ARCHITECTURAL DICTIONARY                

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Eaves
Overhanging part underneath a sloping roof.
Echo
The repetition of sound caused by a sound wave coming against some opposing surface, being reflected imitation.
Edifice
A large building or house.
Elevation
Drawing of one aspect of a planned building in the vertical plane.
Embassy
An ambassadors official residence.
Enclosed Staircase
A staircase separated by fire resistant walls from the rest of the buildings.
Entablature
Decorative moulding above the top of a Classical column, comprising architrave, frieze and cornice.
Entices
Convex curve in a column to correct for the optically concave effect of a column built straight.
Environment
A surrounding ; conditions influencing development or growth.
Epitaph
A tombstone inscription.
Estate
Total possession, property especially landed property.
Existing Building or Use
A Building structure or its use as sanctioned/ approved/ regularised by competent authority, existing before the commencement of byelaws.
Exit
A passage, channel or means of egress from any building, storey or floor area to the street or other open space of safety.
Expressionism
Incentive Germanic art and architecture movement emphasising the notion of expressing an inner vision, results were sometimes fantastical.
Exterior
Outer, outward, external.
External Wall
An outer wall of a building not being party wall even through adjoining to a wall of another building and also means a wall abutting on an interior open space of any building.


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