Latticework

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Latticework is an openwork framework consisting of a criss-crossed pattern of strips of building material, typically wood or metal. The design is created by crossing the strips to form a grid or weave.[1] Latticework is may be functional – for example, to allow airflow to or through an area; structural, as a truss in a lattice girder;[2] used to add privacy, as through a lattice screen, purely decorative, or some combination of these.

Latticework in stone or wood from the classical period is also called transenna (plural transenne).

In India, the house of a rich or noble person may be built with a baramdah or verandah surrounding every level leading to the living area. The upper floors often have balconies overlooking the street that are shielded by latticed screens carved in stone called jalis which keep the area cool and give privacy.[3]

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Mashrabiya screen on display in the British Museum

Examples

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Lattice screen at Amber Fort

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Latticework window in Iran

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Eiffel Tower structural latticework

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Lattice truss bridge in Vermont

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Ching, Francis D.K. (1995). A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 27. ISBN 0-471-28451-3.
  2. ^ "Latticework". Retrieved 2007-02-27.
  3. ^ Thapar, Binda (2004). Introduction to Asian Architecture. Singapore: Periplus Editions. pp. 16–17. ISBN 0-7946-0011-5.

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