Flashcards in 3 Deck (100)
A mud-brick stepped pyramid in Mesopotamian sacred architecture.
The lowest part of a structure.
The inherent system in people that causes regular cycles of function or behavior, such as periods of working, sleeping, and eating.
The recurrence of design elements in space.
Constructed off-site in standardized sections for shipment and quick assembly, such as a prefabricated house.
The Medieval architecture of Western Europe from the 12th to the 16th century; characterized by pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and daring structural forms.
An early 1950's style based on Le Corbusier's crudely fabricated concrete work in which structural and mechanical elements were often featured.
Ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human.
A commemorative shaft, square in section, with a small pyramid on top.
guaranteed maximum cost
An amount established in an agreement between an owner and a contractor as the maximum cost of performing specified work.
The ratio of the area covered by buildings to the total lot area, expressed as a percentage.
A type of residential siting in which a series of housing units are grouped closely together and surrounded by open space.
An arena encircled by tiers of seats.
The shape of an extensive urban area which lacks specific focal points, well-defined routes, or articulated form.
A group of arches on columns or pillars, which are either freestanding or attached to a wall.
The land surrounding a flowing stream over which water spreads when a flood occurs.
Construction employing the post-and-beam form, as opposed to the arch form.
The combining of separate elements into an entity, as opposed to analysis.
The heat transfer process which occurs when a warm fluid rises, displacing cold fluid which then falls.
An area established by a governing body for a specific use, such as residential, commercial, or industrial.
A street to which minor streets connect and which leads to a major arterial.
The acquisition of territory by a municipality.
degree day (dd)
The amount by which the average outdoor temperature at a particular location is below 65 degrees Farenheit for one day. Degree days may also be summed and stated for a month or year.
A clause in a deed which places limitations or conditions on the use of property.
sale and leaseback
A form of leasehold in which the owner of a piece of property recovers the capital invested in the property, but retains the use of the property.
A house containing two separate dwelling units, either side-by-side or one above the other.
cut and fill
Earth which is removed (cut) or earth which is added (fill) in grading.
The study of the quality, aspects, and perception of beauty.
The type, arrangement, and quality of dwelling units in a given area.