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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The interior consists of a single hall with two groin vaulted bays and a polygonal apse with a ribbed vault over it (Fig.
Roman columns, groin vaults, and warm rich colors reminiscent of a Tuscan village blend seamlessly with modern fixtures and materials.
Similarly, builders of Gothic groin vaults found it easier to construct a semi-circular diagonal rib than the more appropriate catenary-shaped one.
Soffes Wood's work will feature a series of groin vaults, mullions, and an interior design that feels like a private club.