Evolving from the Mid-century modern movement, contemporary architecture is a reflection of the zeitgeist, or spirit of the age, melding conceptual design with extraordinary feats of engineering. Contemporary structures aren’t defined by a single characteristic, but rather a series of design elements, which together capture the singular expression of the architect. Key themes include geometric, curved, or irregular façades; walls of glass and skylights that emphasize natural light; fluid indoor-outdoor living areas; synergy with the natural landscape; and the utilization of repurposed or sustainable building materials and “green” technologies. In this Luxury Defined collection, we explore some of the most striking examples of contemporary residential architecture on the market today.
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