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    Architectural terminology

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    • Architectural coatings

    • In the United States, architectural coatings or architectural paints are paints and other coatings used to coat buildings and homes. Strictly speaking, clear varnishes and lacquers are not paints. Such products are usually designated for specific purposes such as roof coatings, wall paints, or deck finishes. The coatin ... Read »


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    • Area (architecture)

    • In architecture, an area (areaway in North America) is an excavated, subterranean space around the walls of a building, designed to admit light into a basement, often providing access to the house for tradesmen and deliveries and access to vaults beneath the pavement for storage of coal and ash. The term is most c ... Read »


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    • Built environment

    • In social science, the term built environment refers to the man-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings and parks. It has been defined as "the humanitarian-made space in which people live, work, and recreate on a day-to-day basis." The "built environment encompasse ... Read »


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    • Cavetto

    • A cavetto is a moulding with a regular curved profile that is part of a circle, widely used in architecture as well as furniture, picture frames, metalwork and other decorative arts. In describing vessels and similar shapes in pottery, metalwork and related fields, "cavetto" may be used of a variety of concave curves ... Read »


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    • Ekistics

    • Ekistics concerns the science of human settlements, including regional, city, community planning and dwelling design. The study involves every kind of human settlement, with particular attention to geography, ecology, human psychology, anthropology, culture, politics, and occasionally aesthetics. As a scientific mode ... Read »


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    • Floor plan

    • In architecture and building engineering, a floor plan is a drawing to scale, showing a view from above, of the relationships between rooms, spaces and other physical features at one level of a structure. Dimensions are usually drawn between the walls to specify room sizes and wall lengths. Floor plans may also includ ... Read »


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    • Holdout (real estate)

    • Holdout (real estate)

      A holdout is a piece of property that did not become part of a larger real estate development because the owner either refused to sell or wanted more than the developer would pay. There are many examples of hold-outs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Japan, and other countries. Macy's depar ... Read »


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    • Landscript

    • Landscript is a word created by architect Seung H-Sang to describe his architecture. He published a book with this word as well. In that book, he describes it as follows: “Like our fingerprints and the lines in our palms, the memory of the past remains imprinted on all land. As every fingerprint is unique, so is t ... Read »


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    • Maenianum


    • Materiality (architecture)

    • Materiality in architecture is the concept of, or applied use of, various materials or substances in the medium of building. Material is a relative term in architectural design and so may be used to designate materials which are considered to be virtual, (such as photographs, images or text) or other materials which a ... Read »


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    • Openwork

    • Openwork or open-work is a term in art history, architecture and related fields for any technique that produces decoration by creating holes, piercings, or gaps that go right through a solid material such as metal, wood, stone, pottery, cloth, leather, or ivory. Such techniques have been very widely used in a great num ... Read »


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    • Performative architecture


    • Proportion (architecture)

    • Proportion is a central principle of architectural theory and an important connection between mathematics and art. It is the visual effect of the relationships of the various objects and spaces that make up a structure to one another and to the whole. These relationships are often governed by multiples of a standard un ... Read »


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    • Sagitta (geometry)

    • In geometry, the sagitta (sometimes abbreviated as sag) of a circular arc is the distance from the center of the arc to the center of its base. It is used extensively in architecture when calculating the arc necessary to span a certain height and distance and also in optics where it is used to find the depth of a spher ... Read »


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    • Skyline

    • A skyline is the horizon created by a city's overall structure, or by human intervention in a non-urban setting or in nature. City skylines serve as a kind of fingerprint as no two skylines are alike. For this reason, news and sports programs, television shows, and movies often display the skyline of a city to set a lo ... Read »


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    • Staircase tower

    • A staircase tower (German: Treppenturm, also Stiegenturm or Wendelstein) is a tower-like wing of a building with a circular or polygonal plan that contains a stairwell, usually a helical staircase. Only a few examples of staircase towers have survived from ancient times (e.g. on the Imperial Baths in Trier); stair ... Read »


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    • Transarchitecture

    • Transarchitecture, a term coined by Markos Novak, is the branch of architectural design that embraces and explores: the bridging between virtual and material spaces, computerized and robotic manufacturing and construction techniques, interactivity and communication through media technologies, and computer based concep ... Read »


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    • Walipini

    • A Walipini is an earth-sheltered cold frame. It derives its name from the Aymaran languages. ... Read »


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