Embracing the Differences between Modern and Classical Architecture

Updated: Aug 3


Modern architecture emerged at a period when machine-made industrialization was replacing hand-crafted skills. Modern builders tried to rethink construction techniques such that they were more concerned with how people lived than with aesthetics. In contrast to revivalist styles, this building is not emotional. Instead, it is novel, daring, and understated. On the other hand, the massive stone temples that were constructed with symmetry and order are the most recognizable examples of Classical design in architecture. As a result, there is a long-standing custom among architects to revisit this architectural past and bring back the principles and aspirations of antiquity. Modern classical architecture is complementary architecture focused on both modern and classical design.


The modern movement lasted for a significant amount of time—nearly 60 years—and it includes a number of sub-styles. Some people associate the style with more transitional architectural styles like the Arts and Crafts and Art Deco periods. Some believed that previous designs were models for more pure mid-century modern architects. Classical design architecture was built in Greece in the 5th century BC and in Rome in the 3rd century AD. The style has been resurrected several times throughout the years.


The Luxurious Villa NRM Project by iMaker Group

There are various distinguishing qualities of modern architecture because there are several types. The amalgamation of modern classical architecture can be witnessed in the luxurious Villa NRM. We can see simple and neat lines reflecting modern architecture within a symmetrical and proportional design from the classical era. Classical structures are often symmetrical, with components such as windows that are regularly placed. A substantial amount of natural light enters the interior thanks to the abundant use of big windows and glass walls at Villa NRM. The modern design incorporates arched and rectangular windows with symmetrical arrangements. Another hint of classical design.


Since modern architecture design emphasizes form above function, the architects attempted to integrate big, open floorplans with flowing eating and living rooms. Design elements such as bricks from the classical era showcase durability and glass which allows natural light from modern architecture. Both are being integrated into the Villa NRM. Furthermore, a connection to the outside world; a lot of care went into developing locations and how structures would interact with the natural terrain. Similarly, in the villa's courtyard, one is greeted by a captivating landscape that gives the feeling of being in a regal garden. Every classical window leads to a refreshing view of the landscape surrounding the Villa NRM.


Classical design valued characteristics such as valor, and modesty. Medium-pitched roofs, dentil molding, and boxed eaves are common features of classical design. Villa NRM plays with the idea of boxed eaves and medium-pitched roofs along with flat ceilings that can be used as terraces. The exterior also highlights dentil moldings; an element of classical design that also recollect the element of fine lines from modern architecture.

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