Iconic for its elegant, clean-lines and integration with nature, the Mid-Century modern architecture movement offered epic windows and spacious floor plans signifying purposeful juxtaposition between interior and exterior space. The inspiration behind the design intent was that a fulfilling, prosperous life began at home because it was minimal, functional and a vehicle for living. It brought healthy living through organic indoor and outdoor experience with alluring views that savored nature. Those who created these types of spaces accredited the progressive style as a potential conveyor for social change.
Water basins and swimming pools were commonly featured during the movement, as water is symbolic of nature. Pools of water added another sacred element, reflection. Reflection allowed for light, shadow and nature to mirror its presence and offer tranquility. We hold these unique, instrumental designs close to our souls. Each space offers serenity by incorporating water purposefully in the design intent.
Forward thinking, influential designers today, including Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza, continue to practice the delicate balance between indoor and outdoor space. Water is a subtle yet, powerful tool used to intertwine the two.