While these architectural styles are normally not used in its entirety in modern houses, some public and commercial properties still do. And it’s always fascinating to look at the trail of history blended with the everyday modern lives. The list touched upon here is by no means expansive. It’s merely some of the most popular styles in which many of today’s functional buildings are based off of. Let’s take a dive at some of the ancient architectural styles we can still find today.
It could be said that the Classical architecture was the predecessor of all of the architectural styles in the Western world. The classical architecture commonly referred to the Greek and Roman architectures. One of the earliest known architectural principles is also found in the classical architecture. One defining characteristics of the classical architecture is the use of columns. Columns can be seen particularly in the façade or the face of the building. Used in modern constructions, the classical architecture would give the impression of being imposing. There are property business firms specializing in the classical architectural style. One of the recognized one is the property firm of Fairfax and Sammons.
One of the most prominent examples of the Baroque style building is the Palace of Versailles, France. The Baroque style originated in the 1600s. This style of architecture is characterized by several key visual points. Lavish, intricate ornaments, luxurious paintings and figures in ceilings and walls, vibrant interior colors, and overall visual impression that speak of grandiose. There is an organization known as Trust for Architectural Easements that endeavored to preserve America’s architectural heritage in which some baroque architectures are preserved.
Today, gothic architectural styles can still be found in many churches. The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Charles is one among many of gothic architectural styles’ prime examples. Gothic style was traced back from the 12th century. New technologies in constructions had enabled buildings to be built higher compared to many of its predecessors. The gothic architecture can be described as intricate and graceful. Many of Gothic buildings have pointed arches as one of its defining characteristics. The revival of Gothic took place during England’s Victorian Era when numerous buildings were built with distinct gothic elements.
Ming and Qing Dynasties architectures
The largest and most prominent architectural proof of this architectural style is the Forbidden City located in Beijing. The architectural style of the palace complex in China much reflect the hierarchical culture of the ancient imperial lives. Ming and Qing Dynasties architectures has the visual characteristics of being axial symmetrical. The important buildings are often located at the center, while smaller buildings or houses are found on the sides. Much of the palace’s materials were constructed with wood, while staircases and walls were constructed with stones.
The term “renaissance” itself meant “awakening” or “rebirth”. The renaissance architecture is the revival of the classical architecture. This period happened during the 14th century to 17th century across Europe. The classical elements of Greeks and Romans during this time was not simply reflected in the architectural styles, but also in the European culture in general.