Word of the Week: Portico

PorticoAccording to the dictionaryofconstruction.com, a portico is

  1. “A covered walk consisting of a roof supported on columns.
  2. A colonnaded (continuous row of columns)
    porch.”

The word portico is Italian and the portico structure is found in ancient Greek temples.  Today porticos are popular for residential entrances and also entrances to schools and other buildings that use elements of Greek architecture.

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