Updated: Mar 6
Wojciech Odrobina Architect - Modernist architecture is a style that emerged in the early twentieth century in response to large-scale changes in both technology and society. It is associated with the function of buildings, from an analytical point of view, a rational use of materials, the elimination of ornament and decoration, and openness to structural innovation.
Modernism developed in all artistic fields, not only in architecture, as a means of accommodating and responding to new machine technologies, automation and urban design.
Modernist architecture encompasses many different variations, including futurism, constructivism, De Stijl, and Bauhaus.
Wojciech Odrobina - Principles and characteristics of modernist architecture
One of the general principles of modern architecture was that "form follows function", which means that design must be derived directly from purpose. Another was that the construction of the form must have a simplicity and clarity, with the elimination of unnecessary details.
There was also the concept of »Truth to materials«, which held that instead of hiding or altering the natural appearance of a material, it should be visible and celebrated.
Wojciech Odrobina - Characteristics of modernism:
• Components positioned at 90 degrees to each other and an emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines.
• The use of reinforced concrete and steel.
• The visual expression of the structure instead of hiding structural elements.
• Following the «aesthetics of the machine» in the use of materials produced by industrial processes.
• Rectangular, cylindrical and cubic shapes
• Asymmetric compositions.
• Lack of ornaments or moldings.
• Large windows in horizontal bands.
• Open floor floors.
• White or cream facades
Wojciech Odrobina - International variations
Modernist architecture evolved in different ways in different countries.
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