WHAT IS A CONTEMPORARY HOUSE ?
What Is A Contemporary House, A contemporary house is a construction that integrates its realization of the architectural trends of our time. However, these houses are not only a reflection of our time. They are inspired by the modern, industrial or traditional style to offer the innovative and comfortable living environment that is coveted today. Definition, architectural features, building materials, price… IZO tells you about the contemporary house.
CONTEMPORARY HOUSE: DEFINITION
Since we live in the modern age, it is common for many people to mistakenly confuse the contemporary house with the modern house. The modern style refers to avant-garde architecture that emphasizes the purity of design and the functionalism of construction. More precisely, the modern architectural trend was born in the 1920s and continued until the 1960s.
The contemporary style is mostly inspired by modernism, but will not hesitate to borrow codes from other architectural trends if necessary. For the construction of a contemporary house, we often try to find an excellent combination between innovative techniques and traditional techniques revisited. Contemporary houses privilege the well-being and comfort of the inhabitant’s thanks to the use of noble materials, open architecture, and home automation. If you need a contemporary house builder in Haute-Savoie, you can call on our services.
The cubic house with a flat roof or the rectangular house with two slopes are models of contemporary houses frequently met. Irregular facade, geometrical shapes with straight and pure lines, bay windows, large openings, terrace, green roof, one or two-tone paint… These are the main characteristics of this architecture.
THE ADVANTAGES OF THE CONTEMPORARY HOUSE
Based on the principles of modern construction, contemporary houses will delight owners looking for spacious living areas. The volume of each room can indeed vary between 15 m² and 30 m² depending on the degree of optimization of the surface. The airy design of contemporary architecture gives pride of place to large, open spaces, whether in the kitchen, dressing room, or living room. It gives you a feeling of freedom at home.
The contemporary house also seduces by the multiple customization options it offers during construction. Without obeying a well-defined architectural convention, the contemporary style allows you to create an individual space that suits all your needs. You can contact IZO if you need help. We bring all your projects to life.
Materials, roofing, shape, layout, it is possible to customize as much as you like the contemporary house models offered. You can even choose the ideal house shape: U-shaped, L-shaped, H-shaped, etc. Thanks to home automation, these houses are also more intelligent, practical, and easy to live in than traditional buildings.
Noble building materials are recommended here for their natural character and durability. The best choice is undoubtedly wood. This beautiful, warm, and resistant material, which is easy to work with, allows for unique contemporary constructions. Wood is an excellent insulator that offers a multitude of pure and exceptional finishes.
Trust IZO’s know-how for the construction of your custom contemporary wood house. Our high degree of expertise and rich experience (over 30 years in business) is your guarantee of total satisfaction. Whether it is a turnkey project or a single-family home, the quality of our wood construction offer is exemplary. Our constructions use the “Axe&D system” technique, which allows us to efficiently organize the space and optimize the quality of life in your home. Choosing IZO means choosing a unique and sustainable architecture for your contemporary wood construction project.
INSULATION AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTEMPORARY HOUSE
Contemporary architecture takes into account current environmental issues to reduce the building’s energy consumption as much as possible. The requirements of certain labels/standards (BEPOS, HQE, RT 2012, BBC…) must be respected for contemporary houses. For example, for heating, some owners choose the principle of the passive house. This principle stipulates that the heat brought by the outside of the house and the one released by the inside are entirely sufficient for heating. There is therefore no need to look for additional sources of heat.
The thermal insulation of this house is based on various ecological devices: electrochromic glazing, Canadian or Provençal wells, air-water heat pump… Glazed facades are commonplace in this type of construction. Windows or large windows allow a significant contribution of natural light at the right time. This reduces the use of electrical energy for lighting.
On average, we record an energy saving varying between 20% and 30% compared to a traditional house. The contemporary house is also energy-independent thanks to renewable sources such as wind, solar or geothermal energy.