ARCHITECTURAL DICTIONARY                

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Gable
Triangular section of wall beneath the ridge of the roof, particularly over a window set vertically into the roof.
Gallery
An intermediate floors or platform projecting from a wall of an auditorium or a hall providing extra floor area, additional seating accommodation etc. Long thin room, also in a church, an upper floor overlooking the nave.
Garage Private
A building or outhouse designed or used for the storage of private owned motor driven or other vehicles.
Garage Public
A building or portion thereof designed other than a private garage, operated for gain, designed or used for repairing, servicing, hiring, selling, or storing motor driven or other driven vehicles.
Garden
A piece of ground on which flowers are cultivated.
Geodesic Dome
Hemispherical dome made of prefabricated geometrically shaped units interconnecting to give stability in all directions.
Gothic
West European architectural style of the 12th -15th centuries, characterised by pointed arches. Aspects of the style were revived in later centuries
Gutter
Channel for conveying away water esp. at the road side or at the end of the eaves of a roof..
Gymnasium
A place, hall, building for gymnastics, a place where athletic exercises were practised.


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