Last time we discussed the theme of designing a new home for a year that features the lifestyle changes we needed to grow accustomed to in 2020. This week let’s explore the remaining four principles of the centuries-old wisdom of Zen as applied to new-home design.
The Zen virtues we discussed initially include Austerity (Koko), in which restraint, or the elimination of unnecessary or not meaningful items, can unburden the mind and free up physical space for what the 2021 lifestyle requires.
Next, the principle of Simplicity (Kanso), involves avoiding heavy ornamentation to create positive, uninterrupted energy flow. Practicing Kanso allows for more flexibility in each space. And who doesn’t
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