Modern Zen designs incorporate detailed and intricate roofs into their structures.
This image inspired the use of large windows on the sides of the room.
Creating half walls out of pieces of wood was inspired by this piece.
Incorporating nature both inside and outside to create a balance between traditional Zen design and modern styles was my purpose in this project.
The white model was intended to be a simple room design, but I was fascinated by the roof interiors used in Zen design and architecture. I chose to create three looks for my room; one without a roof accenting the interior or the walls, windows, and furniture, one to show the detailed beams, and one that would be the exterior appearance.
Using minimalistic and Zen principles, I was able to achieve the balance of light and space, interior and exterior, and simplicity and intricate.