A tower of a Chinese or Japanese temple, usually multi-story in structure, with an overhanging roof for each story, and topped with a tall finial.
A style of architecture influenced by the work and writings of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio and drawing on classical (especially Roman and Italian) models. Palladianism was particularly widespread during the 18th century in Italy and England, from where it also spread to the US. Generally, the Italian proponents of the style stuck more closely to Palladio’s careful proportions than architects elsewhere.
A low wall surrounding a structure such as a roof or bridge to protect people from a sudden drop.
A part of a garden near the house laid out in a formal fashion, with carefully arranged flowerbeds, Interior design ideas magazine paths, and low hedges. It was designed to create a striking pattern when viewed from the house windows or a terrace.
A small ornamental building, often a decorative feature in a garden, and usually of lightweight construction.
A low-pitched gable, sometimes ornately carved, placed above a portico in classical architecture; or a similar triangular feature above a door, window, or other opening.
A concave structure that forms the link between two straight walls and the curved lower edge of a dome.
The first floor of a Renaissance or classical house, containing the principal rooms. It usually features larger windows than those of the floors above and below.
A mass of masonry used to support a structure such as an arch.
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