Modern architecture is an architectural style based upon new and innovative technologies of construction, particularly the use of glass, steel, and reinforced concrete. Basically, it can be defined as functionalism and minimalism.
Use of modern materials and systems. Steel columns are used in exposed applications, concrete block is used as a finished material, concrete floor are stained and exposed, log-span steel trusses permit open column-free spaces, and radiant heating systems.
Emphasis on open flowing interior spaces. Living spaces are no longer defined by walls, doors and hallways. Living, dining and kitchen spaces tend to flow together as part of one contiguous interior space, reflecting a more casual and relaxed way of life.
Generous use of glass and natural light. Windows are no longer portholes to the outside, but large expanses of floor to ceiling glass providing dramatic views and introducing natural light deep into the interior of homes.