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5 Great Architectural Movements to Look out For

The landscape of many a city would be a lot less interesting and much more sparse without the broad range of gorgeous architecture styles that have evolved over the years. From the beautiful an historically rich medieval architecture, to the modern and practical contemporary architecture; everything has its place.


The landscape of many a city would be a lot less interesting and much more sparse without the broad range of gorgeous architecture styles that have evolved over the years. From the beautiful an historically rich medieval architecture, to the modern and practical contemporary architecture; everything has its place.

One of the great things about architecture is that it’s ever evolving; as soon as one style makes an appearance, another is being developed to further diversity and beautify the landscape. With that being said, let’s take a look at five brilliant architectural movements that you should keep an eye out for.

New Classical

New Classical architecture fuses the classical with the modern, giving us beautiful classical style buildings that have all the modern capabilities of every other contemporary building. Some beautiful New Classical buildings include the Schermerhorn Symphony Center of Nashville, which was built in 2006, and the Chapel at Thomas Aquinas College, which was completed in 2009.

Structural Expressionism

This movement is also known as “High Tech Modernism” and “High Tech Architecture”. These buildings incorporate a number of ideals, leading to their final product. They make use of interchangeable, prefabricated parts, a unique flexibility of design and economy of construction which leaves the final product as an impressive building, which proves itself to be relatively cost-effective. An example of this style of architecture is the Torre Agbar in Barcelona, completed in 2004.

Modernist 

This is a pretty broad term which can be considered difficult to define and is often considered a bracket to include many other kinds of modern architecture. With that being said, in and of itself is refers to the need to modernize and bring up to date architectural practices through the 20th and 21st century. High rise buildings and many traditional “office block” buildings are built in the modernist style.

Bauhaus

Bauhaus architecture is essentially the rebuttal of the complicated and the embracing of simplicity. The majority of Bauhaus buildings are very simple, refusing excess and maintaining plain colours, flat roofs, cubic shapes and extremely functional floor plans that are largely very open. These properties are highly popular with those interested in the minimalist movement, and are a great choice for those not looking for particularly characteristic buildings.

Sustainable

The architectural movement of the eco-conscious, sustainable architecture seeks to minimize the negative impact houses and the building of them can have on the environment. They’re built with sustainable and renewable materials, and often aim to be self-sufficient with regards to power (for example, installing solar panels to allow the home to product its own electricity) in climates that allow it.

 

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Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.