ARCHITECTURAL DICTIONARY                

Your Handbook for understanding Architecture:


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T- square
A ruler shaped like the T, used in mechanical and architectural drawing.
Table
A smooth, flat slab or board, with legs used as an article of furniture.
Tank
A large basin or cistern, a reservoir of water.
Tap
A hole or short pipe through which fluid is drawn, a cock for regulating the flow of liquid.
Terrace
A raised flat place; the flat roof of the house.
Theodolite
An instrument used in land surveying for the measurement of angles horizontal and vertical.
To Abut
To be positioned juxtaposed to a road, lane open space, building etc.
To erect
To erect a building means:(a). To erect a new building on any site whether previously built or not;(b) To re-erect any building of which portions above the plinth level have been pulled down, burnt or destroyed; (c)Conversion from one occupancy to another.
Tower
A lofty building, standing alone or forming part of another.
Town
A place larger than a village.
Town Centre
The most important shopping and business area of town.
Tracery
Ornamental stone framework, generally carved in sections.
Transept
Either of the arms of a cross-shaped church
Transom
Horizontal bar across a window or panel.
Travel Distance
The distance from the remotest point on a floor of a building to a place of safety be it a vertical exit, horizontal exit or an outside exit measured along the line of travel.
Trellis
A structure of cross bared or lattices work, for supporting plants.
Triforium
An arcaded gallery above nave, choir, or transept arches of a church.
Truncate
To cut the top or end off, to lop, to maim.
Truss
Individual section of supportive framework bridging a space.
Turret
A small tower on a building or a structure, rising above it, a tower.


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