Chapter Part 1 Ribbed vaults were one of the three structural innovations that was employed in Gothic architecture. Ribs made a framework and were necessary during construction to support the web until the mortar dried.
The Gothic Style - Building Characteristics: Ribbed Vaulting and Soaring Ceilings Ribbed Vaulting is characteristic of the Gothic style. Monks' Hall, Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaca, Portugal, AD.
This is the interior of a underground Gothic prison.The basement of this Chillon Castle off the coast of Lake Geneva in Switzerland was the former location of a medieval prison. This space features ribbed vaults and huge rocks.
Studying this right now. NORMAN architecture - Nave vaults, Durham Cathedral, England (begun 1093 and largely completed within 40 years) (NB: at the end is the Quire - Original east end was replaced by this Gothic choir, Vault height about