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Modern architecture

Modern architecture or modernist architecture is a term applied to a group of styles of architecture which emerged in the first half of the 20th century and became dominant after World War II. It was based upon new technologies of construction, particularly the use of glass, steel and reinforced concrete; and upon a rejection of the traditional neoclassical architecture and Beaux-Arts styles that were popular in the 19th century.

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In my studio classes this is one of the things we have to decide for ourselves. I wonder what the next modern style of architecture will be!

Contributed by Molly Schultz

I feel it is important that we all realize the fact, that everything in our lives is based around some form of architecture. Any building we have ever been to in our lives was design for the purpose of benefitting humans. The structures of our ancestors consisting of branches, mud, and animal skin's to the structures today consisting of fiber glass rebar, steel cables, and concrete are indispensable form our civilizations and our human culture.

Contributed by James Pickett Jr.

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