Stringcourse


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stringcourse

[′striŋ‚kȯrs]
(building construction)
A horizontal band of masonry, generally narrower than other courses and sometimes projecting, extending across the facade of a structure and in some instances encircling pillars or engaged columns. Also known as belt course.

Stringcourse

A horizontal band of masonry, extending across the facade to mark a division in a wall, often encircling decorative features such as pillars or engaged columns; may be flush or projecting, molded or richly carved.

stringcourse, belt course

stringcourse
A horizontal band of masonry, generally narrower than other courses, extending across the façade of a structure and in some instances encircling such decorative features as pillars or engaged columns; may be flush or projecting, and flat-surfaced, molded, or richly carved; a bond course.
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fascia: any relatively broad, horizontal surface, as the outer edge of a cornice, a stringcourse, etc.
modillion: an ornamental cantilever beneath the corona or similar member of a cornice, stringcourse, etc.
This had been effected through selected new construction projects (the Via delle Case Nuove), numerous renovations and rebuildings, such relatively simple devices as the reaffirmation of traffic flow along the Corso by the elimination of superfluous and impeding additions, and by the physical alignment of facades and their visual unification with sgraffito decorations and stringcourses.