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Architecture of the 1920s

The Great Gatsby Research Project
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Jeremy Simon

on 29 November 2012

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Jeremy Simon
Juan Sanabria
Pd. 6 Architecture of the 1920s Modern architecture
Organic architecture
Skyscrapers Key Figures Architectural Techniques • Frank Lloyd Wright - Organic Architecture

• Walter Gropius - Modern Architecture

• Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - Modern Architecture

• Charles-Édouard Jeanneret - Modern Architecture

• Louis Sullivan - Skyscrapers Modern Architecture Organic Architecture Inspired by the beauty of nature. Homes that are built
around the natural grassy lands, flowing water in rivers
and waterfalls. Landscapes that give a calm-soothing
atmosphere great for relaxing. Skyscrapers The ultimate scraper of the sky. A great way to help a person
achieve their goals of reaching for the skies.
Unless you have acrophobia.
The word "skyscraper" was originally a nautical term for a tall
mast or sail on a sailing ship, but it is now used to refer tall
buildings that serve as office buildings or hotels. Usually built
with reinforced concrete that could keep the tall, mass building stay strong standing sexy for the sky. Difference between the
higher class and
lower class homes Around the 1920s, the difference between the higher
class and lower class homes were almost the same.
Politicians and leaders of industry had a big push to
upgrade the standard of low cost housing and made
homes more affordable. The transition, between the
19th century into the 20th century, gave a more
comfortable living for families. More hygienic, and
suited for modern living as pioneers make a change. 1920s Architecture
vs
Present Day Architecture The technique architects today are very closely similar to
modern-day architecture due to the fact that the leaders
of industry have already been through the Industrial Age,
and have been introduced to the modern life we today use.
In fact, 1920s was when the "modern-looking" house started.
The heavy use of glass, and heavy use of rectangular shapes.
Organic architecture are usually outside big cities where
modern architecture is significantly everywhere. The modern style architecture was influenced by
families that had the desire to have simplicity on
their homes. Heavy use of glass and rectangular shapes obtained by harmony of line, color and proportion. A home good enough to stand through the winter, summer and have a friendly outdoor/indoor atmosphere for
family activities. © Copyright 2012 Juan on Juan. All Rights Reserved. Sources • http://dreamhomedesigns.net/ • http://www.organicarchitecture.info/history-2/ http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html • http://www.greatbuildings.com/types/usa/usa_1920-1929.html • http://archrecord.construction.com/ • http://library.uoregon.edu/guides/architecture/oregon/timeline-1920s.html • http://www.ourmidland.com/realestate/article_b1a3d728-1926-11e2-8779-0019bb2963f4.html • 1) Modern architecture requires to be surrounded by water. 2) Houses were made affordable during the 1920s. Quiz! 3) Organic architecture is a technique architects use to show passion for tall buildings. 4) Modern-day architecture is closely similar to architecture back in the 1920s. 5) The Industrial Revolution played a huge role in modern-day architecture. End. Directions: Write T if the statement is true, and F if false.
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