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 commonly used around tubs, sinks, and showers to prevent leaks. Caulk is used for most building design projects, particularly in bathrooms. 


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CAVITY WALL: Two vertical layers of masonry separated by a hollow space. Used as needed in building design, and often filled with insulation. 


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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 commonly used for exterior sheathing. 


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


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CEDAR: A reddish, aromatic softwood, popular in building design for its fresh scent, visual appeal, and decay resistance.

Other kinds of cedar are used for other purposes. For instance, Atlantic white cedar is used for building fences and making shingles. 

Shown below, a luxury cedar home. 


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

Shown below, an elegant coffered ceiling. 


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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. 

Shown below, this contemporary bedroom has exposed ceiling joists, creating a seamless blend of structural building design features with interior design elements. 


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CELLA: Generally, a simple, windowless room. 


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CELLAR: Any room in a building design that is constructed with more than half of the room's height underground. Technically, a room that is less than halfway underground is called a basement. 


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


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CESSPOOL: A type of 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 that 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, and for decorative effect. 


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CHALCIDICUM: The vestibule of an ancient church building. 


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

Shown below, a ski chalet in the French Alps. 


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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 type of beveled edge. 


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CHAMFER BIT: A kind of drill bit used with a router to create a chamfered edge. 


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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. 

Shown below, the chandrashala of Lomas Rishi cave. 


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ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING DESIGN


Introduction   

A

Chapter 1    

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3    

B

Chapter 4    

Chapter 5   

Chapter 6    

Chapter 7   

C

Chapter 8   

Chapter 9 (You Are Here)   

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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