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Different Types of Architectural Styles

August 27th, 2018

Architecture is simply the style or character of any commercial structure or home. Today, architects have turned designing architectural features into an artform since they are full of imaginative and creative details. Of course, to ensure the resulting plans can come to fruition in an ideal manner a bit of science also is involved. The following list provides examples of architectural styles that you can see throughout Australia and the world for that fact.

Victorian Architecture

Victorian architecture first came into being in Britain between 1830 and 1910, which was the same time period of Queen Victoria’s reign. Structures of this style include such elements as decorative trim and details, odd corners, unusual floor plans, overhangs and wraparound porches. Textured walls also are common in this style of architecture.

Art Nouveau Architecture

Art Nouveau architectural style first appeared about 1890 in Paris, and it spread across Europe and to other parts of the world, including here in Australia. Its origins coincided with the revolt of the European artists against classical and formal designs of the day. Characteristics of this style include arches, asymmetrical designs, stained glass, and mosaics along with floral, plant-like, curved enhancements.

Adirondack Architecture

Architecture of this style was developed by William West Durant during the 1880s in the Adirondack Mountains of the northeastern United States of America. The style is rustic in nature and quickly became popular for cabins, log cabins, custom homes and other structures. Its popularity spread quickly to other mountainous regions of the country, such as the Appalachians and out west to the Rocky Mountains. Today, you can still see this rustic style in various places in the world.

Ottonian Architecture

Ottonian architecture dates back to the 10th century and during the reign of the German king Otto the Great, who was in power from 936 AD to 975 AD. Structures of this architectural style have balance along with bare walls and wide aisles. Characteristics are inspired by both the Byzantine and Carolingian architectural styles.

Adam Architectural Style

This is a design of architecture is a neoclassical one that dates back to the 18th century and gets its name from its creator, Robert Adam, a renowned British architect. Its popularity was mainly in England and America from the 1790s to the 1830s but did eventually show up at least some in other parts of the world.

For additional types of architectural styles, turn to MCam Building Design. We provide a wide assortment of affordable, quality architectural drafting and design services here in the Victoria area of Australia.