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Flying buttress

Explore the fascinating world of flying buttresses and discover how these architectural marvels provide structural support and stunning aesthetic appeal to buildings. Find inspiration for your next architectural project.
DIAGRAM: illustrating "flying buttresses". The flying buttresses on Chartres are rather modest compared to later cathedrals. Architecture Des Cathédrales, Architecture Baroque, Cathedral Architecture, Classic Architecture, Diagram Architecture, Architecture Drawings, Ancient Architecture, Architecture Portfolio, Arc Boutant

As Cathedrals got bigger, especially taller, a technique to strength the wall to hold the additional weight was needed. The builders of the Middle Ages came up with a unique design to meet this difficulty, the Flying Buttress. The Flying buttress was an additional arch support that was "free standing" outside the main walls of the building. This additional support allowed the walls to be thinner and rise to here to fore unknown heights.

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Donald Domineck