Architecture in any country is an important aspect and contributes to the history and adds to the beauty of that country. Like other countries, this is also, common in Spain and America. These two countries boast of a rich history of architecture that significantly contributes to their tourism industry by attracting millions of tourists from all over the world.
The purpose of this research paper is to compare and contrast the architectural forms in Spain and United States of America from the colonial times to the modern times.
How the study was conducted
The study of architecture between United States and Spain is comprehensive and demonstrates the various architectural factors that are similar and different between the two countries. The study discusses the various motivations and inspirations in adoptions of architectural designs. The study also, analyzes the development of the architecture industry in the two countries.
Research method used
Through application of technical naturalistic observation and a conduct of survey, scholarly and popular media play a great role in addressing the architectural issues.
The results of the study focus on analyzing the different factors that are similar and different between Spain and United States. The main points of discussion include: colonial architecture, factors of influence to architecture, dynamics in modern architecture, architectural aesthetics and analysis on challenges affecting architecture in both countries.
Key point’s summary
Both American and Spain architecture designs have developed immensely overtime and characterized by numerous features and events. Various events and factors have influenced the architectural background of the two countries. Despite, the challenges that face the architectural forms of the two countries there has been a consistent improvement of the architecture to meet the increasing need for buildings. There has been an increase in the creativity and innovation in the shapes and use of materials to construct buildings. The continued growth of the architecture is more of a positive thing considering the trends. There is, however, need to include more aspects while developing architectural designs such as the social, economic and environmental impacts. Despite the great historical events, that characterizes the architectural dynamics of Spain and United States. Both countries are now symbolized by new upcoming modern architectural designs. Both countries share similar challenges in ensuring upcoming architecture designs meet the required specifications. But, they also have unique challenges depending on the culture of the two countries.
The various architectural dynamics and techniques that exist in the different regions tend to influence surrounding societies. Among the greatest influencers of the American architecture is the Spanish influence (Upton 85). This was mainly through exploration. Another huge influence of the Spanish architecture was culture. The Spanish culture was in a large extent demonstrated through Spanish architecture. The political events have also influenced and had numerous impacts on the architectural development of Spain. The construction of palaces and castles was instances that dictated the direction of the architectural development. These buildings were important for the Spanish people because they represented the people’s ideology and values.
Challenges faced in the United States, in the architectural industry are different from the ones in Spain. But, an interesting factor about the challenges is that they all in away relate to cultural concerns. Spain has also embraced modern architecture to produce some of the finest works especially in the monumental work. Architectures in both countries have common stands on the need for adaptation of the contemporary architecture outside of an environment that is urban and need for local culture in most of the international projects. There has been an increase in the creativity and innovation in the shapes and use of materials to construct buildings. The continued growth of the architecture is more of a positive thing considering the trends.
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