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“There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.”

Antonio Gaudi

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Above: Underpitch (or Welsh) vault; diagonal ribs and convex ridges in a vault; groin ribs terminating at the corners of an octagon.

Groin Ribs:

(Sometimes known as a double barrel vault or cross vault) is produced by the intersection at right angles of two barrel vaults. The word “groin” refers to the edge between the intersecting vaults.


A construction having a central vault intersected by vaults of lower pitch.


A self-supporting arched form, usually of stone or brick, serving to cover a space with a ceiling or roof.