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Plural: porticos, porticoes

A roofed entrance porch supported on at least one side by columns ...


portico - a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area
narthex - portico at the west end of an early Christian basilica or church ...

Portico
An elaborate or at least covered porch area adjacent to a main entrance, generally in a classical building. The portico functions as a means to protect visitors from the elements as well as emphasizing the taste and wealth of the owner.

A portico is a porch leading to the entrance of a building, or extended as a colonnade, with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns or enclosed by walls. This idea first appeared in ancient Greece and has influenced many cultures.

HumanitiesWeb.org - Glossary definition: Portico Portico
In architecture, a porch or walkway with a roof -- either open or partly enclosed -- supported by columns and often with a pediment, usually leading to the entrance of a building.
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Portico
a small porch with a roof supported by columns or posts.
Mansard Roof
a roof with two slopes. Often it is flat on top.

Portico: a roofed porch or walkway supported by columns
Pozzolana: the volcanic ash of central Italy, named after the region where its properties were first recognized and, when mixed with lime, ...

portico:
a covered porch supported by columns
quoins:
an exterior angle of a wall or other masonry; a stone serving to form such an angle - a cornerstone; a keystone ...

PORTICO: an open porch with columns supporting a pedimental roof, creating the entrance and\or centre piece of a facade. (IMAGE) ...

Portico -- A roofed space, open or partly enclosed, forming the entrance and centerpiece of the facade of a building, often with columns and a pediment.
Pyramidal Roof -- A roof with four identical sides rising to a central peak.

PORTICO A small entrance porch.

Quoins
QUOINS Quoins are decorative rectangles or squares of stone, brick, wood or concrete, placed at the corners of buildings to add architectural interest.

portico
A roofed porch usually supported by columns, often leading to the entrance of the building.
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Portico - An open space having a roof supported by columns, located outside an entrance to or exit from a building.

Portico
a covered entrance to a building, colonnaded, either constituting the whole front of the building or forming an important feature.
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Portico - A small porch composed of a roof supported by columns, often found in front of a doorway.
Quatrefoil - Four-lobed motif; usually in block shape.

Portico A porch supported by columns and open on at least one side.
Proportion The relationship of the size of parts of a building to each other and to the whole.
Purlin A horizontal roof beam, usually supporting rafters.

Portico: A gallery which opens onto the exterior of the church and is supported by columns. From the Latin porticus for "arcade" or "gallery." ...

Portico
A roofed entrance porch, often with columns.
Pyramidal Roof ...

PORTICO A porch with columns and usually a pediment.
PROPYLAEUM An entrance gateway to au enclosure, especially in Greek and Roman architecture.

Portico: A portico (Latin) is a roofed area, open to the air on one or more sides, typically supported on one side by the facade of a building and on the remaining sides by columns or arches.

portico A covered porch, often consisting of columns supporting a pediment.
prostyle Characterized by free-standing columns that stand forward from a wall (contrasted with columns in antis).

Portico
An open, colonnaded, roofed space serving as a porch before the entrance to a building. Image courtesy of Gail Gould ...

portico: aa projecting porch consisting of columns and (nearly always) a pediment, often with a flight of steps.
post and lintel: a term descriptive of trabeated construction, i.e. vertical supports carrying horizontal beams.

Portico
An entrance porch with columns or pilasters and a roof, and often crowned by a triangular pediment.
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Portico
(a) a colonnade; (b) a porch with a roof supported by columns, usually at the entrance to a building.
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Portico:
A porch in the form of a Classical colonnade (row of columns), usually described in terms of the number of columns.
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Blind portico
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The front features of a portico applied to a wall.Blind traceryTracery applied to a solid wall.Block capital ...

Portico : A ceilinged entranceway to a church, often bordered by columned masonry.
Quadripartite vault : A four sectioned vault, divided by diagonal, transverse ribs.

Portico
A porch with a roof.
Source:Victorian Architecture Vocabulary
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Portico - A large porch usually with a pediment roof supported by classical columns or pillars.
Prefabricated - A house whose substantial parts are made entirely or in sections away from the building site.

Portico - An entrance structure (e.g., a porch) or covered walkway utilizing columns.

Pyramidal Roof - A roof shaped like a pyramid, typically found atop towers.

PORTICOporch with columns and pediment
QUOINa protruding stone or brick that accentuates an exterior corner. Sometimes simulated on frame structures to look like stone.
RUSTICATEDheavily textured or rough-surfaced stone-work ...

