Flying Buttresses.  They look lovely, but actually play a large role in keeping the structure steady.

Flying Buttresses. They look lovely, but actually play a large role in keeping the structure steady.

The Barns.  Crittall windows recessed 30cm into the walls.  JMD added buttresses.

The Barns. Crittall windows recessed 30cm into the walls. JMD added buttresses.

Ribbed reflections 2015 November, Santiago, Chile I really love modern building adopting the buttress look.  #reflections #architecture #glassandsteel #... - Vinod Kalathil - Google+

Ribbed reflections 2015 November, Santiago, Chile I really love modern building adopting the buttress look. #reflections #architecture #glassandsteel #... - Vinod Kalathil - Google+

KEW GARDENS ‘My friend and artist Wolfgang Buttress’s The Hive is moving into Kew Gardens in June after being the centrepiece at the 2015 Milan Expo. It’s a must-see at 17 metres high and is inspired by scientific research into the health of bees.’

KEW GARDENS ‘My friend and artist Wolfgang Buttress’s The Hive is moving into Kew Gardens in June after being the centrepiece at the 2015 Milan Expo. It’s a must-see at 17 metres high and is inspired by scientific research into the health of bees.’

The Attic by The Buttress

The Attic by The Buttress

Brutus by The Buttress

Brutus by The Buttress

A Crinkle Crankle Wall in Bramfield, Suffolk. The crinkle crankle wall economizes on bricks, despite its sinuous configuration, because it can be made just one brick thin. If a wall this thin were to be made in a straight line, without buttresses, it would easily topple over. The alternate convex & concave curves in the wall provide stability & help it to resist lateral forces. The term is thought to come from Old English meaning zig-zag. Suffolk has twice as many as in the rest of the…

A Crinkle Crankle Wall in Bramfield, Suffolk. The crinkle crankle wall economizes on bricks, despite its sinuous configuration, because it can be made just one brick thin. If a wall this thin were to be made in a straight line, without buttresses, it would easily topple over. The alternate convex & concave curves in the wall provide stability & help it to resist lateral forces. The term is thought to come from Old English meaning zig-zag. Suffolk has twice as many as in the rest of the…

UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Heading over to Milan? makes sure to read our guide first! theculturetrip.com

Gallery: The Top 5 Milan Expo Pavilions

UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Heading over to Milan? makes sure to read our guide first! theculturetrip.com

Head rest on pointed oval stand south Ethiopia, Tribe the Kabaata, with four elongated perforations carved of one piece wood, the buttresses flat and along with the stand with on both sides line decor, H: approximate 17 cm. A breakage

Head rest on pointed oval stand south Ethiopia, Tribe the Kabaata, with four elongated perforations carved of one piece wood, the buttresses flat and along with the stand with on both sides line decor, H: approximate 17 cm. A breakage

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