Style hi-tech (hi-tech - short for "high technology") originally originated in architecture. Its ancestors were English architects, postmodernists. And the first world-famous hi-tech building is the Center Georges Pompidou. This style exists since the 70-ies of the twentieth century. Historian of architecture Charles Jenks calls modern high-tech architecture of banking cathedrals.
In the 80s, the high-tech style in the interior of apartments and private houses occupied a certain niche.
If the first impression about the interior of the living room can be expressed as: "Wow, fantasy" is a high-tech style.
You are alone in the universe, and your living space ship.
The tastefully decorated interior of the spacious living room in high-tech style attracts laconic lines and easy perception.
In this article, read:
- 1 Characteristics of the style
- 2 Functionality at the forefront: furniture in a high-tech apartment
- 3 Lighting
- 4 Who is an adherent of the style of high technology?
- 5 Hi tech in the interior design. Video
- 6 Creative approach to interior design at home
Characteristic features of style
The peculiarity of hi-tech style is, first of all, high technological ability of not only design works and constructions, but also equipment of premises. The following features are typical for him:
- the use of materials that had not previously been used in construction and interior decoration;
- forms, devoid of pretentiousness, bring this style closer to constructivism and cubism;
- exceptional functionality in the planning of premises;
- illumination of space by instruments located far from the center of the room.
Apartments in the style of high-tech are filled with a variety of modern technology: appliances for creating microclimate, fragrances, ionizers and air humidifiers, etc. In this apartment in the style of hi-tech absolutely devoid of typical for ordinary apartments extension cables for 5 outlets and other notable wires and sockets for electrical appliances. For the hi-tech style, packaging of all these power cords under the plinth, deep into the walls, under the suspended ceilings is characteristic.
The materials used in the design of the interiors of the apartments are chrome-plated metal, glass, panel materials for furniture.
The colors prevailing in the interior of the apartment do not differ in variety and brightness. These are usually silvery, white, gray, blue, unsaturated and mostly cold tones. The design of the apartment allows bright blotches as an accentuation of a certain area of the room.
The furniture has clear geometric shapes, like all rooms and transitions from one apartment space to another. No round arches, rounded bay windows, etc. Doors from the room to the room can either be completely absent, or be made of modern materials (glass, metal profiles, etc.). Often the zoning of the apartment space is carried out with the help of partitions. They can be made of clear or frosted glass or plasterboard.
Spacious bedroom in high-tech style. Classic colors in the design of the room: a lot of light, gray and black. Lighting point, multifunctional.
For a bathroom in high-tech strength, we choose multi-functional shower cabins, suspended toilet bowls and bathrooms with mathematically smooth lines.
A natural choice for the living room: a modular cabinet wall and sofas. A special chip of the interior is an ergonomic chair-bench.
Functionality at the forefront: furniture in a high-tech apartment
For the interior in the style of hi-tech is characterized by the ultimate functionality without frills. That's why these apartments are not overcrowded with furniture.
Preference is given not to traditional cabinets, but to modular shelves, some of which are closed (a place for clothing, bed linen). A characteristic feature of the high-tech style is the availability of transformable furniture. Folding wardrobes-beds, modular furniture for kitchens, tables-transformers. Particularly biased fans of high technology choose completely exotic interior items: chairs like those used in space vehicles, chairs from curved perforated plastic, beds in the form of capsules for anabiotic sleep.
Elegant studio room with original high-tech furniture. Red color always looks on the black and white background of the interior.
If the view behind the window is to the skyscrapers, the designer's first desire to decorate the interior in the appropriate style.
As for kitchen furniture, it has a lot of modern technology. Mostly it is built-in or located on working kitchen surfaces so as to create maximum convenience for its use.
As a material from which furniture is made, a natural wooden massif is never used. Usually it is plastic or MDF panels with an absolutely smooth face, decorated with chrome-plated metal handles.
Upholstery furniture also has a smooth texture. There is no picture in it, it must be monochromatic. Interior in the style of high-tech involves the extensive use of artificial materials, for example, kozhzama.
For the style of hi-tech in the interior is not typical abundance of textiles.
There are no curtains and curtains on the windows. In extreme cases, blinds are used. In general, window openings occupy a large space, often the whole wall.
As an option for a high-tech living room, allocate a room with a sliding door for clothing.
A classic version of sanitary engineering for a bathroom in the style of high-tech.
To emphasize the ease of interior living room designers offer pendant modular furniture.
In the old days, Soviet high-tech in the interior of the apartment was characterized by the presence of so-called mobile phones (for example, as in Samohvalov's apartment from Ryazanov's "Service Novel"). Today, to decorate the interior of the apartments are various avant-garde panels on the walls, not color photographs (often a photo of various structures), vases of geometric shapes. In general, interior design in the style of hi-tech implies a minimum of decorations, since these are non-functional excesses.
Wonderful bright living room with a sea view. High-tech style offers maximum use in lighting natural light.
Ideal if the lighting sources are hidden in the niches of the ceiling.
High-tech style in the interior of the apartment is an important place for lighting. As already noted, lighting devices are located away from the center of the room. The role of such coverage is, firstly, to make it directed precisely to the place where it is functionally necessary. Secondly, light contributes to the zoning of space. Thirdly, it creates the impression of a large expanse beyond the illuminated site.
For kitchen use built-in spotlights above the working area.
Recreation areas and a dining room part of the living room are illuminated by low-hanging lamps of simple geometric shapes.
Working areas in the office are illuminated by smart LED lights that can support the specified parameters.
Features of high-tech style in the interior of the apartment reject any possibility of using chandeliers with hanging elements, table lamps with fabric lampshades and other glamor as lighting fixtures. Fixtures for apartments in the style of hi-tech have simple and clear geometric shapes. Often use LED lights, lamps on brackets with metal lampshades to create directional lighting. And in this respect, everything should be arranged highly technological.
Who is the adherent of the style of high technology?
To design the design of an apartment in this style is preferred, above all, by advanced young people. For them, the interior of the apartment must be functional in everything. There are no unnecessary items from which you need to constantly erase the dust and which only violate the high-speed rhythm of life.
Also it can be residents of apartments with a small area. Such people design the interior in a hi-tech style frees you from excessive cluttering of rooms with furniture and things that do not carry specific pragmatic functions. The apartment, therefore, becomes more spacious, creating an additional living space.
Also decorate the interior in the style of high technology can owners of country cottages who love to shock acquaintances and friends with their creativity and love of extreme.