Recently, I have been passed by a lot of houses either newly built or are under-construction; one thing grab my attention; most of the houses built on by using of arch windows, arch doors, columns etc in its home architectural styles.
These arches and columns are key features of Mediterranean style. After Contemporary Modern home architectural style, Mediterranean is the next style to be in trend in Pakistan. It is one of the latest design trends changes the traditional rectangular shape of a door or window into arch. This style is being followeda nd liked by many people currently.
What is Mediterranean style? let’s find out first..!
Mediterranean homes style aims to follow the feeling of being in a luxurious Mediterranean villa. It became popularized during the 1920s.
Originally, the style was only used for public structures like hotels. However, eventually, architects found that the style’s breezy layout might be a good fit for residential or home architectures too.
We decided to take an in-depth look at what it is that sets Mediterranean homes apart. If you take the time to read over these distinctions, you’ll be an expert on this style before you know it.
Mediterranean Revival homes are unique in that they borrow influences from a few different cultures in that geographic region. In particular, Italian and Spanish are seen most commonly.
Italian Renaissance (1890-1930) Italian Renaissance homes borrow some of their inspiration specifically, can be seen in imposing scale, as well as architectural details like columns and rounded arches. This style began at the end of the Victorian era.
Spanish Revival (1915-1930) – Spanish Revival homes are a bit simpler than the other Mediterranean varieties. They feature cleaner lines, as well as a lower-pitched roofline that appears thicker and heavier.
Its often get confused with classic/traditional home styles. A Mediterranean style home, sometimes known as “Spanish Modern”, is typically found in warmer climates. These types of homes are usually finished with a light colored stucco and clay or concrete roof tiles which will keep the house cool during the hot summer days. Some features related with the style are low sloping roofs, arched openings and hallways, columns, wood beams and wrought iron accents.
Traditional style homes are simple and are of classic in style most commonly built according to culture or lifestyle of a specific region. It. can be single or two story with slopped roof lines with either brick, stone, or stucco exterior finishes. Other features associated with the traditional style are covered patios and porches, open hallway, symmetrical windows, open floor plans, separate garage, and gardens.
Modern Mediterranean architecture can follow either Spanish or Italian design. It focuses on resort-style living. These homes borrow aesthetic details from the traditional Mediterranean home style with many of the comforts of modern living. These homes usually feature open floor plans, extensive, updated kitchens and an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living.
Though there are some distinct differences between the sub-types, there are a few defining features that tie them all together. They are as follows:
Exterior & Interior features
- open, symmetrical front elevation
- Stucco/ Rock wall exteriors
- Low-pitched, tile roofs
- Arched windows and doorways
- Wrought-iron balconies and window grilles
- European-style gardens or courtyards
- One to two stories
- Rectangular floor plan
- High ceilings
- Heavy use of wood and patterned tile
- Designed to let breezes flow through the house
If you are considering arches in your home, take some time to think about how you might apply them for the most striking impact. And, If you’re a fan of lavish and comfy living, than Mediterranean is better architectural style for you. These homes remind viewers of villas.
The red clay tile roof and stucco/ rock-wall exterior are signatures of classic formal Mediterranean style. That is apparent the moment you enter the carved iron gates; welcomes you beautifully while remaining livable and inviting.
So our design inspiration for today is Mediterranean. I hope you all have enjoyed this information and have found much inspiration in its delightful design.
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