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Architectural terms, their definitions in English and their translations

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Timber framing

is the method of creating structures using heavy timbers jointed by pegged Mortise and tenon joints.

Transom

window or element above a door but within its vertical frame.

Tribune

Area consisting of the presbytery and apse of a church. In a Roman basilica the tribune was the semi-circular area where the judges sat; in early Christian churches it indicated the seats behind the main altar where the bishop and clergy sat. Tympanum

Tympanum

the triangular space enclosed between the horizontal cornice of the entablature and the sloping cornice of the pediment. Though sometimes left plain, it is often decorated.

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