Today’s featured house is a zen-inspired design. Zen is actually comes from Zen Buddhism, which is mainly a way of life. “Being Zen” according to Science ABC is essentially a state of being at peace with your own thoughts, and being self-aware of your place within the universe, inconsequential (and simultaneously essential). To be able to achieve zen, one must be willing to “empty his mind” and meditate on what is important. It is from this emptying the mind that zen being associated with minimalism started. So, how is zen related to architecture?
Freshome writes, “although zen is not a proper design style and does not come with a book of strict rules, it is often associated with minimalism, simplicity and purity of lines. It is rather a way of arranging your home and creating an atmosphere that offsets the stress and hassle of your daily routine.” So, let’s check this zen-inspired featured design to concretize what is zen in architecture.
A zen-inspired design is all about simplifying everything and avoid randomness and unnecessary space and clutter in a house. This house here is obviously narrow. If you check its interior (photos below before the end of this article), you will also find out that the use of space was maximized. The bedrooms are 3.5 x 3 meters, which are standard size. There is just about a meter or so as a hallway to access the other parts of the house like the toilet and the other bedrooms.
To avoid being monochrome and boring, you may always choose to combine a dominant color with matching objects and textured textiles such as white with moleskin or beige with rosewood. To create diversity combine two matching colors or play with degrades of your favorite color.
Zen-inspired homes also use natural colours, in soft tones, such as white, grey, shades of beige or pink beige, which have the power to induce a sense of relaxation and calmness. Chromatic harmony between the various elements is very important, as well as the visual continuity between walls, furniture and floors.
So how much do you think does this house design cost? Check it below. This is just an estimate though. Always remember that the total cost all depends on the materials, furniture, furnishing, and other decorations you use for and in your house.
- two-storey house
- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- living room
- kitchen and dining
- Budget: USD 80,000-100,000 or Php 4-5M
You may want to check our other websites, as well. You can click on the following hyperlinks and you will be redirected to the websites. There are many designs for you to choose from. Each design has its own unique features where you may get ideas from to build your own. If you like the design, please don’t forget to share on your wall for others to see. Sit back and enjoy. Visit us again soon. Thank you!
Credits to Samphoas for this lovely house design.