Make no mistake about thinking that the concept of modern homes is current. This architectural style arose between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Consider the works of Oscar Niemeyer, the great Brazilian modernist, projected largely between the 40s and 50s. That is, they have been among us for some time. Learn more about modern houses:
It is important to emphasize that"modern"does not have the same meaning as"contemporary". The word"modern"is related to sociophilosophical ideals of the last century. However, the influence of modernist ideals still marks our way of life. Already the word"contemporary"refers to what is current, of the present day.
Thus, we can say that modern architecture has not lost its influence and its importance, therefore, it can also be considered contemporary because it is current. Already a work of contemporary style can not be considered modern because it was not conceived in the period related to modernism. Did you understand the difference?
Since we are clarifying concepts let us take advantage to say that modern architecture is not the same thing as minimalist architecture, although there is a lot of similarity between them. Minimalism, as its name suggests, represents the"less is more"style, where the amount of elements interferes with the final result. Modern style, however, does not necessarily have this characteristic in its conception, although it is a relevant factor and very much considered in modernist projects.
You will better understand the concept of modernism in architecture when you read the characteristics of modern houses, described below. We made a list with everything a house needs to have to be called modern, so you'll be able to recognize one so beat your eye:
Characteristics of modern houses
1. Modern houses: simple yes, simpleton never
A great feature of modern architecture are its basic shapes and the use of raw materials such as concrete and steel in an apparent, unfinished form. It is very common to see modern houses with facades in concrete, looking like they have not been finished yet.
Modern architecture also favors the use of straight and well marked lines, in a clean and direct proposal. It is still possible to note the combination of raw materials with other more technological ones.
2. Modern houses: social construction function
Another hallmark of modern houses is the appreciation of human interactions within buildings. That is, a major concern of modern projects is with the functionality of the environments and how they will relate to people.
Therefore, in the modern view, it is no use a super construction if it is not well used and used by the residents. Spaces need to serve some purpose, nothing is created without reason.
3. Modern houses: integration between environments
Do you have integrated environments in your home? So know that it can be considered modern. Wide and integrated environments are another strong feature of modern homes. So nothing to split and separate environments if your proposal is a modern home.
4. Modern houses: glass and lots of light
Do you want to recognize, without doubt, whether a house is modern or not? Then notice if it has glass walls or large windows. The modernists love glass and the material is very present in the buildings signed by them.
The nobility and delicacy of the glass contrasts very well with the apparent concrete that usually accompanies the construction. Not to mention that the material allows the environments to be taken by natural light.
Another advantage of glass is the clean, neutral look it provides. So invest in windows, panels and glass walls so your home breathes modern architecture.
5. Modern homes: neutrality and technology for indoor environments
Inside the house, the modern concept is apparent by the use of neutral colors in the base of the decoration. For furniture, choose models with straight lines, with little visual information. Usually they are of a single color and have no handles.
High-tech electronics with bold design close the modern proposal in interior decoration.
Now that you know a little of the theory, how about seeing in practice how it all works? So, check out a selection of images of modern homes (outside and inside) so you do not go wrong in style when planning your:
Architectural design of modern houses on the outside
Picture 1 - Concrete apparent and straight lines characterize this house of modern style.
Picture 2 - Modern houses: leaked areas like this house are another landmark of modern architecture.
Picture 3 - In modern houses, the elements are not only decorative they also have a function.
Picture 4 - Roofs usually do not appear in modern houses.
Picture 5 - Natural lighting is also a priority in modern houses.
Picture 6 - Straight beams create the characteristic span of this type of construction.
Picture 7 - Nothing of many details or props, the typical"less is more".
Picture 8 - Neutral colors like gray, black and white mark the modern style.
Image 9 - Glass is also fundamental element of modern houses.
Picture 10 - Sobrado modern in all aspects.
Image 11 - Nature is also present in modernist projects.
Picture 12 - In a modern house everything is thought for the interaction between the people.
Picture 13 - Glass panel stands out with illumination.
Picture 14 - Everything in a straight line.
Picture 15 - In the chapel style, this house stands out for the glass walls.
Picture 16 - Wood brings comfort to modern construction.
Picture 17 - All white in this modern building.
Image 18 - Glass walls allow visualizing the integration between environments.
Image 19 - A street of modern houses differentiated only by color.
Image 20 - Central structure marks the dividing line between the upper floor and the lower floor.
Picture 21 - Glass brings luminosity and leaves the house with a cleaner appearance.
Image 22 - Glass between the leaked elements on the facade of the house.
Image 23 - The gray of this construction was due to the wall of stones.
Picture 24 - External lighting values the house at all times of the day.
Picture 25 - Vertical garden is a good request to bring nature closer to everyday life.
Picture 26 - Modern house impacts by the simplicity of the lines and forms.
Image 27 - Tilted roof enhances the facade of the modern style house.
Image 28 - Glass bodyguard on the balcony of the modern house
Picture 29 - Go free of the house also works as garage.
Image 30 - Beige or Off White tones are also widely used in modern designs.
