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Architectural Trivia: The Aedicule

I have found that one of the great things about the design industry is that there is always something new to be learned.  Being that architecture is a second passion of mine, I always manage to run across new terminology.  Today, that particular term was Aedicule.

 The aedicule at Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana

The aedicule at Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana

 A Spanish influenced aedicule at San Diego's Balboa Park

A Spanish influenced aedicule at San Diego's Balboa Park

Published in one of the hoity toity architectural journals (I don't remember which one) I actually found myself stopping mid-sentence to figure out just what an aedicule was. As it would turn out, an aedicule is simply a building opening, be it a door or window, that is framed by columns and topped with a pediment.

The more you know....


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