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History of Interior Design and Architecture

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The final illustrative of Greeks interest in architecture and buildings was to not only fulfill their typical function and be admirable from one perspective but from far (Luraghi, 2005). Greeks incorporated much effort in geometry and building of classical buildings in the old age. Architects used some tricks in buildings like thickening of the lower parts of the columns, corners and making the column lean little towards the inside. However, from far it appeared to be straight. Slight leaning of the columns are not noticeable by the naked eyes and only takes the use of measuring devices to detect the small changes in dimensions and angles.

Therefore, temples were not only functional buildings but also an important civic landscape for architects. These temples were rectangular and followed a similar plan of being peripheral meaning that the exterior parts of the building contained rows of columns. Eccentric Erechtheion is the only exception because it contained only columns on the front, which were wide in length. Temples differed from the set norms an example is Ionia which had double colonnade. The set norm of Greeks temple layout contained dimensions of peristyle columns 8 x 17.

It surrounded an inner chamber with whole part standing on a platform and interiorly designed to have rectangular slabs. The roof contained rafters and wooden beams covered in marble tiles. It rose along the center with an about 15 degrees ridge. Beautifully decorated statues and Palms stood at each point of the pediment. Most of the doors heading to the temple were made of cypress or elm wood and decorated using bronze boss and medals. Greeks temple contained artifacts and architectural sculptures arranged in clear paths to tell about the narrative of the Greeks.

Friezes and pediments carried the sculptures in high relief or the round and richly decorated. Temples indicated a great deal about Greeks architecture, and it indicated that they are capable of providing stable foundation for large buildings. The buildings had correct water systems to allow water get into the rooms. The drainage of the Greek buildings was in the right position regardless of terrain and was capable of withstanding severe earthquakes and harsh weathers.

Stability of building is an essential factor in any building, and it will be useless in case of poor setting of the building. Most buildings in Greeks that have collapsed are due to

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