Roman architectonic elements

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Roman architectonic elements

  1. 1. Roman architectonic elements used nowadays
  2. 2. The Romans took architectonic elements from the Greeks and adapted them to their urban needs.
  3. 3. The Roman orders are merely modifications of the Greek ordersand they were five in number instead of three. The two different were: TUSCAN ORDER It was the name of the most simple. The Tuscan column admits no ornament and is never fluted, and it differs so little from the Roman Doric. THE COMPOSITE ORDERThis was a distinctively Roman order, although its features were copied from the Greek. It was because the capital which characterizes it is a compound of those of the other orders. It borrows the quarter-round molding from the Tuscan and Doric, a rank of leaves from the Corinthian, and volutes from the Ionic period.
  4. 4. lintelA characteristic feature of Roman designwas the combined use of the archconstructed with lintel. arch
  5. 5. What’sfrom Roman achitecture in current buildings of Cuenca?
  6. 6. Gable / pediment(triangular, broken, opened and double-curved)
  7. 7. acroterion
  8. 8. Triglyphs and metopes
  9. 9. Cornices (separating floors)
  10. 10. Columns
  11. 11. Arch with lintel

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