Architecture in South Africa
Friday, July 22, 2022 architecture minimalism

There's no denying that modern architecture is a popular design style and trend that has transcended decades and has proven to stand the test of time. This architecture and design approach is defined by clean, sleek lines and a minimalist style.

Modernism has taken hold in South Africa over the years, and its impact on building and home design is undeniable. Its minimalist style has led to a proliferation of light and airy homes, as well as an increased focus on sustainable materials and methods to create an eco-friendly look and feel. Add to that striking structural elements and simplistic colour schemes and you have a winning combination that promises to stick around for years to come.


If you're looking to update your home's look without breaking the bank, modern architecture with CSA ( is a great option to consider - here are a few tips and trends to get you started.

Start with a concept or idea

Before you get ahead of yourself and start designing your new home or room addition, you need to sit down and think about what you want the space to be and what you'll need to do to achieve it. When embarking on a project as significant as a building project, knowing what you want is important so that you ensure you end up with a home you love living in rather than a house that makes you unhappy.

Break the project into manageable steps

Just like any other big project, designing and building a home or room addition doesn't have to be done all at once. Instead, break the project down into steps and tackle them one at a time. This will help you stay organized and on track, making the entire process much easier.

Think about how you want to use the space

Once you have a good idea of what you want your space to be, it's time to start thinking more specifically about how you'll use the space and how you want it to function on a daily basis. This includes things like layout, storage options, and exterior features. Getting these things right will not only allow you to enjoy using your new space, it will also make the design process easier because you'll have a clear idea of what you want the end result to look like.


Stick to the basics with colour and finishes


When it comes to modern design, simple colours and finished reign supreme. This means using neutrals, whites, and light colors throughout the space to create a clean and modern look. Of course, you can still incoporate some pops of colour here and there to add a little personality - just be sure to use them in moderation.

For a beautiful, timeless and afforable minimalistic design, choose CSA. We're experts with a pinch of love. Chat soon.