History of Architecture explained by pillars
The history of architecture is as old as civilization itself. A subject as big as the history of mankind. I decided to break it down to easier small parts.
A living space has got four elements. Roof (and floor), support for the roof and walls to keep the elements out.
The first supports for primitive roofs must have been tents supported by a pole. Unfortunately history is remembered in more permanent structures. One of our oldest man made structures to survive today is that of Stonehenge. It comprises of vertical free standing stones with a horizontal support . A basic pillar and lintel structure.