skin / opening / aedicule
skin / opening / antepagment
skin / opening / appentice
skin / opening / bar, meeting
skin / opening / bar, shutter
skin / opening / bead
skin / opening / biforis
skin / opening / blind
skin / opening / casing
skin / opening / chamfer
skin / opening / channel
skin / opening / cheek
skin / opening / combined, ogee
skin / opening / doorframe
skin / opening / doorway
skin / opening / entrance
skin / opening / facing
skin / opening / facing, cheek
skin / opening / flap
skin / opening / grill
skin / opening / handle
skin / opening / hatch
skin / opening / head
skin / opening / hole
skin / opening / hood
skin / opening / jamb
skin / opening / lantern
skin / opening / light
skin / opening / lock
skin / opening / lock, bevel
skin / opening / loop
skin / opening / louver
skin / opening / mandorla
skin / opening / mullion
skin / opening / opening
skin / opening / overdoor
skin / opening / overdoor
skin / opening / Palladian
skin / opening / pane
skin / opening / parapet
skin / opening / pediment
skin / opening / play
skin / opening / portal
skin / opening / rail
skin / opening / reveal
skin / opening / screen
skin / opening / security
skin / opening / segmental
skin / opening / shutter
skin / opening / sill
skin / opening / soffit
skin / opening / squint
skin / opening / stone, jamb
skin / opening / surround
skin / opening / threshold
skin / opening / trim
skin / opening / weather strip
skin / opening / well
- aedicula: The architectural frame of an opening, consisting usually of two columns supporting an entablature and pediment.
- aedicule: The architectural frame of an opening, consisting usually of two columns supporting an entablature and pediment.
- edicula: See aedicula.
- edicule: An aedicula.
- antepagment: Also see antepagmentum.
- antepagmenta: The molded jambs of an opening; the corresponding lintel group of moldings was called the supercilium.
- antepagmentum: Also see antepagmentum.
- appentice: A hood over an entrance, supported by attachment to the wall.
- brise soleil: Also see brise-soleil.
- canopy: An ornamental projection over doors, windows and openings or, in Gothic architecture, elaborate coverings over niches and figures.
- dingle: In local U.S. usage, an enclosure constructed about an entrance, as a protection from the weather.
- roof entrance: Roof covering an entrance, such as to a pole and sapling frame structure.
- meeting bar: Same as meeting rail, or meeting stile.
- shutter bar: A bar for locking a pair of window shutters on the inside, generally pivoted on one leaf and dropping into a socket on the other.
- biforis: In ancient Roman construction, a term applied to doors and windows which opened in two leaves instead of in one piece; similar to a folding door or French window. Also see biforis.
- biforus: In ancient Roman construction, a term applied to doors and windows which opened in two leaves instead of in one piece; similar to a folding door or French window. Also see biforis.
- blind adjuster: In the U.S., an apparatus for holding window shutters in place at a required angle; especially for holding them bowed or nearly shut. 2. Same as Blank, as in the compound terms Blind Arch; Blind Window.
- blind fast: A catch for securing a blind or shutter either when closed or wide open, or both. They are of two kinds, those actuated by a spring, which automatically catch upon a pin, hook, or other projection; and those which are set by hand – usually in the form of a long bar or hook to be engaged in a socket or screw-eye. They are usually made of galvanized iron.
- blind lift: A handle or knob upon a vertically sliding blind or inside shutter, by which it is lifted to open it, as in a railway car, or to close it, as commonly in a street car.
- blind pocket: A pocket in the ceiling at a window head to accommodate a Venetian blind when it is raised.
- blind pull: A device for drawing toward one a blind, in the sense of a hinged shutter, and either closing it, or holding it closed while it is being secured, or for opening it.
- helioscene: Type of external blind with louvres, ensuring adequate ventilation, yet keeping out excessive light.
- jalousie: A blind or shutter having horizontal slats that can be adjusted to admit light and air but exclude sun and rain.
