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Modern Building Styles

At the peak of the Period Revival’s popularity, the American public received a glimpse of a new kind of architecture, an architecture that rejected historicism. The new architecture, as it was called by its European pioneers, soon became known in this country as “modern architecture.” Its American premier was not without controversy. The first glimpses came in the form of ...

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Art Deco Vs. Art Moderne

The Difference Between Two Often Confused Styles The term Art Deco is often applied to furniture from the 1920s through the 1940s. So is the term Art Moderne. Understanding the difference between the two isn’t always easy – especially since, just to add to the confusion, Art Deco was actually called Moderne in its own time, and today, much of ...

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Modern Style vs. Contemporary Style

Modern Style vs. Contemporary Style : What’s the Difference? If you’ve been around the design scene for any time at all, you’ve no doubt heard the words “contemporary” and “modern” used often enough to describe architecture, furniture, and overall home style and design. Is there a difference between the two? Absolutely. Although contemporary and modern terms have overlapping characteristics these days, ...

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Modern Homes the Use Grey for a Calming Effect

A home is a reflection of the occupant’s personality. Even in a rental space, the furniture, textiles, and lights are choices that make a difference in how the space and the occupant are perceived. Color is a huge part of that personality that a home creates. From vibrant bohemian hues to the stark white of some minimalist spaces, color choice ...

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Affordable Modern House Design

Modern house design is not only popular — but can be affordable too. We love modern house design, especially SIMPLE modern design, but not because it’s trendy, in style, or because all the cool kids are doing it. We don’t drink that kool-aid. We love it because we see so much potential for simple modern design to be affordable! And ...

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Dynamic Modern Architecture: Imposing Wilden Street House in

An example of dynamic modern architecture at its best, Wilden Street House is an ambitious conversion of a derelict pre-war cottage lcated in Paddington, Brisbane, Australia. Shaun Lockyer Architects took advantage of the privileged property lot and created an inviting family home with a charming backyard that enjoys north-east facing city views. While the rear of the house offers an ...

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Indonesia’s Cool “Yankee” Architecture

Indonesia’s Cool “Yankee” Architecture – A Jengki revival is underway. However, this colourful mid-century modern style–like the 1950s era that spawned it–remains obscure. My work on the Retronesia project has been a journey through time to the darker edges of living memory, listening to grannies and grandads retell stories about their lives during a period of radicalisation in art and ...

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