The Japanese design concept of Wabi-Sabi prizes an aesthetic of simple forms, appreciation of the natural world’s ephemeral beauty, and the veracity of unadornedmaterials. Much modern architecture was inspired by these precepts, and their influence can still been seen in contemporary projects, such as the Jorge Guedes House by 100 Planos Arquitectos in Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Portugal.
The brief for the home was simple; the owners desired a single floor construction at minimum cost. Ornament would be done away with, and materials in their natural form emphasized. Primary importance was placed on the experience of the landscape, with the volume of the home projecting out into the natural world.
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