10-10-06 - Next to the statue of Nero, the colossus of Nero...

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Rome cont. Golden house of Nero cont. Light is used as a way of articulating the layers, the gateways Imperial residence Flavian Palace, “Domus Augustana”, Rome, Italy, 92 AD Basilica was place where imperial justice would be handed out, in terms of state, a court. Audience hall Back wall is shaped round, closing the space, but with two doors of light on each side, which draw your eyes out at the same time, an infinite closed space that expands outward. Stadium (Circus Maximus, 307-312 AD, biggest structure in rome)can hold up to 300,000 people, meant for chariot races (long stadium) Axis and cross axis, as usual, other buildings define the cross axis and close off the space. Theater of Marcellus, Rome, Italy, 1 st century B.C. Made similar to an aqueduct, turned 180 degrees and painted with white travertine to make it glimmer in the sunlight. Colosseum, Rome, Italy, 72-80 A.D., One of the most well known
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Unformatted text preview: Next to the statue of Nero, the colossus of Nero 3 Layers of colonnade Roman Doric Lowest layer Ionic Order Pedestals Second layer Corinthian Order 3 rd level Reason for 3 layers is beauty through proportion: Vitruvius Every piece in building is in proportion to the base. Romans approached their conduct in the way that you should never leave anything to chance. Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy, 1 st Century B.C. 4 th century A.D. Merely a symbolic entity used as a public space Became the focus of imperial expansion Forum Trajan (largest), 113 A.D. Takes the distinct parts and brings them under one roof, subjects them to one axis of symmetry, everything is calculated, everything has its place Propaganda Forum of Augustus...
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