The Triconch at Tudence: A Short Analysis of the Type in the History of Architecture

Irena Teodora PETROVSKA

Abstract


The term triconch in architecture indicates the space structure composedof a central core to which three conches are attached on three sides under a rightangle. The subject of this research is the excavated triconch at Tudence, near Tetovo,its architectural specifics, analogies and doubts in the dating. In addition, thispaper gives a brief definition of this architectural type in the history of architectureand shows that the diversity of shapes in which the triconch form is present marksit as one of the most outstanding types in the group of central plan buildings.

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