Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Trabeated system
TRAY be ated
Also called Post-and-lintel system / Post-and-beam system


Horizontal beams (lintels) are borne up by columns (posts)

The fundamental principle of Greek architecture. The arcuated system -- that involving the use of arches -- was not used by the Greeks.

Peristyle: The main body of the sanctuary in Greek temples was entirely surrounded by a single row of columns in the late 7th century BCE.


Examples from Buffalo architecture

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