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|Multistoried Chinese or Jap. tower with elaborately projecting roofs at each storey.
|An ancient Greek or Roman building for athletic training.
|A series of wooden posts with pointed tops set in ground vertically as a fence or fortification.
|Building with corridors radiating, and observable, from a central point.
|Low guarding wall at edge of a point of sudden drop, such as a roof, terrace, balcony, or bridge.
|Exterior plasterwork decorated with low relief designs, often used on late Medieval houses.
|In anc. Greek or Roman theater, one of a pair of side entrances between seats and stage.
|In French system of architectural thinking, the basic design concept for a building or group of buildings.
|shared wall on dividing line between two properties
|small room before a larger room in anc. GK architecture
|In a Christian Church, a room near the apse for receiving the congregation's offerings and for storing the Eucharist.
|1.an ornamental building, often a garden. 2. a prominent projecting subdivision of a larger building
|a support for a column, statue or urn.
|originally the triangular gable end of an ancient greek or roman temple. later, any similar crowning feature over a door or window. Sides may be straight or curved.
|a curving triangular surface or spandrel at the corners of a square or polygonal room that makes a transition from the room shape to a circular dome or its drum.
|an ancient greek system of orthogonal city planning "by bands"
|in a theater, the revolving, triangular prisms on either side of the stage used for scenery changes
|a wall enclosing a sacred area
|surrounded by a single row of columns
|a roofed, columned porch or colonade surrounding a building or courtyard.
|the main floor of a house, usually one storey abovethe ground floor
|an aesthetic quality characterized by irregularity, asymmetry, ruggedness, and a variety of texture and form.
|a solid masonry support opten rectangular or sqaure in plan
|a shallow flattened rectangular column or pier attached to a wall and often modeled on an order
|a group of piles; large; heavy beams driven into the ground to support a structure
|a post or column
|the french term for pillars or stilts that raise and support a building, leaving the ground floor open
|stiff, packed earth or clay used as a building material
|1. a ground plan of a building. 2. a map, chart, or plan of a place
|a wide street in ancient greek or roman towns
|a 16th century spanish architectural style characterized by lavish decoration that mixes Gothic, Renaissance, and Moorish motifs.
|a raised platform or base
|architectural decoration using a variety of colors or varicolored materials
|a covered entranceway to a building
|a monumental entranceway to a building or courtyard
|a spanish term for arcade
|a massive, movable defensive grating in a fortified gateway
|a covered entranceway or porch with columns on one or more sides
|small domed chapels at the corners of an atrio
|post and beam (lintel)
|a contruction system using vertical supports spanned by horizontal beams
|1. an inconspicuous minor door or gate 2. the tunnel underneath a city's defenses leading to a secret rear entrance
|a building's uses or activities
|the vestibule of an ancient greek or roman temple with side walls and a row of columns along the front
|a monumental entranceway to a sacred enclosure
|an ancient egyptian freestanding monumental gateway before the pylon of a temple
|the stage of an ancient greek or roman theater
|having a row of columns before only one face of a building
|the public hall in an ancient greek city that housed the sacred hearth and where official and public guests were entertained
|a building with freestanding columns along its front and engaged columns along its back and sides
|the monumental entrance to an ancient egyptian temple
|a rectangular courtyard enclosed by buildings
|one of a series of stones or bricks used to mark the corners of a building, often through the contrast of size, shape and color
|one of a series of sloping beams supporting a pitched roof
|in trad. japanese arch., a pierced decorative panel between the ceiling and a sliding door frame
|a fortification wall
|a freestanding fortification wall, with 2 enbankments that make a projecting angle, placed between a curtain wall and a main ditch
|the eating hall in a religious or secular institution
|carved or embossed decoration raised above a background plain
|a decorative screen or wall, of wood or stone, behind an alter serving as a frame for carved or painted religious figures
|a pilaster or engaged half pier that supports an arch or a vault rib.
|a painted or carved altarpiece standing at the back of the altar
|on a side of a doorway or window opening, the part visible between the door or glass and the outer wall surface.
