ARCHITECTURAL DICTIONARY                

Your Handbook for understanding Architecture:


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Labourer
One who labours, one who does heavy work requiring little skill.
Lacquer
A varnish made of lac and alcohol.
Ladder
A contrivance generally portable with rungs between two supports, for going up and down: anything by which one ascents.
Lancet Window
Thin, pointed window typical of the Early English style of Gothic.
Landscape
Portion of land that the eye can comprehend in a single view.
Lantern
Tower with a window on top of a dome.
Latrine
A privy.
Lease
A contract letting a house, farm, for a term, period of time for which contract is made.
Ledge / Tand
A self like projection, supported in any manner in whatsoever except by means of vertical supports within a room itself but not having projection wider than 0.9 mt. And at a minimum clear height of 2.2 mt. from the floor.
Load bearing
Weight distributing and supporting.
Loft
An intermediary space created by the introduction of a slab between floor and ceiling of the room, a passage or wherever it is provided with a maximum clear height of 1.5 mt for storage purposes only.
Loggia
Gallery open or with a colonnade along one side.


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