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by Judee Shipman
EMPIRE STYLE ARCHITECTURE: An architectural style of the early 19th century, initially developed in France, featuring pillared entranceways and ornately carved friezes.
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END NIPPERS: A plier-like tool used for removing small bits of hard substances.
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ENERGY-EFFICIENT: Using less energy than the average home normally uses.
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ENGLISH BAROQUE: An architectural movement that began following the Great Fire of London in 1666, and lasted until the signing of the Treat of Utrecht in 1713.
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EPHEBEUM: In Greek architecture, a large hall furnished with seating.
Shown below, an ancient Greek theater.
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EPINAOS: A vestibule located at the rear of certain Ancient Greek temples.
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EPOXY: An adhesive resin used in glue and paint. Shown below, an epoxied garage floor.
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ESCUTCHEON: An ornamental wall plate that hides a cut out hole.
The bathroom shown below is one of many house designs featuring designer escutcheons.
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ESTRADE: A raised platform.
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EUSTYLE: A spacing of 2 and 1/4 column widths between columns.
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EVAPORATOR COIL: The condensing unit of a cooling system that absorbs heat from the air.
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EXCAVATION: Another word for digging.
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EXPANSION JOINT: A joint designed to withstand heat expansion, typically used on roads. Shown below is a sawtooth expansion joint.
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EXPANSIVE BIT: An adjustable bit for drilling holes of varying widths.
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EXPANSIVE SOILS: Earth that expands and contracts based on moisture levels. House designs differ in areas with high rates of expansive soils.
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EXPOSED AGGREGATE FINISH: A method of finishing concrete by which a thin layer is removed, exposing the gravel underneath.
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EXPRESSIONIST ARCHITECTURE: An early 20th century architectural movement in Europe.
Expressionism is one of the three dominant styles of modern architecture. The other two are Constructivist and International Style.
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EXTENSION CORD: A long electric cable with a plug on one end and an outlet on the other.
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EXTENSION LADDER: A foldable ladder that can extend to 15 feet or more.
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EXTERIOR FINISH: The final, visible layer on the exterior of a building.
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EYE HOOK: A metal hook with an enclosed circle on one end. Eye hooks are used for hauling large loads. The one shown here can hold up to 7 tons of weight.
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Chapter 18 (You Are Here)
Early American Architecture: House Designs of yesteryear.
Shipping Container Homes featuring energy-efficient house designs.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT house designs.