Modern architecture:

confused scenario

Modern architecture, was an architectural movement or architectural style based upon new and innovative technologies of construction, particularly the use of glass, steel, and reinforced concrete.

What i understand by Modern Architecture?

Its not something different from other architecture style rather it is the represention of materia that are product of industrialization and after effect of globalization and way to re-construct tradiational vernacular culture with the help of mordern materials and at the same time we do its in our own creative ways and thinking. Its not an era or a style still it will be continue to be called Unless untill new material challenge the name name of mordern architecture or mordern material itself. Hence it was ended in late 20s, as Modern architecture was the answer to all the problem of Western or Europen Contex.

So, what we use today is it not mordern architecture?

It is and not at the same time, It more like Contemporary Architecture. where Unlike modern architecture, contemporary architecture is not rooted in any one time period. That is, contemporary homes reflect architectural trends of the moment — what’s contemporary now may not be contemporary 20 years from now. However, this type of architecture is fluid in style, incorporating design elements of both past and present day. For that reason, contemporary homes often include elements typically found in modern homes.

Hence why the two are so frequently confused?

In short, contemporary architecture is reflective of styles in this current moment, which happen to be very diverse. Modern design refers to an era that has passed.

Interesting Facts:
The most common theme is the elimination of ornaments.
Eventually, modern homes seemed too cold for everyday living.

What is 21st century era called ?

The 21st century is the current century of the Anno Domini era or the Common Era

6 Famous Examples of Modern Architecture:

Many famous modernist architects have shaped the style by designing iconic buildings.

Fallingwater: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, this vacation home in Pennsylvania is made from concrete slabs hovering above a natural waterfall.

Crystal Cathedral: Built by architect Philip Johnson in Garden Grove, California, this skyscraper was considered the largest glass building in the world when construction was completed in 1981.

Seagram Building: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe completed the Seagram Building, a 38-story skyscraper, in 1958. It remains a famous fixture of the New York City skyline.

Gateway Arch: Finnish architect Eero Saarinen immigrated to the United States in 1923 and built one of the most iconic modernist structures on American soil — the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri. The 630-foot stainless steel monument was completed in 1965 and remains the world’s tallest arch to this day.

Villa Savoye: Designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, this villa built on the outskirts of Paris, France, features reinforced concrete and an entirely white exterior. Built between 1928 and 1931, it remains a modernist icon.

Sydney Opera House: Built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the Sydney Opera House is one of the most distinctive buildings of the modernist movement. Completed in 1973, the opera house features a modern expressionist design and sail-shaped roof.

The College Board has broken down the History of the World into six distinct periods (FOUNDATIONS, CLASSICAL, POST-CLASSICAL, EARLY-MODERN, MODERN, CONTEMPORARY.



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