Every piece of architecture ever created follow an ideology that resembles its purpose to be served, some form of architecture served a religious purpose, some for political, and some were made out of pure art and nothing more but every piece of architecture also stood as an identity of time and period, Georgian architecture is one such architecture which resembles the time and being the only true identity of art.

Georgian architectural style is a bit different when compared to all the other architectures of the world, it is not composed or formed as a single architecture, what we and the architects of the world call Georgian is the time and the architecture which were built during the period of 17 to the mid 18th century.

Rome and Greece are the two major pillars in the formation of the Georgian style, the architectural style was used more in Europe as usual, and in American countries too, the simplest style of Georgian architecture made it adapt too quickly, and in the end of the 18th century, almost the entire western countries were adapted to the Georgian architectural style.

Architecture Philosophy

Britain and America acted as the two major places where the Georgian architectural style was more popular than anywhere in the world, the tall and large windows which let the natural light inside, and the high ceiling and wider open space inside are the two major characteristics of the Georgian style.

The architecture became famous for its symmetry, balance, and proportion, the geometry played a wide role in constructing Georgian architecture which made it look more classical and stylish at the same time, the pattern rectangular in shape with larger use of bricks made it simple looking and budget architecture too.

The core decoration of the Georgian style is the usage of bricks and stones in the right place in the right order, even the raw bricks acted as a design concept of the Georgian architecture, American woods are also used in place of bricks which is merely for their environmental purpose, not just houses churches, public buildings, and colonial houses are major construction of the Georgian architectural style.

Like the name resembles the Georgian is kind of royal, classical, and yet simple in form, entrance, roofs, and doors were given more importance than any other part of the architecture and it worked well with people of classical styles.

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Bricks, stones, and stucco were the core materials used in the construction of the Georgian style but woods were also used in some parts of the world, Georgian architecture is complete more with bricks than woods or stones.

The name and style of Georgian architecture changed according to the time, in the early 19th century it was called colonial revival architecture in America, by the 20th century it was called as neo-Georgian architecture, and then Georgian revival architecture in Great Britain.

Works to look at

Strawberry Hill and Marble Hill in Twickenham, no 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London, Royal Exchange in Dublin, and Circus Bath are some of the fine buildings constructed in the Georgian architectural style.

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