Definition of sculptural in English:

sculptural

adjective

  • Relating to or resembling sculpture.

    ‘sculptural decoration’
    ‘sculptural works’
    • ‘The tallest of five office towers, at 80 stories, overlooks the open space and has an antenna or sculptural top to mark the skyline.’
    • ‘In parallel with the design process, thoughts naturally turned to the proposed method of how physically to cast the highly sculptural forms that had been created.’
    • ‘Within what is essentially an office building, Schultes has created sculptural scenography out of interstitial space.’
    • ‘The farmer comes off very sculptural, like an amber statue in the field.’
    • ‘Available in fabric and leather, the sculptural form invites users to adopt a number of comfortable seating positions.’
    • ‘‘We had to jump through hoops to make it work,’ says Harrow, ‘but we wanted the focus to be this sculptural piece, with the room as just a back-drop.’’
    • ‘Neutelings Reidijk's architecture, expressed in a tough industrial vocabulary, has a sculptural and, at times, theatrical intensity.’
    • ‘Restless inventive energy underlies design of his extraordinary sculptural clothes (requiring the most ingenious cutting) for his own fashion house and for Givenchy, where he is chief designer.’
    • ‘The Nations Wall, a sculptural 250m structure made of tubular steel, is designed to move mechanically in a wave-like motion.’
    • ‘They share many qualities - such as sustainability, sculptural form, and community participation in their conception - now valued in Western architectural thinking.’
    • ‘To be constructed in later phases, the partly subterranean concourse, sculptural in form and carefully illuminated, would create a natural linking device on axis with the centre of the Lanyon building.’
    • ‘Shaped like the letter C, this innovative sculptural seat allows the occupant to sit forwards, backwards and sideways, depending on use.’
    • ‘The masts add structural and sculptural bravura to the rather staid skyline, a gesture - as in some of Richard Rogers' works - of futuristic optimism.’
    • ‘Daniel Arts Center takes the regional agrarian buildings as a starting point and then pushes the form into the sculptural realm.’
    • ‘The building's metal skin looks like the shining surface of a jet, yet it ripples and floats in sculptural freedom.’
    • ‘The roots of penjing plants often rise in sculptural shapes above the stones.’
    • ‘Over the two sessions the similarities and differences between architectural and sculptural practice coalesced around three essential themes.’
    • ‘Foyers, auditorium and flytower are all enclosed in a single sculptural form, like an upturned hull, running west-east across the main north-south grain of the building.’
    • ‘The project successfully integrates ecological ambitions with the design of architectural and sculptural elements.’
    • ‘These extras include the very things that define the art of architecture; a new concept, light and space dynamics, ornament and structural expression, sculptural gesture, and innovation.’
    solid, concrete, having depth, rounded
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Pronunciation

sculptural

/ˈskʌlptʃərəl/