Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Pavilion
pa VILL yen

1. a projecting element of a façade, used especially at the center or at each end and usually treated so as to suggest a tower.

2. A summerhouse or other decorative building used as a shelter in a park or large garden.

May also describe a projecting subdivision of a monumental building, notably the central or end bays of a Classical facade.


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