Clerestory

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 2 - About 19 Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The principal portion of the Basilica, the nave was very long. Two aisles ran along the side of the nave making it wider. In the west part of the Basilica, the nave rose in to a clerestory. Attached to the nave was a cross arm, such a resemblance of that of a cross became deeply symbolic for early Christians. Though Basilica of San Peter was derivate from imperial Basilicas, some modifications were incorporated to accommodate the needs of Christians. The entrance of the basilica was from one end, placing the altar at the other end of the basilica in the semicircular apse. The entrance consisted of a propylon preceding to an atrium with colonnades. Byzantine, Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. One of the most…

    • 987 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Essay On Roman Basilica

    • 462 Words
    • 2 Pages

    reorientation of religious architecture from the exterior to the interior which had meaning in all its expressed ways. A centrally-open planned church has an altar at the center that was used for baptisteries or tombs.The sides of the building are of equal length and the main space is symmetrical when bisected laterally and longitudinally. A centrally-planned building may be square, circular, or polygonal. The most important feature of a centrally-planned building is the open space at the…

    • 462 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    one in the back by the garden. In the front elevation view of the chapel, we can see the impressive cylinder-like rooftop. From the elevation view, we can also see the beautiful fountain in the middle of the courtyard with the flowers and tree. Brick and concrete are the primary materials that the chapel is constructed of. The brick and concrete gives the building durability, strength and resistance against bad weather. Unlike the Chartres Cathedral, the construction techniques of the chapel is…

    • 786 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    used as a church for Christianity. The basilica church was built in the same place where St. Peter was supposedly buried. This became Old St. Peter’s Basilica. This church was used to publicize Christianity and they used a commonly used floor plan so it allowed a sense of familiarity to the new followers. It was a longitudinal plan containing transepts, a clerestory, marble columns, a nave, side aisles, and an apse. The first major change from the original basilica plan was the addition of a…

    • 1659 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Gothic Cathedrals

    • 574 Words
    • 3 Pages

    are conventions that reflect Romanesque capitals and moulding endowed with rich detailing. A second unknown architect completed the western facade, the upper portion of the narthex, and forged a new choir. These sections of the church reflect a modest approach that relied on simple decorations and motifs. The choir consists of progressive uses of rib vaults that rest on pointed arches. In the ambulatory the handling of slender columns and thin masonry walls eradicated the need for weight-bearing…

    • 574 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Ford and George W. Bacon, when they were called to New Orleans in 1894 by the St. Charles Street Railway. While St. Charles eschewed their work, the Orleans Railroad, the Canal & Claiborne Railroad, and the New Orleans and Carrollton lines all electrified their street cars with Ford and Bacon. In 1895, given their heavy workload, they added George H. Davis to their partnership, becoming Ford, Bacon & Davis. The improvements made by the firm included cars with wide clerestory roofs, cross…

    • 385 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Comparing and Contrasting: The Basilica of Saint Sernin and Cathedral of Chartres Centuries have passed and to this day churches tower above France, marking the astonishing legacy of the Romanesque and Gothic styles designed in the Middle Ages. A Romanesque church example is the Basilica of St. Sernin in Toulouse, France 1080-1120 (fig.1) and an example of a Gothic church is the Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Chartres in Chartres, France 1194-1260 (fig.2). Much like their periods, the Basilica of…

    • 803 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    of the pillars, as well as the fuller representation of the facades. Also, the entablature (that comprises of architrave, frieze and cornice) on the façade of the mandapa reached full development in this period. The kapota was ornamented with kudu motifs (horse shoe arches).The pillars were slender, as they partially played a role in load distribution. There was more ornamentation in comparison with the monoliths. Also, the pillars were supported with squatting lions. The bas reliefs on either…

    • 769 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Hathor and Anubis. The Egyptian temples were made with stone, to last forever and ceilings were mostly supported by flared columns. The Egyptians used numerous styles of columns to construct their temples. Papyriform Columns represent papyrus plants from the shaft up to the capital. Engaged columns are connected with a wall and were the earliest known stone columns, located at Djoser’s Mortuary Palace in Saqqara, Egypt. These columns have shafts and capitals that represent papyrus plants as…

    • 1319 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Great Essays

    pyramids were built one by one, while more sections and pieces were added to Stonehenge as time went on. Both of these architectural sites had advanced technology, which gave them the ability work, shape, and move large stones used to construct these places. Stonehenge use very precise measuring techniques, such as having knobs (tenons) on the tops columns of the outer stones (trilithons) so that the top slab of stone would lie in the exact position they wanted to achieve. As we see in the great…

    • 1251 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2