Minimalism Based on Zen or Feng Shui Concepts
February 26, 2019In the world, minimalist trends in architectural design, interior design and remodeling promote a character of the architectural space and its volumetric benefit the use of natural materials, simple forms, harmonic compositions and the perception of wider and serene spaces. The origins of the minimalist composition propose the minimization of details, the use of the structural and architectural elements to generate more balanced spaces that transmit peace states. In fulfilling the goals of minimalist architecture, more sophisticated compositions are generated, which essence is based on avant-garde and elegance. The minimalist design takes advantage of elements of nature such as light t
o impact the experience of space under the inhabitant's perception.
As interior designers in Bogotá, we support the generation of harmonious spaces that promote the pleasurable experience of being. Through research, we have identified concepts such as Zen or Feng Shui, very popular nowadays, which favor our designs and become into design tools to achieve better conditions in spaces. Next, we will offer you important information regarding these concepts to consider in the interior design.
Zen HarmonyZen can be defined as a spiritual current that points to the harmony between the material and the intangible in search of peace. Both inside and outside construction flows between the limits of the physical and the natural. Its origin is found in Buddhism and its philosophy, which has lasted since antiquity and takes on new values in today's society.
The purpose of Zen space design is harmony, in which living becomes an experience that raises standards of quality of life. One of the most predominant features in Zen design is the use of various natural materials, the use of neutral tones, natural light and natural elements such as vegetation, stones and air. A Zen space is based on the simplicity of balanced composition, with few elements, and the scenic projection of an environment that invites meditation and reflection. There are some accessories that help to create that atmosphere of relaxation to achieve the desired balance, such as aromatic candles and incense or environmental music, and the tonalities and temperatures of artificial light, widely used.
This trend in design creates open and continuous spaces, with a subtle separation between interior and exterior, where attention is focused on the details and the handling of the materials. Unitary spaces are achieved through design where the aesthetic is surpassed to generate a perception of order and harmony that produces peace in the experience of those who live in and better qualities of life in homes, offices, and even in commercial spaces. A Zen space combines simplicity, purity, and continuity between interior and exterior, with harmony and elegance. For this reason, it is considered appropriate to use Zen concepts in interior design.
The Balance of Feng ShuiFeng Shui refers to the management of energetic forces with the aim of producing harmony between individuals and the surrounding environment. This trend originated in China, approximately more than 3,000 years ago. The discipline of Feng Shui is responsible for hierarchizing and ordering objects that are within a space to create and flow positive energy. His philosophy is based on achieving balance, whether in a house or office, using the 5 basic elements of nature that are: wood, fire, earth, water, and metal.
According to the spatial concepts of Feng Shui, the orientation of the spaces with respect to the cardinal points is fundamental, considering the balance of bad and good energies (Yin and Yan). In interior design, harmony and positive vibrations are sought and the correct ventilation and natural lighting inside a space to guarantee a fresh air current and, at the same time, give way to sunlight that improves the mood of the users, renewing the energies and keeping the flow constant.
Feng Shui is based on the existence of a chi, whose flow is modified by the shape and arrangement of the space, the orientations and temporary changes, in this way, the interior designer must carefully study the spaces to promote optimal flow of energy in spaces, both in rooms and workplaces, and even leisure spaces.
In interior design, the application of Feng Shui concepts, additionally to the minimalist conception, seek to economize the use of details and natural materials, as well as the use of the natural conditions of the environment to generate the desired harmony of the Zen philosophy.
Interior DesignersThe objectives of quality and sustainability in our projects lead us to form interdisciplinary teams of specialists, which allows us to move along with the field of innovation in design, in order to meet the expectations of our customers. At echeverrimontes we are convinced of the need to seek harmony in the elegance and sophistication of our designs, which we are sure to achieve through the balance of creative forces and the proper use of environmental resources.
Whether you want to undertake a project or the remodeling of your home, office or any space and are interested in applying minimalist, Zen or Feng Shui concepts, do not hesitate to contact echeverrimontes at +57 1 2350253 or at our WhatsApp (315) 6432260. At echeverrimontes we offer you a space of open dialogue where you will transmit your ideas in search of the development of a design that meets your expectations. You can also leave us a message in the contact form located on this page. In echeverrimontes, together with our professionals, we will gladly assist you within the Colombian territory or in any other place that you are. Contact Us!
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