September 9, 2021

QUIZ: If You Were a House, Which Architectural Style Would You Be?

  • By: Emma Peters

Have you ever wandered through a structure and felt wonderfully at ease in it? Alternatively, have you ever wandered through a structure and felt uneasy? If so, why?

People and houses go hand in hand; they depend on each other for survival, and they influence each other’s existence. Consequently, it’s not surprising that we have a history of anthropomorphizing our homes. Look no further than this illustration from an eighteenth-century Hebrew encyclopedia, which compares the interior of a human to the interior of a house, or to the movie Monster House (Gil Kenan, 2006), the entire plot of which revolves around a house being a living and breathing life form.

These thoughts are international and evergreen, and they beg the question: if you were a house, which architectural style would you be? Are you more of a stalwart Brutalist, or a histrionic Beaux-Arts? Take our quiz to find out!

And to explore more on architecture and the built environment, check out our collection of stories related to architecture.

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Emma Peters is the marketing assistant at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A history graduate, she is constantly humbled by the way past lives and societies can alter the way we consume the present.

epeters@savingplaces.org

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