Architecture and the Industrial Revolution

Examining the architecture of previous civilizations and their impact on the Industrial Revolution.

This paper shows how architecture had a profound effect on the development of the Industrial Revolution. This paper explores these effects and displays the ways in wish architecture influenced the industrial age. Ancient civilizations such as Egypt and Rome are analyzed as well as architecture from more “recent” 16th century Rome.
“The impact of architecture on the industrial revolution is as old as time. For the purpose of this discussion we will begin with the architecture of the ancient world. In pre-industrial times those who constructed building also lived in them and they were forced to use whatever material was available and they also had to make their own tools. The idea of using cement to build structures dates back to the Roman Empire but waterproof cement was not created until the 1800’s during the industrial revolution, this is just one impact that early architecture had on the industrial revolution. (Architecture)”