When America came into abundance, we also discovered clutter. We’ve worked with many clients who have many pretty, yet completely useless items. In coming into abundance, our ancestors fell into the trap of separating function from beauty. Clutter is ugly, stagnant, and shows up in our spaces as rooms that become used as storage space. This stagnation shows up in the owner’s mind, body, and spirit.
UX of Architecture is all about harmonizing function with beauty once more. Think about nature. What is beautiful also has a purpose, and as we can see, what does not serve a purpose quickly dies away. Humans are a part of nature, and we can also learn to design our spaces with biomimicry in mind. In nature, we see open pastures, open space. After a busy day of clutter, it can be this scenery that brings on that sigh of relief. But you don’t need to go to the pasture to experience that, it can be built right into your home. Architecture can be designed so you never experience clutter.
Where in your life are you holding on to excess clutter? Where does it show up in your surroundings? Your external world is a reflection of your internal world. Make space for empty space, and listen for the sigh of relief your spirit takes.