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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
porch - a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance ...

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.
Balustraded Portico - Dundas ...

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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~: 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, the material which gave Roman concrete its strength and ability to harden in water ...

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

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

~ -- 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.

~ - An open space having a roof supported by columns, located outside an entrance to or exit from a building.
Prefabricated House - A type of construction so designed as to involve a minimum of assembly at the site, usually comprising a series of large units manufactured in a plant.

A roofed porch usually supported by columns, often leading to the entrance of the building.
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a covered entrance to a building, colonnaded, either constituting the whole front of the building or forming an important feature.
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~: A gallery which opens onto the exterior of the church and is supported by columns. From the Latin porticus for "arcade" or "gallery."
Radiating (Apsidal) chapels: Series of chapels arranged around an ambulatory in the apse of a cathedral (fig.1).

~ - 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.

~ 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.

~ A porch with columns and usually a pediment.
PROPYLAEUM An entrance gateway to au enclosure, especially in Greek and Roman architecture.
QUOIN The cornerstones, often emphasized, on a building. Usually of stone or brick hut may also be wood imitating stone.

~ — A roofed entrance porch supported on at least one side by columns. [B]
quarry-faced granite — Squared blocks with rough surfaces that look as if they just came out of the ground, squared off only for the joints; usually
used in massive work. [B] ...

~ 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).

An open, colonnaded, roofed space serving as a porch before the entrance to a building. Image courtesy of Gail Gould
Post and Lintel
A system of construction in which two or more uprights support a horizontal beam; also called trabeated. Image courtesy of Heather Russell ...

~: 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.

An entrance porch with columns or pilasters and a roof, and often crowned by a triangular pediment.
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~ - A covered entry structure normally supported by columns.
Power - The quality of acoustic energy as measured in watts. It is this power that people perceive as loudness.
Premium Grade - Gives the highest level of quality in materials, workmanship, and installation.

(a) a colonnade; (b) a porch with a roof supported by columns, usually at the entrance to a building.
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A range of columns in front of a building, or forming the porch of a classical building, usually surmounted by a pediment. Used in Classical styles.
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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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The front features of a ~ applied to a wall.Blind traceryTracery applied to a solid wall.Block capital ...

A porch with a roof.
Source:Victorian Architecture Vocabulary
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~ - 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.

~ : A ceilinged structure bordered and supported by columned masonry. At Medieval religious sites ~s primarily served as entranceways, a feature which is also known as a porch.

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

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

~porch 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 ...

~ - 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.
PANTILES - Flattened S-shaped interlocking tiles.

~ : 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.
Pronaos : also called Anticum. An open vestibule before the cella in a classical temple.

~ - a series of columns or arches in front of a building, generally as a covered walkway.
Prick post - old architectural name given sometimes to the queen posts of a roof, and sometimes to the filling in quarters in framing.Template:Wikisource1911Enc Citation ...

Elegant ~es
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, ~s 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 ~s 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 ~A ~ is a colonaded entrance space (doorway).Example 1: Cicero and the urbane villa potagerPotager is the French word for a vegetable garden. praenestePraeneste was a Roman town (now called Palestrina) 38 km from Rome.

~ 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 ~ or open room with seats in ancient Greece. Renaissance architect, Brunelleschi added this to cathedral architecture.

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

Pediment - low-pitched gable over ~s, doors, windows.
Peel - a small tower; typically, a fortified house on the border. Peel originally a palisaded court. Later a stone tower house.

Porch - A building forming an enclosure or protection for doorway, a ~ 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 ~s, doors, windows etc. PeelOriginally a palisaded court.

Small one-story ~ 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
Decorative crown or roof over the front door ...

(1) - The ~ of the palaestra or gymnasium, in which disputations of the learned were held among the ancients: also, in
private houses, the pastas, or vestibule, used for conversation. (2) - The term also signifies an apse, with ranges of seats for
viewing the games in the Circus or Stadium.

Other distinguishing details of the Neoclassical home plan include roof-line balustrades, dentil molding below the cornice, and side and wing porches or ~s where one can enjoy vistas and sunshine.
Symmetrical and proportional.
Centered door, balanced windows, and matching winged ~s.

In Christian churches, a courtyard flanked by ~s. An open courtyard at the entrance of a church, usually surrounded by covered aisles. The atrium of the Early Christian church was originally a place for the catechumens to wait during the celebration of the Eucharist.

Cloister. Internal courtyard of a monastery or convent with a ~ of slender columns supporting a roof and resting on a low wall.
Coffered (Caissoned) ceiling. Square or polygonal panels set into a ceiling and often decorated with ornamental motifs.

PEDIMENT- A low-pitched gable over ~s, 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 ~ and above doors, windows, etc. It may be straight-sided or curved segmentally. Broken Pediment: one where the centre portion of the sloping sides is left open.

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

2) Atrium- in early Christian, Byzantine, and medieval architecture, the forecourt of a church; as a rule enveloped by four colonnaded ~es.
3) Narthex- the entrance hall or porch proceding the nave of a church.

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

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

He or his successors also collected ancient Roman carved decorative stone panels and memorial tablets and built them into the walls, covering every square inch of the ~ of this church.

column, colonnade-an architectural element used for support and/or decoration; a sequence or row of columns, supporting a straight lintel (as in a porch or ~) or a series of arches (an arcade) ...

~: 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 ~.) PRIEST'S DOORWAY: a doorway in the north or south wall of a chancel. PRINCIPAL RAFTER: a main rafter, of larger than average scantling. PSEUDO-CRUCIFORM: a church with transepts, rendering it cross-shaped in plan, but which lacks a central tower.

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

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Architecture, House, Classical, Ornament, Pediment?

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