Reasons for the popularity of North American villas:
The British journalist McRae stated in his book “The World in 2000”: “The advantages of the United States and the respect of a great power are neither reflected in the abundance of natural resources, nor in the size of the economy, nor even in The political influence is extensive, and the most secretive and lethal performance of American power lies in its cultural expansion and penetration capabilities.” Compared with many major countries in the world, the United States has the shortest history and shallowest cultural accumulation and is an extremely young country. The Chinese nation has more than 5,000 years of accumulation, and the Egyptian civilization has even more than 7,000 years. The United Kingdom was once known as the “empire that the sun never sets”. Especially in the late 20th century, the influence of the United States has become increasingly prominent. To a certain extent, the influential force that truly penetrates the hearts of the people is not the economic and military power of the United States, but their culture. American culture is called a “strong culture”, and even the old cultural powers in Western Europe such as France have to issue policies and laws to resist the invasion of this culture. Not to mention the rapid development of China. Americans pay attention to pragmatism and make no secret of their utilitarian values. This is a very worthy reference for China, which is transforming from a planned economy to a market economy.
What is the North American style?
The United States is a country of immigrants. Almost all the major ethnic groups in the world have descendants, bringing a variety of architectural styles, especially the original traditional culture of Britain, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States. Mutual influence and integration, and with the further enhancement of economic strength, residential forms adapted to various new functions have emerged one after another, and various gorgeous residential architectural styles have emerged. Therefore, the American architectural style presents a diverse and colorful international trend. American architecture, especially residences, is a collection of the essence of residential architecture in the world today, and then incorporates some humanistic elements such as American freedom, liveliness, and creativity, making American residences the most advanced, most humane, and most advanced in the world. Innovative residence.
Therefore, the North American style is actually a mixed style. Unlike European architectural styles, which gradually developed and evolved step by step, it accepted many mature architectural styles during the same period, and they merged and influenced each other.
Characteristics and main styles of North American villas
American houses are divided into two parts: folk houses and stylized houses. The former did not try to imitate a certain style, just a relatively simple shelter built by non-professionals.
Most of the stylized houses are based more or less on the architectural styles of four main periods: Classical period style, Renaissance classical style, Medieval period, or modern style. The classical style refers to the monuments of ancient Rome or ancient Greece. The classical style of the Renaissance, which is more similar to it, originated in Italy in the 15th century and was a revival of classical architecture. The two classical styles have many of the same architectural details.
The third traditional style appeared in the Middle Ages, connecting the classical style and the Renaissance classical style in time. The architectural style of this period is mainly based on the pure Gothic style of church buildings, and there are also residential buildings. The architecture of this period in England and France had the greatest impact on North American housing.
The fourth traditional style is the modernist style, which began in the late 19th century and continues to the present. It does not have too much decoration, the external effect is simple and honest, and the application of new structural technology makes the space room for change.
Other styles influencing North American residences include Spanish style, including simple buildings in the Spanish colonies in North America and exquisite buildings in Spain. The architecture of the East and Egypt has more or less become a reference for North American houses.
Different interpretations of each style in different periods have produced new North American residential styles. Style fusion is also common in American residential buildings.