ARCHITECTURAL DICTIONARY                

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Habitable Room
A room occupied or designed for occupancy by one or more persons for study, living, sleeping, eating and kitchen if it is used as a living room, but not including bathroom, water closet compartments, laundries, serving and storage pantries, corridors, cellars, attics and spaces that are not used frequently or during extended periods.
Half-timbered
Having a timber frame then filled around with rough material and plaster.
Hammer beam
Short beam projecting near the top of a wall to support one of the rafters of the roof, making a tie beam unnecessary.
Heritage
That which is inherited condition to which one is born.
Hermitage
Dwelling of a hermit, a retired abode.
Hibernate
To remain in a state of inactivity.
Hinge
The hook or joint on which door or lid turns, joint that allows movement in one plane only.
Home
Habitual abode, residence of ones family.
Hospice
Guest house for travelers.
Hospital
An institution for the treatment of the sick or injured.
Hostel
An inn, a communal residence for students or others, simple temporary accommodation for hikers.
Hotel
A superior house for the accommodation of strangers, an inn.
House
Building for dwelling, a dwelling place.
Hut
A small or mean house, a temporary building.
Hypostyle Hall
Grand hall in which the roof is supported on pillars running the length of the central space.


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