Architectural style of regency and georgian style
These architectural styles in our country are often defined by the general term “English style”, but in reality they represent two interrelated styles – the Georgian style and the regency style. The names gave them two historical epochs that took place in the social and political life of Great Britain.
Georgian style in architecture Georgian style is a common name for several trends in architecture, art and design that prevailed in England during the reign of four kings of the Hanover dynasty, from George I to George IV, after whom the style was named. This period lasted from 1714 to 1830, the Georgian style changed and acquired varieties, while maintaining the same basic features: harmony and symmetry of forms, simple mathematical relationships, a lot of space, light, pale colors and elegant decor.
The urban and country houses of the early Georgian style reflected the influence of ancient Roman architecture and the Palazzo of Northern Italy: the symmetry and regularity of the windows on the building’s facade, the emphasis on the high and richly decorated cornices and moldings of the first floor of the house. The decoration of the facades was a sign of wealth and status in society: the houses of noblemen and rich bourgeois were decorated with intricate stucco molding, wood carving, and complex plastering.
Ordinary houses were covered with paint that fulfilled a protective and cosmetic function: in decrees on the construction of residential houses, simplicity and uniformity were recommended. However, architects and entrepreneurs engaged in commercial construction, increasingly used the “palace” facade in the central part of the blocked houses, which was distinguished by a pediment and pilaster on the sides: such a beautiful, richly decorated facade significantly increased the cost of the building.
The discovery of the Late Georgian style was an artificial stone, which could be cast to produce various, beautiful, but relatively inexpensive ones. The facades of residential houses were also decorated with sculpted flower garlands, decorative stucco decorations: keystones with bas-relief faces, moldings, cornices. The facades of houses were also decorated with sculpted flower garlands, decorative panels and rosettes.
Modern builders and architects in the construction of buildings in the Georgian style prefer the stucco decoration of foam plastic: unlike artificial stone, it does not create an additional load on the walls, but is also durable and durable and allows the creation of decorative elements of any complexity. To create the effect of brick walls in combination with white decor, you can now use thermopanels, the front part of which is neatly laid clinker tiles. This creates a classic combination used in the regency style and the georgian style.
From 1811 to 1830, the country was ruled by George IV, who until 1820 was the regent for the sick father. Hence the name of the period – the regency, which also spread to the art and architecture of this time: not only urban but also suburban construction in the suburbs and on the coast, became especially popular due to the growth of middle-class customers. In the regency style classical architectural trends of the 18th-19th centuries, as well as the influence of French architecture and design, were reflected with particular refinement. The windows became more elongated in height, the balconies were decorated with rich stucco with ancient Greek and Roman motifs. The blind, facade and architectural decor of the facades from ARFA TERM – facade and architectural elements, decoration and design of facades.
The front door is a key architectural element and the main decoration of the house in the style of regency.
In the regency, special attention was paid to the decoration of the facades: the emphasis was on geometrically-precise ornaments and carved patterns, arched window openings. The main decoration of the house was still the front door, around which the decorative elements were concentrated.
In the regency, special attention was paid to the decoration of the facades: the emphasis was on geometrically-precise ornaments and carved patterns, arched window openings. Behind the simplicity of the doorframes in modern Greek style was concealed careful architectural thoughtfulness. On the sides of the door were pilasters or stylized moldings. In the fashion was a low graceful porch, relying on twisted consoles. If the house had a picturesque view, the architect added a terrace or balcony with stucco balustrade, from where one could admire nature.
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