Sunday, September 7, 2008

Week11_3 religion construction(cont)

There are many differentiations between western catholic church and oriental pagoda design.In western countries the churches were designed with many sharp shapes and sharp corner while pagodas in oriental countries based on curves. The reason for this was that in western countries, most of the constructions, include churches must keep warm in the winter, so the roof with sharp corners will keep warm most effectively while oriental countries are tropical countries, so heat is the most consideration and the roof with curves will make the air inside more cooler, especially in summer.

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