Picture 31 - Illuminated sidewalk is useful for those who arrive at night at home.
Image 32 - Under the second floor, the villagers snuggle up for a moment outdoors.
Picture 33 - Painting of this house was done directly on the concrete without finishing.
Image 34 - Modern houses can also be flat, although they are not very common.
Picture 35 - Modern house of straight forms and without cuts.
Image 36 - Diagonal lines marking the design of modern style.
Image 37 - Wood and concrete make a perfect match in modern style homes.
Picture 38 - Stones create interesting effect on the facade of the modern house.
Picture 39 - Black frieze doors and windows in contrast with the white walls.
Image 40 - Black confers sophistication to modern design.
Picture 41 - Modern houses are made to be seen, no high walls.
Image 42 - Mirrored glass replaces the walls of this modern house.
Picture 43 - Who said that the modern houses are cold and without grace, did not know this house with particular lake.
Picture 44 - Pool with black borders in combination with the architecture of the house.
Image 45 - Who loves natural lighting will love this glass house.
Image 46 - Brown and white on the facade of the modern house.
Picture 47 - In modern houses, the upper floor is almost always bigger than the lower floor.
Image 48 - Architects are the professionals responsible for creating modern house designs.
Image 49 - Balcony closed by wall of leaked elements.
Picture 50 - Modern house all covered in wood.
Interior design projects of modern houses from inside
Picture 51 - Modern decoration values functional and useful items, much like the minimalist concept of decoration.
Picture 52 - Straight lines also predominate in the decoration of modern houses.
Picture 53 - Black is the color that confers modernity to the environment.
Picture 54 - Ladder suspended by wires causes a very interesting visual effect.
Picture 55 - Cabinets without knobs leave the environment cleaner.
Image 56 - In modern decoration the tip is to value the few elements with a different design.
Image 57 - If you have what to show, show. But without overwhelming the environment.
Image 58 - Natural lighting enhances the decoration of the house.
Image 59 - Integration between the environments and between floors.
Image 60 - Glass bodyguard of the stairs almost does not appear, thanks to the absence of the finish
Image 61 - Modern house integrating internal area with the external area.
Picture 62 - In modern houses, doors exist only where it is strictly necessary.
Picture 63 - Minimalist and modernist styles together in the decoration of this house.
Image 64 - Large, high-ceilinged environments pass away from being cold or empty.
Image 65 - Apparent concrete presence also in the internal area of the house.
Picture 66 - Black to create a sober and modern environment at the same time.
Image 67 - Glass walls can also be used inside modern houses.
Image 68 - Fern, decoration trend, brings color contrast to the environment of sober tones.
Picture 69 - Madeira gives warmth and comfort to modern designs.
Picture 70 - Luminaire with differentiated design complements the modern decoration of the house.
Picture 71 - Granite on the wall adds a touch of sophistication to the modern style decoration.
Picture 72 - Straight lines, smooth furniture and neutral colors predominate the decoration of the room.
Picture 73 - A whole integrated floor.
Image 74 - Opening that gives access to the balcony ensures ventilation and lighting into the house.
Picture 75 - In contrast to white, the burnt orange from the furniture.
Picture 76 - Neutral background colors let you use more vibrant tones to highlight parts of the decor.
Picture 77 - Made of soap bubbles, these pendant chandeliers decorate with grace and style.
Image 78 - Instead of walls, empty partitions delimit the environments.
Image 79 -"Less is More"defines this room of modern inspiration.
Picture 80 - Despite the retro style of the cabinets, this room remains modern thanks to its visual cleaning.
Picture 81 - For modern decorations, choose plain furniture and without much information.
Image 82 - Concrete apparent on the wall of the room.
Image 83 - Pastel color palette in modern decor.
Picture 84 - Marble is a timeless element, present in classic and modern decorations.
Image 85 - Gray is the preferred color to create modern environments.
Image 86 - Virtual bonfire marks the point where modernity and technology meet.
Image 87 - Earthy shades in modern decor.
Picture 88 - A touch of color to lift the astral of the decoration.
Picture 89 - Mini room in the mezzanine: no space is useless in modern architecture.
Picture 90 - Dare and look for innovations for the modern decoration.
Image 91 - Vase of plant hanging from the top of the head gives the touch of modernity to the environment.
Picture 92 - Modern houses: between the retro and the modern.
Picture 93 - Modern houses: apparent concrete and many pieces with bold design create a modern and jovial decoration.
Picture 94 - Modern houses: leaked elements can be included in various places of the house, including the doors.
Image 95 - Granite and wood composing the characteristics modernist lines.
Picture 96 - Sanca de gesso is a great choice for modern decorations.
Image 97 - When integration is the proposal, it is up to the furniture to delimit the space of each environment.
Picture 98 - Plants can be included without fear in modern decor.
Image 99 - Organization of the environment contributes to the clean aspect of the decoration of modern houses.
Picture 100 - Bet on electronics with modern design to compose the decoration of modern houses.