small is beautiful in midcentury modern design 09/16

Small Is Beautiful in Midcentury Modern Design

We can adapt for today the innovations that were born out of necessity in the middle of the 20th century

 

Colin Flavin | Houzz Contributor

 

Midcentury modern homes were small out of necessity. Money was in short supply after World War II, so architects and builders had to keep houses compact yet functional to stay within homeowners’ budgets. At the same time, lifestyles were changing. Smart architects took on a new approach and designed homes with an open feel, which differed greatly from the boxy designs of the previous era.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Walker House

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Walker House

 

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