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Features of Contemporary Architecture

Contemporary architecture is a style of architecture which began in the mid-20th century and is characterized by simple shapes, bold colors and open spaces. Below we discuss some of the common fea…

Architectural Design Styles

The Dean Larkin Design team has a great deal of experience with both historical and modern or contemporary architectural design and the designs created utilize features that make the best use of t…

What is the Difference Between Modern and Contemporary Architecture Design?

The terms modern architecture design and contemporary architecture design are often used interchangeably. However, the two terms do have different meanings. Below we discuss the difference between…

Ways Architects Use Light

The general public rarely considers how lighting impacts the way they feel in a space. Architects, however, are well aware of the importance of light and how its presence can significantly impact …

6 Challenges of Designing an A-Frame House

When you think of A-frame houses, you probably envision a rustic cabin in the woods or a cozy cottage on a lake. And while those are great examples of what an A-frame can be, other locations are e…

Triangle House A-Frame Project in Joshua Tree

A-frame houses are a popular choice for vacation homes and weekend getaways. They are also becoming increasingly common as primary residences. One of Dean Larkin Design’s new designs in the Joshua…

Use Of Light in Contemporary Architectural Design

Light can signify everything from safety to sophistication, but it also plays an essential role in contemporary architectural design.  Of course daylight is an important lighting source in archite…

Renowned Contemporary Architect Dean Larkin Featured in Scandalabra Article

February 11, 2022 – Renowned contemporary architect Dean Larkin’s Scandalabra podcast was recently highlighted in interviews with Mark Brunetz, the creator of the podcast series. Dean Larkin was e…

Brise Soleil in Modern Architecture

Brise soleil is a French term that means “broken sun.” The phrase describes a technique of shading that helps keep building interiors cooler by reducing the amount of sunlight that is allowed to e…