Author Archives: Marcus Crassus

A Very Brief History of Architecture 3. Contemporary Architecture

3. Postmodern Architecture. In the 70s architects were already starting to look beyond the principles of modernism; Kenneth Frampton published his book, ‘ Towards a Critical Regionalism ‘, in which he sought to provide a modern architecture tied to a … Continue reading

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A Very Brief History of Architecture 2. The Modern Movement

2. The Modern Movement was characterised by a radical rejection of the principles of traditional architecture and embarked on a titanic quest of rethinking architecture from a strictly functionalist perspective. According to modernists, the purpose of architecture is not to … Continue reading

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A Very Brief History of Architecture 1. Pre-Modern Times

I was asked by Dan Livis to write an article that focuses on the ways in which architecture affects / influences the progress and evolution of humanity. Since the subject is extremely broad, I will address it in terms of … Continue reading

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