Arch Test 2

Arch Test 2 - ARCH 2401notes *EGYPTIAN* (1500 BC: Temples)...

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ARCH 2401notes *EGYPTIAN* (1500 BC: Temples) Temples: o Temples were full of psychological “tricks” so people would respond to them ie: height, thickness of walls, etc. o Long processional to large wall (diagram pictured) o Large, narrow entrance o Everything was in huge scale – imposing o Thick walls – separation o Courtyard leads to hall with columns and slits for light – clerestories o 3 aisles – a central aisle and 2 side aisles Middle aisle with high ceilings, 2 side aisles were lower o The back area was not for commoners – separation again o Built with stone Stone keeps for long periods of time Denotes the importance and grandeur of the structure o Trabeated structure – held by beams, no arch o In courtyards, might find giant statues of kings o Clerestories in nave (nave = central aisle, walkway) o Aim was to build BIG – interested in colossal size
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ARCH 2401notes *GREEK* (500 BC) Temple: o The Parthenon (pictured) o The old Journalism building at LSU has a classic Greek front o Trabeated structure + triangular pediment on top o Built with stone o Curved walkway up a hill leading to temple o Entrance was separate from the courtyard entrance = propylaeum o Came through the propylaeum and into the courtyard o Doric columns on the Parthenon o Columns all the way around the structure (vs. Roman where they were just framed the front)
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ARCH 2401notes *ROMAN* (125 AD) Archuated = arched structure; also used in Roman aqua ducts Archuated vs. Trabeated – as you load the arches, the force will want to flatten out (this is called thrust); as you load the beam, the force will want to snap
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARCH 2401 taught by Professor Carpenter during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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Arch Test 2 - ARCH 2401notes *EGYPTIAN* (1500 BC: Temples)...

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