This fully illustrated dictionary will give you many ideas for Homes Design, along with a general knowledge of architectural structures, and of the tools and materials needed to create them.
This fully illustrated dictionary covers virtually all things related to architecture and home design.
Learn about design elements, equipment, tools, textiles, architectural forms, and more.
View stunning kitchen designs, bathroom designs, landscape designs, and home architecture.
Dream up creative ideas of your own from this carefully curated collection of images.
Then use this book to come up with your own ideas for Homes Design.
Maybe even create your Perfect Dream Home from scratch.
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by Judee Shipman
COURTYARD: An outdoor space surrounded by the exterior walls of one or more buildings.
Often seen in places like hotels (as shown below).
In homes design, a residential apartment building might have a courtyard.
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COVE BIT: A kind of drill bit used with a router.
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COVE HEATING: A heating system by which heat is emitted through cove attachments placed near the ceiling. The heat eventually reaches objects in the room, which then generate their own heat.
In homes design, cove heating is an energy-efficient choice, the drawback being that a room can take hours to reach the desired temperature.
Shown below, a kitchen with a cove heating unit.
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COVE LIGHTING: A type of recessed lighting that directs light upward. A popular feature of homes design.
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COVE MOLDING: A concave molding used as trim in places where a wall meets the ceiling. Cove molding is a popular decorative feature of homes design.
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COVERED PARKING: A permanently fixed, open structure designed to provide overhead protection for parked cars. Also known as a carport.
Shown below, solar panel covered parking at Clemson University in South Carolina.
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CRAFTSMAN: Also known as American Craftsman, this homes design is characterized by sweet front porches, gently sloping rooflines, and other charming architectural features.
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CRAWL SPACE: A low space, usually about three feet high, located below or behind the living area of a house.
Often accessible by way of a removable floor panel in a closet.
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CREOLE COTTAGE: A colorful, Caribbean-inspired architectural style of homes design. Shown below, a Creole Cottage style home in New Orleans.
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CRICKET: A ridged structure installed on a roof, to increase the slope near the chimney joint.
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CRIPPLE: Short, vertically oriented pieces of frame lumber, typically installed above windows and doors.
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CROSS BRIDGING: Supportive bracing installed between joists to prevent twisting.
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CROSS SPRINGER: The bottom part of an arch, from which the diagonal ribs extend.
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CROSSCUT SAW: Any saw that is useful for cutting wood against the grain.
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CROSS TEE: A short metal T-shaped beam, placed between the main ceiling beams.
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CROWFOOT WRENCH: A wrench with a straight, two-sided socket, designed for tight spaces where other socket wrenches won't fit.
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CROWN MOLDING: A fancy molding, typically used at the corners where walls meet the ceiling.
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CRYPTO PORTICUS: In Roman architecture, a covered corridor.
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CULVERT: A concrete pipe embedded under a roadway, to allow the flow of water underneath.
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CUPPING: A warping of the edges of thin boards. The severity of cupping is related to the board's location in the original log.
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CURB: A raised edging along pavement, typically bordering roads.
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CURB STOP: A valve installed near the curb to start or stop the flow of water to a building.
Typically used by utility companies starting or ending their service agreements.
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CUT IN BRACING: Small (cut) pieces of bracing placed diagonally between studs to hold them in place.
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CUTTING OIL: A lubricating coolant used in metal manufacturing.
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