Trabeate and Arcuate architectural
Trabeate’ was a style of architecture in which roofs, doors and windows were made by placing a horizontal beam across two vertical columns. Between the eighth and thirteenth centuries the trabeate style was used in the construction of temples/mosques, tombs and in buildings attached to large stepped-wells. Example—Quwwat-al-islam mosque at Delhi. Arcuate was an architectural form in which the weight of the superstructure above the doors and windows was sometimes carried by arches. Example—Alai Darwaza at Delhi.