The use of beams in architectural construction, rather than arches or vaulting.
More example sentences
- They refer to windows as ‘glazing’ or ‘fenestration’ and a beam or lintel as ‘trabeation’… Nothing is simply flat, it's ‘planar’ instead.
- These include parts of a cornice and trabeation with sculpted round loaves of bread and a large travertine block incised to look like a wicker basket.
- On the same occasion the cornice and the trabeation were repaired by means of cement mortar.
mid 16th century (denoting a horizontal beam): formed irregularly from Latin trabs, trab- 'beam, timber' + -ation.
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- This constant oscillation in the reading of figure-ground is heightened further by the memory of the trabeated system to which the Doric columns allude.
- That is, the interpretation of the Acropolis as an archetypal composition of primary building types: the Parthenon, a trabeated temple (columns and beams), and the Erechtheum, a building composed of walls.
- The cross section is typical or Addison's work - playing flame against wall and screen, through bays receding from and projecting beyond the beams and columns of a trabeated structure.
Definition of trabeation in:
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