Project 01: Modernism Architecture and Design
Modernism is the idea of no ornaments, ornaments are little decorations on buildings like statue. Modernism is a result of the Industrial Revolution. During the Industrial Revolution tons of new stronger materials were made. Modernism highlights those materials including reinforced concrete, lots of windows, and steels rods. Modernism is also a result of the Great Depression. People couldn't afford the expensive ornaments anymore, so an era where there were no ornaments was created.
The timeline below, is a timeline that marks major architects, buildings, events, ideas, etc. This timeline shows you how Modernism came to be, and marks when it happened.
Here is my timeline
Here is my timeline
Modernism Concept Drawing
The three buildings I choose were all very famous buildings including Villa Sayove, Fallingwater, Lovell House. All these house have impacted architecture and set a path for Modernism. The words you see in the sky (windows, asymmetrical layout, and World War I) all are things that impacted or is a characteristic of Modernism. The people you see are famous architects including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Llyod Wright, and Richard Neutra.
In both of the images above you have the Saynatsalo Town Hall. The Parti Diagram I made a square for the general shape. Then drew the rectangle a the bottom. Next the U-shape building, then the rectangle at the end of the building. In my program diagram I color organize the rooms by offices, library, etc.
Modernism Design Drawings
My front side is a long side with part if the left side sticking out. On my right hand side you have a simply wall with wood planks sticking out from the wall. I choose to do this because of the Gropius House where Walter Gropius combined New England materials (wood) with American materials. On the left side you have windows scattered across the wall. My building is Modernism because I used concrete, windows, and simply lines and shapes to create my building.