It’s good to know about buildings. Most of the time we sit inside a building. Outdoors we see other buildings. There are so many buildings around us as if the they grew out of soil like trees. We know how a tree grows — from seeds in soil — and we know how a building grows — from bricks in building yards.
Man-made buildings copy the natural buildings in two ways:
The structure of a building – (that is the building’s main parts) – is the same as the structure of a tree. From skyscrapers to country houses, from Neolithic (that is some 8.000 years ago) to modern building, the basic structure is still in use Each buildings has a foundation (root) upon which the building body (trunk) rests and a roofing (tree crown).
The decoration of a building is like the leaves’ color and shape, We know when a building was erected by looking at its columns’ decoration, in the same way in which we immediately recognize a maple tree by looking at its leaves’ shape.
Keep these two ideas in mind – structure and decoration – to guide you on our worldwide journey throughout time.