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What is this? Architectural Feature Quiz No. 1

What is this? / Photo: Eugenia Woo

A building, like the human body, is made up of different parts that have specific names. A window is not just a window, but there many different kinds of windows—double hung, casement, pivot, awning, hopper, sliding, etc. And you can break down a window into different components and each has a name too. The goal of “What is this?” is to help you discover ways of describing the buildings that are around us. If nothing else, you’ll be able to impress (or bore?) friends and family with your new knowledge of archi-speak. Ok, onto our first architectural feature! (more…)