The Luxury and Modern Architecture

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Design of spacious interconnected spaces, predominance of natural light, and the use of sustainable materials. Modern architecture interprets the needs of 21st-century homes to offer comfortable living spaces that satisfy all the senses.

“More than something that can be bought, luxury is actually a manifestation of inner well-being,” said architect Michael Kovac, founder and design director of Kovac Design studio in Los Angeles, California, during an interview about the meaning of luxury in modern architecture. Kovac added that, furthermore, this concept of luxury is nothing but the ability of a home to restore energy and rejuvenate its owners: “It must be a peaceful escape, a place that also welcomes friends and family.”

The concept of luxury associated with ostentation is a thing of the past; there is a paradigm shift regarding personal expectations of safety, mobility, and leisure. We refer to quality of life, both in private spaces and shared spaces with people who, like us, enjoy outdoor activities without traveling great distances.

Material value, refinement, and innovation are intimately linked to the emotional value of luxury. It is not about material cost but the shapes and sensations it provides. The premise in this revolutionary architectural trend is to create comfortable environments that generate a sense of well-being and fulfillment.

Simplicity and Minimalism

Minimalist architecture understands that the essential elements are the necessary ones. It does not overload or exceed and therefore makes use of strong materials like concrete or glass. However, the walls are enriched with textures emerging from natural stone or concrete and play with the shades of wood or the possibilities of metallic components.

If “less is more,” as master Ludwig Mies van der Rohe suggested, then simplicity is not just about avoiding excesses but also about seeking freedom by removing barriers, choosing simple but highly functional furniture, and emphasizing light colors that invite relaxation.

An apparent simplification that actually embodies a complex need for a reconnection with life values.

Architecture and Landscape in Perfect Symbiosis

The creation of habitable places in harmony with the landscape implies a concern for environmental conservation and sustainable use of local resources. Modern architecture does not arbitrarily transform the place where it builds but rather communicates with it consciously.

Today, the value of real estate takes into account the surrounding natural heritage as an asset for current and future generations’ enjoyment.

Furthermore, native vegetation can be used to design living fences that delineate properties, and, of course, for the creation of gardens without destabilizing ecosystems. The reuse of quarry waste materials such as marble or slate is also an essential option to achieve sustainable constructions.

Smart Homes

The arrival of home automation technology in homes is a reality today, and it is a priority in luxury homes, where architectural design is integrated with technological systems to remotely monitor security cameras, control aspects of the house with voice commands, as well as configure it to perform tasks that need to be done manually and are often forgotten: turning on lights, watering plants, setting alarms, among others.

Smart homes are much more than a concept, a neologism of what has been known as home automation for over 40 years, a lifestyle where comfort is the absolute winner.

Undoubtedly, aesthetics in modern architecture emerge as an element of value not only for the property itself but also to provide meaning to the residential community it is part of and the destination it enriches with its presence.

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