This lesson will present an overview of the international style in architecture.
An architectural style based upon the philosophy that “form follows function” and characterized by having qualities of volume, balance, with no ornamentation.
Concrete material that has been strengthened usually by embedded steel rods.
An architectural construction technique seen in bridges, buildings, and balconies that uses a support beam that overhangs without bracing.
Supports such as columns or piers, usually made of reinforced concrete, that raise a building off of the ground and create an open ground level.
Image of Gropius, Bauhaus Dessau, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bauhaus_Dessau,Gropiusallee.jpg Schroder House; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RietveldSchroederhuis.jpg , Villa Savoye; Creative Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:VillaSavoye.jpg, Seagram Building; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NewYorkSeagram_04.30.2008.JPG, Seagram Building, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NewYorkSeagram_04.30.2008.JPG