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Rome. Proposed Concrete Dome Centering with Central Tower. “Tor di Schiavi”. ca 320 AD. 404. Rome. The Pantheon. Sectional Perspective View showing Brick Arches incorporated in the Concrete. ca 125 AD. 405. Rome. The Pantheon. Restored View of Interior. 406. Rome. The Pantheon. Section and Sectional Views showing Structural System. ca 125 AD. 407. Rome. The Pantheon. Durm’s Analysis of the Construction. 408. Rome. The Pantheon. Reconstructed Drawing of Interior showing inbuilt Brick Arches. 409.

Principles of Setting Out 1. Built Monuments 2. Rock Cut Monuments C. Geometry of Ancient Building Design 1. Round Building 2. Rectangular Buildings 3. Centralised Polygonal Buildings 4. Curvilinear (Oval) Buildings D. Setting Out Concerns 1. Orientation (a) Astronomical Orientation (b) True Geographical Orientation (i) Solar Observation (ii) Siderial Observation 2. Line (a) Path (b) Length 3. Angle 4. Level E. Setting Out—Data Provided 1. Building Design and Setting Out 2. Setting out and Building Construction (a) Egyptian Building (b) Classical Greek Ashlar Building A.

G. a record of existing building) but the term “project drawing” may be in itself not definitive. Hitherto it has been understood that a “project drawing” signifies one to guide the builder in materialising the design of a projected building. However whereas numbers of Egyptian drawings were certainly made within the margin of a building project, it is not likely that all of these were intended as guides to construction. Rather it is likely that some are sketches to help formulate the design of the building.

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