Sunday, 5 April 2009

Thai Architecture - Architraves

posted at Thai Architecture blogspot

The architrave is a moulded or ornamental band framing a rectangular opening, most commonly a door or a window.

In Thai Architecture it is often a key ornamental feature that gives a building a distinctive look. Often intricate wood carving is used.
In modern Thai architecture a combination of glass and wood is sometimes used. The distinctive sharp sweep of the architrave can imitate the sharp gradients of the roof to bring unity to the structure.

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