One of the most important principles in New Century Modern Design is its intrinsic relationship with nature. So, when we run across stories that speak to this symbiotic partnership, our interest is certainly piqued.
Here’s five blogs we found particularly engaging. If you love modern architecture, mid-century modern design, nature, and ingenuity, these are for you. Enjoy!
Vitrocsa USA website
What better way to invite nature into a home than with windows that bring the outdoors indoors. Literally.
These Invisible Window Walls from the Swiss company Vitrocsa, grace homes in over 20 countries. It’s no wonder. They offer the cleanest site lines possible, and cleverly pivot to open fully and immerse you in surrounding nature. Spectacular and beyond!
Drawing from the resources of the natural environment, and the soul of the community, this beautiful Airbnb introduces a new concept that’s worth taking in. It’s an entrepreneurial endeavor designed to revive the local community of Yoshino and help preserve ancient customs.
Local artisans milled the local cedar, and the town craftsmen built the house. It’s maintained by the community and the proceeds all go back to support the town of Yoshino. A wonderful idea, and an inviting showcase of nature.
It’s hard to believe Frank Lloyd Wright was born 150 years ago this month. A visionary in his time, his design principles are just as relevant today.
Architects and designers around the world continue to be influenced by his work and philosophies. He had a tremendous respect for nature. All his buildings were designed to live within the natural environment, and improve it wherever possible.
For Jeff Vioski, founder and designer of the VIOSKI New Century Modern furniture collection, Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence flourishes in his use of natural materials, and the harmonious relationship to nature. (link this to the NCM blog when published)