- shutter: Solid blinds on either side of a window; may be plain or decorated, operative or purely ornamental, and on the inside or outside of a building. Inside shutters are sometimes fitted into pockets called shutter boxes.
- shutter blind: A manually or electrically controlled exterior venetian blind for protecting a building interior from solar gain and glare.
- slat: A thin strip, usually of wood, as used in a louver or blind.
- Venetian blind: A flexible and collapsible shade of thin slats, louver-like and adjustable as to angle.
- backband: The outer molding member of casing for door or window.
- blind casing: The rough casing of a box frame to which trim is secured.
- casing: The finished visible framework around a door or window. 2. A cylindrical steel section, sometimes corrugated or tapered for increased stiffness, driven or dropped in place to serve as a form for a cast-in-place concrete pile.
- embrasure: An opening in a wall that enframes a doorway or window. 2. A splayed enlargement of a door or window opening toward the inner face of a wall.
- fodera: In Italian, a lining, as of a garment; hence, a casing or veneering, as of marble. Also see fodero.
- fodero: In Italian, a lining, as of a garment; hence, a casing or veneering, as of marble. Also see fodera.
- inside casing: Also see trim.
- lining: Material which covers any interior surface, such as framework around a door or window, or boarding which covers the interior surfaces of a building.
- nalichnik: An encircling border or decorative frame around a window or door in early Russian architecture; often with columns and a pediment.
- reveal: The vertical side of a door or window opening between the frame and the wall surface.
- reveals: The vertical side of a door or window opening between the frame and the wall surface.
- revel: Same as reveal.
- stool: The casing or molded piece running along the base of a window and contacting the bottom rail on the inside of a building.
- vasitas: A small opening in, or by the side of, a door of entrance…
- stop champfer: The point at which a champfer ends and the vertical support’s shapes reverts to the rectangular.
- regle: In building, a groove or channel by which the movement of anything, as that of a sliding or lifting door or sash, is guided.
- cheek: A narrow upright face forming the end or side of an architectural or structural member, or one side of an opening.
- giblet check: Also see gibley cheek.
- gibley cheek: Also see giblet cheek.
- accolade: Two ogee curves meeting in the middle to form a decorative treatment, used over an arch, door, or window.
- ogee: A double curve, usually used to describe an arch, window or molding.
- ogee curve: A double curve, usually used to describe an arch, window or molding.
- loophole frame: In modern buildings, a frame, as of wood, enclosing a door below and a window above, commonly as in a stable, or two or more windows in different stories: thus filling a high, windowlike opening in the outer wall.
- ascendant: A structural feature, often ornamental, enclosing the sides and top of a doorway, window, fireplace, or similar opening. The top piece or lintel is called the transverse and the side pieces or jambs the ascendants. See chambranle.
- chambranle: A structural feature, often ornamental, enclosing the sides and top of a doorway, window, fireplace, or similar opening. The top piece or lintel is called the transverse and the side pieces or jambs the ascendants.
- tabernacle frame: An enframement for a doorway or window consisting of two columns or pilasters with an entablature and pediment above.
- transverse: See chambranle.
- adit: In ancient classical architecture, the entrance or approach to a building.
- aditus: In ancient classical architecture, the entrance or approach to a building.
- arched entry: An arched opening providing an entrance to a building.
- areaway: A sunken area around a basement window or doorway; used for access to a basement or cellar, or as a means of admitting light and fresh air for ventilation.
- baffle-entry: Entry to a lobby in front of an axial chimney-stack, without doors.
- canted entrance: An entrance in the corner of the building where the wall the entrance is placed on is set at 45 degrees from the side walls.
- central entrance: An entrance on-center of the primary façade.
- Classical entrance: An entrance with an order of architecture in either literal or abstracted form, with some reference to a pediment. Pilasters seem to be more common than engaged or freestanding columns.
- Colonial entrance: Colonial entrances rely on engaging a classical front.
- corner-entry: The corner-entry house, a common substyle of Greek Revival, has an asymmetrical facade in which the main entry door is located at one end, adjacent to a front corner of the building.
