The uppermost portion of an entablature; often used to indicate the projecting horizontal element (to shed rainwater and for decoration) at the top of a building, or a similar feature (often in plaster) at the top of the wall of a room.
A cornice is a mass of snow that overhangs a mountain slope. Cornices are shaped by the action of wind. Because they often overhang steep slopes cornices are often prone to failure, which can in turn trigger avalanches. This makes cornices extremely dangerous features of high mountainous areas.
The upper projecting section of the entablature, resting on the frieze. Corinthian Order The most ornate of the three Greek orders (Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian). It is characterized by a bell-shaped capital with volutes and acanthus leaves. Entablature Part of a structure between the column capital and roof of a pediment. It comprise the architrave, frieze, and cornice.
Decorative appliance that can be added to the shade/blind to enhance the look and feel (similar to a valance). Cornices are mounted on the outside wall of the window to conceal the headrail and give the blind a more unified appearance.
A horizontal projecting course on the exterior of a building, usually at the base of the parapet. In residential construction, the overhang of a pitched roof at the cave line, usually consisting of a facie board, a soffit for a closed cornice, and appropriate moldings.
A snow formation where an overhang develops on the lee side of a steep ridge where snow blows over the top of the ridge. Mt Feathertop often develops a cornice in winter. Cornices are very dangerous because they are prone to collapse under the weight of a person walking on top of them; you should avoid walking anywhere near the edge of such a ridge
A solidly constructed treatment, usually of wood. They are shaped in different styles, padded and covered with fabric. Cornices are attached above the window to cover the shade or curtain top and rod.(See example)
A molding or combination of moldings applied where the wall meets the ceiling. Used to crown the wall to enhance and detail the transition between wall and ceiling. Cornice size is determined by ceiling height. Cornices are made from wood and plaster. Plaster cornices allow for more detail and relief. See design detail stacks.
The upper part of the roofing of a building, resting on columns, above the frieze and architrave (see illustration). The cornice projects slightly outward in order to keep rainwater, running down from the roof, away from the walls.
an overhanging snow structure resulting from the accumulation of (large) quantities of wind-drifted snow over and in the lee of sharp terrain bends. Natural cornice releases during warm-ups often trigger slab avalanches on the slopes below.
( corniche) projecting horizontal element (to shed water and for decoration) at the top of a building or the top of a storefront, or a similar feature (often in plaster) at the top of a wall of a room.
Ornamental piece of moulding around the top of a building or around the wall of a room just below the ceiling. External cornices throw rain water away from the wall of a building and also protect the roof from fire.
The uppermost division of an entablature; a projecting shelf along the top of a wall supported by a series of brackets; the exterior trim at the meeting of a roof and wall, consisting of soffit, fascia and crown molding.
The uppermost, projecting element of the entablature. Its structural function is to throw water clear of the work beneath. These are frequently elaborated with ancillary mouldings as well as brackets, dentils, etc.
A stationary, usually wooden, rectangular structure that runs across the top of a window. Its primary purpose is to conceal drapery hardware. A cornice can be decorated to match the drapery or the décor of the room.
A cornice is a three-sided box, usually made of wood, which caps the top of a window. It is upholstered with a fabric that matches the curtains or blinds beneath it and is often padded to soften the edges and prevent the upholstery from sagging or wrinkling. It serves the same function as a valance, but provides a more formal presentation. Works especially well with an oversized window or a wall of equal sized windows.
An overhanging ledge of compacted snow on the leeward edge of a ridge or cliff. It is formed by wind currents and represents a hazard because of its inherent instability and tendency to fracture without warning.
(1) Decorative horizontal molding that projects from the top of a wall. (2) Lower section of the roof forming an overhang. Also called an eave, a cornice is composed of a fascia, soffit and soffit molding. With hip roofs the cornice is continuous around the sides. With gable roofs, it is on the long sides. The word eave comes from the Old English word "off", meaning over.