Modern residential structure is called museum-like. Minimalist white walls and spaces make them enjoy galleries waiting for art to decorate their walls. However, what about the exteriors of modern homes? How does art relate to the outside? What sort of art is suitable? This ideabook is going to take a shot.
Steinbomer, Bramwell & Vrazel Architects
The clearest response is that modern residential architecture ought to be adorned with modern art, particularly abstract or nonfigurative art. This trio of Constantin Brancusi–esque sculptures mingles with all the trees and stands out from the walls of the residence.
Abstract art may also serve to affect one’s view on a house, such as the rectangular wooden frame that fronts this house. It frames one’s view of the house on approach, paralleling the frame of a vehicle windshield.
PC, Moore Architects
A sculpture from the front door is an especially effective way of celebrating entrance to a house. This bird sculpture is a playful way of saying hello that’s perfectly located in front of the darkened wall.
Kinetic sculptures are especially nice, like contemporary weather vanes. Here it needs to be noticed that the view of artwork from that a house is just as significant as the opinion of it with the house for a backdrop. This wrought iron is carefully sited to take advantage of views through the full-height glazing.
Dave Adams Photography
This giraffe is a good example of something found from the house. It must be fantastic to look outside and watch the orange sculpture craning its neck above the surrounding plantings.
Fine Focus Photography
Some artwork may be, um, funny in form, but this sculpture highlights concerns of positioning. Sited between the walkway and the water, the sculpture is meant to be seen from either side.
Easily the single most popular type of modern sculpture on is the world, often in multiples. These rusty balls of different sizes (manufactured by H. Keith Wagner) are a playful way of activating the distance between both buildings.
More spheres are found out this house in Portland, Oregon. Again, they seem to be appropriate in a space between buildings.
Outer space Landscape Architecture
No place is off limits for artwork, since these abstract figures squeezed (suitably) into a small light nicely exemplify.
Harte Brownlee & Associates Interior Design
Is outdoor artwork restricted to sculpture? Of course not, since this painting reveals. (The third photograph, the one with all the bird near the front door, additionally offers an entryway painting)
Stuart Sampley Architect
Last is this sliding door in Austin, Texas. Artist Susan Wallace made a bit that’s integral to the structure yet stands out of it, a fantastic precedent for incorporating art into architecture in the outset.