Modern and traditional architecture style

Modern and traditional architecture style

Modern and traditional architecture style,

Traditional and modern architectural styles tend to be confusing terms for anyone.

Some people mistake traditional homes for old and unkempt homes, while others mistake modern homes for new and polished homes.

However, this is far from the truth, a new home can still incorporate traditional styles, and there are modern homes that are almost a century old.


Modern and traditional architecture style


What is traditional architecture?

Traditional architecture can be clearly described as a historical type of house structure with different types of features and cultures incorporated into the structures to give it a distinctive look and style.

As they are inspired by tradition.

Some historic/traditional styles include Victorian, Colonial, Craftsman, and Neoclassical.

Although different in origin and building materials, the houses have similar qualities in interior design.

Traditional architecture has been practiced over time in an attempt to maintain a connection to the past.

This makes the style unique with minimal alteration needed to maintain the vintage look.

The striking aspect is that the traditional style is still relevant in the current era and architects use some aspects in designing homes that suit their clients’ preferences.

The roots of traditional housing go back to the 20th century and are a mixture of colonial, plantation and neoclassical styles (circa 17th-18th centuries).

Although homes do not have a uniform floor plan, traditional homes are known to be simple, elegant, and attractive.

The simple floor plan also blends in seamlessly, as their exteriors are fundamentally warm and inviting, and their unique blend of historic styles makes them calm and classic.

In addition, their rooflines are unobtrusive and always feature at least one front gable.


Modern and traditional architecture style


What is modern architecture?

Modern homes are minimalistic, the austerity of the style began in the 1920s, but took hold during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

It extends the form-following functions where most of its features are practical and fulfill the design functions.

The combination of industrial materials and simplicity is also highly scalable and serves the needs of the late industrial era.

Modern design includes industrial materials such as steel, concrete and architectural glass,

The style avoids all forms of decoration for the main reason that modern design will lose its value as the decorations change over time.

Since the modern style is against decorative aspects, it is also against mixing colors, as it prefers only white unless the changing color has a specific purpose.

. White is also a reflective color that attracts light creating a more natural look.

Concrete and steel have been left bare to enhance the natural look. Using the concept of brutalism that exposes concrete and steel, modern homes follow a practical and simple style that repeats itself in every room.


Modern and traditional architecture style


Differences between modern and traditional homes

Traditional home features include similar features such as large open galleries with overhanging columns and rafters, dormers,

and high pointed roofs with one or more gables.

Traditional houses are made with locally available equipment and methods that allow acceptable strength.

Ultra-modern homes are built using concrete, sword, and glass, and their features include a flat or low-pitch roof, straight lines, and a clean surface with very few new textures.

The structures can also be huts or decks.

Traditional homes tend to rely on numbers and mathematics for design purposes, while ultra-modern homes tend to follow a more organic design process that takes the human factor into account

In addition to the functional uniform.

Traditional homes have been designed with plans that do not take into consideration planning regulations as they are expected to last for longer periods or be fleeting.

The ultra-modern homes are built according to plans that take into account safety and elegant regulations for better housing.


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