ARCHITECTURE, INTERIORS, AND EXTERIOR DESIGNS


Scroll down for a FREE, full color glossary of interior and exterior designs in many architectural styles. 

This image-packed introductory guide offers a colorful, informative, organized view of the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in architecture, home construction, landscaping, interiors, and exterior design. 


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

Arm yourself with the basic knowledge of construction, home design, and architecture. 

Use this guide to create your own interior or exterior designs, or for any type of home improvement project. 



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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 61

TENON - TIP UP


TENON: The "male" part of a mortise & tenon joint. 


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TERMITE: A wood eating insect that can cause severe structural damage to a building.


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TERMITE SHIELD: A galvanized metal shield placed around pipes to stop the passage of termites. 


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TERRACE: 1) In some exterior designs, a platform extending from the exterior wall of a building.  2) In other exterior designs, a walkway bordered on both sides by colonnades. 


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TERRA COTTA: A ceramic material molded into units of masonry. Commonly used as roofing tiles and for landscape exterior designs. 


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TEXTURE: A tactile wall finish designed to make paint stick better than it would to a smooth wall. 


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THATCHED ROOF: A roof made from straw or other dried vegetation. 


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THERMOCOUPLES: Two conductors that produce voltage on contact. 


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THERMOPLY: An exterior laminated sheathing with an aluminum surface. 


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THERMOSTAT: A device that regulates the temperature of a space by switching heating or cooling equipment on or off as needed. 


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THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) SHINGLES: Laminated shingles with extra layers or tabs, giving them a "shake-like" appearance. Also called architectural shingles. 


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THREE-QUARTER BATH: A bathroom that contains a toilet, sink, and shower, but no bath tub. 


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THRESHOLD: The bottom plate of an exterior door frame. 


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TIDEWATER ARCHITECTURE: A style of architecture developed in the coastal United States during the 19th century. The style is characterized by hip rooftops, large, wraparound porches, and other exterior designs that accommodate hot, wet climates


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TILE: A uniformly cut piece of hard material, typically stone, ceramic, or linoleum.

Tiles are most commonly used as floor covering, but they are also used for artistic endeavors such as mosaic murals, pretty walkways, and other beautiful exterior designs. 


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TIMBER FRAMING: A traditional building method that uses heavy timber as structural posts and beams. Also see Pillar and Post


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TIN: An inexpensive silvery metal, soft enough to be cut without too much force. 


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TIN SNIPS: A snipping tool with a long handle and a short blade. 


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TIPI: A cone-shaped home with a smoke hole at the top, traditionally made from willow poles and animal skins. Tipis were homes to early Lakota people and other native tribes. 


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TIP UP: The downspout extension that directs water away from the home. 


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INTERIORS, EXTERIOR DESIGNS, AND MORE


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    

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 (You Are Here)

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




YULE LOG:

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




CRAZY HORSE APPEARING


Crazy Horse Appearing - Introduction

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