Compare the architecture of Harappan civilization with the modern architecture.

Asked by Babua | 27th Aug, 2014, 08:57: PM

Expert Answer:

Architecture in Harappan civilisation

Architecture in modern world today

People in the Harappan Civilisation made houses mostly of mud bricks, baked bricks and chiseled stones.

Today, houses are made up of bricks, cement, glass, various metals like steel, iron etc.

Cities of the ancient Harappan civilisation were surrounded and fortified by huge city walls.

In present day, we hardly find any major city built with in walls.

Inspite of the absence of technology in this age, the drainage system was well planned. Drains inside the houses were connected to drains on the streets and smaller drains led into the bigger drains.

With various advancements made in technology, today, advanced drainage systems have geotextile filters that prevent fine grain particles form passing into the drain in order to avoid the clogging.

The cities were planned in grid system where roads cut across each other at 900.

This feature is not present in modern day architecture.

Houses were either of one or two storeys, with rooms built around a courtyard.

We now find sky scrapers in most of the cities in the world which are equipped with various modern amenities.

Architecture in Harappan civilisation

Architecture in modern world today

Harappans made houses mostly of mud bricks, baked bricks and chiseled stones.

Today, houses are made up of bricks, cement, glass, various metals like steel, iron etc.

Cities of the ancient Harappan civilisation were surrounded and fortified by huge city walls.

In present day, we hardly find any major city built with in walls.

Inspite of the absence of technology in this age, the drainage system was well planned. Drains inside the houses were connected to drains on the streets and smaller drains led into the bigger drains.

With various advancements made in technology, today, advanced drainage systems have geotextile filters that prevent fine grain particles form passing into the drain in order to avoid the clogging.

The cities were planned in grid system where roads cut across each other at 900.

This feature is not present in modern day architecture.

Houses were either of one or two storeys, with rooms built around a courtyard.

We now find sky scrapers in most of the cities in the world which are equipped with various modern amenities.

Architecture in Harappan civilisation

Architecture in modern world today

People in the Harappan Civilisation made houses mostly of mud bricks, baked bricks and chiseled stones.

Today, houses are made up of bricks, cement, glass, various metals like steel, iron etc.

Cities of the ancient Harappan civilisation were surrounded and fortified by huge city walls.

In present day, we hardly find any major city built with in walls.

Inspite of the absence of technology in this age, the drainage system was well planned. Drains inside the houses were connected to drains on the streets and smaller drains led into the bigger drains.

With various advancements made in technology, today, advanced drainage systems have geotextile filters that prevent fine grain particles form passing into the drain in order to avoid the clogging.

The cities were planned in grid system where roads cut across each other at 900.

This feature is not present in modern day architecture.

Houses were either of one or two storeys, with rooms built around a courtyard.

We now find sky scrapers in most of the cities in the world which are equipped with various modern amenities.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 28th Aug, 2014, 01:28: PM

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