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Is this bit of jargon a misuse of English?

In Architecture the word typology is used to describe a group or type of buildings. For example here it is being used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-LjOZT8Nxw&t=1m05s I find overly ...
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The term for the space beneath a “cathedral” ceiling

The background to the question: If there is a horizontal ceiling that is attached to the tie-beams of a roof, creating a space above it, the space above is called an “attic” whether used as a living, ...
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Describing a group of windows?

I'm unsure of the most readily recognizable term among normal people to describe a group of windows in a building. Here's an example of the type of architectural feature I have in mind. In this photo ...
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What is the origin of the drafting term “screened back”?

In engineering/architectural drafting, many people consider grey lines - usually used to indicate existing work or reference work belonging to other disciplines - as "screened back". When older ...
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What is this architectural element called?

In the image below there is a rectangular roof above the entrance, which sits on four columns. What is it called? My guess: Apron
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The site entrance

The entrance to a site from the road is being recessed and has a drop off zone in front of it. There is an architectural term for this type of entry. Can anyone help me out with that?
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Why and how did “Shinto shrine” largely replace “Shinto temple”?

According to ngrams, "Shinto shrine" and "Shinto temple" were roughly equal in popularity until the 1930s, but nowadays, "Shinto shrine" is roughly 9 or 10 times more common than "Shinto temple", ...
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What is the name of this thing like a building on top of a roof?

It's like a building on top of a roof. I don’t know how to describe it too well, but you can walk out of it and be on the actual building's roof. This building thing is always on a roof, and can have ...
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Term for a side motor entrance?

Sometimes in movies I see an architectural feature of hotels or large houses that have a side motor entrance or drop-off for cars with a roof as shown below: Is there an architectural term for this ...
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What does the verb “architect” mean? [duplicate]

Here is a quote: "x Consulting Group provides senior consultants to evaluate, architect and design stable and effective solutions and networks". What more is it that the consultants are doing that is ...
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Is there a word that describes a conspicuous building that is out of its place? [duplicate]

I remember that I read somewhere a comment about a building that is out of place, does not blend well with the surrounding architecture, and I think the author of that comment used a specific word to ...
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Public space in front of a theatre

I would like to ask, if there is any word describing public space in front of a theater. Something like vallation, but specific for theaters. I need to do architectural research, but can't find any ...
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castle's defensive architecture terminology [closed]

what is difference between battlement,parapet,crenellations,ramparts they all seem same to me,something that is used for guarding castle.please shed some light on this.please try and use images if ...
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What is the term used to describe the space under a roof that joins two buildings?

Sometimes architects will take two tall (say 8-10 storey) buildings that happen to be near each other, and build a glass roof between them. Down on ground, the area which originally would have been a ...
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What is the origin of “Judas gate”?

While reading the Jack Higgins novel “The Eagle Has Landed” (1975) I came across the phrase “Judas gate”. Research on-line indicates he is rather fond of the word, going to the point of naming another ...
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Architectural term for this large horizontal structure below an external window?

What would one call the large horizontal structural fixture (on which the five faces are embedded)? The image is from the Chicago Civic Opera Building, built in 1928. This throne-shaped 49-story ...