post-and-lintel construction

post-and-lintel construction

A type of construction characterized by the use of vertical columns (posts) and a horizontal beam (lintel) to carry a load over an opening—in contrast to systems employing arches or vaults.
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Among those new on display in the West are one of Los Angeles artist Guy Dill's pigmented concrete post-and-lintel constructions and a seven-part abstract Stonehengian grouping by French sculptor Michel Gerard.