Adjectives to describe architecture
What adjectives can you use to describe buildings/ architecture? Brainstorm a list and then compare with the list below.
Art Nouveau Bad taste
Beautiful/ Gorgeous Boring/ Dull/ Bland
Brick Brightly coloured
Ecologically friendly/ Green Elegant
Famous/ Infamous Gothic
Low rise Luxurious
Mock Tudor Modern
Modernist Multi-storey/ High-rise
Plate glass Post-modern
Radical/ Revolutionary Renaissance
Traditional Ugly/ Hideous
Choose a building that you think your partner will know and describe it until they guess what you are thinking of. They can only guess once for each sentence you say.
Choose one of the categories above and discuss which building is “the most…”/ “the … est” with your partner.
Do the same for the most radical/ revolutionary, influential and/ or innovative buildings.
What inventions have most changed architecture, do you think? What are the histories of those inventions?
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