Contemporary

Contemporary style is the style of a globalized world, made of different cultures and technologically changing. It is a singular fusion of materials, methods and concepts.

Contemporary design example.
Contemporary design example.

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Contemporary Architecture Characteristics

Contemporary architects understand the human need for contact with nature, including materials with which homes are made of. Hence the importance of bamboo floors and plants. Several parts of the houses are made of composite materials with low-emission paints and carpeting. Today’s homes often include ample skylights and big windows to let the sun light the inside.


Bosjes Chapel / Steyn Studio (South Africa).
Bosjes Chapel / Steyn Studio (South Africa).

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Famous Examples

The Capital Gate tower in Abu Dhabi is a circular tower and it is the most inclined edifice all over the world. The interior display divides the spaces that are all different; none of the rooms is identical to each other. A design by the Scottish architecture firm RMJM.

The Capital Gate tower, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The Capital Gate tower, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Info and image source: https://bonestructure.ca/en/articles/7-things-to-discover-about-contemporary-architecture/

The Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” was projected by Santiago Calatrava Valls. The building follows the guidelines of late-modern architecture of the late 20th century.  The main hall or Symphony, crowned by a dome, has 1,616 seats in an amphitheatre. Organ pipes go out from both sides of the pit, and were projected by Albert Blancafort. The auditorium can be distinguished from classical designs because it tries to surround the listener with sound sources.

The Auditorio de Tenerife "Adán Martín".
The Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín”.

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The building is known for its big “arc”, a distinctive one in the history of architecture. It is the only large arch sustained by only two points, while the tip appears to be suspended, against gravity.

Inside of the Auditorio de Tenerife.
Inside of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

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Contemporary Interior Design

Contemporary spaces include modern patterns and pieces, mixed with other non-modern elements. Eclectic styles seem inherently to incorporate doses of contemporary design with a mix-and-not-match attitude embracing the world of contemporary décor. Neutral, masculine color palette is employed in this style.

Contemporary Interior Design
Contemporary Interior Design

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Interior designer Berkshire, London, Surrey
Interior designer Berkshire, London, Surrey

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Info source: http://www.hgtv.com/design/home-styles/contemporary-architecture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auditorio_de_Tenerife#The_building

 http://www.homedit.com/how-to-define-contemporary/

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