zhùtóu pūzuò 柱頭鋪作



  • zhutou puzuo (Pinyin without tones)
  • 柱頭鋪作 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 柱头铺作 (Simplified Chinese)
  • zhùtóu pūzuò (Pinyin)
  • chu-t'ou p'u-tso (Wade-Giles)
  • pillar-top layering work (lit.) (English)
  • pillar-top corbelling (ATTCAT preferred) (English)


    Puzuo 鋪作 that are joined directly into the top of a pillar or column, as opposed to a location on beams between pillars (e.g. 補間鋪作 bujian puzuo).

Related concepts

Broad Match: building frame

How to Cite This Entry

BAI Ying 白穎, et al., “ 柱頭鋪作 zhùtóu pūzuò” in Architectura Sinica last modified October 1, 2020, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000120.


BAI Ying 白穎, et al., “ 柱頭鋪作 zhùtóu pūzuò.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published May 7, 2020. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000120.

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Entry Title: 柱頭鋪作 zhùtóu pūzuò

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