Hamilton Halton Construction Association   Ontario Architecture  
Mohawk College Building and Construction
home Contact Building Styles Building Terms About This Site


An ornament used in classical architecture formed by two or more bands twisted together in a continuous series. The openings between the bands can be filled with ornaments.

Norman Archway - 12th c
marble - Baptistery - Siena - Italy (1300)
Paris - France
Brick with keystone
metal - Rome - Italy (1500)
mosaic - Volubilis Morocco - (200 A.D.)
mosaic - Hadrian's Villa - Italy (126 A.D.)