The Evolution Of Architecture And Architecture In The 20th Century

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Our architecture empire has changed dramatically over the past several decades. Architecture started with the Greek and their developing of Arch’s and domes such as the Coliseum. Since, then technology have advanced so much we have furniture and elaborate building design. We used bricks and clay material in the beginning to build buildings. We have steel, and concrete and much durable material and that’s why our building are more stable and reliable during most natural disaster. Without the advanced of technology such as materials, supplies and equipment. We used to use basic geometric now we used more advanced math and more complex building codes. In the beginning we used plans and rope to lift and move materials; now we have machine that …show more content…

I believe it continued to be an expression of our identity and the way we perceived ourselves. By the turn of the 20th century, new building technologies were being employed to create a world we wanted to live in. The architectural movements of the 20th century, notably in the western world, were greatly influenced by the industrial revolution, employing pure functionality as an aesthetic. The fundamental architectural dictum by Vitruvius of Venustas, (beauty) Utilitas (Utility), and Firmitas (Structure), was being influenced by the new technologies made available. Developments in concrete and steel allowed for the creation of an aesthetic that derived beauty from pure functionality. The minimalist visual style of Functionalist and Modernist architecture made physical our ideals of a techno-centric society. However, in doing so the utilitarian and functionalist architecture unintentionally is lost into the background hum of our increasingly busy lives and no longer becomes a driver in our social narrative. As the information age cultivated our desires for automation and efficiency, we took these ideals and applied them to our built environment. As we now look to implement sustainable design as part of our buildings, we realise that the physical demarcations that define contemporary architecture are harnessed amongst the noise of our increasingly digital world. Attempts at sustainable architecture have applied a machine aesthetic and integrated technologies as a solution to automate and control the design, construction and use of our buildings (“The Relationship between Architecture, Technology and

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