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architecture

Architecture; General architecture

The art of designing and constructing buildings.

fiberglass

Architecture; General architecture

A material made up of very thin fibers of glass. The fibers are very strong when woven together and can be shaped for use.

flying rib

Architecture; General architecture

An exposed structural beam over the uppermost part of a building which is not otherwise connected to the building at its highest point. A feature of H frame constructed concrete buildings and some ...

squint

Architecture; General architecture

An opening, often arched, through an internal wall of a church providing an oblique view of the altar.

order

Architecture; General architecture

An order refers to each of a series of mouldings most often found in Romanesque and Gothic arches.

latticework

Architecture; General architecture

An ornamental, lattice framework consisting of a criss-crossed pattern.

cantilever

Architecture; General architecture

A beam or other projection that is unsupported at one end.

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