ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS CREATIVE DESIGN


Scroll down for a free Creative Design guide to architecture and home interiors. 


This complete, full color dictionary details the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, and structural components involved in home architecture and interior design. 


Invent your own unique ideas from this carefully curated collection of images. 

View stunning kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, baths, and other creative home designs. 

Use this guide to dream up your own creative design ideas. 



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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 34

MAHOGANY - MASON'S LINE


MAHOGANY: A straight-grained, reddish brown, tropical hardwood, of which there are three species. In creative design, this wood is typically used for making fine furniture. 

Shown below, a stunning mahogany desk. 


Above image credit: odeliabydoesign.com



MALE: Any piece with a protruding part designed to fit into another piece, which has a hole or a notch and is known as the female


Above image credit: rbcbolt.com




MALLET: A padded hammer. 


Above image credit: wiktionary.org




MANDAPA: A pillared outdoor pavilion. The mandapa is an especially popular creative design in India. 

Shown below, the Mandapa Ritz Carlton in Indonesia. 


Above image credit: ritzcarlton.com




MANDREL: 1) A tool against which objects can be formed or shaped, such as a ring sizer.  2) A wire gripping tool. 


Above image credit: safcodental




MAN HOURS: The total number of hours it would take one individual to do a job. For instance, if it takes 8 men 40 hours to build a house, that amounts to 320 man hours. 


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MANOR HOUSE: An architectural style also known as Chateau


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MANSARD ROOF: A gambrel styled hip roof with dormers. Shown below, Ellwood House in DeKalb, Illinois. Notice the creative design on the dormers.

Also see Second Empire


Above image credit: wikipedia.org




MANSION: A grand architectural style featuring marble and/or granite surfaces and oversized rooms, among other elite elements. Also see Chateau and Manor House

Shown below, this Florida mansion is priced at $159 million dollars.  


Above image credit: cnbc.com




MANTEL: The shelf and/or trim above and around a fireplace. 


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MANUELINE: A Portuguese architectural style popular during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The style incorporates maritime creative design elements and intricately carved stonework. 

Shown below, Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal. 


Above image credit: alamy.com




MANUFACTURED HOME: A house that is assembled from very large parts such as entire, one-piece walls and sheet metal roofing. 

Shown below, this manufactured home has been sweetly remodeled to include an expensive-looking kitchen with recessed lighting and coffered ceilings. 


Above image credit: rockyhedgefarm.com



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MANUFACTURED WOOD: A wood product made from small wood pieces glued to form one larger piece, which can then be used for building, sometimes following a laminating process.

Also see Engineered Wood and OSB.


Above image credit: bestwoodfloor.blogspot.com




MAPLE: Maple comes in two varieties: hard and soft. Hard maple is among the hardest of the hardwoods, typically used as lumber for furniture, cabinets, and flooring. Soft maple is much easier to work with. Both types of maple are strong, straight-grained, and durable. 


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MAQSURA (MAQSURAH): A small enclosed space, sometimes found in a mosque, or sometimes created as a space in which to honor a deceased person. 


Above image credit: diynetwork.com




MARBLE: A type of rock often used for interior creative design, typically for floors, vanities, and counter tops.

Marble is quite visually appealing, but also cracks easily. That's why, for heavy duty counter tops such as those found in kitchens, granite is more highly recommended. 

Shown below, this elegant kitchen features a marble tile floor. 


Above image credit: trover.com




MAR DEL PLATA: A mid-20th century architectural style that originated in Argentina. This style is somewhat similar to the American Craftsman that originated in the United States. 


Above image credit: wikipedia.org




MASONRY: Hard materials such as stone, brick, concrete, or tile, bonded with mortar to form a wall.

Shown below, a construction student at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  


Above image credit: stevenscollege.edu




MASONRY NAIL: A nail designed for use with concrete or brick. 


Above image credit: ironwirenails.com




MASON'S HAMMER: A heavy-headed hammer, sharpened at one end like a chisel. 


Above image credit: 123rf.com




MASON'S LINE: A strong twine used for keeping concrete blocks or bricks aligned. 


above image credit: thingiverse.com







ARCHITECTURE, HOME, AND CREATIVE DESIGN




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 (You Are Here)

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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Chapter 4  

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Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

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Chapter 13  

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Chapter 19

Chapter 20 

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Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

Chapter 26

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  

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Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

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Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

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Chapter 39  

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