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Architecture and building design

architectural

adjective

relating to architecture

architecture

noun

a particular style or way of designing buildings

blueprint

noun

a drawing that shows how to build something such as a building or a machine, often printed with white lines on blue paper

civil engineering

noun

the job of designing and building roads, bridges etc

elevation

noun

a side of a building as you would see it in a drawing by an architect

engineering

noun

the activity of designing things such as roads, railways, bridges, or machines

feng shui

noun

a Chinese system of designing buildings or arranging rooms according to special rules about the flow of energy that is thought to influence people’s lives

ground plan

noun

a drawing that shows the shape of a building or group of buildings from above

landscape architecture

noun

the profession or activity of designing the areas outside buildings

lay out

to arrange something according to a detailed plan, for example rooms in a building, roads in a town, or areas on a piece of land

off-plan

adjective

based on the plans of a building that has not yet been built

plan

noun

a technical drawing that shows details of how a building, city, machine etc will be built or developed

planning permission

noun

official permission from local government to make changes to the structure of a building, or to build a new one

architecturally

adverb

structural engineering

noun

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