from the Greek word architekton. Master builders would construct temples and other public buildings.
a part of a wall unit built to support pressure, such as an arch.
Found at the Alter end of a church (Eastern side), a half-circle usually with a domed ceiling
A curving structure made of wedge-shaped parts, used to span an opening and capable of supporting weight from above.
a rail and a row of posts of ornamental columns that support it.
a structure built out against a wall or building to give support and strength.
rows of columns connected at their tops by a cornice.
a pillar supporting a roof.
the horizontal molded projection at the top of a building.
a half sphere shaped roof.
the front of a building.
any grotesque carving of a human or animal jutting from the eaves of a building.
a horizontal piece across the top of an opening. Often used to hold the weight of the structure above it.
the central or main body of a church, usually running from the front entrance.
a four sided pillar that tapers at the top and ends in a pyramid.
the triangular space that forms the gable of a roof.
the open courtyard or garden in a Roman house.
an upright column built into a wall and
projecting slightly from it.
a row of columns supporting a roof around the entrance of the building.
an arched structure, usually forming a ceiling or roof.