Coupled (architecture)

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Renaissance twin windows
Palladian motif in Santi Barnaba e Paolo in Milan
Four twisted, coupled columns in the cloister of the Santo Domingo de Silos monastery ; a similar group of columns is in the south porch of the Church of San Pedro in Caracena

In architecture, coupled , sometimes coupled , is understood to mean similar and adjacent components that are connected to one another by a common component. These connected components are thus combined into a common group, creating a distinct assignment.


A coupled window (also known as a coupling window ) is a window that consists of two or more window openings.


Coupled columns are two or more, closely spaced columns , whose bases and capitals touch or merge.


Coupled girder refers to an iron girder composed of segments that was used as a beam . This historical construction no longer plays a role today.


In Austria the concept of coupled construction exists. What is meant are two neighboring semi-detached houses that share a common building partition.

References and footnotes

  1. Hans-Joachim Kadatz: Dictionary of architecture. Leipzig 1988, Lemma coupled .
  2. Hans Koepf , Günther Binding : Picture Dictionary of Architecture (= Kröner's pocket edition . Volume 194). 4th, revised edition. Kröner, Stuttgart 2005, ISBN 3-520-19404-X , Lemma Gekuppelt .
  3. ^ A b Günther Wasmuth (Ed.): Wasmuths Lexikon der Baukunst . Berlin 1929–1932 (4 volumes), Lemma coupled .

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