ARCHITECTURE AND HOME DESIGN


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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 1

ABACUS - ALCOVE


ABACUS: A flat slab that forms the uppermost part of a column. 


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ABODE: A dwelling space consisting of floors, walls, and a roof. Provides comfort, privacy, and warmth. Commonly known as Home. 


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ABRASIVE: A rough textured compound that is used for smoothing surfaces. Abrasives are available in liquid form, powdered form, or sandpaper form. 


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AC: A common abbreviation for Air Conditioner or Air Conditioning. 


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ACCENT LIGHTING: Dim or softened lighting whose purpose is more aesthetic than practical. Also known as mood lighting, accent lighting is a popular element of Home Design. 


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AC CONDENSER: The outside fan unit of an air conditioning system. 


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AC DISCONNECT: The on-off switch of an air conditioner, located near the condenser. 


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ACOUSTIC TILE: A type pf tiling (typically placed on ceilings) that affects the sound quality in a room. 


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ACRYLIC: A kind of plastic used in construction, and also in certain types of paint. 


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ADDITION: An extra room built onto an existing structure to increase the total square footage of the living space. 


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ADHESIVE: Any substance that causes materials to stick or bond together. 


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ADIRONDACK: A rugged, rustic architectural style whose elements include logs, roots, and fieldstone. 


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ADJUSTABLE LAMP: A lamp with movable parts. 


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ADJUSTABLE TABLE: A table with movable parts for varying widths or heights. 


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ADJUSTABLE WRENCH: A wrench with a jaw of adjustable width to accommodate jobs of different sizes. 

Shown below, a 4-piece adjustable wrench set. 


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ADOBE: An organic building material made of mud and clay. A popular home design element of the American southwest, among other regions. 


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ADZE: A chisel-like woodworking tool with a curved or angled blade edge. There are many different types of adzes. 


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AERATOR: A device that screws into a sink spout. The aerator mixes air with water to allow a smoother flow of water from the tap. 


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A-FRAME: A type of house with the roof resting at or near ground level, architecturally resembling the letter A.

The A-Frame house is an economically sound home design choice, partly because less money is spent on exterior siding. 


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AGGREGATE: A mixture of ground minerals used for mixing concrete. 


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AIR CHISEL: An automatic chiseling tool that uses air pressure for added force. Also known as an Air Hammer. 


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AIR CLEANER: A device that cleans air by trapping dust particles. Also known as an Air Purifier. 


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AIR DUCT: An interior passage that transfers air from one space to another. 


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AIR SPACE: The area between the insulation and the exterior wall of a building. 


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AISLE: An interior walkway with a wall on one side and columns (or sometimes furniture) lining the other side. Also known as an Arcade. 


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ALCOVE: A recessed space in a room, sometimes screened or curtained off from the rest of the room.


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ABODE: THE PICTURE DICTIONARY OF HOME DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE


Introduction   

A

Chapter 1   (You Are Here) 

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    

Chapter 62   

Chapter 63   

U

Chapter 64   

V

Chapter 65 

W

Chapter 66

Chapter 67

X-Y-Z

Chapter 68 




HOME DESIGN AND RELATED LINKS


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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