Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Architrave
AR ka trave

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Definition #2


1. The lowest of the 3 main parts of an entablature that rests directly on top of a column

2. The molded frame around a door or window

Greek: "architrave" - chief beam

Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, , ..... Classical Revival, , ..... Federal, , ..... Georgian Revival, , ..... Greek Revival, , ..... Neoclassicism, , ..... Renaissance Revival, , ..... Second Empire

Shouldered (eared) architrave

Architrave window: with consoles or cornice; Example, with consoles: Palazzo Medici-Riccardi


Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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