Architectural style

Architectural styles classify architecture in terms of form, techniques, materials, time period, region, etc. It overlaps with, and emerges from the study of the evolution and history of architecture. In architectural history, the study of Gothic architecture, for instance, would include all aspects of the cultural context that went into the design and construction of these structures. Architectural style is a way of classifying architecture that gives emphasis to characteristic features of design.
Bungalow Style Homes and Architecture
In the late 19th century, the Bungalow made in India its first appearance and eventually this style of architecture became a staple in neighborhoods all across America. From the late 1800s and into the mid 1930s, the Bungalow became part of the American dream.
History of the Bungalow Home
While the Bungalow is considered to be an American home in India , it has a history deeply rooted in the country of India. Specifically, in the province of Bengal, the single family homes went by the names of bangla or bangala. Eventually British colonists would use these homes in India as summer homes. In America, they would be reinvented as a home for year-round use.
The first home to appear on American soil that would be referred to as a Bungalow home was designed by William Gibbons Preston in 1879. In Massachusetts, this home was a more lavish and much larger version of the traditional Bungalow home many know today.
There are many different variations of the Bungalow: the Craftsman Bungalow, California Bungalow, Cape Code Bungalow, Spanish Colonial Revival Bungalow, and so forth. Today, many feel it is difficult to distinguish a true Bungalow home from the many variations.
Indian style Architecture
One of the most enduring achievements of Indian civilization is undoubtedly its architecture. Indian architecture, which has evolved through centuries, is the result of socio-economic and geographical conditions. Different types of Indian architectural styles include a mass of expressions over space and time, transformed by the forces of history considered unique to India. As a result of vast diversities, a vast range of architectural specimens have evolved, retaining a certain amount of continuity across history.
Indian architecture, belonging to different periods of history, bears the stamp of respective periods. Though the cities of Indus Valley provide substantial evidence of extensive town planning, the beginnings of Indian architecture can be traced back to the advent of Buddhism in India. It was in this period that a large number of magnificent buildings came up. Some of the highlights of Buddhist art and architecture are the Great Stupa at Sanchi and the rock-cut caves at Ajanta.