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Back to Simplicity: Scandinavian Residential Architecture, the Perfect Blend of Contemporary Geometry and Warm Rustic Materials
Godden | Sudik Architects - February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021
Adam Cassella

In the past 70 years, Scandinavian design has risen in popularity to become one of the most well recognized and widely-used styles across the Western world.  Scandinavian design originated around the turn of the 20th Century and grew in tandem with the Modernist movement.  Designers sought to use sturdy but low-cost materials in an attempt to make their products both contemporarily stylish yet affordable for the masses.  There have been a number of famous Scandinavian designers throughout the 20th Century, such as Alvar Aalto, Hans J. Wegner, and Arne Jacobsen, whose furniture brought Danish design to the worldwide stage.

Scandinavian interior living room made of plywood

Scandinavian architecture finds beauty in simple, functional spaces. Through clean lines, angular structures, and minimalist principles, well executed Scandinavian homes employ design to make daily life increasingly comfortable and uncomplicated.  The design focuses primarily on the idea that functionality, simplicity, and affordability can go hand-in-hand with beauty, elegance, and taste.

Choosing Scandinavian design for your home will mean employing functional furniture, clean lines, and muted colors. The exterior will seek to optimize bonds with the surrounding landscape and minimize building footprint.

Adam Cassella

Project Manager

Having lived in 6 states, traveled to 17 countries, and completed 1 of the world’s top 10 most dangerous hikes, Adam has an open outlook to problem solving. He brings passion and knowledge to our team every day, waking up at 8500 ft.