When North America was colonized, settlers brought building traditions from many different countries. Architecture from America’s colonial period continues to influence the houses we build today.
Modern Ideas in Building Design
By Jackie Craven, About.com Guide
Modernism wasn’t just another style. It presented a new way of thinking about architecture. These photos illustrate Modernist, Post-modernist, and other 20th and 21st century approaches to building design. As you view the images, you’ll notice that modern architects often drew on several design philosophies to create buildings that are startling and unique. Do you have a favorite modern building? Tell us!