21 Buildings That Helped Shape Modern Architecture, From 1945 to Today; Christopher McFadden; Interesting Engineering

France – The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

Modern architecture would come to dominant architectural design after the destruction of WW2. It would later, largely, give way to postmodernism in the 1980’s.

Modernism or Modern Architecture is an architectural style that emerged in the early years of the 20th Century. Modernism would become the dominant architectural form in the aftermath and devastation of the Second World War across Europe.

It is characterized by its heavy use of new technologies with particular emphasis on the use of glass, steel and, of course, reinforced concrete. Many also define it as being the rejection of the old traditional neoclassical style and Beaux-Arts that were popularised during the previous century.

Modern Architecture would remain the dominant architectural form throughout most the 20th Century until it was deposed in the 1980’s by, the appropriately termed, postmodernist style.

Famous Modernist Architects

There have been many prominent Modernist architects throughout the years but the most notable include:-

– Frank Lloyd Wright,

– Le Corbusier,

– Ieoh Ming Pei,

– Erich Mendelsohn and;

– Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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