Modern vs Contemporary Home Designs
Modern vs contemporary home designs are a gray area in today’s lexicon. Most times the two terms are used interchangeably. However, the two styles are different and have elements unique to their particular architectural style and time period.
Read this: Modernism
Read this: Contemporary Architecture
Modernism is defined as a design style with an emphasis on form rather than ornament. The structure and materials are the focus rather than charming buildings. The efficient use of space is also of import.
The modern movement in architecture in the United States flourished beginning in the 1930s and encompassed individual design movements that expressed modern ideals in different ways. Technical innovation, experimentation, and rethinking the way humans lived in and used the structural environment were trademarks of modern architectural practice.
While the highest-style examples of modern architecture in the United States typically date to the early- and mid-20th centuries, Modernism continued to influence design well into the late 20th century. Famous Modernist architects include Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Eero and Saarinen.
While there is debate as to the dates, contemporary architectural style is generally considered to have originated in the second half of the 20th century. It is distinguished from the modernist architecture of the early 20th century.
After World War II, international cooperation grew. This had a notable impact on all forms of art around the world. Hence, contemporary architecture style is marked by transcontinental style, an endeavor to create structures that are integral to their specific environments.
Since contemporary architects have access to innovative methods and materials, they are not restricted to creating linear forms in contemporary house plans.
For example, they can use 3D printing and BIM technology to create more precise, challenging and interesting forms. Furthermore, 3D renderings portray buildings in photorealistic detail before a single brick is laid.
Custom built contemporary homes are a popular style and often requested at Yankee Barn Homes.
Hallmarks of Contemporary Home Design
- Open Floor Plans
- Aesthetic Simplicity
- Atypical Materials
- Harmony with Nature
- Bright and Airy Interiors
- Flat Roofs
- Consideration for the Environment
Yankee Barn Homes creates custom plans primarily in the Contemporary style. The YBH team is knowledgeable in both architectural styles and in structural design, therefore will create a home plan tailored to you.