Architectural Design Techniques of Urban Buildings in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

  • James Dougherty Dover, Kohl & Partners town planning, Coral Gables, FL, USA

Abstract

Urban buildings constructed in historic city centers of Europe and America in the late 19th and early 20th Century demonstrate a remarkable consistency of architectural excellence and harmony which can be observed from the large urban forms, down to minute details. The comprehensive system of design principles employed by architects of the time in the creation of these buildings has resulted in urban environments that achieve a very high degree of functionality as well as adaptability to the evolving needs of their modern populations. This essay explores the specific physical design techniques employed by architects of the late 19th and early 20th Century to achieve these remarkable results.

Keywords: historic architectural façade design techniques, urban buildings, late 19th century and early 20th century
Published online
2018-05-03
How to Cite
Dougherty, J. (2018) “Architectural Design Techniques of Urban Buildings in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century”, Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, 49(1), pp. 1-22. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPar.11830.
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