Haute couture, cool “kicks” and beauty product packaging only begin to highlight the influence that Piet Mondrian’s paintings from the 1920s have on contemporary art, design and architecture today. As modern architects have already demonstrated, color does not need to act merely as an “accessory” but can serve as an integral part of the structure itself. That’s the philosophy behind this 3-story home on 6405 Dawn Creek #2 in Playa Vista.
Mondrian’s strict color palette of black, white, and the 3 primary colors, red, yellow and blue, play nicely within vertical and horizontal lines which, to him, embodied the two opposing forces present in the universe: the positive and the negative, the dynamic and the static, the masculine and the feminine. These elements can be found throughout the home, with bold primary colors popping on the exterior walls and linear design techniques navigating themselves in and out of the three levels that make up this modern architectural masterpiece.
The ideas behind neo-plasticism are further played out within this nearly 3,000 sq. foot property by using rectangular and symmetrical forms to maximize space and communicate order and simplicity. Several balconies, a generous patio off the living room, and a “flex” room to do with what you wish complete this Mondrian-influenced home–one of those rare works of art that isn’t hung on a wall.
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