At first the architects didn't know how to make a
big building stay up if it was hollow inside, so the
first big buildings were solid
Most buildings were built of clay or mud bricks
Some people lived in simple reed houses
They built many mud brick staircases called
The kings, their family, and their slaves lived
in palaces where they would live, the
palaces were also used to store things such
Most towns had brick walls around them to
block out intruders
The Ancient Egyptian people lived in houses made of
bricks that are made of mud and chopped straw.
The houses for the rich had around 10 rooms and the
poor had one room.
The rich had painted walls and tile floors while the
poor had the earth as their floor and the bricks as the
The windows of the
buildings were little
that were high up
Most of the houses needed to be repaired when the
Nile river flooded but some houses were built on
platforms to keep the water out
All rich people had gardens that were peaceful and
had high walls to keep out intruders
The roof was made out of wood covered with thatch
and matting and
then topped with
a thick layer of
The buildings in ancient Greece were made of
marble, wood, stone, mud bricks, clay, wood and had
Often buildings would have column made out of
woods and possibly covered in stone
were usually made of
mud brick or stone and
had packed earth floors
Each house was built around an open courtyard
Some larger homes might have had several
bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathing room, a woman's
sitting area, a men's dining room, and one or two
rooms for storage.
The windows were small with wooden shutters to
keep out the
All houses in modern Canada are made of
wood, concrete, bricks, rock, glass and steal.
Most houses have large windows, decks, and two
or three floors
Many houses have
pools, gardens and lawns
The buildings in modern Canada
are usually rectangular columns that
are made of concrete and glass
Many business buildings are at least
fifteen floors high, they are called
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