Which architectural styles are becoming more popular


When building a house for yourself and your loved ones, we also think about meeting our aesthetic needs. The architecture of a house is also a characteristic of a building, which is reflected in its material value, which becomes very tangible when it is sold. Which architectural qualities should distinguish a building in order to be rated as elegant and prestigious?

A house not only fulfills our living needs, but is also a shop window for the family. That's why we try to make it as representative as possible. When designing the image of our house, the architecture of the house plays an important role, both the body of the building and the execution of the facade and the Surroundings. They form the first impression, which is known to be very important and will last forever.


Whether you are a fan of modern buildings or are more inclined to traditional solutions, must be consideredbecomethat a house should be stylistically consistent. There are certain rules that follow from the architectural assumptions for a particular style. These include the principle of symmetry, which is typical of the rural, suburban and stately architectural styles. Both houses that are close to traditional manor architecture and houses that reflect a modern view of building use specific patterns and style-specific elements and details. The shape of the sloping roof, its inclination, the height of the base, the shape and size of the windows and other glazing or the presence in the building structure are important. The shape and location of facades, risalits, bay windows and dormers are also important. Of course you can combine the architectural styles. The result is eclectic, suburban or urban mansions and palaces. In most cases, however, such projects are terrifying to our eyes and deface the architectural landscape.


The principle of symmetry plays an important role in building the image of the house. This is especially important when the architecture of a building is based on traditional solutions. On the axis of symmetry there is then a planned entrance zone - platform and entrance door. Often there are dormers or a facade designed over them. Sometimes the entrance door is also located in a veranda or a risalit, which lie on the axis of symmetry. The symmetry of the entrance area is determined by the arrangement of the windows and other details such as columns and pillars. Consequently, the side views, in which the symmetry axis usually forms the gable of the wall, and the garden view with a terrace, which is often covered by an arcade or a balcony, should also look to the Principle of symmetry be put together. The glazing is also characteristic of an architecture that is based on symmetry. In this type of building, the size of the windows on the facade is the same regardless of the function of the room. For example, building contemporary homes inspired by mansion architecture brings with it the need to do the Principle of symmetry to adapt to the current reality, where there is also a garage due to the much smaller plots in the building. In order to maintain the symmetry, the heavy-duty garage door is balanced, for example, by a spacious entrance area with a double-leaf door, to which a staircase and a large platform lead.


If the architecture of a building is based on modern solutions that originate from the modern age, the principle of symmetry gives way to asymmetry. Their dominance is associated with the pioneering role of the manifestos of modernity, in which the functionality of the solutions to which the shape of the building is subordinated, including its elevations, comes to the fore. The result of such thinking about architecture is the lack of symmetry typical of older solutions rooted in tradition. The windows have different sizes and shapes depending on their function, and their Height from the facade also depends on the size and role of the room. The positioning of the front door also changes. They are often relocated from their central location on the front view to the side wall that then takes over the function of the entrance area. Of course, that doesn't mean there should be a mess on the facade. The order is maintained, for example, that the elements at a certain height, in the appropriate proportions to Glazing or the designof the doors be arranged to each other. Also the use of details such as bay windows, risalits, columns, cornices - are always subordinate to the shape of the building.


Pitched roofs dominate the architecture, which is based on traditional solutions. Usually they comprise simple house bodies connected to a Polish manor house or a Swiss suburb or spa villa, here known as Świdermajer. Typical of manor houses or rural houses with pitched roofs and hipped roofs in different variants is a tradition that is worth continuing. In particular, saddle roofs, made by lovers of energy-efficient and passive constructions preferred are having a growing number of followers. Their simple shape leads to timeless and universal facade solutions that can be considered prestigious today - especially if we use long-lasting and impressive roof and facade materials. In many environments, a house with an expanded shape covered with a multi-part roof is considered prestigious, but such a project will be very expensive due to the numerous attics - if we want to get a good result. Houses covered with a monopitch or flat roof are becoming increasingly popular. But they are not to be confused with the typical communist bloc. Their reputation is based on the pure form, which is a result of modernist traditions and attention to detail. These are houses that have been refined both in terms of the use of architectural means and the facade materials. They are characterized by their very high quality and perfect workmanship.


The beauty of the building can certainly be highlighted by properly executed exterior walls and roofing. They are like a well done makeup that shows a woman's strengths highlights and can hide possible disadvantages. Sometimes a perfectly laid plaster and a well-chosen facade color are enough. Natural materials will always work. The prestige of the house is through thefaced masonry and even by their fragments, which are faced with stone cladding or clinker brick, as well as a roof covered with ceramic tiles, slate, shingles or shavings, realized. The wall cladding with exotic woods, larch wood or veneered panels can also be regarded as renowned. Their position has been built over centuries or even millennia, we know how old they are, and we can see how beautiful they get. In addition to materials of natural origin, products made with modern technologies - large glazing, titanium-zinc sheets or cement tiles that imitate stone - are enjoying increasing popularity.


In order to consider a house beautiful, it must keep the proportions of all elements in relation to each other regardless of style. Facade walls, sloping ceilings, glazing, dormers, risalits, bay windows and other elements should form a proportional and coherent composition.

The relationship between the height of the building and its width plays an important role in its construction - the smaller the base, the lower the house should be. Otherwise a house is threatened with the so-called tower effect. So let's not just leave architectural designs alone thereby improve, for example, by arbitrarily increasing the height of the curved walls. If there is a disruption of proportions, it can be optically improved by lowering the facade, raising the base or using cornices. The proportions of the pitched roof to the walls are just as important. Its height and angle of inclination largely depend on the style of the house. In this case, the proportions of the house can be improved by looking at the degree of Expansion of the eaves changed.