Munday and Cramer

Modernism Architects

Despite being around for many years, the work of modernism architects is still as adored as ever. Famous buildings such as the Sydney Opera House, Coventry Cathedral, and Munich Olympic Park all adopt this unique style. What’s more, millions of people flock to these attractions year on year to admire their infrastructure.

What is modernism?

Modernism is a 20th century architecture type that embraces minimalism whilst rejecting ornamentation. This style is also often referred to as ‘International Modernism’ and ‘International Style’.

When implementing Modernism, this should be done with an analytical approach to the function of said building. This style of architecture considers the intended usage of a structure, and this should have a direct impact on design choices.

Key features of Modern architecture

As Modernism architects, we’re well acquainted with the features that differentiate this design style. What’s more, we’re big fans of them too!

Here’s are a couple of ways you can tell Modern architecture apart from other forms…

Minimal ornamentation

Minimalism has been a huge trend over the last 10 or so years, much like it was during the Modernism era. With this in mind, many of you reading will already know what this entails. For those of you who don’t however, minimalism surrounds the idea that ‘less is more’. Not only does this architecture style lack ornamentation but you’ll also likely see a neutral or white colour palette.

Function over form

As we mentioned earlier, Modern architecture takes into consideration the intended use of a building. With this in mind, designers usually take a function over form approach. You’re also likely to see lots of horizontal lines and asymmetrical compositions. Property built in this style tends to focus on practicality over beauty.

Unique materials

When looking at building materials alone, it’s easy to confuse Modernism with Industrial architecture. Nevertheless, they remain different. The modern style incorporates the likes of reinforced concrete and steel. In addition, other key features include curtain walls and ribbon windows.

Open plan interior design

Finally, the last stand-out characteristic of Modernism is open plan interiors. This technique can be used to increase the visual size of a property. In instances where this has been implemented, open plan spaces usually combine the most important rooms of a home. For example, the kitchen and dining room. This method is a great way to make a space more sociable.

Getting in touch

Based in Essex, Munday + Cramer are specialists in all forms of architecture. Utilising four decades of experience, we are able to bring our clients ideas to life. From understanding the vision, to drawing up plans and implementing them, we leave no stone unturned. In addition to this, our project managers can assist with the entire process, no matter the scale.

Interested in knowing more about the work of our Modernism architects? Keen to enlist our help for your next big project? Get in touch with our team by clicking here. You can also reach our specialists directly by calling us on 01245 326 200.