A term loosely applied to any of a number of styles from the 1940s to the 1980s, often referring to “modern architecture.”
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An imprecise term applied to any of a number of architectural modes popular from about the 1940s through the 1970s and beyond, sometimes included under the term modern architecture, often characterized by widely overhanging eaves, exposed roof beams, and front-facing gables with heavy piers that support the gables; often, a balcony with an overhanging sunscreen, roof decks, and a patio that may serve as an extension of the living area; another type has a façade and flat roof resembling that of the International style.
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