POOL DECK DESIGN, HOME BUILDING, AND ARCHITECTURE


Check out this FREE full color guide to Pool Deck Design, Home Architecture, Construction, Landscaping, and Interiors. 


This image-packed glossary introduces the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, and structural components involved in home building and interior design. 

Also view a diverse selection of stunning architectural forms, interiors, landscapes, and more. 


Dream up your own pool deck design ideas from this carefully curated collection of images with concise, instructional definitions. 



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The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 43

POLITE ARCHITECTURE - PRV


POLITE ARCHITECTURE: The incorporation of non local architectural styles for aesthetic purposes or for decorative effect. 


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POLYURETHANE: A synthetic strengthening element often used in paints and wood finishes. Typically used in pool deck design, and other projects involving wood. 


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POMBALINE STYLE: A Portuguese architectural style developed by an architect named Marquis of Pombal during the late 18th century reconstruction of Lisbon that followed the earthquake of 1755. Pombal created the first modern Western city. 

Pombal's architectural innovations included road infrastructure, piling for foundations, construction along river banks, earthquake-proofing, fire-proofing, and sewage facilities. 

Nowadays, Lisbon is home to many hotels. Shown below, the elegant rooftop pool deck design of the Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel in Lisbon.

Further below, a typical residential street in Lisbon, featuring modernized Pombaline style architecture. 


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PONCE CREOLE: An architectural style that was developed in Ponce, Puerto Rico during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This style borrows heavily from French architectural traditions. 

Shown below, a street in Ponce today, where the Ponce Creole style remains evident. 


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POOL DECK: The hard surface area that surrounds built in swimming pools. A typical pool deck design involves wood, stone, brick, and/or concrete. 

Shown below, a rounded pool deck design of cedar, brick, and flagstone. 


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POPLAR: A soft species of wood that stains well and works for a variety of woodworking projects, including landscaping and pool deck design.

Although poplar is not as visually appealing as other types of wood, it is easily stained to mimic other types of wood, as shown in the pool deck design below. 


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POPPY HEAD: A raised ornamental feature at the apex of a structure. 


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POP-UP MECHANISM: A spring-loaded piece of hardware designed to quickly raise a platform. 


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POPULUXE: A space age-inspired, mid century modern architectural style that was most popular during the 1950s.

The style is marked by upsloping roofs, sharp geometric forms, and the liberal use of metal and/or glass. All of it is designed to lend a futuristic ambiance. Also see Googie


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PORCH: An outdoor space attached to the house, typically used for sitting around outside. Also see Patio


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PORTE COCHERE: A covered structure at the entranceway to a main building, formerly used for the keeping of horses and carriages. Also called a gate porch or a Carriage Porch


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PORTICO: An overhead covering near an entrance, typically leading to a walkway. 


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PORTLAND CEMENT: A type of cement made by heating clay and crushed limestone, then grinding it into a powder. Portland cement has many uses, including pool deck design. 


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POST: A vertical structural component used for framing.

Shown below, this pool deck design in progress features a pool house with post and beam framing. 


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POST AND BEAM: A traditional method of building with heavy timbers, joined and secured with large wood pegs. This building style was popular in the 19th century, when many buildings were made of wood. Also see Timber Framing


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POST HOLE DIGGER: A machine used for digging large, round holes, such as those used in pillar-and-post foundations. 


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POWER MIXER: A powerful concrete mixer transported by truck. A power mixer can used for pool deck design and other heavy duty tasks. 


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POST MODERN: A mid 20th century architectural movement that gave rise to built structures with less formality and more variety than previous architectural styles.

Two examples of post modern architecture are shown here. 


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POWER TAKE OFF: The part of an electrical device from which power can be sourced and transmitted to another device. 


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POWER TOOLS: Handyman tools that are powered by electricity. 


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POWER VENT: A vent with a fan installed to speed up airflow. 


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PRAIRIE SCHOOL: An architectural style that originated in the American midwest. Typical features include open floorpans and broad constructions. Many Prairie School style homes were designed by (or inspired by) Frank Lloyd Wright


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PREFAB: A term referring to a structure whose main parts (such as entire walls) are made in advance (prefabricated) at a factory, then delivered to a property. Also see Manufactured Home


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PRESERVATIVE: Any substance that slows the process of deterioration in hard materials such as wood and metal. 


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PRV (PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE): A device mounted on a hot water heater, designed to release steam pressure to prevent tank explosions. 


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ARCHITECTURE, HOME DESIGN, POOL DECK DESIGN, 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 (You Are Here)   

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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