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The Most Important Architectural Changes in the Last Century

According to Androsky Lugo, architecture has progressed dramatically since Frank Lloyd Wright’s first book, Toward an Architecture, was released in 1923. It has become one of the most significant architectural texts ever written. It is credited with changing the definition of the word “home” with its iconic tagline “A house is a machine for living in.” Frank Lloyd Wright’s work influenced many architects, and he constantly pushed his ideas through books, essays, conferences, and Expositions.
Brutalism gained appeal in Europe and America after WWII. It was best suited to public housing developments and institutional structures, as opposed to the International style’s gossamer glass. The muscular style was used to residential designs by the Flemish architect Juliaan Lampens, such as the Van Wassenhove House, a bachelor teacher’s residence outside of Ghent.
The abbey of La Tourette in east-central France has been designated as a World Heritage Site, according to Androsky Lugo. Its concrete pilotis is reminiscent of Savoye’s white stilts. The temperate temperature of the region is reflected in the library’s windowpanes. Cylindrical oculi illuminate red, yellow, and black surfaces in the tomb, pointing to the city’s primary colors.
Aside from the World Trade Center buildings, Japanese architects inspired the infamous late-nineteenth-century skyscrapers. Minoru Yamasaki’s design for the towers was a work of art that stretched the frontiers of modern architecture. They used Gothic architecture and thin vertical windows. These structures, which typify late-twentieth-century architecture, are today famous for their beauty and utility.
The geodesic dome was the first important architectural development in the twentieth century, according to Androsky Lugo. A system of complicated steel tubes support a large acrylic dome. The largest version was commissioned for the United States Pavilion at Montreal’s Expo ’67. For many years, Fuller fine-tuned similar structures. For decades, he followed Walther Bauersfeld’s guidance and honed his ideas.


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