Modernism

A seasoned residential architect can read the site for its contours and design potential, making choices of what to emphasize and what to contrast. The building will be geometrically aligned for lighting and presentation. Simple features become focal points, as there is no detracting artifice of which to speak.

The simplicity of the minimalist building demonstrates itself. Those things that must be included are the vertices formed by the lines and planes. Floor to ceiling glass brings in the viewer from outside, as if viewing a diagram of a living space. Interior and exterior can be blurred into continuous shapes that leverage the garden space for feature value, along with the furnishings.

Inspiration at the Heart

Let’s hope that modernist and minimalist geometric styling doesn’t become so common as to become a tired cliché. With luck it will be part of the built environment, without its innate newness becoming dated. With time and wise use, it can be the source of inspiration for creative architect-inspired living as it was intended and timeless in its contemporary style.

Staff Contribution | Thought Leadership

Find us on Facebook Find us on Facebook Find us on Google +

< Back

Opening the Gates to the Benefits of Green Design

The monthly media release of the Property Council of Australia, in Hunter, had two key themes revolving around the topic of green innovation. The first was to use green innovation as the major driver of developments with medium density and the other was to use it as a method to open up the regional land supply. >

Australia’s Newest Trends of Multi-Residential Architecture

Trends in multi-residential building include place making and the micro climate of tall structured buildings. Here are some insights on the multi-residential trends that are currently prevailing in Australia: >

Our Profile

At Loucas Zahos, it is our approach that sets us apart – quality with commercial success. As a results driven service, ideas are our currency and a challenge always represents the opportunity for strategic growth and design. It is this mind-set that has enabled us to continually break new ground and remain at the forefront of our industry for more than two decades. >