Arch and Society - Exam 1 - Essay Question

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Sean Vanderwall Professor A.M. Nequette Trad 103 – Lecture 1 September 11, 2006 Exam 1: Essay Question The Roman archuated system has been hailed for hundreds of years, not only for its aesthetic beauty and grace, but also for its stability as a structural form. This element of structural stability is the way in which a building will transfer the compressive forces of weight and gravity to the ground, while also acting in a manner that holds firm to all other forces, including those that are lateral, and those that are tensile. Three types of Roman archuated structures which demonstrate this stability are the single arch, the arcade, and the barrel vault. The single, semi-circle arch is the simplest of all Roman archuated configurations. The basic concept of the semi-circle arch is to evenly and gradually redirect the downward forces of the building toward the two sides of the arch. This can be seen in the National Museum of Roman Art. The single arch is created into the massive stone wall to
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