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Architecture, Lexicon (Photo Archive)


Short articles on architectural concepts Lexicon

This section contains short explanatory articles on aspects of architecture that have been referenced in other articles.

Documents contained within "Architecture":

  • Basilica - A public building used as tribunal and market place
  • Opus Caementicium - Construction with cement
  • Opus Incertum - Construction technique with irregular stones covering a cement core
  • Opus Latericium - Construction technique using bricks and tiles
  • Opus Mixtum - Construction technique mixing opus reticulatum and opus latericium
  • Opus Quadratum - Construction technique using rectangular blocks of stone
  • Opus Reticulatum - Construction technique with cement covered by square blocks of tufa
  • Opus Sectile - Decoration of inlay of polychrome stones
  • Opus Spicatum - Surface paving with bricks in a fishbone pattern
  • Triumphal Arches - The Romans used arches to celebrate military victory

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