MODERN HOME DESIGNS AND VINTAGE ARCHITECTURE


Look Here for a FREE, full color guide to Modern Home Designs, new and vintage architecture, construction techniques, and more. 

This image-packed glossary offers a colorful, informative, organized view of the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in home building, landscaping, and interior design. 


Dream up your own ideas from this carefully crafted collection of images with concise, clear definitions. 

Arm yourself with the basic knowledge of construction, home design, and architecture. 

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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 68

XENON - ZONING


X


XENON: A chemical element which is the inert gas used in fluorescent lamps. 

Shown below, a fluorescent bathroom towel rack is one of many popular modern home designs. 



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XYLOGRAPHY: The art of engraving wood. 


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XYST: A long, covered portico in Greek and Roman architecture. 


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Y


Y: A Y-shaped pipe for plumbing. 


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YARD: One cubic yard of concrete measures 3x3x3 feet in volume, or 27 cubic feet.

One cubic yard of concrete will pour 80 square feet of sidewalk or flooring that is 3.5 inches thick. 


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YOKE: The location where a home's water meter is installed between two copper pipes, located in the water meter pit in the yard. 


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YURT: A broad, rounded hut covered with a waterproof textile. 


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Z


Z-BAR FLASHING: Bent, galvanized metal flashing installed above the horizontal trim board of an exterior window, door, or brick run. It prevents water from getting into the home. 


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ZIGZAG RULE: See Folding Rule



ZINC: A metallic element, used for making batteries, among other things.  


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ZONE: The section of a building that is served by a single heating or cooling loop, due to its distinct heating or cooling needs. 


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ZONE VALVE: A device usually placed near the heater or cooler, which controls the flow of water or steam to parts of the building. 


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ZONING: Laws and ordinances that restrict the way in which a building can be used, and where it may be built. Also see Building Codes. Modern home designs always account for zoning laws. 


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ARCHITECTURE, MODERN HOME DESIGNS 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   

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  (You Are Here) 





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Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  

Chapter 5  

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

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Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

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Chapter 26

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Chapter 28  

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Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

Chapter 32  

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Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

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Chapter 39  

Chapter 40

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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 2

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Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 4

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 6

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

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