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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 ARE DEALING WITH: 1. THE RE-USE OF OLD BUILDINGS TO 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 BY ZAHA HADID

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM IN BILBAO BY FRANK GEHRY

QUAI BRANLY MUSEUM (Muse du quai 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