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Architectural Studies Tyler Wells, 2011 A-B. Accordion Door A multi-leafed door that is hung from an overhead track and opens by folding back in the manner.

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1 Architectural Studies Tyler Wells, 2011 A-B

2 Accordion Door A multi-leafed door that is hung from an overhead track and opens by folding back in the manner of an accordion. A multi-leafed door that is hung from an overhead track and opens by folding back in the manner of an accordion. Architectural Studies A-B

3 Aggregate Any of various hard, inert, mineral materials, as sand and gravel, added to a cement paste to make concrete or mortar. Any of various hard, inert, mineral materials, as sand and gravel, added to a cement paste to make concrete or mortar. Architectural Studies A-B

4 Amphitheater An oval or round building with tiers of seats around a central arena, as those used in ancient Rome for gladitorial contests and spectacles. An oval or round building with tiers of seats around a central arena, as those used in ancient Rome for gladitorial contests and spectacles. Architectural Studies A-B

5 Annular Vault A barrel vault having a circular plan in the shape of a ring. A barrel vault having a circular plan in the shape of a ring. Architectural Studies A-B

6 Apse/Apsis A semicircular or polygonal projection of a building, usually vaulted and used especially at the sanctuary or east end of a church. A semicircular or polygonal projection of a building, usually vaulted and used especially at the sanctuary or east end of a church. Architectural Studies A-B

7 Aqueduct A structure, in the form of a channel or bridge, used by the Romans to transport water. A structure, in the form of a channel or bridge, used by the Romans to transport water. Architectural Studies A-B

8 Arabesque A complex and ornate design that employs flowers, foliage, and sometimes animal and geometric figures to produce an intricate pattern of interlaced lines. A complex and ornate design that employs flowers, foliage, and sometimes animal and geometric figures to produce an intricate pattern of interlaced lines. Architectural Studies A-B

9 Architrave The lowermost division of a classical entablature, resting directly on the column capitals and supporting the frieze. The lowermost division of a classical entablature, resting directly on the column capitals and supporting the frieze. Architectural Studies A-B

10 Arcuated Curved or arched like a bow: a term describing the arched or vaulted structure of a Romanesque/Gothic church. Curved or arched like a bow: a term describing the arched or vaulted structure of a Romanesque/Gothic church. Architectural Studies A-B

11 Atrium A skylit, central court in a building; the forecourt of an early Christian church, flanked or supported by porticoes; the main or central inner hall. A skylit, central court in a building; the forecourt of an early Christian church, flanked or supported by porticoes; the main or central inner hall. Architectural Studies A-B

12 Awning window A window having one or more sashes swinging outward on hinges generally attached to the top of the frame. A window having one or more sashes swinging outward on hinges generally attached to the top of the frame. Architectural Studies A-B

13 Balcony An elevated platform projecting from the wall of a building and enclosed by a railing or parapet. Also, gallery projecting over a theatre’s main floor. An elevated platform projecting from the wall of a building and enclosed by a railing or parapet. Also, gallery projecting over a theatre’s main floor. Architectural Studies A-B

14 Balustrade A railing with supporting balusters (banisters), as on a staircase. A railing with supporting balusters (banisters), as on a staircase. Architectural Studies A-B

15 Barrel vault A vault having a semicircular cross section; tunnel vault. A vault having a semicircular cross section; tunnel vault. Architectural Studies A-B

16 Basilica An early Christian church, characterized by a long, rectangular plan, a high colonnaded nave lit by a clerestory. Covered by a timbered gable roof. Has side aisles and semicircular apses. An early Christian church, characterized by a long, rectangular plan, a high colonnaded nave lit by a clerestory. Covered by a timbered gable roof. Has side aisles and semicircular apses. Architectural Studies A-B

17 Bas-relief Sculptural relief that projects very slightly from the background. Sculptural relief that projects very slightly from the background. Architectural Studies A-B

18 Bearing wall A wall capable of supporting an imposed load, as from a floor or roof of a building. Also called a load-bearing wall. A wall capable of supporting an imposed load, as from a floor or roof of a building. Also called a load-bearing wall. Architectural Studies A-B

19 Bi-fold door A folding door that divides into two parts, the inner leaf of each part being hung from an overhead track and the outer leaf pivoted at the jamb. A folding door that divides into two parts, the inner leaf of each part being hung from an overhead track and the outer leaf pivoted at the jamb. Architectural Studies A-B

20 Bisque Earthenware or porcelain that has been fired once but not glazed. Also called biscuit. Earthenware or porcelain that has been fired once but not glazed. Also called biscuit. Architectural Studies A-B

21 Board and batten Siding consisting of wide boards or plywood sheets set vertically with butt joints covered by battens. Siding consisting of wide boards or plywood sheets set vertically with butt joints covered by battens. Architectural Studies A-B

22 Bower A lady’s private chamber in a medieval castle. A lady’s private chamber in a medieval castle. Architectural Studies A-B

23 Broken pediment A pediment having its raking cornices interrupted at the crown or apex, the gap often being filled with an urn, etc. A pediment having its raking cornices interrupted at the crown or apex, the gap often being filled with an urn, etc. Architectural Studies A-B

24 Broom-finished concrete A striated finish obtained by stroking a broom or stiff brush over a freshly troweled concrete surface. A striated finish obtained by stroking a broom or stiff brush over a freshly troweled concrete surface. Architectural Studies A-B

25 Bush-hammered finish A coarse-textured finish obtained by fracturing a concrete or stone surface with a power-driven hammer. A coarse-textured finish obtained by fracturing a concrete or stone surface with a power-driven hammer. Architectural Studies A-B

26 Butterfly roof A roof having two slopes, each descending inward from the eaves. A roof having two slopes, each descending inward from the eaves. Architectural Studies A-B

27 Buttress An external support built to stabilize a structure by opposing its outward thrusts. A projecting support built into or against the outside of a masonry wall. An external support built to stabilize a structure by opposing its outward thrusts. A projecting support built into or against the outside of a masonry wall. Architectural Studies A-B


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