Mathil Debru, December 19th , 2016.
Nowadays, Asian architecture has played important part in implication of western architecture. Asian has been known as places where harmonies, nature, beauty, and spirituality come from. Thus, many architects feel inspired to get some ideas out of Asian’s life lessons. From China, Japan, India, and such, you’ll find different style and touch of beauty which will give you whimsical and different design. Say goodbye to the old fashioned Victorian house. Victorian will not imply luxury anymore. There are more ideas to enhance your elegance and luxury in your house by combining some modern oriental architecture styles. Here are some ideas you can apply.
Have you ever seen Taipei Performing Arts Center? If yes, you’ll find out why this building has been considered as modern and unique architecture. It is formed like a giant cube. But it’s not an ice cube, it’s a Swiss cheese cube with white finish, set in a public square. Like usual cheese, there are some missing sections in this building which will provide visual interest for the overall design.
And have you ever seen the creation of Tokyo architect Yasuhiro Yamashita? He managed to create his design based on society system as well as its function and surrounding environment. He created a super compact modern house which is located in an urban area. This house is actually small. And Yamashita had proved that small house can also give the best just by creating a unique, simple, and versatile architecture. As a Japanese modern architecture, you won’t see any wooden fence or wooden building like in usual traditional Japanese house. Instead, you’ll find a house sitting in the corner, not even bigger than 25 x 25 feet. Its angular design give easy access too for under the building driveway. There’s an enormous window upon it with some skylights.
Zen is a spiritual teaching from Asia, actually. But it has inspired some geniuses to create a building out of zen stone. This is known as Chinese modern architecture, where old teaching is combined with modern touch. You can see it in New Taipei Performing Art Center. This building uses slabstones where you can see piles of them in zen style. Yes, this building can look a lot like drawings. And that’s what makes this building look great. This building is perfect for those who want to get deeper connection with nature, world around them, and universe with religion and Eastern philosophy.