In recent decades, architecture has not adhered to a particular, characteristic style. Instead, it has moved in many directions. A number of monikers has been given to the style, including Neo-Modernism, Minimalism and Pragmatism. The keywords are minimalism, a fluid definition of space, large glass façades and a show of constraint with the use of colour.

The windows of the period have undergone a rapid technological development, e.g. windows with electrochromic smart glass and self-cleaning glass which is developed in this period.