Architecture, a medieval time machine. From the beginning of civilization, architecture has been a necessity. It has shaped civilizations from the Stone Age to the Renaissance and beyond. And because it is a science, it can be used to predict future climate patterns. It has also been used to create the perfect architecture for space, and even a city like Venice in the Middle Ages.
In the ancient world, architecture was mainly architectural arts, and China was home to a multitude of famous and beautiful buildings. The Chinese dynasties, for example, we’re home to a multitude of temples. Much of this architecture was in the form of palaces. A palace often included several buildings together, designed to serve a single purpose.
Most of the empires that emerged in the ancient world were created from two pillars, which were the first-ever on earth, and included Greek and Roman, and then Chinese dynasties. Both of these empires brought about major changes in the way architecture was created. Their method of using geometric shapes as an outline was what was required to build and design the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
Since, the Greeks and Romans, it has been a tradition in the Western world that art, including architecture, was being developed for the betterment of mankind. Each culture was dominated by one particular type of art. For example, the Egyptian architect and sculptor Hatshepsut were famous for her depictions of sexuality.
Architecture: A Medieval Time Machine
She was an expert at geometrical forms and represented the world in art with curved lines, which would express the world. She was married to the greatest mathematician, and the two worked together to perfect their artistic ability.
Nowadays, architecture has become a pastime. People enjoy the build of a house or business. But the ancient masters used it to look at a specific world. From the ancient Egyptians to the Chinese, Rome, and Greece, the art of architecture has evolved greatly.
Before the pyramids were built, we did not have a structure like the ones you see today, the only similar form of the building I can think of is the Empire State Building. Still, the pyramids of Egypt and Giza are the oldest structures. Just think of how many buildings were constructed before we had skyscrapers were built.
The main purpose of the architects of the past was to create the perfect architecture for the society in which they lived. It could be buildings or temples, and any place where the mind of man can conceive. Without the use of architecture, our civilization might never have been founded. Architecture has its own power to transport us to another place, to inspire a new purpose.
Architecture: A Medieval Time Machine
The architecture of ancient Pharaonic times is the finest example of the architecture of the past. Using the tools of mathematics, geometry, and architecture, we can learn a lot from it. Ancient geometry was not all that complex.
The simplest shapes can be combined to form more complex shapes. If a group of four cubes has one odd number in the middle, they will form an L, which will only be a shape if all the other cubes are even. A piece of stone can be shaped in many ways by turning it into shapes, or folding it in half until it comes back together.
Even the most complex shapes can be constructed, using the tools of geometry and architecture. After all, if one piece of stone is made up of hundreds of thousands of angles; then it can be built in many ways. The ancient Egyptians were also very good at making architectural designs out of their vast resources. Such as stone, metal, and mud.
Not only do we benefit from studying the art of building; but we can still benefit from studying how it works. And of course, there is always the question of how does an elephant knows it’s the position in space? We live in a world of enormous proportions, and understanding how that applies to architecture can help people understand more about the world they live in. All of these questions apply, as well, to how we might design the ideal buildings in the future.