Design Equity Part 1: As the architectural transformation of LA neighborhoods continues to accelerate, it is more critical than ever to be able to differentiate between fleeting fads and timeless designs. The value of well-trained architects and designers is to maintain desirability (inside and out) both now as well as for decades to come. The similarity, at first glance, of newly built modern homes makes this task more difficult than might first appear. To help potential buyers/builders with this task, Modal’s Daniel Monti offers the first pointer in our Design Equity series:
Scale and Proportion: whether modern or classical in styling, an enduring design will have good proportional relationships on the exterior as well as in interior spaces. Larger “grander” spaces aren’t always better.
Below we see an example of a large home inappropriately scaled to its neighboring house. Part of the reason for this is that the new house is somewhat flat and undefined.