Ten Architecture Styles that are famous

Ten Architecture Styles that are famous

Did it ever happen to you when you looked at a building and got confused that what era it is from and what style of Architecture it reflects? Well, you are not alone. We know it gets a lot confusing when you see historic buildings that have gone through so many different periods of time. We have listed down some of the most famous Architectural styles so that you can distinguish between them and figure it out yourself, next time you see a historic structure. And if not anything, but learning something new is never bad, right?

Here is what we have gathered for you!

  1. Victorian

Many houses were built in Victorian style during Industrial Revolution. The style saw a mix plate of Gothic, Tudor, Romanesque styles as well as influences from Asia and the Middle East.

Prominent features:

Elaborate trim or doll-house effect, bay windows, sash windows, a steep mansard roof, wrap around porches and bright colours were prominently used in the buildings.


Prominent Locations:

Unites Stated of America, United Kingdom and Australia

  1. Islamic

Islamic Architecture varies greatly depending on different regions for example North Africa, Persia and Spain.

One of the best examples of Islamic Architecture is a mosque where we see domes, pointed arches, courtyards.



Prominent features:

Geometric designs, minarets, perforated screens, introverted, enclosed spaces, horse-shoe arches.

  1. Romanesque:

This style came across Europe in the late 10th Century. It is an Architectural style of medieval Europe characterized by semi-circular arches. This style is also known as Norman Architecture.

Prominent features:

Massive quality thick walls, rounded arches, groin vaults, large towers and symmetrical plans.


  1. Baroque:

The style came in the early 17th Century, characterized by its highly decorative and theatrical style. It was a departure from the formal Romanesque style.

Prominent features:

Broken pediments, detailed ornamentation, convex and concave walls.




  1. Tudor:

It is the final style or final development from Medieval Architecture in England and also a tentative introduction of Renaissance Architecture to England.

Prominent features:

Masonry chimneys, thatched roof or steeply pitched gable roofs, embellished doorways, groupings of windows and decorative hall-timbering.



  1. Bauhaus:

Bauhaus, originally an Art school in Germany and also an art movement of an idea that all art and technology would be unified under the idea of simplistic design and mass-production. Decoration and ornamentations were kept aside and the idea of functionality was focused more. Form followed function.

Prominent features:

Cubic shapes, angles, and open floor plans, use of primary colours: red, blue, yellow, flat roofs, steel frames, glass curtain walls.

Prominent location:

Dessau, Germany



  1. Neo-Classical:

It is said that neo-classical is considered to be a response of Baroque and Rococo. It came in the mid-18th century. Neo-classical was inspired by Ancient Greek and Roman buildings.

Simplicity, symmetry and functionality were more focused.

Prominent features:

Clean lines, grand scale, use of columns, free standing columns, simplicity of geometric forms.

  1. Renaissance:

This style was more inspired or you can say influenced by classical styles. It first came in Italy during the 15th Century.

The designs were supposed to reflect elegance and ideals of domestic life. They followed the clues and hints depicted by Roman ruins.

Prominent features:

Flat ceilings, classical motifs, arches and domes, Roman type-columns, enclosed courtyards, arcades or vaulted bays.



  1. Gothic:

Gothic style came in mid-12th century and what it did was that it used the features of all the previous styles and unified them together. So you will see so many features that we already might have seen in previous styles. The gothic style is more ornamented and detailed In terms of decoration than classical styles.

Prominent features:

Massive grand scale, pointed arches, vaulted ceilings, use of light, stone structures, large expanses of glasses, sharply pointed spires, clustered columns, flying buttresses.



  1. Modernist:

It is a name given to the movement and style that emerged in the early 20th century. This style was a response or aftermath of the changes in technology and society.

Functions of buildings became more important than ornaments and décor and simplicity, and rational use of elements was practiced in the designs.

Prominent features:

Simple, plain geometric forms, rectangular shapes and linear elements, modern materials, low heighted, interaction of exterior and interior, use of glass and natural light.

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