From low-income housing to luxury condominiums, the high rise building has been a consistent staple in modern architecture.
The road to neomodernism was rife with rebellion and regard, but ultimately, it represents our globalized world.
Technology has allowed us to create habitats instead of buildings. Now, it is about expressing ethics and emotion.
Modernism was about glorifying the straight line, but only the greats could use them to play with our perception.
The industrial revolution allowed architects to move away from history and religion and more towards the future.
As with any new movement, Postmodernism took a step backwards so that it could properly question its predecessor.
Prior to the second world war, germany had adopted almost puritan ideals about functionality and moderation.
By balancing organic shape with clean design, today’s architecture proves that innovation can be both aspirational and sustainable.
What postmodernism paused, neomodernism continued. With greater humility, it has moved us into the age of productivity.
While it was not Postmodernism’s goal to create emoting structures, I can’t help but feel awestruck by their valiant experimentation.
Modernism was borne from industry. Neofuturism is a child of technology. Forms once impossible are now our reality.
Steel, concrete, and glass, all stretching toward the heavens. Neomodernism was about evoking power and order, none of which would be possible without engineers.
Though color is not often considered by contemporary architects, the emergence of recycled materials heralds its return.
It’s been ninety-nine years since the decline of futurism, but those long, aggressive lines still find themselves in today’s buildings, some of which evoke an other-worldly presence.
Modernists were criticized for not considering the pre-existing skyline. Whether we’ve learned from those mistakes is questionable.
Words change meaning over time, but a building’s design will always hold true to its intent and representation.
When you look at any building, you automatically know what function it serves and who it’s meant for. Architecture needs no explanation.
Some residential buildings in Sydney were modeled after those of the Weimar Republic. Timeless, they serve a larger public.
Sharp futurist lines had a huge impact on society and the shapes of buildings today.
Like art, architecture is subjective. It’s no wonder commercial buildings have more Futurist elements while residential ones are often embellished.