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Architectural Styles

Across history, buildings have been pushed, pulled, poured and stretched into all sorts of shapes and styles. Whether in response to new technologies, anticipation of the future, or an interest in the past, architecture is a living reminder of our ever-shifting tastes and concerns.

Architectural Styles - Top Four Results

Architectural style Palladianism


A Classical style named after the influential architect Andrea Palladio

Architectural style Jacobean


This English style was influenced by continental and Renaissance sources and is associated with the reign of King James I

Architectural style Brutalism


Consider Brutalism as architecture in the raw, with an emphasis on materials, textures and construction

Architectural style Tudor


A style that flourished under the Tudor dynasty in England, it is typified by the inventive use of timber and brick

Architectural Styles - Other Results

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Art Deco

This style of clean lines and minimal decoration was associated with entertainment and glamour

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High Tech

High Tech is a style that celebrates the display of a building's construction and services

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Art Nouveau

Although it was popular only for a few years, the flowing lines and organic forms of this style spread across the world

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Arts and Crafts

A style that urged for a return to craftsmanship and which rebelled against industrialisation

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Modernism rejected ornament and embraced minimalism

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Postmodernism describes the colourful styles of architecture and the decorative arts that appeared in reaction to Modernism

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Scottish Baronial

A revivalist style of architecture that emerged during the mid-19th century in Scotland