Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre | MJP Architects Part 1/2 The structure supporting the steel and timber roof consists of 8 cruciform steel columns supporting longitudinal composite i-beams formed with channels. This enables the roof to float over a non loadbearing external envelope conceived as series of pieces of furniture which form alcoves capped by a continuous cornice. This gives rigidity to the whole assembly, and reflects daylight under the roof.
They are the three principal classical orders: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. Be able to identify these three styles is easy, looking at the architecture of ancient Greece, or of Greek-inspired buildings. However, the thing gets complicated when they move to Rome, where we can also find Tuscan and Composite orders that were inspired by the Doric and the Corinthian respectively. This Merriam-Webster Inc. diagram clearly shows the different styles of capitals and columns for each order.