Architectural Styles from the Antiquity to the Present Day

By Divya

Different eras have seen different architectural symphonies. The use of technology, geometry, design, and materials are notable characteristics of each architectural style. The construction style has changed over the years, with each civilization and empire having their unique and influential styles. Here is what you need to know about different architectural styles from history to the modern-day. 


This type of architecture was highly popular in Ancient Greece between the 4th and 7th centuries B.C. In that era, large religious temples designed from principles of perspective, geometry, symmetry, and order were built from stone. 


The romanesque style was developed in Europe and had a great relation to its historical context. This type of architecture was popular during the 6th and 9th centuries and proved highly effective in defending against intruders. 


Gothic style refers to the majestic and vertical architecture produced in France between the years 900 and 1300. You will see cathedrals and churches with rib vaults and ogival arches. 


Baroque is a unique architectural style that uses elements and ornaments to establish a dramatic sense. It came into reign in 16th century Europe. 


Neoclassical architecture came into existence in the 18th century in the hope of reviving the classical Roman and Greek buildings. 


This is an academic style architecture, which originated in the mid-1830s in Paris. It combined the classic Gothic style with French Neoclassicism and employed the use of glass and iron. 

The architectural concepts of different regions and centuries depict how science has evolved, enabling people to build something unthinkable.