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Pilaster

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D3001 & D1522 & D3002 Pilaster

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Pilaster- Architectural Element

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D3018 & D1502 & D3019 Pilaster

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Källemo - Pilaster

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Pilaster

The pilaster is an architectural element in classical architecture used to give the appearance of a supporting column and to articulate an extent of wall, with only an ornamental function. It consists of a flat surface raised from the main wall surface, usually treated as though it were a column, with a capital at the top, plinth (base) at the bottom, and the various other elements. In contrast to a pilaster, an engaged column or buttress can support the structure of a wall and roof above.
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