Exploring the Materials and Techniques Behind Ancient Greek Columns

Photo of Ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, Greece

The ancient Greeks are renowned for their monumental contributions to art, philosophy, and politics, but perhaps their most enduring legacy lies in their architectural innovations. Among these, the iconic Greek columns stand as testaments to their engineering prowess and aesthetic sensibility. This blog post aims to explore the materials and construction techniques … Read more

Exploring the Elegance of Antiquity – A Greek Columns and Egyptian Pillars

Hypostyle Hall in Luxor, Egypt

The architectural landscapes of ancient Greece and Egypt are punctuated by their iconic structural elements: the Greek columns and the Egyptian pillars. These elements not only served structural purposes but also held deep cultural, religious, and aesthetic significance. This comparative analysis delves into the origins, characteristics, functions, and enduring legacies of Greek … Read more

The Timeless Elegance of Greek Columns in Ancient Temples

Acropolis in Athens

The ancient Greeks are renowned for their monumental contributions to architecture, significantly impacting Western architectural traditions. Among these, Greek temples stand out, not just as places of worship but as embodiments of aesthetic and structural perfection. Central to the design of these temples were the Greek columns, which were not only functional … Read more

Concrete Controversies and the Unpacking of Brutalist Architecture Criticisms

Concrete Brutalist Building

Brutalist architecture, a style that emerged in the mid-20th century, is known for its bold, unapologetic use of raw concrete and stark, geometric forms. Originating as a reaction against the light, airy aesthetics of modernism, Brutalism sought to showcase the raw materials and structural elements of buildings without disguise. This architectural movement, … Read more

Exploring Brutalism – The Bold Legacy in Urban Spaces

One of the riverside entrances to the National Theatre

In the midst of our urban landscapes, dotted with glass-clad skyscrapers and sleek modernist designs, there exists a style that evokes strong reactions, both of admiration and critique. Brutalism, a movement that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, remains one of the most polarizing styles in architecture and urban planning. Characterized … Read more