Top 10 Architectural Memes in Home Design

Meme (/ˈmm/ meem) noun – An idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. (Wikipedia)

Designing a home is often a proposition of multiple choice among iconic expressions. Architects will not typically divulge this fact, but most have a penchant for stylistic fetishes.  Professional photography tends to amplify these beautiful iconic moments. 

[1] The Single Gable

You’ve been drawing houses this way your whole life, it’s the classic homage to the traditional home.  Who said post-modernism is dead?

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[2] The Village House

Wouldn’t it be super fun to make your own super house out of multiple super cute houses?

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[3] The Open Cube

Ever since Philip Johnson’s Glass House. . . Exhibitionists rejoice!

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[4] The Closed Cube

Who needs a lot of windows anyway?  I like boxes!!

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[5] The Floating Cube

What if we lifted the box?  Try defying gravity with these lofty volumes.

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[6] Big Eaves

I. LOVE. ROOF.

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[7] Curb Appeal

F$#% the neighbors.

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[8] Chaos House

Don’t settle on just one of your ideas, incorporate them all!

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[9] Boundary Condition

Does architecture make the landscape, or does landscape make the architecture?

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[10] The Curved Brow

Ok, so triangles and boxes are trite. . . let’s curve it!

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