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HypocaustRoman architecture was not only known for their invention of concrete but also the development of housing and public hygiene. Their development of public and private baths. Public baths were found in three sections that people who went to the baths would go to following this progress: the cold room (fridgiment) and then the warm room (tepidarium) and finally the hot room (caldarium). Hypocaust was a heating system that romans had developed used to heat houses, baths, buildings whether they were private or public. The floor was raised above the ground by pillars, then you would add layers and some of the spaces left between walls would let some of the heat from the hypocaust would be able to go into the building. Many roman hypocaust remains have survived through Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. City Infrastructure-roadsIt was known that romans put the more important buildings at the centre of the city. Romans were always looking for ways to improvement of traveling around for the reasons of: military/soldiers, food, trading goods. Therefore roads seemed to be the easiest way to accomplish this goal. There were generally 3 specific types of roads: dirt, gravel, and fully paved. Dirt roads were for walking and cattling; Gravel was for heavier things, though it was the fully paved roads that were for movement.


Did You Know?The Coloseum has over 80 entrances and can fit aproximately 50,000 people!

Roman Architectural RevolutionAlso known as the Concrete revolution was the widespread of the architecture structures of arch, domes, and vaults. A main factor of this revolution was the creation of the new material: Roman Concrete or opus caementicism.Domes, Arches, and vaults weren't popular for the greeks, though it was the romans which had created why many of todays buildings have these designs. Concrete was a great factor of this revolution. The romans not only discovered away of making concrete, they developed quick dry concrete. Concrete is used today for many buildings , though the way it is today is most likely to be much more scientific and is made of different materials, but the concept of concrete and what concrete is was invented by romans

Lasting Impact

Romans have done many things for us, from food to fashion. Roman city infrastructure has influenced today's building designs and structures (arches, domes, vaults), the materials we use (such as concrete), roads that are fully paved, and much much more were all because of roman influences.


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Here is a picture of three of romes architectures, the Coloseum(at the right), The Alcántara Bridge (on the left) and England’s Georgian Gem-Anancient rome bath (in the middle)


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