Columns for Architectural Designs


Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS – Formerly Advanced Cast Stone “ACS”) has designed architectural columns for a wide range of projects. Designers are able to integrate the columns in to the overall design, for example, with entry ways, front elevation cladding as well as veneers of a building, with wall coping, with eves, with ceilings, or with architectural trim that can surround windows or doorways.

 

Ionic Columns

The Ionic columns is usually defined by the scrolls at each corner of the capital.  These scrolls are fairly large in proportion to the column itself and the scrolls are also known architecturally as volutes.

 

Ionic Columns using Architectural Cast Stone | Laura Lee Blanton Building

Ionic Columns using Architectural Cast Stone | Laura Lee Blanton Building

 

Building Cladding and use of Ionic Columns | Product Used: Architectural Cast Stone | Laura Lee Blanton Building

Building Cladding and use of Ionic Columns | Product Used: Architectural Cast Stone | Laura Lee Blanton Building

 

AAS 2016 APA, CSI Awards for AAS Project Old Parkland | Cast Stone, GFRC | Custom Molds, Architectural Stone Cladding

AAS 2016 APA, CSI Awards for AAS Project Old Parkland | Cast Stone, GFRC | Custom Molds, Architectural Stone Cladding

 

Tuscan Columns

Tuscan columns are the columns used most frequently in the United States because they are also the simplest.  They are not carved and do not have scrolls.  They are columns that have a capital that is square with a circle under the square.  Think of the circle as being round crown molding.  There may be a ring under the circle, all of which would be considered the column capital.

 

PROJECT: TRT Holdings Headquarters | Case Stone | 2014 APA Award of Excellence

PROJECT: TRT Holdings Headquarters | Case Stone, Architectural Precast | Tuscon Columns | 2014 APA Award of Excellence

 

SMU Caruth Hall - Tuscon Columns - Architectural Cast Stone, Precast Concrete

SMU Caruth Hall – Tuscon Columns – Architectural Cast Stone, Precast Concrete

 

Unlimited Design Freedom with Manufactured Architectural Cast Stone, Precast Concrete, GFRC | Seamless Matching with Different Materials for Optimum Value Engineering

Unlimited Design Freedom with Manufactured Architectural Cast Stone, Precast Concrete, GFRC | Seamless Matching with Different Materials for Optimum Value Engineering

 

Corinthian Columns

These columns have a capital that looks like a series of leaves in a circular repeating pattern.  This column and capital has 3 dimensional look and the capital is often larger than the Tuscan.  They are beautiful but tend to look formal.

 

Architectural Stone Cladding | AAS Technology and Design Expertise Create Unparalleled Design Freedom | Products: Cast Stone, GFRC

Architectural Stone Cladding | AAS Technology and Design Expertise Create Unparalleled Design Freedom | Products: Cast Stone, GFRC

 

AAS Project: Old Parkland West Campus | Computer Controlled Batch Plant Provide Product Consistency for Both Structural Properties as well as Color and Texture

AAS Project: Old Parkland West Campus | Computer Controlled Batch Plant Provide Product Consistency for Both Structural Properties as well as Color and Texture

 

Architectural Cast Stone, GFRC Veneer, Cladding | Custom Colors | Custom Molds to Meet Design Needs

Architectural Cast Stone, GFRC Veneer, Cladding, Corinthian Columns | Custom Colors | Custom Molds to Meet Design Needs

 

Modern Day Columns

Columns can be designed to fit the design of a project.  They can take elements of the Greek classical columns and can be a design that reflects a particular part of the country. For example,  In Texas, a column capital may have  the face of a long-horn cow.  They would be used  for commercial establishments selling western items; a botanical garden may have fully-open rose as its capital.

Residential Projects - High Design Architectural Columns - Cropd Turner Way

Residential Projects – High Design Architectural Columns – Cropd Turner Way

 

Highland Park High Design Custom Columns

Highland Park High Design Custom Columns

 

Highland Park - Ornate Architectural Design Integrating Specialized Colums, Highly Decorative Design Elements

Highland Park – Ornate Architectural Design Integrating Specialized Columns, Highly Decorative Design Elements

 

Fluted Columns

AAS has custom mold making ability to create fluted columns of variety of shapes.

See video clips to understand steps for manufacturing Fluted GFRC columns.

 

Fluted GFRC Columns - Architectural GFRC Manufacturing Process

Fluted GFRC Columns – Architectural GFRC Manufacturing Process

 

GFRC Fluted Columns with Corinthian Capitals | | Ease of Construction, Installation

GFRC Fluted Columns with Corinthian Capitals | Ease of Construction, Installation

 

GFRC Columns

Architectural GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete), also known as light weight concrete are ideal for columns at higher elevation because of their lighter weight. With column that is hollow inside, these columns can also be put outside of other structural support elements.

 

AAS Formerly ACS | GFRC for Architectural Stone Elements at Higher Elevation | Lighter Weight, Ease Of Installation

GFRC for Architectural Stone Elements at Higher Elevation | GFRC Columns | Lighter Weight, Ease Of Installation

USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry

USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | GFRC Columns at Higher Elevation | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry | SEE CASE STUDY …

 

Advanced Architectural Stone | Gilbert Christian High School | Architectural GFRC for Balustrade, Columns, Capitals, Window Surrounds, Architectural Trim, Eve Cornice and Decorative/Ornamental Elements

Advanced Architectural Stone | Gilbert Christian High School | Architectural GFRC  Columns, Corinthian Capitals | Balustrade, Window Surrounds, Architectural Trim, Eve Cornice and Decorative/Ornamental Elements

 

SMU Delta Gamma | Architectural GFRC Cladding | , Fluted GFRC Columns with Corinthian Capitals

SMU Delta Gamma | Architectural GFRC Cladding, Fluted GFRC Columns with Corinthian Capitals

 

Modular Columns

AAS project team works with architects, contractors and building owners in design and manufacturing of modular columns in variety of shapes and styles. AAS has a lot of experience with very large size columns as required for a project.

 

PROJECT: Collin Library | Architectural Cast Stone Columns

PROJECT: Collin Library | Architectural Cast Stone Columns

 

Reagan Place at Old Park Land | Architectural Cladding by Combining Cast Stone, Precast Concrete, GFRC Products

Reagan Place at Old Park Land | Architectural Cladding by Combining Cast Stone, Precast Concrete, GFRC Products

 

PROJECT: Rockwell County Courthouse | Precast | Brinkley Sargent Architects | Manhattan Construction | DMG Masonry

PROJECT: Rockwall County Courthouse | Cast Stone, Precast | Brinkley Sargent Architects | Manhattan Construction | DMG Masonry

 

Rope Column

Rope column is an ornate design of spiraling rope. The design requires custom molds and a lot of precision for the column to fit in the design.

 

Rope Column | Highland Park Front Plane | Product: Architectural Cast Stone, GFRC

Rope Column | Highland Park Front Plane | Product: Architectural Cast Stone, GFRC