05 03 What Is A Modern Home? POSTED BY 360 modern COMMENTS THE MODERN HOME The Modern house was most typically a post-and-beam structure with a flat or broad low-pitched gable or shed roof. Exposed structure, an expressive use of modern materials, and the incorporation of landscaped areas, sometimes inside the house, were the main contributing elements to the architectural character. CLASSIC MODERN These homes were typically designed and built from the 1920s to approximately 1970, with a preponderance developed from 1945 (post WWII) on. They range from the International Style as exemplified by Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe to the Modern Ranch House which predominates in the North American west. CONTEMPORARY MODERN Much of the above description could be applied to Contemporary Modern homes with the obvious distinction that these are being built in the contemporary context (right now). Some characteristics that differ include the current use of metal roofing, some uses of synthetic sidings, added steel structural support, and, in general, the Contemporary Modern home is larger than the Classic Modern home. Also, the use of “Green” materials and systems are commonly used in Contemporary Modern homes, with architects and builders pushing the boundaries of sustainable housing and design. Just in case you were wondering… Related PostsThe History of Modern in the NorthwestSarasota MOD Week(end)Mod Talk: Thoughtful Sustainable Homes with Dwell DevelopmentThe Not-So-Simple Truth About ‘Simple’ Modern DesignMODERN RESOURCES | ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS This entry was posted in Articles, Mid-Century Modern and tagged contemporary, green design, mid-century, Modern. Bookmark the permalink. Modern Homes San Diego Great explanation! chris hutyler You guys really know modern ! I’ll check back often to see what’s new ! dwell One of my fav sites to not only check out whats out there but also to get lots of concepts and ideas for my own home. The redesign of your site looks good and nice to have a blog.. btw, where is that house/pic under “what is a modern home”?