Fahanmura is a Modern Movement House from the 1940 period.

Features of the Modern movement which exist in the house are:
  • Asymmetrical
  • Horizontal orientation
  • Flat roof
  • No cornices or eaves
  • Cube-like shape
  • Smooth, white walls
  • Sleek, streamlined appearance
  • Rounded corners highlighted by wraparound windows
  • Glass block windows/Steel
  • Little or no ornamentation
  • Open floor plans
About the Art Moderne Style

It's easy to confuse Art Moderne with Art Deco, but they are two distinctly different styles. While both have stripped-down forms and geometric designs, the Art Moderne style will appear sleek and plain, while the slightly earlier Art Deco style can be quite showy. Art Moderne buildings are usually white, while Art Deco buildings may be brightly colored. The Art Deco style is most often used for public buildings like theaters, while the Art Moderne style is most often found in private homes.

Origins of Art Moderne

The sleek, rounded Art Moderne style originated in the Bauhaus movement, which began in Germany. Bauhaus architects wanted to use the principles of classical architecture in their purest form, designing simple, useful structures without ornamentation or excess. Building shapes were based on curves, triangles, and cones. Bauhaus ideas spread worldwide and led to the Moderne or International Style in the United States. Art Moderne art, architecture, and fashion became popular just as Art Deco was losing appeal.

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