Inspiration: Striking Curves in Architecture – An Opening Act
By , April 11, 2012
How can you use a NanaWall to create a striking architectural element? Take a look at this beautiful curved opening at the Sunset Idea House in Monterey, a wall of floor to ceiling glass that opens. Exposed wooden beams and modern pendant lamps complete the expansive look, but it’s the curved wall of glass that captivates attention.
Why are curves so architecturally striking? I admit that I myself am drawn to curves, especially in modern design. I love supermodern, minimalist homes with unique architectural elements like organic curves. They’re smooth, refined, and pleasing to the eye. You can see them everywhere in nature: the curve of the clouds, the gently sloped mountains, the rolling waves of the sea, the female body.
Here is another example of a family that used a curved NanaWall. The remodel was featured in Architectural Digest magazine. Their entire house is circular, with concentric circles: the home, the deck, the master suite. The couple wanted the master suite to feel like a completely open circle with the outside; they used curved folding NanaWalls and a custom-made round bed to achieve this. They love living in a round space because it has all the right proportions. For a similar architectural style, here are some of my favorite ideas for a circular home:
A curved operable glass wall
Curved island in the kitchen
Rounded right corners