Charm of Ornaments: Decorative Elements in Building Architecture

In the world of architectural design, interior design and decorative art, ornamentation is a very common thing found and used as decoration to support aesthetic design. The decorative elements of this ornament can be in the form of sculptures or monumental figures or various other details which generally do not support the function, but provide more aesthetics to the overall building design.

Ornaments in Architecture and Design

Simply stated, ornaments can be interpreted as accessories or details that are added to something to beautify or beautify it. In architecture and interior design, it can also be formed from a variety of materials and methods such as stone and wood carvings or printed from clay, cement, to gypsum.

This decorating art itself has a long history and varied distribution so it has a lot of styles and variations in design. Until in this modern era, there are various choices of ornamental charms that are popular in the classical to modern eras which are still popular today.

Baroque Ornaments

Typical Baroque architectural ornaments were born in the Baroque era, precisely at the end of the 16th century in Italy. The Baroque style is famous for a more dramatic exploration of shapes.

The impression of seeing the Baroque ornament in the architecture of the building is magnificent because the proportion is too large or gigantism which is a characteristic of the architecture that developed in the Baroque era. So, do not be surprised if you find towering pillars and large or door framed with thick carvings and quite a fantastic size.

Byzantine Ornaments

The ornaments in Byzantine architecture still resemble the styles, patterns, and elements of previous Roman architecture. One characteristic that still survives and is seen in designs from the Byzantine era is the variety of geometric decoration but designed with higher complexity.

Another distinctive feature is the presence of mosaics as a substitute for carving as decoration elements. Although not as grand and as large as the Baroque style, the details of the Byzantine style make it have an appeal that is not less than Baroque-style architecture. Architectural patterns that have Byzantine peculiarities are commonly found in buildings of places of worship and to this day, are often regarded as ornaments that have their own sacred values.

Gothic Ornament

The next ornament pattern that is still included in the category of classical architecture is the Gothic architectural style. A distinctive feature of Gothic Architecture is the composition of the composition soaring high.

The use of sculptures that form dioramas is also a characteristic that is very easily found on ornaments that get influence from the Gothic style. The Cathedral Church in Jakarta is one example of a building that applies the Gothic architectural style.

Modern era ornaments

Entering the post-World War II era, architecture underwent many developments and also influences on more modern understandings began to influence the image of architecture at that time, not apart from the development of ornaments.

At that time, the basic forms and ornaments that applied the principles of minimalist design became more popular and popular. The concept of "less is more" and "form follows function" began to worldwide and is still often used as a compass of the development of the world architectural world until now.

Those are some ornamental patterns that are scattered in various parts of the world in different architectural eras. Even though they were born and developed in different eras, these various styles are still quite commonly used until now according to their tastes and needs.

Especially you are a fan of the classic style, of course, Baroque or Byzantine-style ornaments become an attractive alternative choice. Have you found what kind of variation is best to decorate your dream residential property?

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