Question

The 12th-century architectural form where the weight of the superstructure above the doors and windows was carried by arches is known as ________. 

A

Arcuate form

B

Trabeate form

C

True arch form

D

Corbelled form

Medium

Solution

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Arcuate form

In the twelfth century, the weight of the superstructure above the doors and windows was sometimes carried by arches. The roof too used this principle and was converted into vaults and domes. This architectural form is called arcuate.

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