If architecture demonstrates power, then that power should be evident from the architecture. How are the impact of power upon building represented?




Axiality in buildings

i.e. Egyptian temples,
Roman basilicas,
Christian basilicas 



Temple of Horus at Edfu, Floor Plan





Non-axiality in buildings
i.e. Arabic style mosques, Buddhist stupas, Persian hypostyle halls, most centralized buildings

Great Mosque, Cordoba


Centralized buildings and non-axiality
i.e. Renaissance churches, Pantheon


Ste Constnza e Agnese, Floor Plan