ARCHITECTURAL DICTIONARY                

Your Handbook for understanding Architecture:


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Icon
An image in the Greek church.
Illustrate
To exemplify, to explain, to adorn.
Image
A statue, an idol, a representation in the mind.
Inarticulate
Not jointed or hinged.
Inch
The twelfth part of a foot, equal to 2.54 cm.
Indoor
Within a building.
Indwelling
Dwelling within, residence within.
Infill
Rough material, such as rubble, used to fill in a framework to create walls which are then finished with plaster or similar; also the insertion of new buildings between existing ones.
Infrastructure
Inner structure, structure of component parts.
Inn
A house open to the public for lodging and entertainment of travellers.
Institute
Organisation for education.
Interior
Inside of anything
Interior decoration
The construction and furnishing of the interior of a building.
International Style
US term referring to what in Europe was Modern Movement of the early 20th century; the style featured undercoated cubic forms, white rendering and a horizontal aspect emphasisied in large windows.
Ionic Order
Intermediate form of the three Classical Orders.


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