How many French architectural terms do you know?
A porte-cochere also known as a “carriage porch” is the architectural term for a porch or portico-like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building.
It is primarily function allows a horse and or motor vehicle to top under such a structure in order for the occupants to be dropped off or picked up protected from the elements.
Today, they are often constructed at the entrance to public buildings such as churches, hotels, health facilities, homes, and schools.
The porte-cochere has been made with a number of materials including fabric. This project in Princeton was originally made a skeleton frame and canvas.
Its Shade, Signage and Shelter.
Now, how many French architectural terms do you know?