Modern Functionalism
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Form follows function!

European design style that springs from Modernism from the inter-war period of the 1920-30s. The idea is that the function of a room, house or piece of furniture should come before the form of it. You do not place the windows symmetrical, you place them where you need the light. You do not make the steps in a staircase higher than what is pleasant to walk on. You make a chair that is nice to sit on without any unneeded bits. It is a very modernistic style and a style that can be both very grand and very minimalistic.

The style is contemporary with Art Deco but is totally different. Where art deco is all about making an impression functionalism is understated. Functionalism was also popular in Australia in the inter-war period.

The style has had a big comeback within the last 10 years in Europa and has become extremely popular in Denmark.

A room for each kid, small modern kitchens, indoor bathrooms, living room, study, master bedroom... functional rooms.

Beauty should be part of the function

Key Feature
Function
Human in focus
Non-symmetry
Modernism
Simplicity
Build in closets
Wide window stills

Materials
Wood, steel, tile, cobbler, chrome, brick, marble, granite (Natural materials + metal)
Many of the same materials you would use in a mid-century home

Colours
White, greens, strong but muted colours.

Inspiration

Related Styles
Modernism
Minimalism

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Architectural style

Quote:Functionalism, in architecture, the doctrine that the form of a building should be determined by practical considerations such as use, material, and structure, as distinct from the attitude that plan and structure must conform to a preconceived picture in the designer’s mind.
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Quote:Functionalism, in architecture, is the principle that architects should design a building based on the purpose of that building. This statement is less self-evident than it first appears, and is a matter of confusion and controversy within the profession, particularly in regard to modern architecture.
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Key Feature
Function
Geometric shapes
Clean lines
Large windows (not sub-divided)
Doors and windows are placed where the light is needed (asymmetric)
No unneeded decoration
Balconies (Long horizontal balconies or small 1 person ones)
Flat or low angle roofs

Materials
White stucco
Brick
Tar roof
Wood/metal window frames
Stained glass windows

Colours

Inspiration

Related Styles
Modernism
Funkis (Scandinavian version)
Bauhaus (German version)
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It would seem that I never quite finish with this board wouldn't it. I will find some pictures and make a pinterest board
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