The Industrial Modern Home
Our most current Modern is similar to the early Industrial style but its use of varied materials to add texture elevates it to its own category. By using a variety of elements you might find in a factory, such as corrugated metal, concrete and exposed wood, this look has become increasingly popular in urban settings.
Essential design elements
Industrial Modern homes feature flat roofs with simple forms arranged asymmetrically. Multiple window units are often arranged in rectangular or irregular groupings that benefit interior functions or features.
Window groupings in the Industrial Modern style range from simple rectangles to more complex shapes that reflect either interior function or interior features such as a fireplace. Additional shapes such as trapezoidal or triangular are also used, particularly when the home has a pitched roof. Windows are usually mulled directly with no additional spacers.
Main entrance doors in Industrial Modern style homes are frequently single doors. While standard proportions can be found, taller doors are more common. Auxiliary doors are used at utility entrances and locations such as terraces and patios. Auxiliary doors that are not on a prominent face of the house are usually single doors of a standard size, whereas doors leading to a terrace or patio would commonly be multiple doors in one unit.
More on this home style
Pattern books from the Andersen Style Library present quintessential details of the most popular American architectural styles, with an emphasis on window and door design. The result of years of research, they exist to make it easier to create homes with architectural authenticity.