HOUSE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURAL FORMS


Look Here Right Now to learn about House Design,  interior styles, landscapes, tools, textiles, hardware, and more. 

This fully illustrated dictionary covers virtually all things related to architecture and home design. 

Feast your creative eyes a wealth of beautiful home interiors, gorgeous landscaping projects, and outstanding building designs, all presented in a well organized fashion.  

Collect ideas for your Perfect Dream Home! 


Scroll further down for more house design ideas and related links. 

Also see links to other Free Books by this author. 




ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 7

BRISTOL WRENCH - BYZANTINE


BRISTOL WRENCH: An L-shaped wrench designed for internal socket head screws, available in many different sizes and styles. 

The Bristol wrench is a must-have for most house design projects. 


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BROCH: An ancient house design made of drystone, found in Scotland. 


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BRONZE: A metal alloy consisting of copper and tin, used in construction, especially for doors, staircases, and chandeliers. 

Shown below, the financial center in Shanghai is entirely fronted in bronze. 


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BROOM CLOSET: A small closet appropriate for storing brooms, mops, and vacuum cleaners. The building's breaker panel is often located in the broom closet. 

Shown below, a kitchen corner broom closet. 


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BRUSH SPINNER: A drill-like tool that is attached to a paintbrush, so the brush spins around. Handy for painting inner corners and other tight spaces. 


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BUILDING: Generally, any manmade structure designed to provide shelter. 


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BUCK: The rectangular box installed around door and window frames. 


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BUFFER: A piece of equipment used for sanding wood floors and other large, flat surfaces of interior house design.  


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BUILDING CODES: Laws and ordinances that restrict the ways in which a home can be constructed.

A house design must be "up to code." In other words, a house design must comply with local laws and building codes. 


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BUILDING PAPER: A general term that refers to sheeted textile materials used for construction. 


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BUILT IN: Permanently affixed to a property. For examples, built in bookcases have recessed shelves whose edges are flush with the wall. And a built in swimming pool is an in-ground pool that cannot be moved.  

Shown below, this magnificent house design features a vast built in swimming pool with fire pits and waterfalls. 


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BUILT UP ROOF: A roof reinforced with extra layers of tar or asphalt, sometimes finished with a layer of gravel. 


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BULL FLOAT: A tool designed for finishing concrete surfaces after screeding (leveling) the surface. 


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BULL NOSE: A term that refers to rounded edges or corners on bricks or other masonry. 


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BULLSEYE WINDOW: A house design feature consisting of a round opening placed in the center of a wall or dome. 

Also known as an oculus, the bullseye window is a popular aesthetic element of house design. 


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BULWARK: A defensive wall of masonry. 


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BUNDLE: A package of shingles, typically in units of two dozen or more. 


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BUNGALOW: A small to medium sized, detached single story house.

Also the California term for an American Craftsman style home. 

Shown below, a row of bungalows in a Chicago neighborhood. 


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BURNER: A mechanical device that burns fuel. There are many kinds of burners. Shown below, a propane gas burner. 


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BUTT CHISEL: A short chisel with beveled sides and a straight edge, typically used for fashioning joints. 

Shown below, a 4-piece butt chisel set. 


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BUTT EDGE: The edge of a piece to be joined with another edge. 


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BUTT HINGE: A hinge that fastens with one leaf attached to the edge of a door, and the other leaf attached to the door jamb. 


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BUTT JOINT: The point where two edges are joined. In standard house design, edges can be placed face to face, edge to edge, or face to edge.


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BUTTERFLY SCREW: A screw with "wings" on or near the head. Some butterfly screws open outward after being inserted into drywall. These are typically used for hanging objects on the parts of walls not supported by vertical studs. 


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BUTTRESS: A half-arch shaped structure built up against a wall to support the wall. 


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BX CABLE: Insulated wires housed in a flexible metal tubing, to power electronic equipment. 


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BYPASS DOORS: Sliding doors that overlap when they open. Commonly used for closets and shower stalls. 


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BYZANTINE: A style of Medieval Roman architecture characterized by brickwork, domed roofs, and intricate mosaic tile work. 

Below, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria. 


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ABODE: THE PICTURE DICTIONARY OF HOUSE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE


Introduction   

A

Chapter 1    

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3    

B

Chapter 4    

Chapter 5   

Chapter 6    

Chapter 7 (You Are Here)  

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 




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Chapter 3  

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Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10 

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

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Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

Chapter 26

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  

Chapter 29  

Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33  

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Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

Chapter 38  

Chapter 39  

Chapter 40

Chapter 41





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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




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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

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