Latticework is a framework consisting of a criss-crossed pattern of strips of building material, typically wood or metal. The design is created by crossing the strips to form a network. Latticework can be purely ornamental, or can be used as a truss structure such as a lattice girder bridge.
In India, the house of a rich or noble person may be built with a baramdah or verandah surrounding every level leading to the living area. The upper floors often have balconies overlooking the street that are shielded by screens jaalis carved in stone latticework keeping the area cool and giving privacy.
Latticework of aluminum alloy pipes on the Jin Mao Building
See also 
- Lattice truss bridge
- Lattice tower
- Lattice stool
- Brise soleil
- Trellis (architecture)
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