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Roman Architecture. Arches. The Romans used arches to support the things they built. They built victory arches, buildings and aqueducts. Aqueducts. Aqueducts- a way to carry water. There wasn’t enough water in the city of Rome. The Romans brought water in from the surrounding countryside.

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arches
Arches
  • The Romans used arches to support the things they built.
  • They built victory arches, buildings and aqueducts.
aqueducts a way to carry water
Aqueducts- a way to carry water
  • There wasn’t enough water in the city of Rome.
  • The Romans brought water in from the surrounding countryside.
  • The water was brought in by tubes called aqueducts.
why arches
Why arches?
  • Water is heavy stuff.
  • The Romans needed a structure strong enough to hold all that water to move it from the mountains into the city.
where did the water go
Where did the water go?
  • The water was transported in concrete tunnels.
  • The tunnels were underground if possible.
  • Sometimes the tunnel had to go above ground.
how did the aqueduct work
How did the aqueduct work?
  • The water flowed in a tube on the top of the aqueduct called a water channel.
  • The arches supported the water channel.
what did the water channel look like
What did the water channel look like?
  • The water flowed through a rectangular channel.
  • The channel was lined with concrete.
  • The Romans invented concrete.
where else did the romans use arches

Where else did the Romans use arches?

Arches of Triumph

Buildings

Roofs

the coliseum a blend of greek and roman architecture
The Coliseum- a blend of Greek and Roman architecture
  • The arches are supported by central columns.
  • The columns on the first floor are Doric.
  • The columns on the second floor are Ionic.
  • The columns on the third floor are Corinthian.
how does an arch work keystones
How does an arch work?Keystones
  • The keystone is the red stone at the top of the arch.
  • The keystone is what the weight rests on.
how does an arch work voussoirs
How does an arch work?Voussoirs
  • The semi-circular stones on either side of the keystone are the voussoirs.
  • The voussoirs bring the weight to the columns that go to the ground.
how does an arch work buttressing
How does an arch work?Buttressing
  • The square or rectangular blocks between each arch are buttresses.
  • The buttresses make a column that takes the weight all the way to the ground.
modern arches
Modern arches

Office in Tyson’s Corner

Dominion Towers

US Capital

Hotel Roanoke

your task
Your Task
  • Go to your seat.
  • You are going to draw an arch.
  • Just follow your teacher’s directions and you can do it!
first
First
  • Use the yogurt lid to draw a semi-circle.
second
Second
  • Add legs to your semi-circle.
  • Now you have an arch.
third
Third
  • Draw a smaller arch inside the first one.
fourth
Fourth
  • Draw a Keystone at the top of the arch.
fifth
Fifth
  • Now draw the Voussoirs that hold the Keystone in place.
sixth
Sixth
  • Draw a second arch next to the first one.
  • Go through the same steps.
seventh
Seventh
  • Connect the arches with buttresses.
  • You did it!
  • Success!
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