Architectural Housing Styles

Rachel Larsen

Arch

a curved symmetrical structure spanning an opening and typically supporting the weight of a bridge, roof, or wall above it.

Brackets

  1. a right-angled support attached to and projecting from a wall for holding a shelf, lamp, or other object.

Column

an upright pillar, typically cylindrical and made of stone or concrete, supporting an entablature, arch, or other structure or standing alone as a monument

Column Capital

  1. a rigid, relatively slender, upright support, composed of relatively few pieces.

Corbel

any bracket, especially one of brick or stone, usually of slight extent.

Cupola

a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere

Fluting

a groove or set of grooves forming a surface decoration

Frieze

  1. a broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, especially on a wall near the ceiling.

Lintel

  1. a horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window.

Pilaster

  1. a rectangular column, especially one projecting from a wall.

Pillar

  1. a tall vertical structure of stone, wood, or metal, used as a support for a building, or as an ornament or monument.

Porch

a covered shelter projecting in front of the entrance of a building

Wainscot

wood, especially oak and usually in the form of paneling, for lining interior walls.