Ancient Architecture

Senior School
12 Nov 21

In Design and Technology, Year 3 has taken on the role of architects and built Ancient Greek columns from paper. 

Having studied the different styles of ancient Greek architecture, Year 3 constructed Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns. After drawing a detailed design, they applied their practised paper techniques to roll cylinders, curl paper scrolls, cut fringing for leaves and scrunch paper for flowers. Furthermore, they tried their patience to wait for parts to stick!

From the simplicity of a Doric column to the gentle scrolls of Ionic pillars and the decorative detailed magnificence of Corinthian columns, Year 3 pushed Ancient Greek architecture into the present. Using scrap photocopies as building materials and adding personalised touches, they made their carefully constructed columns modern and environmentally friendly!