On the Cheap: Modern Home Made Affordable
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All images from ArchDaily Prefabricated materials and a simple floor-plan make this modern home affordable. With the air of sophistication surrounding modern design, one might be inclined to ask if there's such a thing as a cheap modern home? As it turns out, this Copenhagen home by Sigurd Larsen packs a lot of modern into a reasonable (only $145,000 in construction costs!) price tag. The key to the house is a simple but effective floor-plan that maximizes shared areas, yet still siphons off enough space for three bedrooms: A combination of shared and private areas makes the most out of the home's 861 square feet. Furnishings are kept to a minimum and directional lighting like plug in wall lamps provide illumination without bleeding into other parts of the open floorplan: In a minimalist space like this, clutter need not apply. Likewise, modern pendant chandeliers delineate kitchen and dining areas without casting unwanted light across the entire space. An open dining, kitchen and living area and wide windows create the illusion of space. That Larsen has designed an affordable modern home in one of the world's priciest (and most liveable) cities is astonishing. And it's proof that good design is often the product of constraints, not big budgets.