Form follows function

Form follows function...

‘Form follows function’ is a principle that proposes a building’s purpose should be the starting point for its design rather than its aesthetics. As an axiom, it is associated with modernist architects in the early-20th century, and can be termed 'functionalism'. The phrase (which was actually 'form ever follows function'), was first coined by the American architect Louis Sullivan who helped develop the first steel skyscrapers in late-19th century Chicago. This period was a transformative one for architecture, as the new technologies and construction methods that developed during the Industrial Age meant that old and established styles could be adapted or replaced. (1)

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Prudential Guaranty in Buffalo, New York. Dacoslett/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 - form follow function.
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Ornament and Crime

Ornament and Crime began...

Ornament and Crime began as a lecture delivered by Adolf Loos in 1910 in response to a time (the late 19th and early 20th Centuries) and a place (Vienna), in which Art Nouveau was the status quo. Loos used the essay as a vehicle to explain his disdain of "ornament" in favour of "smooth and previous surfaces," partly because the former, to him, caused objects and buildings to become unfashionable sooner, and therefore obsolete. Thus the effort wasted in designing and creating superfluous ornament, that ishe saw as nothing short of a "crime." The ideas embodied in this essay were forerunners to the Modern movement, including practices that would eventually be at the core of the Bauhaus in Weimar. (1)

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Concrete Discovery

Concrete was first...

Concrete Discovery

Concrete Discovery
The period during which. invented depends on how one interprets the term "concrete." Ancient materials were raw cement made by crushing and burning gypsum or limestone. Lime also refers to crushed, burned limestone. When sand and water were added to this cement, they became mortar, which was a plaster-like material used to adhere to stones to each other.  Over thousands of years, these materials were improved upon, combined with other materials, and ultimately, morphed into modern concrete.
The precursor to concrete was invented in about 1300 BC when Middle Eastern builders found that when they coated the outsides of their pounded-clay fortresses and home walls with a thin,
 damp coating of burned limestone, it reacted chemically with gases in the air to form a hard, protective surface, This wasn't concrete, but it was the beginning of the development of cement.
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