- dooryard: Fenced or walled space before a principal entrance.
- end lobby-entry: See entry.
- entrance: The doorway, vestibule or lobby through which one enters a building.
- entrances: The doorway, vestibule or lobby through which one enters a building.
- entry: The entrance to a building, such as a gate, foyer, or hall.
- entry lodge: An extension of a building providing access to the entry.
- gabled entry: An entry covered with a gable roof.
- gable-entry: See entry.
- ingress: Entrance.
- lobby-entry: See entry.
- nijiriguchi: A guest entrance, miniature in size, to a Japanese tea-ceremony house; approx. 25 1/2 high and 23 1/2 inches wide; to enter, one must kneel.
- off-center entrance: Entrance placed to the side and off-center in a building.
- on-center entrance: Entrance placed in the center of a building.
- ostiole: A small entrance.
- prairie entrance: Employed wide, open porches with thick pedestals and piers for the porch roof, or a small stoop with a hood supported by brackets. In either case the door and its peripheral elements were severely and precisely geometrical.
- public entrance: Larger than entrances to houses but are usually more restrained. Paired doors are common, as they allow for easy access. Sidelights and transoms that light vestibules or corridors are also popular…
- recessed entrance: An entrance set back from the building front.
- school entrance: May employ an order of architecture. Most entrances are close to ground level, and many are recessed into the wall with shallow porches.
- splayed entrance: A sloping, chamfered surface cut into the walls. The term usually refers to the widening of doorways, windows, or other wall openings by slanting the sides.
- tossut: The tunnel entrance to an Eskimo igloo.
- facework: Also see facing.
- cheek pieces: Any pair of upright facing members, as the cheeks of a window embrasure, or of a doorway, or of a flight of steps.
- cheeks: Any pair of upright facing members, as the cheeks of a window embrasure, or of a doorway, or of a flight of steps.
- cane: Open weaving of cane or rattan, used for seats and backs of chairs and for screens and grilles.
- ch’uang ling: A wood grille, either carved or made in strips, formed in different patterns; used in fenestration in traditional Chinese architecture.
- claire-voie: An opening with grille in a garden wall.
- grating: A grill; a framework of bars over an opening, or set as a strainer across a flow of liquid.
- grille: A grating or perforated screen for covering, concealing, or protecting a wall, floor, or ceiling opening.
- grille work: The decoration on a grating or perforated screen for covering, concealing, or protecting a wall, floor, or ceiling opening.
- grilles: A grating or perforated screen for covering, concealing, or protecting a wall, floor, or ceiling opening.
- grillwork: Material which functions as, or has the appearance of, a grille.
- hua chuan: A decorative grille, usually made of flat or curved terra-cotta tiles; used to lessen the weight of masonry walls; a feature of traditional Chinese landscape architecture. Also called lou ch’uang.
- lou ch’uang: See hua chuan.
- reja: A bronze or iron grill to guard a chapel or tomb in a Spanish church.
- vasistas: A small opening in, or by the side of a door of entrance; usually fitted with a wicket to shut and a fixed grating or the like through which to look or speak. Its purpose is to ascertain, before the door is opened, the character of the person asking for admission.
- window grille: A grille, often of metal, placed over a window opening.
- window guard: A protective, and often decorative, grille placed over a window.
- lever handle: A horizontal handle for operating the bolt of a lock.
- pull: A fixture to be grasped by the hand, and to receive the fingers in opening or shutting a door, shutter, or drawer. Generally used in composition, as door pull.
- hatch: An opening in floor or roof, with removable cover, for the passage of packing cases, furniture, and the like.
- hatchway: An opening in the roof or floor of a building that is equipped with a hinged or removable cover.
- head: The top section of a window, door, or other opening. 2. The upper end of a roofing slate. 3. The pressure at the lower of two given points in a liquid, expressed in terms of the vertical distance between the points. Also called pressure head.
- square-headed: Cut off at right angles above, as an opening with upright parallel sides and a straight horizontal lintel, as distinguished from an opening that is arched.
