Arch Window Fail

This arched window is a shocker.

The arch is one of the most basic structural forms being simple and exceptionally strong.

Besides the curve of the arch the basic principle is the arch springs from a solid support, like this example to the right.

The first window has the arch supported by two cantilevers from the sides of the opening. In reality a complex structural form that is much weaker than the simple arch.

I think that for a normal domestic house simple arches or straight beams are the only way to go.


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