HOME AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


Scroll down for a FREE Architectural Design dictionary, outlining architectural styles, Landscaping techniques, tools, textiles, hardware, and more. 

This fully illustrated dictionary covers virtually all things related to architecture and home design. 

Full color images display beautiful home interiors and outstanding architectural designs.

Once you are armed with basic architectural know-how, you can use your imagination to create your Perfect Dream Home! 


Scroll further down for related architectural design links. 

Also see links to other Free Books by this author. 




ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 5

BAY WINDOW - BOLT


BAY WINDOW: A popular architectural design involving a set of attached windows that project outward from the exterior walls of a building.

This creates an interior space that is often used as a small sitting area, but is sometimes large enough to accommodate a day bed. 

An unsupported Bay Window should protrude no more than 2 feet from the exterior wall. 


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BEADING BIT: A kind of drill bit that is used with a router. 


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BEAM: A strong, horizontally placed piece of wood or metal that spans an opening.

Beams add structural support, can bear weight, and are a crucial component of architectural design. 


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BEARING HEADER: A structural piece that is placed horizontally across an opening such as a chimney, doorway, or window. 


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BEARING POINT: Any joined point that supports weight.  


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BEARING WALL: A wall that supports weight in addition to its own weight. Most architectural design blueprints include a bearing wall. 


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BEAVER TAIL: A broad, flat piece that resembles the tail of a beaver. 

Shown below, a beavertail lever door handle. 


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BEDROCK: A very hard layer of earth that is suitable to support heavy manmade structures such as buildings. An indispensable component of architectural design. 


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BEDROOM: An interior room where people sleep. In real estate transactions, to be counted as a bedroom, the room must have a closet, and must be large enough to fit a bed. 


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BEECH: A slightly coarse, reddish brown, straight-grained wood with a fine, even texture. Sometimes used for architectural design, especially for veneers, but beech is also an excellent firewood. 

Shown below, a beechwood staircase. 


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BELFRY: A small room designed to enclose the bell in a bell tower. 

Shown below, an ornate belfry in Bangkok. 


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BELT SANDER: A power tool that features a moving belt with sandpaper attached to it.  


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BEVEL EDGE CHISEL: A chisel with a slanted edge, useful for reaching acute angles. 


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B-HUT: A temporary enclosure made of mud, bark, straw, cardboard, or whatever can be found nearby for building shelter. Also known as a barracks hut. 


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BI FOLD DOOR: A door that is hinged at the center, so it takes up less space when opened. 


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BIRCH: A kind of hardwood, typically used for interiors, fine furniture, and home decor, but can also be used in architectural design. Birch comes in two varieties: yellow and white. 

Shown below, a room at the Birchwood Lodge in Tennessee's Great Smokey Mountains. 


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BIT: A piece of metal hardware that fits on the end of a drill or a router. Used for making holes in hard surfaces. 


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BLANKETS: Flat sheets of insulation packaged in rolls 1 to 2 feet wide. 


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BLOBITECTURE: An architectural movement of the new millennium, with development starting in 2003. Also known as Blobism. 

This style or organic architecture is characterized by buildings with a rounded or amoeba-shaped architectural design. 


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BLOCKING: Small wood pieces that are used for structural support. 


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BLOCK JOINT: A type of joinery where two planes are attached perpendicularly, and a block is then attached to the inner corner. 


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BLOCK OUT: A barrier within a foundation that prevents concrete from entering certain areas. Often used for pipe installation and cellar doors. 


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BLOCK PLANE: A plane designed to smooth the rough edges of planks, but small enough to use with one hand. 


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BLOWER: The ducted fan of an air conditioner. 


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BLOW INSULATION: Fiber insulation in loose form, as opposed to sheets. 


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BLUEPRINT: A technical architectural drawing, used as building instructions. 


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BLUE STAKE: Spots of blue paint left on the ground by utility workers to show where recent work was done. 


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BOARD FOOT: A unit of measure for lumber, measuring 12 inches long, 12 inches wide, and one inch thick. 

Not to be confused with a lineal foot, but often is. 


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BOILER: A sealed metal tank in which water is heated, though not necessarily boiled. 


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BOLT: A screw-like fastener with spiraling ridges along the shaft. Often considered an oversized screw. 

However, the chief difference between a bolt and a screw is that a bolt is designed to be used in conjunction with a nut. 


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ABODE: THE PICTURE DICTIONARY OF HOME AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


Introduction   

A

Chapter 1   

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3    

B

Chapter 4    

Chapter 5  (You Are Here) 

Chapter 6    

Chapter 7   

C

Chapter 8   

Chapter 9   

Chapter 10   

Chapter 11   

Chapter 12   

Chapter 13  

D

Chapter 14  

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16  

E

Chapter 17  

Chapter 18 

F

Chapter 19  

Chapter 20    

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22   

G

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

H

Chapter 26  

Chapter 27

I

Chapter 28  

J

Chapter 29  

K

Chapter 30

L

Chapter 31

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33

M

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

N

Chapter 37    

O

Chapter 38   

P

Chapter 39    

Chapter 40   

Chapter 41  

Chapter 42   

Chapter 43   

Chapter 44    

Q

Chapter 45  

R

Chapter 46

Chapter 47    

Chapter 48    

Chapter 49   

S

Chapter 50   

Chapter 51   

Chapter 52   

Chapter 53    

Chapter 54  

Chapter 55   

Chapter 56    

Chapter 57   

Chapter 58    

Chapter 59    

T

Chapter 60  

Chapter 61    

Chapter 62   

Chapter 63   

U

Chapter 64   

V

Chapter 65 

W

Chapter 66

Chapter 67

X-Y-Z

Chapter 68 




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Introduction

Chapter 1 

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  

Chapter 5  

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10 

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

Chapter 14 

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16 

Chapter 17 

Chapter 18  

Chapter 19

Chapter 20 

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22  

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

Chapter 26

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  

Chapter 29  

Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33  

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

Chapter 38  

Chapter 39  

Chapter 40

Chapter 41




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Events That Happened On Christmas Day


Yule Log - Chapter One

Yule Log - Chapter Two

Yule Log - Chapter Three

Yule Log - Chapter Four

Yule Log - Chapter Five

Yule Log - Chapter Six

Yule Log - Chapter Seven

Yule Log - Chapter Eight

Yule Log - Chapter Nine

Yule Log - Chapter Ten




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Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 1 

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 2

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 3

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 4

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 6

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 8

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 9

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 10

Crazy Horse Appearing - Appendixes