- barrow hole: An irregular hole left temporarily in the wall of an unfinished building to admit the workmen with their wheelbarrows or handbarrows.
- culver-hole: Aperture in a wall to receive the end of a timber-member. Putlog-hole.
- mull: A wall opening to let in light.
- pass-through: A windowlike opening in a wall or partition through which things may be passed, as between a kitchen and a dining room.
- put-log hole: A small recess in masonry for the support of scaffolding; a columbarium.
- hanging stile: The jamb of door or window opening upon which is hinged the door or casement.
- jamb: The upright piece forming the side of a doorway or window frame.
- jamb block: A concrete masonry unit having an end slot or rabbet to receive the jamb of a door or window frame.
- jamb post: An upright timber at the side of an opening; a wood jamb.
- jambs: The upright piece forming the side of a doorway or window frame.
- meeting stile: One of the abutting stiles in a pair of casements. 2. The stile of a door on which the lock is set; in a double door, the stiles which meet when the doors are closed.
- splayed jamb: Any jamb whose face is not at right angles to the wall in which it is set.
- cimborio: Spanish term for the lantern or dome above the intersection of nave and transepts in a church.
- fonar: In early Russian architecture, a type of lantern consisting of a cupola having many small windows.
- tiburio: Tower or lantern over the crossing of a church (i.e. Milan Cathedral).
- backset: The horizontal distance from the face of a lock through which the bolt passes to the centerline of the knob stem, keyhole, or lock cylinder.
- bit: One of the projecting blades cut to engage and actuate either or both the bolt and the tumblers of a lock.
- deadlatch: A springless lock, actuated from the outside by a key, on the inside by a knob or handle.
- espagnolette: A contrivance for locking casements or French windows, doors, and the like, by means of long rods sunk in or attached to the inner face of the meeting stile, and operated by turning a handle or key.
- fast: Any simple contrivance to be attached to a door, window, or the like, to secure it when closed. Usually, in combination, as sash fast, casement fast.
- keeper: The receiving member of a lock bolt or latch.
- lever tumbler: A flat metal tumbler having a pivoting motion actuated by the turning of a key.
- master key: A key made to operate two or more locks requiring different keys.
- needle lock: Also see needle lock.
- padlock: A self-contained lock having a pivoted bow or ring which is closed to lock.
- passkey: Also see master key.
- scutcheon: Also see escutcheon.
- striking plate: That member of a lock set or latch set that is fastened to the jamb to engage lock bolt or latch and at the same time to prevent damage by the latter to the wooden edge of the jamb.
- tumbler: An obstructing part in a lock that prevents a bolt from being propelled or withdrawn until it is moved by the action of a key.
- latchbolt: A lock bolt having a beveled head that is moved into position by a spring except when retracted by a doorknob, or when pushed against the lip of the strike plate as the door is closed.
- loop window: A long, narrow, vertical opening, usually widening inward, cut in a medieval wall, parapet, or fortification for use by archers; an arrowloop.
- abatvent: A contrivance to break the force of, or prevent the entrance of wind, as in a louver or chimney cowl.
- lever board: Also see louver board.
- louver: In American architecture, a louver is one of a series of overlapping boards or narrow panes of glass used to fill a window opening, keeping out rain while allowing ventilation. 2. A lantern or turret on the roof of a medieval building having slatted apertures for the escape of smoke and admission of air.
- louver board: One of the narrow boards, placed at an angle, in a louver or louver window; also called a luffer board.
- louvre: A downward slatted ventilator admitting air without rain. It may be in the form of a turret.
- luffer: See louvre.
- luffer board: Also see louver board.
- mandoral: Also see mandorla.
- mandorla: Almond-shaped figure composed of two vertical arcs each passing through the other’s center, enclosing a panel, called aureole, halo, or vesica piscis, and often found in a Gothic tympanum of a doorway.
- integral mullion: See impost.
- monelle: Also see mullion.
- monial: Same as mullion.
- monyal: Also see mullion.
- moynall: Also see moynell, moynaille, mullion.
