groin vault


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groined vault, groin vault

groined vault
A compound vault in which barrel vaults intersect, forming arrises called groins.
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Old World architectural elements include hand-carved limestone arches, soaring marble fireplaces and groin vaults, while Lutron lighting systems, AquaLink pool systems, and climate-controlled wine vaults deliver high-tech convenience.
That order is evident in the gathering room, a remarkable atrium lined with Tuscan colonnades supporting ethereal groin vaults.
The embodiment of the Venetian theme, the dining room's 30-foot-high barrel ceiling and groin vaults are completely hand painted.