Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Hexastyle
HECK sa stile
Alternate name: exastyle

Having six columns, as at one end or at both ends of a portico

Hexastyle buildings had six columns and were the standard facade in canonical Greek Doric architecture between the archaic period 600—550 B.C up to the Age of Pericles 450—430 B.C.

Tetrastyle - four columns

Octostyle - eight columns

Decastyle - ten columns


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