mushroom column

mushroom column

In reinforced concrete construction, a structural column, suggestive of a mushroom shape, that flares at the top to counteract sheering stresses.
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The visitor discovers the resolution of geometries, the cellars and the attic terrace, the hidden rooms such as the square chamber in the basement with its central mushroom column (an homage to Stirling?
The 46,000-sq ft factory is like two buildings in one--the first floor is confined, with low ceilings, mushroom columns and minimum glass exposure which reduces daylight.
In a nod to the building's industrial past, the designers preserved the existing concrete mushroom columns and slab, and integrated them into the design.