Architectural buildings don’t have to be boring or fit into society’s box of what is expected from an imposing creation, and these modern structures come to prove just that! There is nothing boring about postmodern architecture and when it comes to it, the more the merrier! More colours, curves and strangely fun modern design buildings are what the enthusiastic minds have created over the years, and Boca do Lobo Blog aims for when looking for new modern architecture to show to you.
The Ordnance Pavilion by Studio Mutt, 2018 | The Lake District, Cumbria, England
Industry City Mural by Camille Walala, 2018 | Brooklyn, New York
M2 Building by Kengo Kuma, 1991 | Tokyo, Japan
Postmodern architecture arrived on the scene in the 1960s not with a whimper but with a bang. As a sharp, complex response to the Modernist style that supported the idea that simplicity was beautiful, Postmodernism architecture art instead ushered in a rush of bold, whimsical designs that were anything but minimalist.
Robot Building by Sumet Jumsai, 1986 | Bangkok, Thailand
Hotel Zaandam by WAM Architecten, 2010 | Amsterdam, the Netherlands
“Less is a bore.” The style is perhaps best summed up most famously by architect Robert Venturi, who responded to Mies van der Rohe’s “Less is more”.
Ting 1 by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor, 2013 | Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Kindergarten Wolfartsweier by Tomi Ungerer and Ayla Suzan Yöndel, 2002 | Karlsruhe, Germany
Museum Garage by Jurgen Mayer H, Workac, Clavel Arquitectos, Nicolas Buffe, and K/R, 2018 | Miami, Florida
With striking colours, references to classical and Gothic styles, a variety of materials and shapes, and an air of playfulness in contemporary design, Postmodern structures are easily identifiable not only by their signature characteristics but also by the stringent forms they reject.
A House for Essex by FAT and Grayson Perry, 2015 | Manningtree, Essex, England
Best Products Showroom by SITE, James Wines, 1979 | Miami, Florida
China Wharf by CZWG Architects, 1988 | Bermondsey, London, England
The postmodern architecture is all about whimsical buildings with bold colours, ornaments, and different cultural references that continue to pop up around the globe. We hope that you have liked all of these modern art forms that we have shown you!