The first human buildings were largely a matter of trial and error – using all the available materials, people built shelters, and then others copied those who were working. You might not realize it, but most of the world is still full of these types of buildings, especially outside urban areas in the least developed countries.
Ancient cultures such as the Egyptians and Romans built houses from the oral traditions of written practices, and formalized the architecture to build incredibly complex buildings, such as the pyramids and the Coliseum. . They also built many more buildings everyday, such as universities, hospitals and Roman baths. It was this architecture created through the centuries.
20th century architecture was built on these centuries of building experience, but wanted to simplify and mass-produce buildings as technology became more important. improved and populations grew rapidly. This brave rise to modernist architecture, a very minimalist style where every useless detail and finery was removed, leaving only the building itself – basically, a big box. These buildings can still be seen (and inhabited) today, and are perfectly functional, but many people regard them as incredibly ugly.
In the latter part of the century, postmodern architecture reacted against this, releasing the flowery touches and tapping into the whole story to find different ways to design interesting buildings. Many postmodern buildings are still under construction, but mainly large towers in larger cities or buildings such as museums and galleries that want to be a little more distinct than the average building.
When you think about how to design your home, you must consider that today we are in the construction of a home, a kind of post-modern, design-oriented period for people. The newest homes are built with the people who live there first and foremost – all kinds of studies on the behavior and preferences of people are constantly made and used in design.