INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS AND ARCHITECTURE


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This complete, full color dictionary offers a basic introduction to the equipment, tools, techniques, and architectural components involved in construction, home design, gardening, landscaping, and more. 


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The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 28

I-BEAM - ITALIANTE


I-BEAM: A steel beam with an I-shaped cross-section, used over weight-bearing wall openings such as double garage doors, for instance. Similar to an H-beam. 


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IGLOO: A shelter built of ice and snow. Less commonly known as a snow house. Modern igloos feature amenities, and some are even used as hotels. 

Shown below, an igloo village in Austria. 


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I-HOUSE: An architectural style that got its name from being most prominently displayed in the states of Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa. A typical I-house features a simple, symmetrical, two-story design. 

Shown below, a restored I-House from 1850 in Bloomington, Indiana. 


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I-JOIST: An I-shaped structural beam used in floors and rafters. I-joists are available in lengths of up to 60 feet. 


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IMPOST BLOCK: See Dosseret



INCANDESCENT LAMP: A kind of metal filament lamp found in standard light bulbs, which are still a popular feature of interior design. 


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INDIAN ARCHITECTURE: An architectural style which has been continually developing in India for the past 2,000 years or so.

The term encompasses a number of styles, such as Hindu Temple architecture and Indo-Islamic architecture. Even these styles are subdivided into smaller categories. 

Shown below, an example of Indo-Islamic Indian architecture. 


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INDIAN VERANDA: An architectural style whose features include an open, rounded, wraparound porch at the front and sides of the building. 


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INFILTRATION: The passage of air from indoors to outdoors and vice versa. 


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IN-LAW UNIT: A legally separate, smaller, living space located on the same property as the main house. Legally known as an accessory dwelling unit, an in law can be either attached or detached.  


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INSIDE CORNER: The point at which two walls form an inner (concave) angle. 


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INSULATING GLASS: See Dual Pane Window




INSULATION BOARD: A structural building board made from coarse wood fiber. 


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INSULATION: Any material that resists heat penetration. Insulation is included in most interior design plans to keep the warm air in. Many materials can be used as insulation, such as foam, wood chips, fiberglass, and even dirt.  


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INTERACTIVE ARCHITECTURE: Buildings infused with sensors, processors, and effectors, so that the resident literally interacts with the environment, and the environment responds accordingly.

Examples of interactive architecture include automatic doors, and lights designed to turn on and off as people come and go. 

Also known as Intelligent Design, Interactive Architecture is part of a newer field of study called The Internet of Things. 


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INTERCOLUMNIATION: The width of spacing between the columns in a colonnade. Standard column placement styles are Araeostyle, Diastyle, Eustyle, Pycnostyle, and Systyle. 


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INTERCOM: A system of speaker communication in and around a building. 


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INTERIOR DESIGN: The colors, textures, placement, lighting, and general coherence of objects inside a room. 


above: A modern interior design

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above: A rustic interior design

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Above: A natural interior design, featuring natural sunlight, unstained wood furniture, and eco-friendly upholstery in natural colors. In interior design circles, natural colors are referred to as ecru.  

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INTERIOR FINISH: Any material used for covering interior walls and ceilings. 


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INTERNATIONAL: An architectural style of the early 20th century, characterized by a stark, unadorned, utilitarian design. 

Shown below, Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 


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IRON: A metallic chemical element. Iron is often used for interior design. Shown below, a wrought iron spiral staircase. 


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IRRIGATION: Any watering system for grass, crops, and other plants. 


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ISABELLINE GOTHIC: A style of architecture that was most popular in Spain during the 15th and 16th centuries. 


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ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE: An architectural style that has been popular in Islamic countries since the late 7th century. Both the exterior and the interior design of Islamic architecture are so magnificent that several examples are shown below. 


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ITALIANTE: A classical architectural style of the early 19th century, mainly characterized by square shaped towers and rectangular design elements. 

Shown below, an Italiante style villa in China. 


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INTERIOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE


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 (You Are Here)  

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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