The most common card houses built by the Jungle or Desert Kardtects system, are temples. Even the Grisroc Castle system, with its new expansion options, seem to boost children’s imaginations to design impressive churches or cathedrals.
Indeed, it is possible to expand all of these building card styles to build even greater complexes. For instance, the pillars in the Desert set allow not just pyramids to be raised, but also Greek Pantheon like temples.
The human desire to build places for worship seems to be as old as civilization itself. An interesting fact in relation to this is the oldest structure is accepted as being a temple. It is found in southern Turkey; a place called Göbekli Tepe.
Like most ancient stone buildings, it is believed this 11,000-year-old site was designed to focus worship on a singular star – Sirius; the dog star.
The name ‘Sirius’ is now more famous for being a character in the Harry Potter stories, of a person who had the ability to turn into a big black dog. Yet the star is a bright star in the constellation of Orion and is a constellation which appears to have been the basis for the layout of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. The fun irony is that ‘Dog’ spelt backwards is ‘God’.
Orion is also known as ‘the Hunter’ and thus the constellation is meant to represent a hunter and his loyal dog.
Perhaps, if you are to build a temple with Kardtects Building Cards, you might find a fun challenge is to build into the design, your own meaning to the structure.
Above is a StoneHenge like card structure; a stone circle. The path going inside begins in the East, like the rising sun. An exit path lay in the West.