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).
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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.
All New England Colonial style houses have these features:
2 - 2.5 stories
symmetrical placement of windows and doors
classical details: columns, cornices, shuttered windows
simple, rectangular shape ...
This formal and 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 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 symmetrical crossing canals is at the Alhambra.
Classical architecture - Different from other types of architecture because everything was 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, 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 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 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 ...
A Neoclassical building is likely to have some (but not necessarily all) of these features: 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
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes" ...
Balustrade: A railing with 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.
(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 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.
A circular window, usually found in churches and ly decorated with stained glass.
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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 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 symmetrical 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 stiff standing males, the female representations are called Kore ...
Popular from 1900 to 1940, the Georgian Revival style may be described as symmetrical composition enriched with classical detail ...
The five storey 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 symmetrical petals
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