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Building Styles and Designs

Meira Feinman

You might have heard the word architecture used before, but do you know what it means? Architecture is the style of a building, house, bridge, tower, or other structure. Architecture goes in and out of fashion! It has changed a lot over the centuries, and is still changing today. Let’s take a look at architecture through the ages and around the globe.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Greeks and Romans built houses, city-council buildings, theaters, and public meeting places. One of the most notable features of their buildings are columns — a pillar or post that stands straight and tall. Greek columns have three main types: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian, each one fancier than the next.

The Parthenon is almost all made up of columns! Romans are famous for using arches and domes to make their buildings look grand. They are also famous for building aqueducts to help water flow throughout the city. Roman architects built this one in Spain. You can see that even while building aqueducts, they used rounded shapes.

 

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