Bluffer’s Guide to Architecture

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      Jas
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      Just out of interest on a lighter note:

      If you had to give someone enough information on architecture to bluff their way through a social gathering of architects or architecture junkies, what would you recommend they read?

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      Anonymous
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      The vocabulary is the key
      here is a brief glossary in no particular order maybe others can add their favourites!

      space = room
      powerful = big
      monumental = vey big
      trasnparent = use of glass but not realy transparent
      sensitive = slavishly aping surrounding buildings (also see vernacular!)
      sculpted volumes = funny shaped room
      penthouse storey = an extra storey

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      trace
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      http://www.madurodam.nl is good for a laugh.

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