ARCHITECTURE, HOME PLANS, INTERIORS, AND MORE


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This image-packed glossary details the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, and structural components involved in architecture and home improvements. 

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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 40

PAVILION - PILLAR & POST FOUNDATION


PAVILION: A roofed outdoor structure, sometimes known as a gazebo

Shown below, the old Playground Pavilion at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri. 


Above image credit: towergrovepark.org




PEDESTAL: 1) A metal box installed along utility easements that contain electrical or telephone connections.  2) Part of a drill press.  3) A masonry base or platform that supports a structure. 


Above image credit: touchofclass.com




PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE: A bridge strong enough to be walked on, but not strong enough to hold vehicle traffic. 


above image credit: inhabitat.com



PEDIMENT: A triangular piece of masonry that fits above a horizontal piece that is typically supported by columns. Also see Tympanum


Above image credit: encirclephotos.com




PENDENTIVE: An adapter-like piece that allows the fitting of a rounded dome onto an angular frame. 


Above image credit: instazu.com




PENNY: A term that applies to nails, originally indicating the cost per 100 pieces. The term is now used as a measure of nail length. 


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PERIMETER DRAIN: A perforated pipe surrounding the perimeter of a foundation wall, to collect and divert groundwater away from the foundation. 


Above image credit: youtube.com




PERIPTERAL: Surrounded by a single row of columns. 


Above image credit: blog.stephens.edu




PERISCOPE WINDOW: A basement window outfitted with a curved pipe containing carefully placed mirrors that provide a street-level view. 

Shown below, in Brazil, the world's biggest periscope window is made from a shipping container. 


Above image credit: planetcustodian.com




PERISTYLE: A courtyard surrounded by columns. Many affluent home plans feature peristyles.

Shown below, the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California. 


Above image credit: yelp.com




PERLITE: A natural volcanic glass with a high water content, commonly mixed with soil or used for insulation. Also see Vermiculite


above image: youtube.com



PERMEABILITY: A measure of the ease with which water penetrates a material. 


Above image credit: concreteconstruction.net




PHIALE: An enclosed fountain. 


Above image credit: Pinterest.com




PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: A screwdriver with a cross-shaped bit, used for turning Phillips head screws. Also see Screwdriver


Above image credit: hackaday.com




PIANO NOBILE: The main floor of a large house. 


Above image credit: thetimes.co.uk




PICTURE WINDOW: A large glass window pane designed to provide an unobstructed view. 


Above image credit: modernize.com




PIER: A column of masonry that supports other structural elements. Also see Caisson


Above image credit: commons.wikimedia.org




PIGTAILS: The electric cord installed on appliances such as dishwashers, ranges, and garbage disposals. 


Above image credit: youtube.com




PIGMENT: A powdered solid that can be mixed with paint or enamel to change or brighten its color. 


above image credit: coatingsworld.com




PILASTER: A column-like relief sculpture applied to the face of a wall. 


above image credit: thoughtco.com




PILLAR & POST FOUNDATION: A collection of carefully measured posts the a house can rest on. This type of foundation creates a crawl spce.

Pillar & Post is a common type of house foundation, included in many architectural home plans. 


above image credit: houseunderconstruction.com







ARCHITECTURE, HOME PLANS, 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 (You Are Here)   

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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