Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Ogive (rib)

Load bearing element, placed on the intersection of two crossing voûtes (vaults).
A vault with this shape is called a voûte d'ogives or croisée d'ogives (rib vault).
The ribs of the vault are actually supporting the planes of the vault.
In a voûte d'arêtes (groin vault) the planes are self-supporting.
The picture shows the ribs in a chapelle (chapel) in the Saint-Julien in Sennecey-le-Grand.
See also voûte d'ogives and croisée d'ogives.

Saint-Julien - Sennecey-le-Grand

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