contemplary vs modern
“Contemporary” architecture and style is, literally, what is being created and produced right now. It is dynamic, meaning it’s constantly changing. It can be quite eclectic for this reason – contemporary style isn’t tied down to one specific style – it’s of the moment and borrows bits and pieces from a variety of styles and eras.
Modern” style describes a static (era-specific) design style that breaks with those pre-Industrial Revolution traditional styles. Simply put, modern design is connected to the age of machination and is typically referred to of that of the 1920s-1950s (although some make the case that modern design refers to anything from the 20th Century)
Contemporary architecture can be identified in this home by several critical characteristics: solid walls covered in randomly spaced (as opposed to whitewash), and a decided cantilever that is balanced by a notch on the other side of the building. Similar to modern architecture, this contemporary home has a flat roof and a boxy feel.
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Architecture, just like contemporary home interior design, reflects the life trends and nowadays you will notice the big difference between “traditional” and ”modern”. Modern architecture does not feature heavy ornaments, curves, complex lines and shapes which we associate with traditional or historic buildings. Quite the opposite – straight, clean lines or pure curvilinear silhouettes are characteristic for modern buildings. Rooflines have become flatter and there is an overall idea to blend in a modern home with the surrounding nature. Windows also have become a part of this trend and contemporary homes feature huge floor to ceiling windows that allow the exterior inside the home.