architecture
Mar 241 min read

Commonly used words that have different meanings in Architecture!

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Team Kaarwan

For most students of architecture, the first few years of learning involve a demanding crash course in architectural jargon.

Here are 5 such commonly used words, that have entirely different meanings in the Architectural realm!

1. Fabric 

Usually refers to a cloth or other material produced by weaving or knitting fibers. But in Architecture-


2. Space 

A continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied, but in Architecture-


3. Elevation 

Usually refers to the height above a given level; the action or fact of raising or being raised to a higher level, state, or position. But in Architecture-


4. Celebrate 

To acknowledge (a significant event) with a social gathering or enjoyable activity, but in Architecture-


5. Grain 

Usually refers to pulses or cereals, but in Architecture-


From learning terms as obscure as "gestalt" to redefining our understanding of ideas as simple as "space," learning the architectural lexicon is one of the most mind-bending processes involved in becoming a designer!

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Team Kaarwan

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