Cave Architecture

Refers to caves that are utilized, generally having been excavated or otherwise altered, for sheltering humans or animals, or for use as storage, worship, or another use. This term may overlap in meaning with "rock-cut architecture," but cave architecture is not necessarily rock-cut, and rock-cut architecture is not necessarily designed around a cave.

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3408
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cave architecture
architecture, cave
grotto architecture
grotarchitectuur Dutch
arquitectura en cueva Spanish

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Refers to caves that are utilized, generally having been excavated or otherwise altered, for sheltering humans or animals, or for use as storage, worship, or another use. This term may overlap in meaning with "rock-cut architecture," but cave architecture is not necessarily rock-cut, and rock-cut architecture is not necessarily designed around a cave.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300008019. The J. Paul Getty Trust.