Architecture Styles

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    City Beautiful Movement

    Starting in the 1890s and lasting to the 1930s The City Beautiful Movement was a reform philosophy concerning North American architecture and urban planning that flourished during the 1890s and 1900s with the intent of using beautification and monumental grandeur in cities. The movement, which was originally associated mainly with Chicago, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. promoted beauty not only for its own sake.
  • Alexander Jackson Davis death

    Alexander Jackson Davis died at the age of 88. Alexander was one of the worlds more modern archectural genius. Davis was born in New York City to Cornelius Davis, a bookseller and editor of theological works, and Julia Jackson. He spent his early years in New Jersey and attended elementary school in upstate New York. In 1818 Davis went to Alexandria, Virginia, to learn the printing trade from a half-brother.
  • Spanish Revival

    Spanish revival architecture has a lengthy history in the United States. Though out the last 100 years there have been periods of renaissance in Spanish architecture.
    Spanish revival architecture is popular in Austin, and current residential building reflects this significant trend. This style encompasses most architecture with a stone exterior and a red barrel tile roof including Spanish Hacienda, Tuscan, Santa Barbara, Mediterranean, and Floridian.
  • Spanish Colonial Revival

    Spanish Colonial Revival
    The Spanish Colonial Revival Style was a United States architectural stylistic movement that came about in the early 20th century, starting in California and Florida as a regional expression related to history, environment, and nostalgia. The Spanish Colonial Revival Style was also influenced by the opening of the Panama Canal and the overwhelming success of the novel Ramona set in Alta California. Based on the Spanish Colonial architecture.
  • Carpenter Gothic

    Carpenter Gothic
    In 1914 Alex Jackson Davis idea of Carpenter Gothic, also sometimes called Carpenters Gothic, and Rural Gothic, got popular. Carpenter Gothic is a North American architectural style-designation for an application of Gothic Revival architectural detailing and picturesque massing applied to wooden structures built by house-carpenters. The abundance of North American timber and the carpenter-built vernacular architectures based upon it made a picturesque improvisation upon Gothic anatural evolution
  • Collegiate Gothic Revival

    Collegiate Gothic Revival
    The beginnings of Collegiate Gothic architecture in North America date back to 1868 when Seabury and Jarvis halls were completed on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Together with Northam Towers, these buildings make up what is known as the Long Walk. Built to plans drawn up by William Burges, with Campbell as supervising architect, these building remain among the best examples of collegiate gothic architecture in the United States.
  • Art Deco

    Art Deco
    Art deco, or deco, is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s and into the World War II era. The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interior design, industrial design, fashion and jewelry, as well as the visual arts such as painting, graphic arts and film.
  • Googie

    The Space Needle is a visual example of the Googie architectural design.
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    Googie architecture is a form of modern architecture, a subdivision of futurist architecture influenced by car culture and the Space and Atomic Ages. Originating in Southern California during the late 1940s and continuing approximately into the mid1960s, Googie themed architecture was popular among motels, coffee houses and gas stations. The school later became widely known as part of the Mid-Century modern style
  • Metanolism

    In the late 1950s a small group of young Japanese architects and designers joined forces under the title of Metabolism. Their visions for cities of the future inhabited by a mass society were characterized by large scale, flexible, and expandable structures that evoked the processes of organic growth. In their view the traditional laws of fixed form and function were obsolete.
  • Critical Regionalism

    Critical Regionalism is an approach to architecture that strives to counter placelessness and lack of identity in Modern Architecture by using the building's geographical context
  • High-Tech

    High-tech architecture, also known as Late Modernism and Structural Expressionisn is a architectural style that emerged in the 1970s, incorporating elements of high-tech industry and technology into building design. High-tech architecture appeared as a revamped modernism, an extension of those previous ideas aided by even more advances in technology.
  • Deconstructivism

    Deconstructivism is a development of postmodern architecture that began in the late 1980s. It is characterized by ideas of fragmentation, an interest in manipulating ideas of a structure's surface or skin, non-rectilinear shapes which serve to distort and dislocate
  • Expressionist

    Expressionist architecture was an architectural movement that developed in Europe during the first decades of the 20th century in parallel with the expressionist visual and performing arts.
  • Blobitecture

    Blobitecture from blob architecture, blobism or blobismus are terms for a movement in architecture in which buildings have an organic, amoeba-shaped, bulging form. Though the term 'blob architecture' was in vogue already in the mid-1990s, the word blobitecture first appeared in print in 2002, in William Safire's "On Language" column in the New York Times Magazine in an article entitled Defenestration.
  • Sustainable

    Sustainable architecture is a general term that describes environmentally conscious design techniques in the field of architecture. Sustainable architecture is framed by the larger discussion of sustainability and the pressing economic and political issues of our world.
    In the broad context, sustainable architecture seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency.