1. Float Along. Modestly sized, mid-century modern homes were often light, thin and screen-like and would only gently touch the earth. More often than not these homes had an impermanent quality that belies their intrinsic ability to do more with less.
The most obvious answer is that modern residential architecture should be adorned with modern art, especially abstract or nonfigurative art. This trio of Constantin Brancusi–esque sculptures mingles with the trees and stands out against the plain walls of the residence.
What if we took garage back to a carport with a screen similar to this one set up? Gets the effect of lights (top/bottom), exposes columns, provides some privacy and shields the garage contents. Maybe its a green wall.