Definitions for "Spandrel"
Keywords:  arch, triangular, sill, apex, arcade
The irregular triangular space between the curve of an arch and the inclosing right angle; or the space between the outer moldings of two contiguous arches and a horizontal line above them, or another arch above and inclosing them.
The walling above and around the curve of an arch
Space between either shoulder of arch and surrounding framework.
Keywords:  enamels, curtain, panel, column, cill
The "Spandrel" is used in the free façades for aesthetic reasons since they cover the boundary parts of lofts and / or the installations normally fitted in the parapets. The glass is made opaque by the use of films, paints or enamels depending on the indication given by the glass producers. Behind the opaque glass, an insulating panel is fitted in order to increase the thermal insulation effect.
An under cill panel which spans column to column.
Decorative type of spindle system that covers the distance between columns and posts.
an architectural term for something that wasn't deliberately designed, but occurs in a building as a side consequence of something that was designed
a term in evolutionary science that frames an evolved feature in a species as an accidental outcome of other evolved processes
A spandrel is a phenotypic characteristic that evolved as a side effect of a true adaptation. The term is originally from architecture, and the meaning in evolutionary biology is analogous. The biological term spandrel was popularized by Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin in their influential paper "The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptationist Programme".
Decoration in the corner of the field.
An ornamental treatment located at the corners of the field.
A decorative corner bracket, usually pierced and found at the tops of legs.
The part of a porch facade that reflects the balustrade.
Keywords:  partout, mat, narrow, picture, passe
A narrow mat or passe partout for a picture.
an unintended artifact due to things that were intended