Homes through the ages have reflected the styles of the era. From classical homes to contemporary homes, dwellings have seen a drastic change. Contemporary homes are functional and simple dwellings with a focus on structural concepts with open plans and large glazing walls. Contemporary style house respond to the site and create functional aesthetic spaces. 

We have listed a few of the best contemporary and modern homes to reminisce on breath-taking homes. 

1. Big Timber Riverside house | Contemporary style house

The architect of the project is Hughesumbanhowar. The 2000-acre site provides shelter to a magnitude of trees. The house is embedded in a clearing within these trees. The views of the river and mountain ranges are essential to the design of the house. 

The house sits on stilts to protect from flooding. The house is a 2 storey T-shaped house with a light wood façade. 

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House surrounded by water body_httpshomeworlddesign.combig-timber-riverside-house-montana-ranch-by-hughesumbanhowar-architects
House embedded between the trees of the site_httpshomeworlddesign.combig-timber-riverside-house-montana-ranch-by-hughesumbanhowar-architects

2. Long horizontals house 

The house is Constructed by Thellend Fortin architectes. The house enhances beautiful views of the St. Lawrence river with unobstructed views. It is built on a steep slope with the house built along with the topography. The house is completely open and unfurls towards the river.

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The Dining Room framing the beautiful St. Lawrence river_httpswww.archdaily.com905857long-horizontals-thellend-fortin-architectes


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Harmony in the exterior facade at the Long Horizontal house_httpswww.archdaily.com905857long-horizontals-thellend-fortin-architectes

3. House at Charlebois lake | Contemporary style house

The house is envisioned by Paul Bernier, a Montreal-based architect. The house is located along with Lake Charlebois which is a famous tourist destination, towards the north of Montreal. The house exterior has contrasting materials of blackened timber and weathering steel. 

The L shape house is a double-storey house at the intersection of both, and single-storey in the rest. “The clients wanted most of the spaces of the house to be level with the land,” the architect said.

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Close connection to the ground with small plinth_httpswww.dezeen.com20170819canadian-lake-house-lac-charlebois-paul-bernier-architecte-dark-wood-rusted-metal-quebec
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Open living concept with connection to the outdoors_httpswww.dezeen.com20170819canadian-lake-house-lac-charlebois-paul-bernier-architecte-dark-wood-rusted-metal-quebec

4. Island of Calm

Architect Dean Nota designed a work-live space for photographer Erhard Pfeiffer. The house is located in a Venice neighbourhood. The changes in heights and ceiling angles distinguish different spaces. Clerestory provides light in the common spaces. 

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Front view of the house creating contrast with the surroundings. _httpswww.architecturaldigest.comgallerynota-slideshow
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Interior view_httpswww.architecturaldigest.comgallerynota-slideshow

5. Villa Tugendhat | Contemporary Style House

Designed by the legendary Mies van der Rohe, the house is located in the Brno, Chez Republic. A functional layout of the steel framework was used rather than load-bearing walls. 

The house has large open fenestrations with glazing walls. The site contours have also been kept in mind while designing. 

Exterior view of the house with green walls_httpswww.archdaily.com157555ad-classics-villa-tugendhat-mies-van-der-rohe
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steel framework is the load bearing element resulting in large glazings_httpswww.archdaily.com157555ad-classics-villa-tugendhat-mies-van-der-rohe

6. Planchonella House

The architect of the house is Jesse Bennett. The house is set in the tropical heritage forest of northern Queensland. The house is made to create a sense of joy and is used to making simple techniques. 

The house is created around the courtyard. All trees are preserved. 

House embedded within the trees on the site_httpswww.archdaily.com770561planchonella-house-jesse-bennett
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Trees preserved in the spatial layout_httpswww.archdaily.com770561planchonella-house-jesse-bennett

7. Dupli Dos House 

The house was designed by Juma Architects of Belgium and is located in Ibiza, Spain. The house was originally two duplexes which have been combined into one. The pools have been kept intact and have multiple different terraces in between. They have beautiful views of the Mediterranean. 

Views from the house with cascading swimming pools_httpsdesign-milk.comdupli-dos-house-by-juma-architectsjuma-duplidos-19
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Front view of the Dupli Dos house_httpsdesign-milk.comdupli-dos-house-by-juma-architectsjuma-duplidos-19

8. Estrade Residence | Contemporary style house

The architects are MU architects. The design of the hose is singularly determined by the topography of the site. The house is harmonious with the environment. Long retaining walls made from stone, come from the ground and protect the apartment on the ground level.  The house allows for discoverability from one volume to the other. 

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Levels of the house transforming with the topography of the site_httpswww.archdaily.com803508estrade-residence-mu-architecture
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Front facade of the house_httpswww.archdaily.com803508estrade-residence-mu-architecture

9. Casa Clara 

SAINZ Arquitectura is the architects of the project. Clara in Portuguese means clear, which is the perfect description of the house. The exterior and interior layout is clean and simple. The need of the client is a small and fast construction house and the house is thus made of the steel frame. Sunlight intake and cross ventilation are open. 

Walls are either solid, completely glass clear and a combination of both with jail work. There is a concrete block wall for privacy. 

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Jali made for privacy at Casa Clara_httpswww.archdaily.com867297casa-clara-1-1-arquitetura-design58c9d658e58ecee2f60000fe-casa-clara-1-1-arquitetura-design-photo
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Simple and Clean exterior_httpswww.archdaily.com867297casa-clara-1-1-arquitetura-design58c9d658e58ecee2f60000fe-casa-clara-1-1-arquitetura-design-photo

10. The Glass East Hamptons House | Contemporary style house

The house is located on the conserved lands of East Hamptons and was designed by Michael Haverland. The house consists of 2 rectilinear volumes and it is completely opaque and windowless in the front and luminously transparent in the back. A decorative textile block covers the façade of the villa.

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Front Facade without any windows or openings_httpsmichaelhaverland.comprojecthouse-east-hampton
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Back side of the house with clear and open spaces_httpsmichaelhaverland.comprojecthouse-east-hampton
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