We based our design for the covered porch of this showhouse on the work of painter Vasily Kandinsky. His paintings inspired us because of his relationship between art and music, his bold expression of color and movement, and his role as a Bauhaus teacher. He had enjoyed both music and painting as a child, and heard a performance of Wagner’s opera, Lohengrin, where he experienced seeing lines and colors while listening to the music. This is known as synesthesia, meaning he was able to experience two senses at once, like colors producing music or seeing colors when hearing music. This was reflected in Kandinsky’s paintings, and he often titled his works after musical terms. Looking at his paintings, we can hear a chorus of sounds emerging from the canvases which complements the design theory behind the home’s modern architecture.
Covered porch rendering by Michael Flynn Studios and photography by Morgan Nowland