Rationalism - definition of architectural style
What is Rationalism?
Estimated period of occurence (1914 - 1990)
Architecture style, related with modern architecture that appeared in Europe after I World War. Its main characteristic is the simplification of architecture leaving only the essential parts reaching its goal as a minimum possible expression, and also the cheapest one. It began just when Europe needs this kind of buildings because of the wars and years between wars period. Buildings are based on axial symmetry and the use of 'new' materials such as steel, concrete and glass are limited. It began at Bauhaus school in Germany.