Californian Bungalow Architecture

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Architecture has always had a way of changing, molding, morphing into new styles or designs, and sometimes reviving the past with new features. Architecture that was commissioned and built in California during the late 19th century was based on the romantic, spanish-mexican colonial period. Entering the 19th century, the style morphed into the early Arts and Crafts movement with pieces still remaining from the past. Early on, architects such as Julia Morgan took this new Arts and Crafts movement and morphed it with the already popular Bungalow style housing market. Similar architects such as Green and Green and Bernard Maybeck molded this style to create the California Bungalow and the ultimate bungalow housing. The west coast during the early 19th century was built using a mixture of Spanish-Mexican building practices with New England architectural traditions. Thomas Larkin specialized in this style of housing and later built the structures from red wood timber frames which allowed a building to contain a second story. These…show more content…
The 1893 World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago brought Mission Revival to the front of architectural design. This style contained the romantic ideals of the Spanish-Mexican colonial period consisting of a building finished in white stucco and a roof of red tiles (arts-and-crafts-style). A new building material was introduced to California called reinforced concrete; it was developed by Ernest Ransome. Earnest used reinforced concrete to build the first house in 1884 and two decades later California was hit by a deadly earthquake causing massive damage, meaning new buildings and sky scrapers would be built from reinforced concrete. One of the famous buildings of this time that was the de Young Museum built in 1894, this building received damage and had to be reinforced with structural

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