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The Amazing Features of Modern Architecture

BY: Deena David | Category: Others | Submitted: 2010-04-22 11:25:11
 
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Modern architecture has changed the way we live. There are many people who used to live in the villages and are stunned by the beautiful buildings in the cities. The cities are more progressive when it comes to the drastic changes in the designs of the modern buildings. The villages and towns are more like the ancient days, when the buildings were small and clustered. The modern architecture may never penetrate the smaller towns on a large scale because the people in smaller towns are usually satisfied with what they already have.
There are various features of the modern architecture and also various designs that need mentioning when one talks of the modern buildings.

Designs:

There are different kinds of designs that are made for the buildings these days. The designs are mainly different because after a lot of research, some buildings are made in the way they are to increase and to add various safety features in the buildings. The additions of the safety features in high rise buildings cause the need to change the shape of the buildings.
Materials: There are different modern materials that are used in the buildings that use modern architecture. Many of the buildings of the olden days used only materials like mortar and cement along with wood, and a few of them also had some steel structures. These days, all the modern buildings are almost entirely made of steel and glass with cement. The steel that is used as the building material is mainly used to increase the strength of the building. There are also new materials being invented all the time that make the buildings to be better and stronger.

Safety Features:

There are a lot more safety features of the buildings that are built today than those that were built before. The reason for the safety features are the increased risks associated with larger buildings. The risk of natural disasters like earthquakes can also cause the increased safety features to be added to buildings. In fact, the buildings that are built these days are usually earthquake resistant and so are less likely to collapse. The materials with which these buildings are made also add on to the safety features in the buildings. Even in the interiors of the buildings, fire resistant wiring and walls are part of modern day architecture.

Architects:

The architects of these buildings are the main reason behind the various designs and the changes in the modern architecture. They are sometimes involved in additional designing and also various other methods of making the buildings to have ewer and outlandish designs that make the buildings to be stunning in their appearance. There are several modern architects who have played different roles in the way people live.

The modern buildings are sometimes a sight for sore eyes and at other times, they are the ones that make you sore because of the urbanization causing damage to the environment. In spite of this, the modern architecture has allowed affordable housing to many people who live in large cities.

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