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Sunday
May202012

an architetural manifesto: goals for a new type of home for the 21st century

The following is a summary of the attributes that make an authentic house for the future

§  The 21st century home is archetypal in form, yet culturally fitting in style
§  The 21st century home possesses an elegant simplicity and harmony in design
§  The 21st century home inspires our imagination and preserves our best memories
§  The 21st century home expands our intellect and summons our greater purpose
§  The 21st century home focuses on the unique and essential qualities of the individual
§  The 21st century home engages the heart and shares in the desires and passions of the family
§  The 21st century home promotes chosen lifestyle patterns, with resources to enrich those choices
§  The 21st century home evokes an overall mood, yet allows for areas of deviation and distinction
§  The 21st century home, by compartmentalizing, reduces chaos and facilitates personal choice
§  The 21st century home removes the superfluous as it advances toward clarity and balance
§  The 21st century home makes homeownership a positive, worthy and life sustaining experience
§  The 21st century home encourages family gatherings, entertainment and camaraderie
§  The 21st century home allows for undisturbed retreat, spiritual sanctuary and safe shelter
§  The 21st century home encourages discovery and active exploration of the outside world
§  The 21st century home engages the land locally, and conserves resources globally
§  The 21st century home is a respectful and engaging neighbor
§  The 21st century home contributes confidently to the intricate tapestry of life