pierced wall

pierced wall, perforated wall, screen wall

A nonbearing masonry wall in which an ornamental pierced effect is achieved by alternating rectangular or shaped blocks with open spaces.
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"A very tight budget, and the client's fond recollections of carriage houses and old garages, suggested making a simply framed structure with living spaces behind a pierced wall," recalls one of its architects.
Both loft and landing overlook a printing studio on one side through the "pierced wall" and the kitchen-sitting area on the other.
Thus when looking at her heavier plates and bowls with carved motifs often derived from tree branch shapes, it is the solidity that is emphasised, offset by the pierced walls and the coral-like texture.