Midcentury modern is a design movement that dates from about 1945 to 1975. The home design of that period includes elements that celebrate that unique style. The Midcentury modern movement in American was in response to the International architectural style from the 1920s and 1930s in Europe. However, Midcentury Modern is less formal than the International movement, as well as more organic in form to integrate with nature. In Midcentury designs, form follows function.
Midcentury Modern designs feature clean, simple horizontal characteristics: Large windows, vast glass walls, and sliding doors bring the outdoors in and allows natural light; open floor plans where one room flows into the next, and long flat roofs. The split-level home architecture was developed at this time allowing for multiple stories while emphasizing horizontal spaces. Mid-century houses use post and beam architectural elements that allow for the elimination of support walls. Straight lines are juxtaposed with organic and futuristic-looking shapes.
Perhaps the revived popularity of Midcentury Modern home design lies in its ability to take us back in time and also propelling us to the future all at the same time. No builder creates Midcentury and Modern homes better than Artistic Contractors.