Aspirational. Visionary. Pushing the boundaries.
The Modern Architecture Movement became linked with social, political, scientific, and artistic changes that were occurring at the beginning of the 20th century. Architects looked for new forms to break with the tradition and recognized the changes. Contemporary architecture is not simply non-traditional or untied to any particular style, it tries to be aspirational, visionary, take advantage of developing technologies and research, and push the boundaries of these new materials and technologies.
For simplicity, the term modern is used here to describe design with no historic references, that uses the most current technologies and materials available. In the case of Regional Modernism, the elements of contemporary design incorporate references to the locale and history where the home is sited. The modern custom home design practice of Stephen B. Chambers Architects, Inc. utilizes as many sustainable principles as possible, attempting to preserve natural resources, manage energy, and other ‘green’ objectives.