The Tudor style of architecture became famous in Europe in the early XX century. It remains popular nowadays. The style has not undergone great changes. They slightly changed the attitude to interior decoration and started using new materials.
Modern architects build country houses and cottages in the Tudor style, making more spacious rooms and higher ceilings, but trying to keep all its attractive features. Let’s consider the main features of the English houses in more detail.
A house in the English Tudor style is timber framing.
This design of Tudor Style Tiny House spread to English cities in the XVI century, because it allowed people to save space on the narrow, crowded streets. The basis of timber framing was a rigid wooden structure: a supporting frame of vertical pillars, horizontal beams and diagonally arranged braces. The gaps between the beams were filled with brick, stone, straw or wicker branches covered with clay. The frame itself was visible from the outside, which gave the building an original look and special expressiveness.
This technology has survived to this day, but the materials have changed: the gaps between the beams are now filled with aerated concrete, insulated frame or structural panels. The timber framing patterns of the facades have become simpler, since there is no need for braces.
Timber framing often becomes only a decorative element of facades, having lost its functional purpose. In this case, we are talking about the stylization of the house, which was built on another technology, to timber framing.