This project will synthesize information that you have previously studied. You are to select one of the two choices below and write a four-page essay (not including pictures or bibliography).
Topic: Structures spanning long distances. Formulate a thesis concerning how ancient societies have structurally spanned long, spatial distances. How have structural solutions changed over time? How were these strategies reflected in the buildings' designs?
Topic: Sustainability in ancient architecture (such as, architectural strategies to regulate temperature within the building). Formulate a thesis regarding ancient approaches to regulate temperature and promote sustainability. You should consider climate and materials in your answer. How did past civilizations use their built environment to deal with the extremes of weather? How did they use such strategies like the re-use of readily available materials?
Your essay should have a clear thesis stated in the first paragraph that is comprehensive: it applies to change over time
Use at least eight images. (The images do not count toward your text page count.)
Be sure to identify specific buildings to support your thesis—at least two buildings from each of the seven modules discussed, which equals at least 14 specific buildings.