• Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Frieze

    Frieze on the Indiana World War Memorial Frieze. A frieze is another architectural term with roots in classical architecture. A frieze is a horizontal band, often decorative or ornamental in nature, located along the top...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Festoon

    Festoon on 1400 Block of Broadway Street Festoon. Recently, I covered the term ornament as it pertains generally to historic architecture. Today’s Building Language is a specific type of architectural ornament that is certainly fun to...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Fluting

    Fluting. Architectural columns are one of those features found just about anywhere and everywhere you look in Indianapolis. However, columns contain a substantial vocabulary to describe even the smallest of features on each individual column....

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Colonnade

    Colonnade. A colonnade is a series of columns, spaced evenly apart in a straight line, which supports a roof or entablature (the “stuff” found above the columns). Although colonnades may date from Greek and Roman...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Egg-and-dart

    Egg-and-dart. This week’s Building Language term explores the extensive terminology associated with classical architecture. Egg-and-dart is a form of ornament standard in classical inspired architecture, including the vastly popular Beaux Arts and Classical Revival styles...

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