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corbel

Architect
a bracket, usually of stone or brick

Corbel

In masonry construction, a series of projections; each one stepped progressively outward from the vertical face of the wall as it rises up to support a cornice or overhanging member above.

corbel

[′kȯr·bəl]
(architecture)
An architectural bracket projecting from within a wall, formed by extensions of the masonry and wood beyond the wall surface, and supporting a burdensome weight above.

corbel

corbel, 2
brick wall having a corbel, 1
1. In masonry, a projection or one of a series of projections, each stepped progressively outward with increasing height, and usually projecting from a wall or chimney; serves as a support for an overhanging member or course, 1 above, or as a purely decorative element.
2. A projecting stone that supports a superincumbent weight.
3. A heavy bracket, often decorated, that is set into an adobe wall to act as a bearing surface to support a roof beam.
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Selling points include the frontage of local stone, timber corbelling, an oak panelled front door and sandstone window surrounds.
Here the masonry nature of the epidermis is powerfully revealed by corbelling the heads of the windows with increasingly projecting courses of brick exposed on the diagonal to provide a strong yet delicate three-dimensional carving into the monolith.
The masonry technique of free corbelling and the ancient art of muqarnas stalactite design is rediscovered for the purposes of detailing the spindly minaret balcony.