Observation: 1. No actual remains of Han building survive and ceramic models of houses deposited in Han tombs give us a good idea of Chinese architecture. The elements of this period: sharply projecting tiled roofs, resting on a framework of timber posts, lintels and brackets, wall paintings and the use of colors. Wood was used for interior and exterior structures. Impression: 1.
And how proud of it I am! Every centimeter had been sculpted with care, every twist of the white marble accentuated and given love. Such a feat could only be achieved by a people with the willpower and passion I once felt among my fellow citizens; a drive that gave rise to artistic achievements outsiders might only dream of. Beside the arch are two pots wrapped near the top in a course beige rope, out of which sprout an arrangement of Oleanders and Jasmine made to illustrate a storm with it’s dirt eye and endless colourful twists. I swooped downward past the flowers and through the arch, my left wing gently tapping the
MacDonald has analyzed the disk of light stating the sun's passage through the day is an architectural metaphor of the Roman Empire. Hadrian wanted its ceiling symbolic to the heavens, however more important was to lighten the weight of the dome. To this day engineers are baffled as to how the buildings dome stands, remembering that the Romans did not have reinforced concrete. It is remarkable to think the Romans invented lightweight concrete before any engineer of modern day. Evidence on the Pantheons brickwork reveal Hadrian’s engineers used mostly basalt at the bottom of the dome and pumice, at the top (being almost weightless).
Many poems have been written about the beauty of the Taj Mahal, the astonishing mausoleum made out of white marble. Taj Mahal has been built somewhere between 1631 and 1648 in Agra, India. This amazing piece of Islamic architecture has been admired throughout the whole world for its beauty and magnificence, and thus the Taj Mahal rightfully takes its place in the World's Heritage list, and as one of the Wonders of the World. In the words of an Indian Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore, Taj Mahal is the “teardrop on the cheek of time.” Taj Mahal has become a monument of love, for its beauty and the love story behind it. It was built during the reign of Shah Jahan (1592-1666), a Mughal emperor.
(Ancient Egyptian Architecture Series:Architecture of Ancient Egypt, n.d.) The great architectural achievements of the past are built of stone. Stone quarries provided of the large blocks of granite, limestone, and sandstone that were used for building temples and tombs. Therefore, Architects calculated carefully as building was done without mortar, so the stones had to fit precisely together. However, only pillars were used to put up with short stone supports. At the temple of Karnak, a ramp of adobe element can be seen important to the top of the temple wall.
It was the prestigious temple of the Khmer people, and some of the scholars believed that king Suryvarman-II was greatly influenced by the Hinduism from Indian traders, so he dedicated the Temple complex to the god Vishnu. It is one of the largest religious stone monuments in the world, decorated with Fine sand stone carvings located in heart of Cambodia. The main reason behind building this huge stone building is , in Angkorian times they believed that all non religious buildings had to be constructed of perishable materials( wood etc.) including the residence of the kings, because only the gods had right to residences made of
At the time, it covered a greater span than any before it. The dome of the Pantheon is an engineering masterpiece. The biggest problem during construction was how to keep the dome from collapsing on itself, especially since it is only supported by 8 piers. One way the architects were able to do this was by using five different types of cement. The cement was made out of local volcanic sand.
Lotus is a flower that symbols peace, purity, love and immortality. Particularly it is one of the speciality of lotus flower which makes the precious flower as an important icon or symbol in Indian culture and community. This is the clear reason why the design of the Lotus Temple has been inspired by the lotus flower. The temple’s design is like a half opened Lotus flower with 27 freestanding petals which made of pure marble. While designing
Voila! What you now have is an exquisite piece of jewelry that is truly “Neighbour’s envy, owner’s pride.” Kundan was originated from Mughal empire in Delhi. they wear mostly gold ornaments which were set with precious stones but mostly with crystal in the kundan setting. They used same forms as used in earlier centuries. Artisans who specialized in this were much in demand.
Since marble is porous by nature, a deep stain on it can be an issue if not wiped quickly. Polishing the marble after every few years is advised. Advantages and Disadvantages: Marble flooring known for its regal and grand appearance, making it as a style statement . It’s very sturdy in nature and comes with different finishes and is known for its versatility of its uses, from floor tiles to wall tiles and from monuments to sculptures. Marble tends to remain cool even during hot weathers, so they are a good choice for flooring and is easy to maintain.