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Designing a Modern House

Evolution of Residential Design

The process of luxury home design begins before anything is drawn as I explain in my article "Your Architect Needs To Do These FOUR Things Before Drawing ANYTHING", but inspiration is a powerful drug that can motivate you and help you establish what your direction will be - what you like. As a modern house architect, I use advanced visualization software to explore a variety of ideas without spending much time on particulars.


The intent of this exercise is not to create a specific design but instead to generate what used to be called " The conceptual images are not tied - nor necessarily well-suited - to any particular context illustrated. Some images may show some unresolved software artifacts, but each is a "loose sketch" of a sort to generate a look and feel.


Modern luxury home designs - for example for tropical villas - typically include a water feature. The image below shows some slight Asian inspiration.

conceptual rendering of a modern, boxy, Asian-inspired luxury house

The split image below could be two separate houses or could be worked together as two sides of the same building. Perhaps the white façade becomes the private face and the black façade is the public-facing part of the house.

conceptual rendering of a modern, boxy, Asian-inspired luxury house

The two-box form below includes what might be a roof deck over the smaller volume.

conceptual rendering of a modern, boxy, Asian-inspired luxury house

This image of a daring form evokes the thought of an owl.

conceptual rendering of a modern, boxy, Asian-inspired luxury house

Likely in the boxy house below, the living room is on the second floor, and recreational or entertaining spaces are on the ground floor, with no windows facing the street.

conceptual rendering of a modern, boxy, Asian-inspired luxury house

The simple yet elegant boxy volume below is very private. Large windows occur only at the second floor.

conceptual rendering of a modern, boxy, Asian-inspired luxury house

conceptual rendering of a modern, Asian-inspired luxury house

conceptual rendering of a modern, Asian-inspired luxury house

Are you inspired to build your own modern house in the lower mainland (or anywhere else in British Columbia, really)? Perhaps you're considering a net zero home to weather the extreme weather in Canada. Leverage the benefits of a modern house architect and book a free Diagnostic Session™ during which I can explain the first steps to take.




If you want to see a list of some real projects I've worked on in the past, please CLICK HERE to visit the portfolio page.

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