Ancient Egyptian Architecture: The Great Pyramid At Giza

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Over the years, architecture has created the homes for gods and the dead; temples of commerce and arts; palace to express power and wealth; bastions of war; shrine of wisdom, politics and many more. It made a big impact towards the world’s society, culture and economy as it able to crossed and pursue a new direction defining the moments when the world change forever. And, these buildings are the direct mirror of the human’s desires, concerns and ambitious (Cruickshank, 2015).

Chapter One: Ancient Egypt

Enigma of the Ancient Egypt

From ancient period until today, there are architecture that are listed as unsolved mystery in the world like The Great Pyramid at Giza. It’s was first encountered by a caliph, called Abdullah Al
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Therefore, there are many design of the pyramid can’t be explained. For example, all three pyramids – Khufu, Khafe, Menkaure – are precisely aligned and the sides of the pyramids are rise at specific angle of 51.2 degrees. Besides that, the pyramid was built in 1700BC which only labour force was available. The core of the pyramid is built by yellowish limestone blocks, granite, each weighing on 2.5 tonnes and rising 203 courses. This accuracy is beyond comprehension, not only it would be deemed in today’s modern construction world, but probably more than could now be achieved. The perennial question is why such painstaking accuracy and perfection was achieved as the structure itself is not practical and even for visual reasons. In addition, the theories made by archaeologist about the Great Pyramid’s passageway and chambers are utterly convincing. It’s astounding that the Egyptians have skilled design, good engineering skills and knowledge of using suitable material to last eternity as if they knew how to plan and construct this…show more content…
Open-concept floorplan have become the internal motif of the building and it’s extremely flexible. Hence, the interior space is left open and the space’s usage is unstrained, for instance kitchen and dining room is merging together so that the space is not constraint. This will create options for the owner of the building able to change different layout plan throughout the years. Besides that, offering panoramic views and welcoming natural lights to shine through are one of the unique features in contemporary architecture. The floor to ceiling windows are designed to make full use of the natural light, allowing an abundance of skylight entering the playing field. However, a person who cares about privacy is not recommend to have this feature especially in a urban setting. Large windows allow neighbours to peek through the activities having in the space, therefore, not everyone are keen of this feature.

Apart from that, the building’s frames veer from symmetry and often being given unique shapes. In addition, banks of large windows and sliding glass door invite the views and landscape to the interior spaces blend seamlessly with outdoor spaces. It is becoming a theme in most design

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