Thursday, 31 January 2013

Arc doubleau (belt arch ©)

The translation in the title is followed by this sign ©; this means that it has been "invented" by me.

In plan (Wikipedia) the belt arches are shown in green; the red area is part of a travée (bay).
A belt arch carries the roof construction of a church.
The picture shows several belt arches in the Saint-Martin in Chapaize.
The arc (arch) in the foreground is strictly speaking not a belt arch; it carries also part of the coupole (cupola) under the clocher (bell tower), and hence part of the clocher as well.
See also doubleau (synonym).

Arc-doubleau - Wikipedia

Saint-Martin - Chapaize

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