Residential architecture  is constantly changing and evolving in order to keep up with our ever-changing world. There are a number of factors that have contributed to the change in design over the last 100 years or so, in this piece we will further explore as it continues to take the world by storm.


The early 1900’s saw the birth of modern residential architecture as we know it today. Many architects and designers were looking for ways to incorporate new technological advancements with older forms of architecture such as Gothic. Modern architecture has since advanced in a bid to integrate modern world solutions to modern world problems. One of the challenges faced by architects today is  creating structures that are ‘self-sufficient’ and as friendly to the environment as possible.

Characteristics of modern residential architecture

Modern architecture has a few very defining characteristics that aren’t usually seen in other types of architecture. The first, and probably most important, aspect to look at is that form should always follow function. This essentially means that the shape or design of the building or object should be based purely on what it is going to be used for.

Structural elements are usually not concealed with this type of architecture. This means that beams, struts and even fasteners are often left visible, adding to the aesthetics of the building or design. Other characteristics of modern residential architecture include a  lot of hard 90 degree angles, minimalist design and using horizontal and vertical lines to make a space feel more welcoming.

Here at Archiway Architects we pride ourselves on the work we perform in terms of modern residential architecture. Our dynamic and experienced team is capable of conceptualizing and facilitating the professional design of innovative, modern and client-specific structures. We also afford a comprehensive offering, allowing our valued clients to find complete architectural solutions under one roof. Our range of services include: project management, green building design, interior design as well as sourcing of reputable contractors.

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