- moynell: Also see moynell, moynaille, mullion.
- mullion: The vertical member separating windows, doors, or other panels set in a series. 2. A vertical member dividing the panels in wainscoting.
- mullions: The structural units that divide adjacent windows.
- munnion: A mullion. 2. A muntin.
- muntin: Similar to a mullion but typically smaller, separating individual panes of glass in windows and doors vertically and horizontally.
- muntins: Dividing bars between panes of glass.
- munton: Also see mullion.
- splayed mullion: A mullion joining two glazed units which are at an angle to each other, as the mullion of a bay window.
- cased opening: A doorless opening finished with trimwork.
- opening: Any aperture in a wall, usually door or window.
- rough opening: An opening in a wall into which a doorframe or window frame is fitted.
- Vitruvian opening: A design of doorway or window.
- dessus de fenetre: In interior decoration the space above a window or door which, in the styles of the 18th century, were often filled with a painting of importance or a carved and partly gilded panel. The terms have been to some extent Englished, as over-door panel, and the like.
- dessus de porte: In interior decoration the space above a window or door which, in the styles of the 18th century, were often filled with a painting of importance or a carved and partly gilded panel. The terms have been to some extent Englished, as over-door panel, and the like.
- levesel: Small lean-to roof or pent over a door, window, etc.
- Palladian motif: A three-part opening of vertically proportioned shapes, with the center, taller opening arched, the spring line or full diameter of its arch resting on the flat lintels of the other two openings.
- Palladian motive: A generic term for the form characterized by a round-arched opening flanked by narrower, square-top openings beyond slender mullions.
- multipane: Describing a window or door composed of many panes of glass, typically more than twelve.
- panes: One of the divisions of a window or door, consisting of a single unit of glass set in a frame.
- Thermopane: Trade name for an insulating double-glazing pane for window or door.
- fastigium: The pediment of a portico, so-called in ancient architecture because it followed the form of the roof. 2. The crest or ridge of a roof.
- marquise: A shelter projection over an entrance, frequently ornamental and of metal, with or without glazing. By extension, an outdoor shelter, sometimes of tent character. The word is sometimes debased to “marquee.”
- pedimented entrance door: A triangular section over an entrance formed by a horizontal molding on its base and two raking (sloping) moldings on each of its sides; used as a crowning element for doors, windows, overmantels, and niches.
- sandrik: In early Russian architecture, a door or window pediment.
- swan neck: The curved shape of the pair of cornices of a broken pediment.
- anteport: A preliminary portal; an outer gate or door.
- arched portal: A doorway or entrance gateway with an arched form.
- bridal door: Portal at the side of a church where weddings took place…
- ivan: A large vaulted portal opening onto the central courtyard of a mosque.
- plastered portal: A doorway or entrance gateway with an arched form made of plaster.
- portail: The same as portal.
- portal: A doorway or entrance gateway. In Spanish a porch or verandah. 2. A rigid frame of two columns and a beam defining a single bay. Also called single-bay frame.
- prothyrum: A porch at the outer door of a house. 2. A portal.
- esconson: Same as sconcheon.
- scoinson: Interior edge of a window-side, so scoinson-arch is that over the interior of a window-aperture on the inside, often much larger than on the outside if the jambs are splayed.
- sconcheon: The reveal of an aperture (such as a door or window) from the frame to the inner face of the wall. 2. See squinch.
- scuncheon: Also see sconcheon.
- buttery hatch: Semiclosed screen between a buttery and the hall.
- kamoi: In traditional Japanese architecture, the upper grooved beam which holds a sliding partition or screen (shoji). Also see shikii (lower grooved beam).
- ping feng: A movable screen having a wood or bamboo frame, used in traditional Chinese homes to supply privacy or to provide a setting for pieces of furniture. The panels, set into the frame, may be paintings on paper, fabric or lacquered boards, or carved wood, carved ivory, or precious stone. Both sides of the screen may be painted or carved. One large panel may be used or a number of smaller, equally sized panels connected by hinges.
