I just came across Build's "10 Forgotten Lessons of Mid-Century Modern Design."
- Modestly nestling the home into the site rather than building “on top of” the ground feels better.
- Keep it simple.
- Good design creates a progression between privacy and transparency.
- Connecting the inside to the outside creates harmony with the site.
- Old school passive design is highly sustainable.
- Small, efficient bedrooms are perfectly pleasant.
- Outdoor rooms are just as important as indoor rooms.
- Screen walls offer privacy without cordoning off the interiors.
- Let nature do the work.
- Quality of light is more important than the light fixture.
They're good lessons for sure, but I'm not sure anyone who actually lives in a mid-century home or mid-century modern house has actually forgotten any of these rules. They kind of come with the territory of living in a MCM home.