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A masterclass in architecture

Denis Gedge seeks some help with the architectural terms used in an earlier article.
Your braver readers may find the following shortlist of definitions useful on this and future occasions.

Design – a fashionable appearance; cool style: a mysterious logo
Reference design – one that’s been made earlier, often by someone else
Broad – an architect’s felt tip pen
Context – a misleading phone message: a specification
Aesthetics – painless design through the inhalation of laughing gas
Aspect – an idiosyncratic viewpoint: aerial perspective
Broader contextual aesthetic aspects – prize-winning potential
Function – an opportunity to meet potential clients
Functional space – a motel
Form – a display of competition prizes
Facade – what an architect wears to a function
Space – a place with no definite purpose, yet
Personal space – somewhere to sit and think
Green design – non-flushing urinals
Energy efficient – having poor lighting, and being too warm, or too cold, and stuffy
Structural honesty – desire to expose critical members
Structural integrity – reluctance to expose critical members in order to avoid jail
Foundations – invisible supporters: e.g. bankers and engineers

BOB PRITCHARD, 7 LOVEDALE CRESCENT, EDINBURGH
EH14 7DP

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