- punkah: A type of fan (used in Asia, especially in India) in the form of a swinging screen; consists of cloth stretched on a rectangular frame, hung from the ceiling and kept in motion by a cord pulled by a servant.
- shikii: In traditional Japanese architecture, the lower grooved beam which hold a sliding partition or screen. Also see kamoi.
- speer: Also see spier.
- spier: Screen, usually treated decoratively, and with one or two doorways, at the lower end of a medieval hall defining the screens-passage between hall and kitchen, or separating the cross-entry from the hall. Its top often coincided with the tie-beam of a roof-truss above, in which case the screen and truss were termed the speer- or spere-truss. 2. Short screen, check, or heck between a door-way and a fireplace, acting as a baffle.
- spure: Screen, usually treated decoratively, and with one or two doorways, at the lower end of a medieval hall defining the screens-passage between hall and kitchen, or separating the cross-entry from the hall. Its top often coincided with the tie-beam of a roof-truss above, in which case the screen and truss were termed the speer- or spere-truss. 2. Short screen, check, or heck between a door-way and a fireplace, acting as a baffle.
- segmental arched: Describing an element, typically a window or a door, whose head takes the shape of a segment of a circle, typically less than a semicircle.
- segmentally arched: Describing an element, typically a window or a door, whose head takes the shape of a segment of a circle, typically less than a semicircle.
- segmented arch: An arch having the profile of a circular arc substantially less than a full semicircle.
- amado: In traditional Japanese architecture, a type of storm shutter made of sliding wooden panels which (when not in use) slide into a box-like storage cabinet attached to the exterior of the building at one side of the opening; usually set in place in the evening.
- back flap: In a folding shutter, door, or the like, composed of two or more parts hinged together, that one which comes behind the others and next to the jamb when the shutter is open and folded back at the sides of the opening. Usually, the back flap is the one nearest the middle when the shutter is closed across the opening.
- back shutter: Also see back flap.
- board and batten shutters: A form of sheathing for frame buildings consisting of wide boards (usually placed vertically whose joints are covered by battens.
- boxing shutter: Also see folding shutter.
- folding shutter: See boxing shutter.
- louvered shutter: A door/shutter fitted with horizontal slats that can be moved up or down to control light and ventilation.
- louvered shutters: One fitted with louver boards, i.e. with slats set diagonally and immovable, as distinguished from adjustable slats.
- shutter boxes: Pockets that house inside shutters.
- shutter dogs: Small metal structures used to hold the shutters against the wall.
- shutter holdbacks: Metal devices, often attached to a window sill, used to hold shutters in place when in a closed position.
- shutter lift: A small shutter bar with a handle for convenience in opening or closing and locking shutters.
- shutter panel: A louvered awning the metal fins of which are angled to shade a window from direct sunlight and glare while preserving the outside view and admitting soft, diffused light.
- shuttering: Wooden boards between which concrete is poured in the construction of a concrete wall or pier and which are removed after the concrete has dried out.
- shutters: Pairs of solid or slatted window coverings, traditionally hinged to the exterior of a building to either side of a window, used to block light or wind from the interior of a building.
- window shutter: A shutter used to darken or secure a window, generally paneled, and hung on each side of the aperture, outside or inside, in one or more folds. When formed of frames with open slats, it is called in the United States a Blind.
- appui: A solid, separate member, as a windowsill or the top member of a parapet or balustrade.
- check throat: A groove cut on the underside of a windowsill or doorsill to prevent the passage of drops of rainwater to the wall.
- cill: Spelling of sill in English.
- continuous sill: A sill that connects each window on an elevation and ties the windows into an overall pattern.
- door sill: The horizontal member, usually a board, covering the floor joint on the threshold of a door.
- doorsill: The horizontal member, usually a board, covering the floor joint on the threshold of a door.
- grunsill: Also see mudsill.
- lug sill: A sill extending beyond a window or door opening and built into the jambs.
