Last edited 13 Jan 2021

Poche

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The term poche (or poche’ in French) refers to areas on architectural drawings that are filled, hatched or shaded to indicate that they slice through a component (generally, but not always solid), such as a column, beam, floor and so on. This technique is typically used to simplify and clarify sections or plans cut through buildings or other assets, helping distinguish between occupiable space and non-occupiable or solid areas.

The word is derived from from the French past participle of ‘pocher’, meaning to sketch roughly.

Recesses in solid walls may be referred to as pochespaces.

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