Portico - Porch supported by columns, usually above entrance
Postern - Side entrance
Putto - Statue of naked chubby baby; similar to a cherub with no wings ...

PORTICO - A roofed entrance to a house that is columned like a temple front.
PREFABRICATION - The manufacture of whole buildings or components cast/assembled in a factory or off-site before placed in position.

Portico : a porch or walkway with a roof supported by columns, often leading to the entrance of a building.
Posticum : also called opisthodomos. A small room in the cella of a classical temple used as a treasury.

Portico - a series of columns or arches in front of a building, generally as a covered walkway.

Elegant porticoes
Carved window cases
Spectacular, three-story wooden spiral staircase
In 1986, Harry Z. Isaacs acquired the estate, began a complete restoration. He added the west wing to balance the façade.

Porches, porticos and porte-cocheres, were often given the full castle treatment, an imitation portcullis on the larger houses would occasionally be suspended above a front door, flanked by heraldic beasts and other medieval architectural motifs.

Classical porticos frequently characterize the central section
subordinate flanking units that are at least half as wide and often much wider
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Example 1: Middle ages porticoA Portico is a colonaded entrance space (doorway).Example 1: Cicero and the urbane villa potagerPotager is the French word for a vegetable garden.

portico A structure usually attached to a building, such as a porch, consisting of a roof supported by piers or columns. post and lintel A method of construction in which vertical beams (posts) are used to support a horizontal beam (lintel).

exedrae - A portico or open room with seats in ancient Greece. Renaissance architect, Brunelleschi added this to cathedral architecture.

portico literally, porch: an architectural design used widely by Palladio and his followers, which consists of a colonnade supporting a pedimented roof of varying depth.

Porch - A building forming an enclosure or protection for doorway, a portico or colonnade, a veranda.
Portal - A gate or doorway, esp. great or magnificent one, any entrance, the arch over a gate.

Earthen or stone embankment protecting soldiers from enemy fire PedimentLow-pitched gable over porticos, doors, windows etc. PeelOriginally a palisaded court.

Small one-story portico or entry porch with columns or entryway with classical detailing and decorative motifs such as festoons, urns, swags and garlands
Semi-circular or elliptical fanlight over the front door ...

Other distinguishing details of the Neoclassical home plan include roof-line balustrades, dentil molding below the cornice, and side and wing porches or porticos where one can enjoy vistas and sunshine.
Symmetrical and proportional.

In Christian churches, a courtyard flanked by porticos. An open courtyard at the entrance of a church, usually surrounded by covered aisles.

PEDIMENT- A low-pitched gable over porticos, doors, windows, etc.
PERPENDICULAR - Of or relating to a style of English Gothic architecture of the 14th and 15th centuries, characterized by emphasis of the vertical element.

Low-pitched gable used in classical, Renaissance, and neo-classical architecture above a portico and above doors, windows, etc. It may be straight-sided or curved segmentally.

Soffit
- the underside or lining beneath a beam, or lintel, or of any projection from the face of a building, eg a portico or stair stair or overhanging roof. The under side of an arch should properly be referred to as an intrados.

Cloister. Internal courtyard of a monastery or convent with a portico of slender columns supporting a roof and resting on a low wall.

It usually has a base, shaft, and capital but is decorative rather than structural. Portico A structure usually attached to a building, such as a porch, consisting of a roof supported by piers or columns.

a bathroom or laundry Pediment A decorative gabled or curve-topped feature above a portico - often of timber fretwork Pergola An open trellis like frame attached to a building and / or supported by posts - used for climbing plants ...

They were also influential in the creation of that sculptural ensemble on the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, fittingly known as the Portico de la Gloria (completed 1188), one of the outstanding artistic achievements of medieval Spain.

PORTICO: A roof supported by columns; often used at an entry. PORTLAND CEMENT: A hydraulic cement, extremely hard, formed by burning silica, lime, and alumina together and then grinding up the mixture. POST: A perpendicular supporting member.

(Not to be confused with a PORTICO.) PRIEST'S DOORWAY: a doorway in the north or south wall of a chancel. PRINCIPAL RAFTER: a main rafter, of larger than average scantling.

Originally the triangular space was formed by the end of a gable roof and later was used decoratively; Low-pitched gable over porticos, doors, windows. Peel: A small tower; typically, a fortified house on the border Pellet: Circular boss.

See also: See also: Architecture, House, Classical, Ornament, Pediment

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