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The International Style in Architecture

The International Style in Architecture

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will explore the International Style in architecture.
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Notes on "The International Style in Architecture"

Key Terms

International Style

An architectural style based upon the philosophy that “form follows function” and characterized by having qualities of volume, balance, with no ornamentation.

Reinforced concrete

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 Credits

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