Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

bal ka NET

A pseudo-balcony; a small window balcony

A balconet -- or guard rail -- fronting windows, prevented people from falling through deep sashes and provided a light and stylish miniature balcony.

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


1. A platform that projects from the wall of a building and is surrounded by a railing, balustrade, or parapet.

2. A gallery that projects over the main floor in a theater or an auditorium

Examples from Buffalo:

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Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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