Modern Zen designs incorporate detailed and intricate roofs into their structures.

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Backdrop Inspiration
Backdrop Inspiration
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Roof Inspirations
Roof Inspirations
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This image inspired the use of large windows on the sides of the room.

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Roof Inspirations
Roof Inspirations
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Creating half walls out of pieces of wood was inspired by this piece.

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Wall and Structure Inspiration
Wall and Structure Inspiration
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Scenic Designer

Zen Design

Scale: 1/2

2016

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.