cloister vault

: a cupolalike vault on a square or polygonal base with diminishing courses to the top and of similar horizontal section throughout and in shape like a pyramid or frustum of a pyramid with sides curved convexly outward

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  • Cloister vault — A Cloister vault, or domical vault, is a vault resulting from the intersection of two barrel vaults crossing in a right angle. Geometry The intersection of the cloister vault with a horizontal plane is a square. This fact may be used to find the… …   Wikipedia

  • cloister vault — n. vault in a shape of a dome having a square base or a base shaped like a polygon from which curved sections move upward to a central point …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Vault (architecture) — A Vault (French. voute, Italian. volta, German. Gewölbe, Polish. sklepienie , Spanish. bóveda ) is an architectural term for an arched form used to provide a space with a ceiling or roof. url=… …   Wikipedia

  • cloistered vault — a vault having the form of a number of intersecting coves. Also, cloister vault. Also called coved vault. * * * …   Universalium

  • cloistered vault — noun see cloistered arch * * * a vault having the form of a number of intersecting coves. Also, cloister vault. Also called coved vault …   Useful english dictionary

  • coved vault — noun : cloister vault …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fan vault — A fan vault is a form of vault used in the Perpendicular Gothic style, in which the ribs are all of the same curve and spaced equidistantly, in a manner resembling a fan. The initiation and propagation of this design element is strongly… …   Wikipedia

  • cloistervault — cloister vault n. A domelike vault having a square or polygonal base from which curved segments rise to a central point. Also called domical vault. * * * …   Universalium

  • Dome — For other uses, see Dome (disambiguation). Domal redirects here. For domal consonants , see Retroflex consonant. Dome of St. Peter s Basilica in Rome crowned by a cupola. Designed primarily by Michelangelo, the dome was not completed until 1590 A …   Wikipedia

  • List of architectural vaults — The following is a list of arched structures known in architecture as vaults.* Ambulatory vault – the covered portion of the covered passage around a cloister. Often written in the context of an ambulatory vault mosaic. * Annular vault – A Barrel …   Wikipedia

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