Symmetrical When two halves of an object are mirror images of each other.T
Threshold A horizontal piece forming the bottom frame of a door opening.
Timber Large wooden boards used in creating the structure of a wall.
clapboard or brick exterior with little or no ornamentation
Usually three-story design, commonly box-shaped two or more rooms deep, sometimes modified with projecting wings
Low pitched gabled roof or flat roof with a balustrade ...
2 to 3 stories
Brick or wood siding
Simple, classical detailing
Pillars and columns
Multi-pane, double-hung windows with shutters
Temple-like entrance: porticos topped by pediment ...
facades of brick or painted clapboards display such classical details as dentils along the roof line, monumental pilasters or quoins at the corners. Doors are paneled with rows of glass panes alongside or above.
Its symmetrical concentric design, involving four successive lines of fortifications, represented the state of the art for the late 13th century. This outstanding castle, built in Gritstone, is a World Heritage inscribed site.
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(The 2 towers int he front of the church, this is a very good example of the main use of towers) ...
Gambrel - a symmetrical two-sided roof with two slopes on each side
Garretting, properly Galletting - the process in which the gallets or small splinters of stone are inserted in the joints of coarse masonry to protect the mortar joints.
rinceau A , swirling foliate ornament.
rustication Rough-surfaced stonework, often with beveled edges.
sacistry In a church, a room for the storage of sacred objects and for the carrying-out of certain church activities.
This formal and symmetrical composition follows the Canadian Farmer prototype to the letter. The central frontispiece has a large broken pediment with paired cornice brackets. The second-storey central window is round-headed and multi-paned.
Some 16th-century Western European country houses built on U-shaped groundplans resulted in a sheltered central door in a main range that was embraced between projecting wings, ...
Centrally-planned building: A building in which the sides are of equal length and in which the main space is symmetrical when bisected laterally and longitudinally. A centrally-planned building may be square, circular, or polygonal.
The oldest example of a rectangular canal pattern is at Passargadae, in Iran, and the oldest example of a square garden with crossing canals is at the Alhambra.
Classical architecture - Different from other types of architecture because everything was symmetrical from the doors to the windows and to the decorations. Classical architecture is also known for the elegant foundations and figures.
The overall features of Georgian house plans can be described as a composition enriched by classical detail. The structural and detail aspects of Georgian house plans show distinctions among regions as do other architectural styles.
Colonial - The defining characteristics of colonial architecture are its square, symmetrical shape, central door, and straight lines of windows on the first and second floor.
Classical Georgian houses are characterized by having: (1)their long axis parallel to the street; (2)a front facade with a central entry and usually two windows on either side, echoed in two-story examples by a row of five windows above; ...
The French Eclectic style is rectangular in plan and symmetrical in design, and is at least one-and-a-half stories in height. The main distinguishing characteristic of the style is a massive hip roof with its ridge paralleling the front of the house.
shapes on either side of the center line
Paneled front doors with sidelights and topped with transoms or fanlights
Constructed with one or two materials, usually wood, brick, or stone ...
A Neoclassical building is likely to have some (but not necessarily all) of these features: symmetrical shape , tall columns that rise the full height of the building, triangular pediment, domed roof.
baroque - having elaborate ornamentation; "the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes" ...
Balustrade: A railing with symmetrical supports.
Bay: A major vertical division of a large, interior wall. There are usually more than one, such as a nave that is divided into seven bays (fig.1).
Description of two figures placed ly face to face.
(Literally A wing') Subsidiary space alongside the nave, choir or transept of a church, separated from it by columns or piers.
Classical ornament like a symmetrical palm shoot.Panel frame
(Scots): Moulded stone frame round an armorial panel, often placed over the entrance to a tower house.Panelling ...
Trefoil - Three (or circular) leaf shapes inscribed within a circle. (Also: quatrefoil, multi-foil).
Triple window - Vertically divided into three equal sashes or panes.
A circular window, usually found in churches and symmetrically decorated with stained glass.
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Labyrinth - A symbolic maze which for our purposes applies to the intricate diagrams found on Cathedral floors.
Lancet window - Slender rectangular window with pointed arch.
TREFOIL - Ornamental tracery in the form of a flower with three symmetrical petals.
TURRET - A small, often ornamental tower projecting from a building, usually at a corner.
English 'Classical' or 'Neoclassical' buildings have a regular, formal appearance and facades and might also incorporate Classical details such as an entablature at the wall top or pilasters dividing bays.
Kouros : statues of the archaic period that were symmetrical stiff standing males, the female representations are called Kore ...
Popular from 1900 to 1940, the Georgian Revival style may be described as composition enriched with classical detail ...
The five storey symmetrical facade is composed of 953 small casements in a huge curve each with a projecting balcony and crowning arch.
Ornamental tracery in the from of a flower with four petals
Usually a curved or pointed structural member, however there are many different types. A curved symmetrical structure spanning an opening and typically supporting the weight of a bridge, roof, or wall above it..
a form of decoration composed of strips or ribbons that are intertwined, usually ly about a longitudinal axis.
The main impulse of Elizabethan architecture was toward a well-ordered symmetry; Elizabethan symmetrical facades, often filled with huge windows, were different from those of the heavy castlelike Gothic and early Tudor country residences.
ATRIUM: An open court within a building. ATTIC: The space between the roof and the ceiling. AWNING WINDOW: An out-swinging window hinged at the top. AXIS: Line around which something rotates or is ly arranged.
QUEEN-POSTS: a pair of major roof struts, rising symmetrically from a tie beam to the junctions between a collar beam, a pair of purlins and a pair of principal rafters. QUOINS: blocks of masonry at the corners of a building.
See also: Architecture, House, Classical, Floor, Ornament