The concept of industrialization is an ideology that began to echo in the XIX century. Some architects started to design with new materials and new ways of constructing. Elements are manufactured in series to facilitate assembly or construction at the place of destination. Architects like Paxton, Mies or Le Corbusier design according this new ideology.

A clear example of the industrial revolution is the Crystal Palace by Paxton. It was built in 1850 when the industrialization was starting to grow. The project was an absolutely new design in relation with the architecture of that time, and was built by a new constructive system. The large nave was built only with iron and glass. The structure of the building consisted of standardized pieces that arrived prefabricated from the factory and ready to be assembled, so that the building process consisted of the assembly of the general structure and the placement of the crystals.

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Shigeru Ban: Pritzker winner's paper palaces could last forever



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Japanese architect Shigeru Ban won architecture's highest award in 2014. He constructed using cardboard tubing, designed and built fast in response to natural catastrophes, and often not intended for indefinite use -- have continually outlasted their period of need.








Modern architecture uses new materials and ways of constructing. Elements are produced in series in a more efficient way. The materials are brought prefabricated directly to the site and the process of construction is shorter and more effective. The elements in modern architecture are lighter than in traditional. Traditional has a more elaborated way of producing and constructing. In the same way the correspondent names in the animation are represented.





"la arquitectura del siglo XIX estaba ampliamente basada en el desarrollo del hierro"     -Nikolaus Pevsner

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