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(pl. ante-pagments, antepagmenta).1 Face of a jamb of an aperture, or a moulded architrave. Its top horizontal part, supercilium or antepagmentum superius is really a moulding over the lintel, and ...
The lowest of the three main parts of an entablature that rests on the abacus of a column. The term is used more loosely to describe the moulded frame that surrounds a door or window. It can also be ...
1 Small convex moulding with a semicircular section, similar to a bead or an astragal, called a chaplet when ornamented.2 Frame ornamented with a bead-moulding.
When the section of a medieval pier is identical to that of the arch above, the horizontal mouldings, etc., at the springing of the arch, form a banded impost.
1 Single piece of wood or metal, of any shape in section, placed horizontally, like the rail of a gate, to form an obstruction, or latch-bar dropped into a mortise behind a door or shutter to fasten ...
1 Convex moulding, often of semicircular section, also called astragal, baguet(te), half-round, or roundel. If ornamented, it is a chaplet. A bead-moulding is a bead that does not project, also ...
Moulding, the section of which consists of an ovolo at the top under which is an ogee or hollow, forming a sharp point at the junction of the two: the section resembles a bird's beak. Common in ...
Repulsive cell, narrow at the top through which a prisoner would be dropped, the section of which was similar to that of a bottle. A form of oubliette.
Also called boltel, bottle, boultel, boultin, a plain moulding with a convex section, such as a roll-moulding, ovolo, or torus. It is larger than an astragal or bead, and is sometimes used to ...
A hollow moulding, about a quarter of a circle in section, principally used in cornices. The term is also used to describe a concave moulding, quarter circular in profile, in a picture frame.
[De]Motif comprising a series of connected W‐shapes. Often used in the decoration of pottery and metalwork.
Cloistered arch or vault, composed of four triangular coves rising from a square plan in corbelled courses to an apex and meeting in vertical diagonal planes, the axial sections being arcs, but ...
Drawing (usually an axonometric or isometric projection) showing a building or part of a building with a part cut away to reveal the interior, a section through the structure, and the exterior.
(pl. cymae).Projecting moulding, common in Classical architecture, with an ogee section, usually of equal convex and concave arcs, with a plain fillet above and below it. There are two main types: ...
A vault of even curvature over a circular base; the section can be segmental, semicircular, pointed, or bulbous. If a vault is erected over a square base, squinches or pendentives must be inserted at ...
Opening for an entrance to a building, part of a building, or an enclosure, together with its immediate structure and surroundings, often of considerable architectural magnificence. Classical Antique ...
(1910–61).Finnish-born American architect, the son of G. E. Saarinen. He studied in Paris, then Yale, and worked with Charles Eames at Kingswood, Cranbrook, MI, G. E. Saarinen's Academy. With Eames ...
Figure formed by section made by a plane passing obliquely through the axis of a regular cone. Unlike an oval, it is identical at each end, i.e. on both sides of its dividing axes. See also arch.
A polygon is equilateral if all its sides have the same length. In an equilateral triangle, the three angles are all equal and so each equals 60°.
1 Horizontal timber board thicker at the bottom than at the top, i.e. tapered in section, normally used for clap-boarding.2 Type of coping with one edge thicker than the other, so it drains in one ...
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