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Art Moderne style is actually a type of Art Deco. While Art Deco usually means more sharp lines and bringht colors, Art Moderne means curved lines and pure white. This style originated from the ideas of Bauhaus design from Germany. It was popular in America from 1930 to 1950. Bauhaus architects focused on curved, triangular, and cone shapes. Art Moderne style is very futuristic and almost aerodynamic. Many times, this style is seen in buildings other than houses, like old diners. Many kitchen appliances were designed in the 30s with Art Moderne touches because the original Art Deco architecture had become very popular and overused.

Main features of Art Moderne style homes are:

  • a flat roof
  • smooth exterior walls
  • glass block windows or wraparound windows
  • asymmetrical
  • rounded corners
  • porthole windows and other nautical designs
Other Art Moderne buildings:

 

 

Photo credit:

http://allthingsartdeco.tumblr.com/post/753977886/art-deco-house-in-the-streamline-style-cambridge

http://decoarchitecture.tumblr.com/post/6483023086/streamline-home-campbell-town-tasmania

http://www.omahku.net/2010/04/25/modern-art-deco-house-design-and-architecture-in-gold-coast-australia/

http://www.decopix.com/LR_Streamline_Gallery-Final/content/Coca_Cola_LA_large.html

http://www.invitinghome.com/art-deco/art-deco-modern.htm

http://www.galenfrysinger.com/miami_south_beach.htm

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