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History of Architecture – Greek Notes

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History of Architecture – Greek Notes

History of Architecture 1 – University of San Agustin, Philippines

 

ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER
1. AEGEAN ARCHITECTURE OR EARLY PERIOD
Characteristic Features
a). Low pitch or flat roof on multi – storey structure .
b). Stairway was developed for vertical circulation .
c). Houses termed as “ Megaron “ & palaces were principal bldg. types

Megaron Areas:
1). Enclosed porch
2). Living apartment or megaron proper
3). “ Thalamus “ or sleeping room
d). 4 Methods of walling surface finishes:
1). Cyclopean – a masonry made-up of huge stone blocks laid mortar
2). Polygonal – a masonry w/c is constructed w/ stones having polygonal
faces.
3). Rectangular – block of stone cut into rectangular shapes.
4). Inclined blocks – stones with inclined blocks.

2. GREEK ARCHITECTURE or HELLENIC PERIOD
CHARACTERISTICS OF GREEK ARCHITECTURE
a). Simplicity & Harmony
b). Purity of Lines
c). Perfection of Proportions
d). Refinement of Details

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