Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture. click through to read this interesting article.

Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture. click through to read this interesting article.

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Researchers discover secret recipe of Roman concrete that allowed it to endure for over 2,000 years

Researchers discover secret recipe of Roman concrete that allowed it to endure for over 2,000 years

A magnified piece of Roman concrete consisting of lime, volcanic sand, and rock - CAN SET UNDER WATER, LAST LONGER

A magnified piece of Roman concrete consisting of lime, volcanic sand, and rock - CAN SET UNDER WATER, LAST LONGER

The Romans based much of their architecture on the domes. Domes permitted the construction of vaulted ceilings, and could cover large public spaces. The Pantheon in Rome has a concrete dome with an oculus opening to the sky. The light from the oculus moves around this space in a sort of reverse sundial effect. The oculus also serves as a cooling and ventilation method. During storms, a drainage system below the floor handles the rain that falls through the oculus.

The Romans based much of their architecture on the domes. Domes permitted the construction of vaulted ceilings, and could cover large public spaces. The Pantheon in Rome has a concrete dome with an oculus opening to the sky. The light from the oculus moves around this space in a sort of reverse sundial effect. The oculus also serves as a cooling and ventilation method. During storms, a drainage system below the floor handles the rain that falls through the oculus.

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Roman concrete was a lot greener than the stuff we make today : TreeHugger
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