ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS


Scroll down for a FREE, full color guide to Construction Materials, home improvements, architecture, and more. 


This image-packed glossary introduces the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in the construction of buildings, landscapes, and interior designs. 

View this diverse selection of stunning architectural forms and elegant interiors. 


Dream up your own ideas from this carefully curated collection of images with concise, instructional definitions. 

Use this guide to help you decide which construction materials you need. 

Once armed with the basic knowledge of construction terms and techniques, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. 



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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 48

RICHARDSON ROMANESQUE - ROMEX


RICHARDSON ROMANESQUE: A Neo Romanesque architectural style inspired by the designs of Henry Hobson Richardson. Distinguishing features may include turrets, bay windows, gables, and pillared, wraparound porches. 

The construction materials used for this type of structure are typically stone and brick. 

Shown below, this restored Richardson Romanesque house in Denver, Colorado, built in 1891, is now a Bed & Breakfast. 


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RIDGE: The convex junction where two sloping roof surfaces meet. 


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RIDGE BOARD: A roof board onto which the rafters are attached. Also known as a ridge beam. 


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RIDGE SHINGLES: Curved shingles designed to cover the ridge of a roof. 


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RIFFLER: A tool that works as either a file or a rasp, depending on which side of it is used. Also see File and Rasp


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RIM JOIST: A piece that is attached perpendicular to a joist for lateral support. 


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RING SHANK NAIL: A type of nail with rings engraved along the shank like a screw, but designed to be smacked with a hammer like a nail. 


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RIP GUIDE: A device used for making precise cuts with a skill saw. 


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RIPPER: A machine used for breaking up solid construction materials into smaller pieces. 


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RIPPING CLAW HAMMER: A claw hammer designed for framing. 


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RIP SAW: A saw that cuts parallel to the grain of the wood. Also see Crosscut Saw


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RISE: 1) The vertical height of a stair, which should not exceed 8 inches.  2) The height of a sloped roof, from base to apex. 


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RISER: A vertically placed board that closes the space between two stair treads. 


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RISER AND PANEL: The exterior vertical pipe (riser) and metal electric box (panel) that are installed by an electrician at the rough-in stage, before other construction materials are added. 


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RIVET: A permanent metal fastener that looks like a small, round-headed screw with a smooth shank. 

Shown below, different types of rivets serve as construction materials for different types of jobs. 


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RIVETER: A tool used for applying rivets to hard materials. 

Shown below, Rockwell's rendition of Rosie the Riveter, 1943. 


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ROAD BASE: An aggregate mixture of sand and stone, often used as construction materials for building roads. 


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ROCOCO: An exquisitely designed, highly ornamental architectural style featuring many bright colors, the idea being to create the illusion of motion and drama in stationary structures. 

The style first appeared in France and Italy during the early 18th century. 


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ROLL FLOOR: To install construction materials such as floor joists or trusses in their correct positions. 


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ROLL ROOFING: Asphalt roofing construction materials manufactured in rolls that measure 3 feet wide, with 180 square feet per roll. 


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ROLL-UP DOOR: A door made of hinged horizontal slats, so it rolls up onto an overhead spool. Commonly seen on garages. 


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ROMAN ARCHITECTURE: The style of architecture constructed in Ancient Rome between 753 BC and 663 AD. Some of the design elements were borrowed from Classical Greek architecture. 


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ROMANESQUE: An architectural style of 11th century medieval Europe. The style is characterized by faceted turrets and semi circular arches, among other things. 


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ROMANESQUE REVIVALAn architectural movement of the late 19th century. The arches and windows are somewhat more simplified than in the Romanesque style that inspired this movement. 


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ROMAN OGEE BIT: A type of drill bit used with a router to manipulate construction materials such as wood. 


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ROMEX: A name brand of a non metallic, sheathed electrical cable used for indoor wiring. 


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HOME IMPROVEMENTS, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, AND ARCHITECTURE


ABODE


Introduction   

A

Chapter 1    

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3    

B

Chapter 4    

Chapter 5   

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 (You Are Here) 

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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