Simplicity. An architectural manifesto.



A short musing on simplicity; illustrated with residential architecture.

Simplicity builds no more than necessary.
Simplicity makes room for living rather than things.
Simplicity is rational.
Simplicity values craft…
and material.
Simplicity rejects excess.
Simplicity invites reflection.
Simplicity appears effortless.
Simplicity is efficient.
Simplicity lends small gestures…
great importance.
Simplicity is assured…
and comfortable.
Simplicity welcomes light as an equal partner.
Simplicity connects us to place.
Simplicity is sustainable.
Simplicity is affordable…
and subtle.
Simplicity isn’t boring…
or unadorned.
Simplicity defers.
Simplicity evokes home…
and the complexity of life.
Simplicity says much with little.

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