Latticework is an ornamental, lattice framework consisting of a criss-crossed pattern of strips of building material, usually wood or metal, but it can be made of any building material. The design is created by crossing the strips to form a decorative network. Latticework can also be used to support a structure, such as lattice girder bridge supports. [cite web

"Lattice" is defined as "a structure of crossed strips arranged to form a regular pattern of open spaces".cite book
last =Ching
first =Francis D.K.
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title =A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
publisher =John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
date =1995
location =New York
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In India the house of a rich or noble person may be built with a "baramdah" or verandah surrounding every level leading to the living area. The upper floors often have balconies overlooking the street that are shielded by screens jaalis carved in stone latticework, allowing privacy and coolness. [cite book
first= Binda
last= Thapar
year= 2004
title= Introduction to Indian Architecture
publisher= Periplus Editions
pages= pp 16-17
id= ISBN 0794600115

ee also

* Lattice truss bridge
* Lattice tower
* Mashrabiya
* Lattice stool
* Brise soleil
* Pergola
* Trellis (agriculture)


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