Walter Gropius : The Bauhaus style

Walter Gropius was a German architect who created innovative designs that involved materials and methods of construction from modern technology available at his time. Gropius theory was that all design should be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. Using technology as a basis, he transformed building into a science of precise mathematical calculations. He believed in industrialized and efficient buildings so that his buildings often … Continue reading Walter Gropius : The Bauhaus style

Louis Sullivan : Form follows function

Louis Sullivan is considered America’s first modern architect. Instead of following historic styles, he created original forms and details. Traditional architectural styles were designed for buildings that were wide and consumed greater horizontal spaces, but Louis Sullivan was able to create buildings that were tall. His designs often used stonework walls with terracotta designs, as you can imagine the Intertwining vines and leaves combined with … Continue reading Louis Sullivan : Form follows function

Adolf Loos : Ornament and Crime

Adolf Loos is well known for his leading style of 20th-century modern architecture. In the late 1890s, when Art Nouveau was at its peak, Adolf Loos began his practice in architecture but Loos was not affected by the popular Art Nouveau at all. His famous manifesto; “Ornament and Crime” was clearly shown his thought against the conventional architectural wisdom of the 19th century. He claimed … Continue reading Adolf Loos : Ornament and Crime

Art Nouveau : The new decorative style

At the end of the nineteenth century, there was an invention of a new decorative style in the visual arts and architecture that developed in Europe and North America, Art Nouveau. The Art Nouveau style first appeared in the early 1880s and was gone during the period of the First World War. The style could be seen around urban cities, on public buildings and advertisements, … Continue reading Art Nouveau : The new decorative style

Villa Savoye; Le Corbusier

Villa Savoye; Le Corbusier Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier was constructed in 1929 – 1931. The villa shows his famous five points of modern architecture, which are : 1. Supporting the structure by pilotis (reinforced concrete stilts) By lifting the structure off the ground, it simply removed any obstructions from ground level. 2. A free façade (Non-load bearing walls) The columns were placed in the … Continue reading Villa Savoye; Le Corbusier