Kenny Slaught On The Development Of The Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture

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The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, a United States architectural movement was initiated in the early 20th century. The movement included designing some cities that were key Spanish colonies, which then became American cities, using the Spanish architectural style. A large portion of this architectural style can be seen in California. Post an earthquake that occurred in 1925, Santa Barbara adopted this style as its signature line for re-designing the city.  Architect George Washington Smith who moved to Montecito and propagated this movement introduced this style. The history of El Pueblo Viejo aesthetic control remains authentic to Roman and Parisian laws. It aims to preserve history through the Hispanic architecture. But you may wonder as to what the Hispanic Architecture is all about. This style is exceptionally influenced by the architecture of the “white-washed cities” of Andalusia in Southern Spain. In Santa Barbara, local building techniques are a result of the natural environment and the materials available in the vicinity. Kenny Slaught states that Hispanic architectural features in this area are symbolized by the “simplicity, rustic economy, excellence in craftsmanship and honest expression of material”. Forms introduced in Santa Barbara showcase vernacular handmade quality oriented to the sunlight. Besides, colors are also related with natural environment, yellow, red, orange and white that remains Santa Barbara’s weather.

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