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CONTEMPORARY

ARCHITECTURE

ARANAS, JESSICA DIANNE B.


BLAUS, RENZ JEROME M.
TANINGCO, JETHRO ISAIAH C.
TRANSFIGURACION, HOWARD
CONTEMPORARY
ARCHITECTURE
DEFINED AS THE BUILDING STYLE OF
THE PRESENT DAY.
EVOLUTION OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE.
CONNECTS THE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR
SPACES, BUT IT ADDS SOME PERSONAL
TOUCHES AND WARMTH THROUGHOUT
THE LIVING SPACE.
GREEN BUILDING IS ALSO BECOMING A
STRONG COMPONENT OF THE
CONTEMPORARY STYLE.
Contemporary Architecture
Style
FOUR MAIN IDEAS THAT CONTEMPORARY
ARCHITECTS
1. THE AREBUILDINGS
RE-USE OF OLD DEALINGTOWITH:
MAKE
SOMETHING NEW
2. ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE THAT BLEND WITH THE
ENVIRONMENT AROUND IT BY BEING MORE
CURVIER AND SOMETIMES INCORPORATING
PLANTS INTO THE STRUCTURAL DESIGN.
3. DECONSTRUCTIVISM THE STYLE USES NON-
RECTILINEAR SHAPES (USUALLY TRIANGLES)
WHICH SERVE TO DISTORT THE SHAPE OF THE
STRUCTURE AND CREATE JUTTING SECTIONS FOR
EXTRA SPACE.
4. USING COMPUTERS TO AID IN THE DESIGN
PROCESS.
Features of Contemporary
Architecture
LARGE AND EXPANSIVE WINDOWS, SOME WITH
TRAPEZOID SHAPES
VERY TALL PANES OF GLASS
IRREGULAR OR UNUSUALLY SHAPED FRAME
UNUSUAL MIXTURES OF WALL MATERIALS
AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN
NATURAL MATERIALS SUCH AS CEDAR OR STONE
HARMONY WITH THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPES
USE OF GREEN COMPONENTS
LACK OF ORNAMENTAL DETAILS
SOME CONTEMPORARY HOMES HAVE FLAT OR
GABLED ROOFS
Example of Contemporary
Houses
EXAMPLES OF
CONTEMPORARY
STRUCTURES
CHAOYANGMEN
SOHO III
GUGGENHEIM
MUSEUM IN BILBAO
BY FRANK GEHRY
QUAI BRANLY MUSEUM
(Museduquai Branly) IN PARIS
BY JEAN NOUVEL
VILLA SAN VALENTINO
BY STEPHAN UNGER
COPENHAGEN OPERA HOUSE IN
DENMARK
BY HENNING LARSEN
Building for the Shanghai
World Expo 2010
by Mario Occhiuto
THE NEW ACROPOLIS
BY BERNARD TSCHUMI
CN TOWER IN MONTREAL
BY JOHN ANDREWS
Architects of Contemporary
Architecture
Santiago Calatrava
David Chipperfield
Terry Farrell
Frank Gehry
Zaha Hadid
Michael Hopkins
Steven Holl
Toyo Ito
Henning Larsen
Daniel Libeskind
Richard Meier
Enric Miralles
Rafael Moneo
Jean Nouvel
Cesar Pelli
Renzo Piano
Richard Rogers
Moshe Safdie
Alvaro Siza
Snohetta
Bernard Tschumi