Modern Architecture - definition of architectural style

What is Modern Architecture?

Estimated period of occurence (1900 - 1980)

Modern architecture is characterized by simplification of form and creation of ornament from the structure and theme of the building. Developed along the 20th century. Modern architecture was adopted by many influential architects and architectural educators, gained popularity after the Second World War, and continues as a dominant architectural style for institutional and corporate buildings in the 21st century. Modern architecture is usually characterized by an adoption of the principle that the materials and functional requirements determine the result , an adoption of the machine aesthetic, an emphasis of horizontal and vertical lines, a creation of ornament using the structure and theme of the building, or a rejection of ornamentation and a simplification of form and elimination of "unnecessary detail” (Form follows function) See also: Brutalism (Le Corbusier)

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