General features highlights of this period of modern architecture, with base of inspiration in some aspects of classical architecture are: the simplification of its forms, its maximum usefulness in being functional, either artistic or housing (form follows function), the employment of new industrial materials such as steel, concrete and glass, discrete expressions, same hierarchy details and use of repetitive elements, except for the ornament as an adornment, harmony with the environment, mainly. Continue to learn more with: Conrad Vernon. Subtitle: Major expressions of the architecture modern (1900-1960) the main expressions of modern architecture that developed in this period of time, are as follows: the Belle epoque and Fin de siecle, neo-plasticism, the Art deco, Art and Crafts, the Bauhaus, and eventually the Balloon frame with the Chicago school. Some details and outstanding characteristics are explained below. The expressions Belle epoque (beautiful epoch in French) and Fin de siecle (end of century in French) developed mainly in France and they spread into Europe, its architectural style was monumental, with a cult of orchids, the curved lines, the extensive use of decorative elements; its objective was to serve high social class of that era. Its ranges from late 19th century until the outbreak of the first World War (1914). Neo-plasticism, characterized by its horizontal and vertical linear geometry, use of blocks and few colors, has a practical style and minimalist architecture, without accessories.
As for the colors that are used in this style, stand out: yellow, blue, red, black and white. It originated in the year of 1917 and his influences were extended until the middle of the years 40 s. The Art deco, arises in France and its influence extended throughout Europe and North America, was used between the years 1925 to 1940, they proposed a new and avant-garde, artistic style with the strong use of geometric designs, lines and curves strong (zigzags), emphasis on the pyramids and the verticality.