post and lintel


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Noun1.post and lintel - a structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
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The substantial shear and lateral forces generated by such large windows is taken up by solid panels between the frames, creating a U-shaped element like a post and lintel turned upside down.
The top corner blocks are large, like capitals atop columns, and the work evokes the simple, balanced architectural system of post and lintel and the Minimalist love affair with symmetry and the grid.
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