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Contemporary houses reflect today’s architecture. Image: Lochwood-Lozier Custom Homes
Read on to find out how to identify this style of architecture and what differentiates it from others.
What is a contemporary house?
In simple words, contemporary houses reflect contemporary architecture. You may think that this definition stands for modern architecture, but it is a common misconception. Modern architecture refers to a popular style from the 1920s to the 1950s that includes clean lines and absolute minimalism. Contemporary architecture defines the ever-changing architectural styles of the 21st century.
Most modern homes have a modern style with postmodernism and deconstructive design adjustments. For the first time, we also see houses where building materials are just as important as the final product. With modern homes, we see a great emphasis on natural and sustainable building materials.
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Contemporary houses are popular because they allow individuality. Image: Openspace architecture
What makes these houses so popular?
Contemporary houses are popular because they have broken with the change of architectural style. Traditionally, the prevailing architectural style of the time is the complete opposite of the previous one. For example, the simplicity of artisan homes directly opposes the over-opulence of the Victorian era.
The same is not true of contemporary architecture. In fact, this style borrowed much from modern design, its predecessor. He borrowed what worked, as evidenced by the emphasis on simple, clean lines and outward connection, and corrected what was not. Modern homes often have a much warmer design than modern versions.
This ability to choose and choose attributes has meant that individuality has never been brought to the fore. Owners were free to design their homes to match architectural conventions. Maybe that’s why contemporary design seems to stay in the long run.
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In general, modern homes try to match interior and exterior. Image: RW Anderson Houses
Define the characteristics of a contemporary House
Although contemporary House design attaches great importance to individuality, there are some features that combine this style of living. You are:
An irregular and asymmetrical facade
Strong emphasis on geometric shapes
Use of recycled building materials
Mixing of materials outside (eg wood and stone)
One or two stories
An open floor plan
A lot of natural light
Use of natural or recycled materials
Ecological systems for plumbing, heating and air conditioning
Flexible layout, adapted to the needs of the family
For many people, the meaning of the word “contemporary” is difficult to grasp, as it constantly evolves to accommodate the modern context. The same applies to contemporary architecture. However, we are here to give the contemporary home a face and a definition once and for all.
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Mediterranean Villa 1
If you are those kinds of people who love the sea so much and want a life to get forever stay with the coral, fish, and sand everyday, you get the solution now. A beautiful home design has been developed implied the situation in Mediterranean Sea that would give you feeling of contentment.
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The wall is rock frontal, without borders in a natural ways. The floors color and wall are dominated by sand color which is reminded us about the soft sand touches in the beach. The interior design are managed well by the white hot beams looming across the placements stressed that looks like the stone walls. The concept which is offered by this building is living in without border in such natural beach comfortable environment.
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The roof is low to make the friendly and homey atmosphere and give sensation like you are living in a villa on the beach side. The floors are also dominated by the rock and sand mixed with creamy color as if you will step on the beach sand everyday. The exterior of this building looks strong and warm by the rock wall with brown smooth windows and the rocks arranged around it as the protector. What a nice home.
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Hill Home 1
The new modern home extension design has been done by creative Australian architect Andrew Maynard. This building is entitled Hill House and built near Melbourne. According to Maynard, Melbourne is flat shape, that’s why Melbourne’s architecture is adventurous. If there is moment to explore the possibility a monolithic shaped from the hill.
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The different and new idea is that the backyard has function as the center of the house activity by the built form around. The benefit is that you can borrow the landscape of your next door’s garden. This building is completed by the high windows in a entertainment part and the dining are developed in the trees. Build on the artificial hill, you will see green grass everywhere you step that remind you about natural atmosphere which can make you fresh and relax.
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The floors are made from oak wood which will neutral the temperature so it will be not too hot or too cold. The lighting in the night is very fantastic with yellow lamp sparkles your backyard and give perfect reflection on the green grass. This building is a celebration of manufacture that combines modern extension and new architectural home design that are amazing to live. How would you say on this modern box building in the architectural hill as your home for living?
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House on the Hill 1
House on the Hill is a contemporary home designed by James D. LaRue Architects. It’s an Austin-based architectural team that has designed several admirable residence projects. House on the Hill is designed for a young family that wants to begin a new life. This home is built from high-quality materials and constructions. Then, it is filled with beautiful furniture and decoration.
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Most wall of this home is painted in white color that’s light up the atmosphere. Meanwhile the wood floors and ceiling add a sophisticated atmosphere to the home. The pale color scheme selected to create a peaceful and relaxing environment.
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In addition, beautiful large windows provide a lot of natural light. From the windows you can look out and watch the spectacular views surrounding. As its name, House on the Hill is surrounded by beautiful hills. Every room in this home is characterized by spacious and comfortable feel.
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Living room and dining room are tastefully decorated, with a contemporary design completed by the beautiful furniture. The contemporary design strengthens by an open floor plan and an expansive glass. The House on the Hill is a kind of dream house for a new life chapter.
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Accessories with Yellow Color
Do you want to bring cheerful and warm feeling to your home? Just add bright yellow to your decoration. Bright yellow is the color of happy-face, sunshine, lemons and everything about cheerful condition. It’s even the cheeriest color in the spectrum. In your home, you can put the bright yellow everywhere. But, make sure that you always have a good plan with it. You can add bright yellow on your kitchen appliances, pillows, and other accessories. This color works great as a splashy accent and automatically becomes a focal point in your rooms.
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Bright yellow is nice as it is combined with most citrus tones like greens and oranges. It also looks beautiful with white, purple, navy blue, and violet. Combining a bright yellow with the right color will prevent your room from too glare impression. If it is added to the right side, your rooms will be warmer and more comfortable.
Yellow Small Chair
For instance, lemon yellow chairs in the neutral dining room look so perfect and splashy. They add instant interest and energy to the room. A combination of bright yellow and white walls in the kitchen is another nice example. This combination makes the kitchen seems modern and fresh. Bright yellow has been used since the middle century till today’s contemporary modern design.
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Yellow Nuance in the Kitchen
Bright Yellow Decoration
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