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04/23/2014

Symmetrically placed dormers
Dormer: a window set vertically into a a small gable projecting from a sloping roof; the gable holding such a window. (From French: sleeping room).
Illustration: 109 Chapin Pkwy ...


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.

Symmetrical:
A formal, mirror-image balance in design or decorating.
Tabernacle: ...

Symmetrical 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 ...

Symmetrical façade
Rectangular
2 to 3 stories
Brick or wood siding
Simple, classical detailing
Gable roof
Pillars and columns
Multi-pane, double-hung windows with shutters
Dormers
Temple-like entrance: porticos topped by pediment ...

Symmetrical 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.

(The 2 symmetrical 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 symmetrical, 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 symmetrical 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.

cinquefoil Ornamental tracery in the form of a flower with five symmetrical petals. clerestory From "clear story." The uppermost level of nave walls, usually containing windows.

The oldest example of a rectangular canal pattern is at Passargadae, in Iran, and the oldest example of a square garden with symmetrical 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 symmetrical 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.

However, the Red Fort has a more regular symmetrical design, reflecting the fact that it was planned and built mostly by one patron (with a few additions by Aurangzeb) unlike the Agra Fort which gradually developed under two emperors.

Classical Georgian houses are characterized by having: (1)their long axis parallel to the street; (2)a symmetrical 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.

Symmetrical 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 ...

The buildings are so symmetrical right down to the bare details. The architects of that time period tried to have everything symmetrical. From the door, to the fireplace, and even the decorations inside as well as outside of the building.

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 symmetrical ornamentation; "the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells
churrigueresco, churrigueresque
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 symmetrically face to face.
Aisle
(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 symmetrical (or circular) leaf shapes inscribed within a circle. (Also: quatrefoil, multi-foil).
Triple window - Vertically divided into three equal sashes or panes.

Labyrinth - A symbolic maze which for our purposes applies to the intricate symmetrical 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.

Affronted - Term applied to two figures, usually animals, placed symmetrically facing each other, often found on capitals.

Kouros : statues of the archaic period that were symmetrical stiff standing males, the female representations are called Kore ...

Ornamental tracery in the from of a flower with four symmetrical petals
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ROMANESQUE ...

a form of decoration composed of strips or ribbons that are intertwined, usually symmetrically about a longitudinal axis.
Ionic
see Order.

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: See also: Architecture, House, Classical, Ornament, Floor

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04/23/2014

 
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