Post Modern Movement In Architecture

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The Arisen of Post-Modern movement for the replacement of Modern movement in the way of constructing architecture Post-Modernism could be a new paradigm in architecture to replace Modernism and it is also known as the Critical Modernism. It is committed to pluralism, the heterogeneity of our cities and global culture, and it acknowledges the variety of taste cultures and visual codes of the users (Jencks, 2002). Post-Modernists agree that the cultures at different stages of growth and the history behind of it had made up the world. This pluralism had become the essential fact, in our life and the differences had to be preserved and cultivated. Post-modern movement had rejected the endless repetition in the architecture and welcome the new…show more content…
Did you ever wonder about why Post-Modern movement had been introduced? One of the reasons that causes the rise of Post-Modernism in architecture is due to the failure of Modernism to adequately communicate with its inhabitants (Jencks, 2002). The lack of architectural language on the level of form of Modern movement had causes itself being suffered from the shortage on the level of content and the social goals for which is built. The modernists were too focus on the functionalism of an architecture and neglect the importance of the architectural communication. They expect that each function of the architecture should be clearly seen and given a separate volume rather than focus on how the architecture itself going to communicate with the public. Contrary to the Modern movement, Post-Modernism had placed great emphasis on the communication of architecture between humans and the environment. Robert Venturi once said before that architecture as a” system of communications within society” to satisfy” the need for explicit and heightened symbolism” (Trachtenberg and Hyman, 2003). Post-modernism architecture was often designed to convey the message that carries ironic meaning or criticism that…show more content…
Modern architecture had embraced the minimalist design and rejected both decoration and ornamentations. Those ornamentations were being considered as unnecessary and a residue of primitivism. Modern architecture preferred geometric to organic forms and support the values of simplicity, clarity, uniformity, purity, order and rationality (Hammerstingl, 2000). Viennese architect Adolf Loos, following Sullivan, insisted that functional objects should not be decorated; to do so was a waste of effort, material, and capital (Denzer). Postmodernist had highly objected to the statement made by the Modernist and claimed that the architecture without any ornamentations is just a plain and bland architecture. It will only fail to meet the human need for comfort, both for the body and also for the eyes. The reason why Post-Modernism had highly attached to the importance of aesthetic in the architecture is because ornamental and decorative elements are the important components that suit the existing requirements for the assortment and communication of architecture between humans and its built environment. The emergence of Postmodernism called for a move toward diversity, complexity and contradiction, with representation, image and communication often seen as the basis of ornamentation (Fairhurst, 2007). Post-Modernism is a contemporary style that avoids minimalism by
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