ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING DESIGN


Scroll down for a wealth of building design ideas in this complete introduction to architecture.

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


Dream up ideas of your own from the beautiful home interiors, landscaping designs, and outstanding architecture shown here.  

Collect design ideas and more to create your Perfect Dream Home! 


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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 9

CAULICULUS - CHANDRASHALA


CAULICULUS: Part of the ornate upper portion of a Corinthian column. 


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CAULK: A rubbery, waterproof substance used around tubs, sinks, and showers to prevent leaks. Caulk is used in most building design projects. 


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CAVITY WALL: Two vertical layers of masonry separated by a hollow space. Used as needed in building design. 


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CCA: Chromated Copper Arsenate. A pesticide that is forced into wood under high pressure to prevent termite damage. 


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CELOTEX: A patented black fibrous board that is used for exterior sheathing. 


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C-CLAMP: A vice-like tool shaped like the letter C.


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CEILING: The overhead portion of an interior space. Every building design includes one. 


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CEILING FAN: An electric fan permanently affixed to the ceiling beams, typically operated by a pull string and/or a light switch.

An installed ceiling fan becomes part of the permanent building design. 


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CEILING JOIST: A horizontal beam that supports a roof in almost any building design. 


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CELLA: Generally, a simple, windowless room. 


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CELLAR: Any space in a building design to be built partially or completely underground. 


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CEMENT: The adhesive component used when mixing concrete. Every building design includes some cement, even if only for the foundation. 


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CENTRAL HEATING/AC: An air conditioning system where heat is sent from a generator, distributed through various channels, and pushed through vents located in every room. 

Central Heating/AC is a desirable feature of modern building design. 


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CENTRAL PASSAGE HOUSE: A building design featuring a hall or passageway that bisects the house from front to back. Also called a Hall & Parlor house. 


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CERAMIC TILE: A man or machine-made tile of hardened clay, used in kitchens and bathrooms for back splashes and decorative counter tops. 

Even outside, ceramic tiles can be a very attractive feature of building design. 


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CESSPOOL: A septic system. 


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CFL BULB: A helix-shaped light bulb known to be more energy efficient than the old-style Edison bulbs. CFL stands for Compact Fluorescent Light. 


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CFM: Cubic Feet per Minute. A measure of the amount of air from a fan tat can pass through an opening in one minute. 


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CHAIN LINK: A woven wire fencing with a diamond shaped mesh. 


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CHAIN WRENCH: A wrench with a chain attachment on one end. 


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CHAIR RAIL: Interior trim work fastened horizontally to a wall, 3 or 4 feet above the floor, which is about the same height as the back of a chair. Used for protecting drywall. 


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CHALCIDICUM: The vestibule of a public building. 


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CHALET: A wide, wood-themed building design popular in Switzerland. Ski lodges are typically built in the chalet style. 


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CHALK LINE: A line made by snapping a tight string or cord used with chalk. A rather crude technique used for aligning structural elements. 


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CHAMFER: A beveled edge that connects two surfaces. 


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CHAMFER BIT: A kind of drill bit used with a router. 


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CHANDELIER: A permanent ceiling fixture of ornate design, typically consisting of a complex array of sparkling glass, metal, and lights. 

The chandelier is a signature feature of high end building design. 


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CHANDRASHALA: The main arch on the entrances to some cave temples in India. 


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ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING DESIGN


Introduction   

Chapter 1   

Chapter 2   

Chapter 3    

Chapter 4    

Chapter 5   

Chapter 6    

Chapter 7   

Chapter 8   

Chapter 9  (You Are Here) 

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  

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Chapter 8 

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Chapter 13  

Chapter 14 

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Chapter 19

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Chapter 28  

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