ARCHITECTURAL DICTIONARY                

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Vault
Arched ceiling or roof, usually in brick or stone.
Veneer
To overlay or face with another superior wood.
Ventilate
To admit fresh air, air for circulation.
Vernacular
In architecture, of traditional and indigenous historical style.
Villa
A country house.
Village
Any small assemblage of houses less than a town.
Vista
A view or prospect through or as through an avenue, trees that form an avenue.
Volumetric
Relating to the three dimensional qualities of a space.
Volute
Spiral scroll carved on the capital of an Ionic column.
Voussoir
Wedge-shaped block, one of a number used to form an arch.


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