glossary of architectural terms

pavilion < patio door  |  pediment >  

A pavilion is a free-standing structure such as a gazebo or summer-house within a park or garden, which is situated away from the main house, and whose primary purpose is pleasurable relaxation.

A circular pavilion with a domed roof is usually referred to as a rotunda.

See also: bandstand :: folly :: gazebo :: loggia :: pergola :: rotunda

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