In the industrialization period, the newer society was first constrained to architectural productions that were more in favor of the revivalist styles. The revival styles were seen as a return to the past. The traditional style of the predecessors was continued and these styles were especially used in the case of public buildings such as the town halls or railways stations. The Birmingham town hall in London, the Euston Railway Station and the Houses of Parliament, London are some of the significant examples of this. Classical standards were applied or as seen in the case of the Gothic and the Italianate the styles were slightly modified to accommodate for the combination technique. However this era is just as equally known for the industrialized forms that it delivered. The society was more helped by these industrialized forms as this was supportive of the emerging needs of the people.
The 1800s was a time when there was the development of new materials, forms and structures in order to meet the requirements for more factories, warehouses, railways and more. The Gothic revival and the Italianate forms were seen to satisfy the symbolic needs for the society, it satisfied aesthetic and cultural needs, however it was in the case of the industrialized design that the society was able to benefit better (Encyclopedia of Art History, 2014). Primarily consider the
Mass production of the time was also supported by the demands or the mass consumption. While the crystal palace was seen to present the use of prefabricated forms, the requirement for these forms came much earlier on. Nineteenth century Europe had fascination for Greek and Venetian Gothic builds, but these builds took more time. Many Renaissance revivalist styles needed different sort of mixes and where the ingredients to be used were not available, it led to much extended time to build. Consider independent public buildings such as museums, theatres or the Eustan Railways station.