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04/18/2014

Trabeated system
TRAY be ated
Also called Post-and-lintel system
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Trabeated
An architectural system using a horizontal beam over supports, as opposed to an arched or arcuated system; synonymous with post and lintel. Image courtesy of Heather Russell ...

trabeated: of architecture based on the post-and-lintel system of the Greeks in contrast to the arcuated system of the Romans.
transept: the transverse part of a cruciform church.
transom: a horizontal division of a window.

Trabeated/Arcuated Illustration
Trabeated (detail) and arcuated (detail) construction.
Note how the local stone is only capable of spanning short distances and in order to achieve wider spans, an arch has to be used.

trabeated
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use" ...

The type continued well into the 17th century in its modified forms: L-plan, with a jamb or wing at one corner; Z-plan, with a jamb or wing at each diagonally opposite corner.TrabeatedDependent structurally on the upright (post) ...

But unlike Classical structures, which operate through trabeation (see Trabeated (architecture) ), the gable ends of many buildings are actually bearing-wall structures.

Post and Beam - Comprising of vertical posts supporting horizontal beams; another term for this is ‘trabeated' ...

See also: See also: Architecture, Beam, Classical, Lintel, Arcuated

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