~ The Writing Cafe explaining how to describe buildings in your stories.
Buildings with character are generally defined by the era in which they were built (and how intact the features are). They’re usually early-late 17th century and either exist alongside more modern architectural creations or dominate whole streets.
When was your building constructed? Do any of your buildings have character? What features on the building defines this? Has the building stood well against the test of time?
Architectural style can also be influenced by the country the buildings stand in. If you’re world building, what is one typical building type? For example, what do most houses look like? What do most official buildings look like, and why? Depending on the world you’re writing, they may need specific features or designs.