The Roman And Roman Architecture

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The Roman use of the arches and columns made a great impact on structure and good looking buildings (“Ancient Roman Architecture”). Even though they based almost all of their architecture on making domes, some of their improvements in the use of material made a really great impact. The Holocaust memorial on Meridian Avenue at Miami Beach shows a really great resemblance to roman architecture, even though the roman temples were to honor the gods and the Holocaust memorial was to honor the dead of millions of Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis; the look of the columns show similar form to those used in Roman buildings like Maison Carree, Nimes. The two churches, First Presbyterian Church of Miami and St. Vitale of Ravenna show great similar aspects of the early Christian architecture and not just because of the matter of being churches, but because of the form and abundant rounded windows. Almost everything of Byzantine architecture was created to express the relation between the believer and their God. In these two examples of early Christian architecture one can experience that Fourth Century resemblance and be sure that those similarities still exist in these two churches. They also have in common not just partially the outside look but the characteristics of an early Christian church, they both have a nave, an apse, an atrium, and a narthex. One of the many characteristics used in Islamic architecture was the “Arabesque”, an element of Islamic art to decorate the windows and also the walls of Mosques and buildings. The arabesque is an application of consecutive and repetitive geometric forms that take the forms from plants, shapes and sometimes animals (“Islamic”). This creative way of design can be seen in the Dome of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...all about space and structural elements. In Japanese structures, wood has always been the most used of the materials, and structures made of wood were brought to a structural and artistic completion as any of the great styles of masonry architecture. Vitality and grace are part of the columns and curves that go all around the structure, taking many different form like brackets, and not living out the great forms of the roofs (“Japanese architecture”). In the two structures shown, 1111 Lincoln Road and Kon-dō and five-storied pagoda at Hōryū-ji, there are similar but also differences, for example the both have the kind of domino building process of space over space, but one because of his ancient building process wood is the abundant material, and the other takes a step on actual and more durable material, but they both take that elegant look of Japanese architecture.

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