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Brick

Adam Sharr.

in Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Architecture; Architectural Structure and Design; History of Architecture. 5923 words.

Many global cultures have traditions of clay or mud brick construction. Evidence exists of fired brick being used as long ago as 5000 bce in Mesopotamia. The role of brick in modern...

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Conclusion

Adam Sharr.

in Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Architecture; Architectural Structure and Design; History of Architecture. 2247 words.

It took until the first half of the 20th century for architects’ ideas to mature, in conjunction with the new materials of steel, reinforced concrete, and electric light, into the...

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Introduction

Adam Sharr.

in Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Architecture; Architectural Structure and Design; History of Architecture. 2944 words.

Somewhere between 1910 and 1970, architecture changed. Expensive Western buildings became transformed from ornamented fancies, which referred to the classical and medieval pasts, into...

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Iron and steel

Adam Sharr.

in Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Architecture; Architectural Structure and Design; History of Architecture. 9656 words.

‘Iron and steel’ explains how the Iron Bridge in Shropshire, UK, completed in 1779, illustrates the industrial cultures where modern architecture started to form. It indicates the...

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Light and air

Adam Sharr.

in Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Architecture; Architectural Structure and Design; History of Architecture. 6635 words.

The development of air-conditioning and fluorescent tubes meant that decent lighting and ventilation could be provided artificially rather than naturally. Accommodation could then be placed...

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Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Adam Sharr.

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Architecture; Architectural Structure and Design; History of Architecture. 192 pages.

Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction explores the technical innovations that opened up the cultural and intellectual opportunities for modern architecture to happen....

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Reinforced concrete

Adam Sharr.

in Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Architecture; Architectural Structure and Design; History of Architecture. 10776 words.

Reinforced concrete lends itself to a structural form called the cantilever, where a slab or beam is hung outwards from one side, suspended without columns, counter-weighted by a mass of...

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