The word Contemporary comes from the 1630s Medieval Latin word contemporaries. This word was used to describe the technologies or creations that were created during that year or century.  

Contemporary architecture has no clear limits on the range of styles it encompasses. The easiest way to define contemporary architecture is a house built in the current year following the current trends. This style is thought to take place after the modern architecture style during the first half of the twentieth century. Due to the amount of overlap in its design, this style is often mixed with modern architectural styles. Contemporary home tends to have more movement or organic forms, or will blend different styles together in an unusual manner. Generally, when designing a contemporary home, it pushes the limits of materials and construction methods that are be used in its given time period.


Unconventional Volumes

Large, abundant windows

Open floor plans

Free-form shapes


Curved lines

Integration into the surrounding landscape