|a wall-facing or veneer of stone, terracotta, metal, wood, or other material
|the use of older styles or forms in new architecture
|a patio framed by architecture and used as a compositional unit of a complex
|a french circular plaza on which streets converge
|the screen, often elaborately carved, that separates the nave from the chancel in a Christian church
|a wall along the ridge of a roof that makes the roof appear higher
|a round hall or building, usually topped with a dome
|a circular window or window pane
|the separation or regular masonry blocks by deeply cut, often wedge-shaped grooves
|a room in a Christian church where altar vessels and robes are stored
|a secret gate of underground passage that links the inner and outer walls of a fortification
|the area around the principle altar in a Christian church
|in an ancient roman theater, the decorated front of the scenae, which was the back building behind the stage area
|ethnic communities at the vatican in the middle ages
|a drawing of a vertical slice through a building at some imagined plane
|in the medieval feudal system, a lord's manor consisting of the demesne and the tenements
|an ancient egyptian closed statue chamber
|the main part of a column, between the base and the capital
|planned irregularity in a garden or town design
|a living room in a turkish home
|an upper room in a medieval house
|in early Christian and byzantine churches, the elevated walkway between the raised pulpit or ambo and the raised apse platform for the clergy
|a space-enclosing, three dimensional framework made or interconnected geometric elements
|the triangular area between the sides of two adjacent arches and the line across their tops
|the point where the curve of an arch begins
|a short wall that projects at a right angle from a main wall
|square (piazza, place, plaza)
|an open area in a city, usually surrounded by buildings or streets and paved or lanscaped
|a small arch or series of gradually wider and projecting concentric arches across the interior corners of a square or polygonal room, forming a trasition from the room shape to a circular dome or drum above.
|an upright stone slab marking a grave
|a narrow road or alley in an ancient greek city. Called angiportus in Latin
|the foundation or platform on which a building or row of columns is erected
|the art of cutting stone into shapes and figures
|an acient greek long, roofed portico with columns along the front and a wall at the back
|a projecting horizontal band across an exterior wall of a building
|a sloping roof beam at right angles to a pitched roof surface, joining a rafter to a collar beam.
|an exterior plaster building finish
|a buddhist memorial mound that enshrines relics or marks a sacred site.
|the top or top step of the substructure or platform on which columns stand
|in timber frame construction, a horizontal beam supporting a floor or wall
|a linear market street in islamic cities
|an ancient roman shop or booth
|in meso-american architecture, a rectangular framed panel cantilevered over a sloping wall
|in an ancient roman house a room with one side open to the central courtyard or atrium
|a straw floor mat used in jap. arch.
|a walled sacred enclosure around an ancient greek altar or temple
|a building facade or porch with columns and a pediment that resembles an end of a classical temple
|an apartment building
|strength under tension
|the force tending to bend, stretch, or pull apart an architectural member
|the moderately warm room in ancient roman baths
|1. a level embankment top, roof or raised platform adjoining a building, often paved or lanscaped for leisure use. 2. a series of attached houses that form a unit
|hard, molded and fired clay used for ornamental wall covering, or roof or floor tile
|an ancient roman bath complex
|1. a round, corbel-vaulted Mycenaen tomb. 2. any round ancient greek building
|outward or lateral stress on a structure
|a wall covering of overlapping rows of tiles
|tongue and groove
|a wood-joining method in which a long, slightly projecting tongue of one member fits into the correspondingly shaped, long narrow groove of another member
|the force tending to twist and architectural member
|in chinese arch., a cantilevered bracket or cluster of brackets used to support a roof
|contruction using upright posts and horizontal lintels
|a pattern of curvilinear, perforated ornament within the upper part of a medieval window or screen
|the transverse arms of a cross shaped church
|a horizontal bar across a window
|a type of limestone
|1. the apse of a church 2. the gallery in a church
|in a medieval christian church, a shallow arcaded passageway opening onto the nave above the nave arcade and below the clerestory
|a vertically grooved block between the metopes in a doric frieze
|a place where three roads converge
|a rigid framework made of small triangular members and designed to span an opening
|a porous gray volcanic building stone
|an earth or stone mound over a grave
|the segmented space enclosed by the lintel or beam over a doorway and the arch above it
|an anteroom to a larger hall
|a series of arches supporting a road or railway
|an Indian buddhist monastery
|a country house, sometimes including its outbuildings and gardens
|the amount of space occupied by a three demensional object
|a spiral or scroll
|a wedge shaped block that is one of the units in an arch or vault
|wattle and daub
|a construction system using woven branches and twigs plastered over with mud as filling between the larger members of a wooden frame
|overlapping horizontal boards used as protective wall covering
|the elaborated west end of a Carolingian or romanesque church
|a small door or gate within a larger one
|a mesopotamian temple tower in the form of a stepped pyramid
|the legal restriction that deems that parts of cities be for particular uses, such as business housing and so forth