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History of Architecture 1 – Intro – Building Materials 2015

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History of Architecture 1 – Intro – Building Materials

History of Architecture 1

Architectural manifestation of thoughts from the beginning of civilization to the Byzantine Period.

University of San Agustin, Philippines

History of Architecture aims to:

  1. Make the students understand the evolution of architecture form
  2. Distinguish a particular architectural style from another.
  3. Make a comparative analysis of the architectural styles during the periods covered.


Choice of Building Materials for Buildings

  1. Buildings consist of many materials
  2. Materials are selected based on availability, property, cost and beauty
  3. Each material is unique and suitable for some uses


Common Building Materials in Buildings

  1. Wood
  2. Stone
    • Granite
    • Slate
    • Limestone
    • Sandstone
    • Marble
    • Quartz
    • Travertine
    • Rocks & Stones
  3. Brick
  4. Mud and Earth
  5. Iron and Steel
  6. Concrete
  7. Brick
  8. Aluminum
  9. Glass
  10. Plastics
  11. Paper
  12. Synthetics

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