Segmental arch ( Syrflian arch) : An arch which is not whole semicircular and not flat. You can use this type of arch for doors, windows, colonnades and other features. You can make it a prominent feature on exterior door by using a decorative tile as a center keystone. You can keep it simple and smooth by using even and uniform tiles. You can make it more interesting by using moldings, decorative tiles etc.
Flat arch (straight arch): A straight linehorizontal arch which has straight line intrados and extrados. This arch is not a curved arch that has mutually supporting Voussoirs. This arch is also known as Dutch arch, French arch, etc.
Round arch(Stilted arch): A continuous curve forms semi-circle built without the use of Voussoirs.
Horseshoe arch(Moorish arch):An arch designed in the form of horseshoe, where intrados widens above the springing line.
Lancet arch (Gothic arch /Pointed arch): This arch is narrow and pointed especially used in windows, doors, etc.
Tudor arch(Flattenedgothic Arch): It is also called four centered arch due to its pointedness from four centers.
Trefoil arch (Gothic arch): A pointed arch having cusps in the intrados on either side of the apex.
Shouldered arch: A square headed trefoil arch. An arch consisting of a horizontal lintel supported at both sides by corbels that project into the aperture.
Ogee arch: an arch with two ogee curves meeting at the apex. It is intersection point of 2 S curves.
Corbeled arch ( or false arch): An arch like shape in which sides are formed by corbelling.
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