Ames Architect Shane Ames, architect Boca Raton, Florida
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Art Deco, modernistic, and contemporary have a lot in common, but differ in small details. Follows is some history to help explain the differences.

Art Deco, and Modernistic originated in 1920 1940, with smooth stucco type walls, flat roofs, and very simple straight lines. Very simplistic, with no real detail involved, or reduced to a bare minimum. Art deco has a horizontal and vertical zigzagged influence in design. Some of the materials that they used are glass blocks, and ledged roofline called coping.

Contemporary is very similar to Art Deco, and modernistic in detail, but with more of a modern twist. One of the changes is they have floor to ceiling plated glass windows, and import the use of technology. For example in wall touch screens for security/light controls etc.

The Modern style of architecture was inspired by America’s love affair with machines the airplane, the car, the train, and the toaster. It is honest, simple, and most importantly functional. Although a unique American style, the modern style is part of the international style movement that borrowed from French Art Nouveau, and was somewhat influenced by Art Deco.

Among the design characteristics are the flat roof, smooth white walls, curved glass, horizontal bands, or grooves with horizontal edge coping at the roof edge. Windows are frequently continuous around the corners. Glass blocks are used in windows or as entire sections of wall. Major rooms are designed in a manor to allow maximum natural light to enter. Ramps were used in lieu of stairs to get from one level to another. Steel tube railing is incorporated at the edge of balconies.

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Ames Design International
Established in 1984 in Boca Raton, Florida by our founder and architect Shane Ames, we work on design of luxurious and memorable single family homes, multi-family housing projects and commercial ventures.

We have completed projects in 27 countries throughout the globe, receiving numerous awards and accolades; being published in dozens of periodicals and books.

We offer full services; coordinating all phases of the project from initial design, through construction, to interiors and final completion
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Ames International Architecture
Ames International Architecture
203 Dixie Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: (561) 274-6444