Essay | Influence Of Modern Architecture

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TABLE OF CONTENTESSAY.............................................................................................................................................3Discuss the influence of modern architecture in the oeuvre of Alvaro Siza by describing therole played by the works of Alvar Aalto, Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier in his projects.............3REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................12ILLUSTRATION INDEXIllustration 1: Yonsei School of Business........................................................................................4Illustration 2: New Hell's Kitchen Project.......................................................................................5Illustration 3: New Orleans..............................................................................................................6Illustration 4: American Bar Vienna................................................................................................7Illustration 5: Prague city museum..................................................................................................8Illustration 6: Casa Stein..................................................................................................................9Illustration7:HolmanHouse(Source: Lyon, 2017).....................................................................................................................10Illustration 8: Villa Savoie.............................................................................................................112
ESSAYDiscuss the influence of modern architecture in the oeuvre of Alvaro Siza by describing the roleplayedby the works of Alvar Aalto, Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier in his projectsModernisation has however played a greater role in the context of architecture where ithas significantly come up with a contemporary tact of architecture. Herein, it is also termed asmodern architecture with an emerging state in most of the Western nations after World War I. Itis mainly referred to be a new architectural style with a rationalised context of International styleof architecture that firstly came into existence during the phase of 20thcentury (Flaxman and et.al., 2014). It is however based upon a prime consideration of making a rationalised usage ofmodern materials that further uses the concept of functionalism with some intact principles offunctionalist. As a result to which, it hereby tends to reject the historical decorations to representa modernised appellation of international style to accompany the tact of modern architecture.It is however in context to a leading fact where such modern concept of architecturenamed International architecture has vitally impacted upon some customary artists in this field. Itis with a foremost existence of a Portugal architect named Alvaro Siza who is highly inspiredfrom this tact of modernisation in architecture and is now famously known for his modern pieceof art in the constructed buildings designed by him.He is together referred to be one of thegreatest talent in this field of architecture where his work can be found all over the globe such asin Portugal, Europe and China, etc. Also, his work is specified to be a series of experimentationthat is greatly influenced by some leading number of architects namely Alvar Alto, Adolf Loosand Le Corbusier, etc.3
Presently, being at an age of 83, he is profoundly recognised for being awarded withPritzker prize, UIA and Royal gold medals, etc. He is referred to be the world’s mostembellished architect with a prompt recognition of being a trendy figure in this contemporary eraof architecture (Turner, 2014). Hence, he is also known as an early Modernist whose work isrecognised as an art of “poetic modernism” in terms of architecture. It is after winningPritzkerPrize in the year 1992; the jury awarded him having cited him to be an early modernist whoseshapes are duly moulded by light and reflects an illusory simplicity with honest reflection inthose.Later, he got awarded from RIBA and AIA Gold Medal along with Golden Lion forlifetime attainment and this continued with some more honours. It is whereAlvaro Siza is unlikeseveral high profile architects who use to have a huge team with enormous members to work ona single project (Wang and et. al., 2014). However, Siza with a contradictory outlook havealways kept a small team with less number of individuals in it. It is however with a major4
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