Mid-century modern refers to a style of architectural, interior and product design that originated in the mid-20th century, a style that at its peak was considered the pinacle of modernity. The biggest names behind Australia's Modernist movement included architects such as Harry Seidler, Robin Boyd and Hugh Buhrich, whose ground-breaking designs built throughout the 50 and 60s now enjoy heritage-list status.
The revival of mid century modern house plans celebrates a style that defined a generation. Nearly every builder currently has mid-century modern designs on offer, many of these are just categorized as this by the elevation with the same floor plans on offer with alternate facades. To be an authentic mid-century modern, the desgn needs to flow through the whole home with large windows and doors connecting the indoor-outdoor spaces.
There hasn’t been a significant shift in residential construction in the last 50 years and the resurgence of interest in mid-century modern design is down to the fact that it still suits our modern lifstyle.
This doesn’t mean the home design hasn't evolved.
It has changed, but only to be more eco-friendly and energy-efficient.
Today's architects and designers are implementing passive design principles. They’re orienting the houses right. They’re designing structures that suit the location and the climate. They can also incorporate engery saving materials, lighting and appliances.
To see some of our mid century modern designs, click here.
Talk to us and find out how we can help you build a truly authentic mid century modern home.
Tristan Kirkham | Managing Director
Tristan has managed some of Australia’s major building companies, both project and private. His committment to customer service and providing market leading communication product for the home building industry has led to a role as regular Judge in the HIA Green Smart, HIA Kitchen & Bathroom Awards and the major Housing Awards. Winning multiple awards throughout his career in the housing industry, he is dedicated to improving the industry standards and practices. Tristan's vision is to provide a better way to build homes for all parties.