Structures

Two problems have to be solved by all building construction

  • how to keep the walls up
  • how to span the spaces between them

See how the use of solid walls such as brick and stone has produced chunky low-rise buildings.
 
Learn how frame structures have been used to create tall buildings, clad with a range of materials from wattle and daub to glass.
 
Discover how architects and builders have developed arches, vaults and domes to span wide roof spaces.

 

 
 
 
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