HISTORY OFARCHITECTURE 2Modern and Post-Modern Architecture
BackgroundModernArchitectureModern architecture is a term used to a phasein architectural history during the 20th century. It started withinnovation and the modernization of hard work to merge thevalues essential architectural design with fast technologicalculture. Modernism is generally depicted by simplification ofstructure and elimination of embellishment from the structureand theme of the building. Follows a "form follows function"and "truth to materials" notion, meaning that the result of adesign should come from its purpose, and that none of thematerials should try and be concealed as something else. (e.ga concrete slab as a wall). Showed a use of less materials, aswell as more natural light
As the 20th century began modernarchitects believed it was necessary toinvent an architecture that expressed thespirit of a new age and would surpass thestyles, materials, and technologies ofearlier architectureBy 1920s there was an increasingly wideunderstanding that building forms mustbe determined by their functions andmaterials if they were to achieve beauty incontemporary terms.IINFLUENCES
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INFLUENCESMany of those who resided in the city livedin rental apartments or tenement housing.HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE 2Social &Political
Ceramic hollow tiles along withconcrete block were alsoutilized.