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English Architecture Translation Glossary

English term English translation
pre-war seven on Fifth Avenue pre World War II seven-room apartment on Fifth Avenue in New York
'in your face' bold, eye-catching
Entered by: Adriana Esposito
a clear arrangement [in an architectural context] a clearly discernable distribution of the architectural elements
a dilapidated building exterior eyesore
Administrative Gardens Gardens for administration offices
Architectural Engineering building engineering
Entered by: NancyLynn
ARUA The French Association for Urban and Architectural Research
certified member membership can be verified by documentary evidence
CMU concrete masonry unit
coffering A ceiling with deeply recessed panels, often highly ornamented
Constructions vs Structures construction or structures
Entered by: B D Finch
continues vertically up its façade ... snaking escalators create streets in the air escalators are like moving sidewalks
dwgs drawings
Entered by: Angela Arnone
etp effluent treatment plant
false arch corbel arch
Finishing Finishing is OK
Entered by: Lara Barnett
Grade II listed Building protected by law
Entered by: Adriana Esposito
Immersed in ? (in this context) covered with
in stages vs by stages in stages
Industrialisation of civil buildings public buildings
Entered by: Lara Barnett
Isometrics isometric drawings
Lead AR lead(ing) architects
no rendering not coated in plaster or cement
orchestrating takeover of Target directing the acquisition of the target
outro [means the opposite of an intro(duction) --- a conclusion, epilogue, closing remarks etc., depending on context]
Entered by: Tony M
overbuilt and overcooked elaborate and fussy
Pedimenti Typo for pentimenti
Entered by: Adriana Esposito
pergola, fence, gate, kiosk, fountain, shed, outbuilding, wall, steps, benches, posts, etc. architectural landscape elements
Self priming coating A coating that doesn't need the previous application of a primer
Entered by: Raúl Waldman
specific shop layout open-fronted and closed-fronted shops
Entered by: Nick Lingris
spire/turret/? spire-steeple
symbol buildings Architecture profession slang for, mainly public, buildings that are 'intended' to be symbolic.
the Piper Wall Piperska muren
two pack systems Isocyanate/epoxy based Coating which is supplied in two parts and must be mixed in the correct proportions before use to cure.
Type of window Some possibilities
video transcription (5) climate of Iran, of Persia = iraniano, della Persia
Entered by: AdamiAkaPataflo
wedding cake Going up in tiers that get thinner and narrower as you go up / something (as a large building) resembling a wedding cake, esp. in elaborate ornamentation
Entered by: Adriana Esposito
You've never seen ... (video transcription) ... you've never seen an ugly tree"
Entered by: Taña Dalglish

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