New PDF release: Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon

By Owen Hopkins

ISBN-10: 1856697363

ISBN-13: 9781856697361

This leading edge and certain e-book is a visible advisor to the constructions that encompass us, naming the entire obvious architectural gains. not like different architectural dictionaries, the reader doesn't need to comprehend the identify prior to taking a look it up. An unique and available tackle the architectural dictionary, this ebook takes you on a visible journey of the structures and buildings round us.

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Crenellations Regularly spaced teeth-like projections from the top of a wall. The projecting flaps are called ‘merlons’ and the gaps between, ‘crenels’. Derived from defensive structures like castles or city walls, they were later used for decorative purposes.  140. Barbican A further line of defence in front of a gatehouse, often designed to enclose attackers who could then be bombarded from above with missiles. Barbican also refers to the fortified outposts lying outside the main defences of a city’s walls.

40 Transom light A rectangular window sitting above a door but contained within the overall surround. Shutter A hinged panel, often louvred, sitting to the side of a window, which can be closed to keep light out or for security reasons. Shutters can be affixed to the inside or outside of windows.  47; Windows and Doors, p. 128. Building Types › Street-Facing Buildings 26 Bedford Square, London, 1775–86. Parapet A low protective wall or balustrade running along the edge of a roof, balcony or bridge.

Recessed window A window whose face is sunken behind the wall surface. Concrete pier A pier is an upright member providing vertical structural support; here it is formed from concrete. See also Columns and Piers, p.  78. 45 Building Types Public Buildings / 1 For as long as societies have existed there has been a need for public buildings – ones that represent a community rather than an individual. Not important just for the particular functions they facilitated, they have always been great statements of identification and prestige for a town, city or nation.

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