Ancient architecture still relevant today

Ancient architecture is characterized by this tension between the divine and mortal world. Cities would mark a contained sacred space over the wilderness of nature outside, and the temple or palace continued this order by acting as a house for the gods. The architect, be he priest or king, was not the sole important figure; he was merely part of a continuing tradition.

dblo Associates architects Kensington are a team of innovative and forward thinking architects who are passionate about the history of architecture and how this influences modern day design.

  

There is nothing more beautiful than architecture, some of which shapes the world we live in and formed our history. Many architecture buildings or pyramids tell us much about the people who went before us and the history in those times. For instance ancient Egyptian architecture is the architecture of Ancient Egypt, one of the most influential civilizations throughout history, which developed a vast array of diverse structures and great architectural monuments along the Nile, including pyramids and temples. Much of our modern day architecture is based on history.

The well preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu is an example of Egyptian architecture and architectural sculpture.

In Ancient Egypt and other early societies, people believed in the omnipotence of Gods, with many aspects of daily life carried out with respect to the idea of the divine or supernatural and the way it was manifest in the mortal cycles of generations, years, seasons, days and nights.

Due to the scarcity of wood, the two predominant building materials used in ancient Egypt were sun-baked mud brick and stone, mainly limestone, but also sandstone and granite in considerable quantities.

The core of the pyramids consisted of locally quarried stone, mudbricks, sand or gravel. For the casing stones were used that had to be transported from father away, predominantly white limestone from Tura and red granite from upper Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian houses were made out of mud collected from the Nile river. It was placed in molds and left to dry in the hot sun to harden for use in construction.

Many Egyptian towns have disappeared because they were situated near the cultivated area of the Nile Valley and were flooded as the river bed slowly rose during the millennia, or the mud bricks of which they were built were used by peasants as fertilizer.

Thus, our understanding of ancient Egyptian architecture is based mainly on religious monuments, massive structures characterized by thick, sloping walls with few openings, possibly echoing a method of construction used to obtain stability in mud walls.

dblo associates studio brings together a team of architects with a wide experience and knowledge across a variety of project and contract types. dblo associates work covers architecture, interior design and development. working as a studio, allows us the flexibility to expand and contract to suit work loads and to draw on the wider expertise of our associate studios across London. we believe that the quality of our surrounding have a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether in public, the work place, or the home. dblo associates is an organisation dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design.

The Pyramids of Giza is just one of the many pyramids that have fascinated people for hundreds of centuries. If you are looking to enhance your living though design, look no further than dblo Associates architects Holland Park to help achieve this.

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