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Late modern architecture and post modern architecture

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Late modern architecture and post modern architecture

  1. 1. Late Modern Architecture and Post Modern Architecture
  2. 2. Late Modernism  Definition  Architecture in which the images, ideas, and motifs of the Modern Movement were taken to extremes, structure, technology, and services being grossly overstated at a time when Modernism was being questioned. The work of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers at the Pompidou Centre, Paris (1971–7), has been cited as an example, although it has also been seen as High Tech.
  3. 3. Pompidou Center Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris 1971-1977 • Little effort made to adapt the building to its historical neighbourhood. • Permeated with the spirit of time. • Show the guts of the building.
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  7. 7. THE COUNTY LIBRARY AT COLUMBUS, INDIANA (1963-1969 is a simple rectangular block of brick with asymmetrically placed areas of glass at the entrance. Inside, a balcony level overlooks the main reading area where natural colors of materials and simple forms generate a sense of calm and order.
  8. 8. EAST WING, NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON, DC., 1968-1978 An atrium space leads to exhibition galleries on several levels. The plan of the building, based on triangular forms, makes for complex, interesting spatial relationships. Balconies overlook the atrium, where a skylight roof floods the space with light. The color scheme is neutral but is enlivened by the bright red of the mobile by Alexander Calder (1898-1976(
  9. 9. The building is based on triangular forms that dominate the main atrium space; the skylight roof is formed by a triangular structural grid. Balconies on several levels overlook the main open space and give access to galleries and other secondary spaces on seven levels. A giant mobile by Alexander Calder introduces brilliant red color into the otherwise neutral tonality of the space established by its marble wall surfaces.
  10. 10. PYRAMID, LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS, 1983-1989 The public space acts as a new entrance to the many traditional spaces that make up the famous museum. Although it inspired much doubt and controversy, the glass and metal structure has come to be recognized as a great success. Glimpses of the surrounding Renaissance architecture are set off by the pyramidal geometry and the flow of the great winding stair that leads to the lower level entrance concourse.
  11. 11. The building recalls the Crystal Palace of 1851 with its glassy overhead grid braced with triangulation along its edges. Triangulation is a central theme for the pyramid structure in the court The steel and glass pyramid forms a new entrance to the Louvre, giving access to stairs and an elevator leading to a vast lower concourse that acts as an entrance foyer and location for shops, exhibits, and a café. Although the introduction of the modern structure into the court of the historic Louvre raised much controversy , the completed projects has come to be recognized as a major success.
  12. 12. MUNICIPAL CENTER (CITY HALL) Dallas, Texas (1977( the vast public space flooded with natural light is overlooked by balconies that give access to the various city offices. The concrete surfaces of a warm beige color are surprisingly pleasant despite their vast areas; it is one of the most successful of American governmental public buildings.
  13. 13. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER, NEW YORK (1979-1986( Its lass and steel also form the structure of the huge exhibition areas The exterior of this mammoth, five-block long building is an assemblage of rectilinear forms, all shaped by a framework of prefabricated steel modules fitted with clear glass. Inside, the structure is supported by tubular steel pillars that resemble chunky champagne glasses. At its south end there's a spectacular 150-foot-high lobby, dubbed the crystal palace. Also housed within the center's 1.8 million square feet: a 2,500 seat auditorium and acres of exhibition halls and meeting rooms.
  14. 14. Post Modernism  Postmodern architecture was an international style whose first examples are generally cited as being from the 1950s, and which continues to influence present- day architecture. Post modernity in architecture is generally thought to be heralded by the return of "wit, ornament and reference" to architecture in response to the formalism of the International Style of modernism.
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