Greek Architecture and OrdersGreek ArchitectureGreek architecture has been noted as some of the world’s finestbuildings known to man kind. Such as the Parthenon, and the temples they builtto their Gods, have been studied over for many years. The way these structureswere built is fascinating.The Three Greek Orders of ArchitectureGreek architecture is broken down into three orders. Theseorders were determined by the way that the top or capital of each column wassculpted.
The first order was called the Doric Order. This was the most simpleof the three. It was only meant for sturdiness, not for beauty. The second orderwas called the Ionic order. They had capitals sculpted like spiraling scrolls.They too were not that beautiful, but very sturdy.
The third was the CorinthianOrder. Ta the top of each capital of this order were carved Acanthus leaves.They were very beautiful, but not quite as sturdy as the other two. The columnswere sometimes replaced with load-bearing statues called Caryatids.Greek HomesGreek houses were probably the most common of all buildings.They were built out of mud, and bricks.
They all had a few rooms for dining,cooking, bathing, and sleeping. To conclude about Greek homes, most Greekcitizens spent their time away from home, so little architectural specialtieswere put into the households.Ancient Greek TemplesGreeks spent alot of hard work, time and effort into the templesthey built for their gods. This was where the three orders were put into effect.The Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders were popular forms all over Greece.
Greek temples were made of stone, some were made of Marble. The Greeksconstructed many acropolises, one famous one was the Partheneon. Inside theParthenon shows statues of Athena and Poseidon fighting in the presence of othergods. Who ever won would rule supremely over Attica.
Also inside showed thecitizens of Athens for the very first time. Most temples were a house for thegods, and some of them still stand today.Use of the OrdersUse of the three Greek orders depended on what region you werein.