Architectural Style In Early America

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From the arrival of the first settlers to current day, the American architecture has been heavily influenced by European models. Settlers incorporated architectural styles from their native country to design their own style of architecture. The diversity of early American settlers caused many variations of the style. They made use of the materials available in addition to architectural features suited to their individual climates. Georgian is the most common type of architectural style in early America. Georgian homes can find their roots in both the “Italian Renaissance and the classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome” (Manco). Georgian structure is much simpler in architecture compared to the Federal Colonial style. In both England and the colonies, the Georgian style is characterized by classical architectural symmetry which was not only stately but also very practical. Georgian homes are simple rectangles made by stacking rooms of identical size on top of one another. They are divided neatly in two by a central staircase with a chimney on each side of the building to allow for a fireplace in every room. Double-hung windows with nine or twelve panes…show more content…
It distances itself from other architectures by opting a curved line instead of the straight line. Sometimes a building is designed entirely around curved lines while other times both curved and straight lines are used. The use of simple, clean lines and neat conformity to form and function gave birth to the more free-flowing form of Contemporary architecture. It has flat, gabled or shed roofs, asymmetrical shapes. The facade is irregular and has strong geometric shapes. The forms of the buildings were inspired by abstract art and sculptures. These designs not only make the building highly energy efficient but also have an interesting look. It also has open floor plans in L, H, T, or U shape to embrace outdoor

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