- reprisal: Part of a cill-band or a cill on which a jamb or mullion rests, so it is a seating formed to provide the foot of a window-jamb or mullion, worked in the same stone as the cill. 2. Bottom of an architrave wider than the rest, formed with a curved junction. 3. Carved stone corbel supporting a timber roof-truss. 4. Recess in masonry, or the return of stone moldings in an internal angle (see mason’s mitre).
- reprisse: Part of a cill-band or a cill on which a jamb or mullion rests, so it is a seating formed to provide the foot of a window-jamb or mullion, worked in the same stone as the cill. 2. Bottom of an architrave wider than the rest, formed with a curved junction. 3. Carved stone corbel supporting a timber roof-truss. 4. Recess in masonry, or the return of stone moldings in an internal angle (see mason’s mitre).
- repryse: Part of a cill-band or a cill on which a jamb or mullion rests, so it is a seating formed to provide the foot of a window-jamb or mullion, worked in the same stone as the cill. 2. Bottom of an architrave wider than the rest, formed with a curved junction. 3. Carved stone corbel supporting a timber roof-truss. 4. Recess in masonry, or the return of stone moldings in an internal angle (see mason’s mitre).
- sell: Same as sill.
- sill: The framing that forms the lower side of a window or door. A lug sill extends beyond the width of a window, where a slip sill is only as wide as the window.
- sills: The framing that forms the lower side of a window or door. A lug sill extends beyond the width of a window, where a slip sill is only as wide as the window.
- slip sill: A stone sill for window or door which does not project into the wall beyond the jambs.
- subsill: A secondary structural element fitted below the sill in a frame window.
- transom sill: The horizontal member that separates a transom window from the door or window below.
- water check: In British usage, a small strip, usually of metal, applied to a sill so that a door or casement will shut against it, thus preventing the entrance of water. Same as water bar.
- window sill: Part of a window.
- windowsill: The bottom member or group of members of a window opening.
- paneled soffit: Decorative pattern in the underside of a roof or porch where the soffit is paneled.
- placeer: The exposed underside of any projecting member, such as a box cornice; a soffit.
- planceer: The exposed underside of any projecting member, such as a box cornice; a soffit.
- plancer: Also see plancier.
- planchier: Building element sometimes used in the same sense as a soffit, but more correctly applied to the soffit of the corona in a cornice.
- plancier: The exposed underside of any projecting member, such as a box cornice; a soffit.
- plancier piece: A board which forms a plancier.
- sapheta: Also see soffit.
- soffit: The underside of an architectural element, as an arch, beam, cornice, or staircase.
- soffit board: A plancier piece.
- soffit panels: The exposed underside of an arch, cornice, balcony, beam, etc.
- soffits: The underside of an architectural element, as an arch, beam, cornice, or staircase.
- brick molding: A wood molding covering the gap between a doorframe or window frame and the masonry reveal into which the frame is set. Also called staff bead.
- coronet: A pedimental or other decoration wrought in relief on a wall above a window or door.
- Gibbs surround: The framing of a door or window by a head composed of a triple keystone and by jambs that are bordered by protruding blocks of stone; also see surround.
- surround: An ornamental device used to enframe all or part of a window or other opening in a wall.
- saddle: Also see threshold. 2. Any hollow-backed structure suggesting a saddle, as a ridge connected to two higher elevations or a saddle roof. 3. A ridge connecting two higher elevations of a roof.
- trim: The interior decorative finish around a door or window; the architrave or decorative casing used around a door or window frame.
- weather strip: A piece of wood, metal, or other material installed around window and door openings to prevent air infiltration and moisture penetration.
- weather stripping: A piece of wood, metal, or other material installed around window and door openings to prevent air infiltration and moisture penetration.
- light well: An open roofless area inside a large building to provide lighting and ventilation.
- light-well: Unroofed space in a building, really a small court with high buildings around it, providing light and air to the windows that open to it.
- well: An open space through one or more floors, as a stair well or an elevator well. 2. An underground source of water protected for convenient access. 3. A shaft for air, light, stairs, or an elevator, extending vertically through the floors of a building.
Also see Architecture index.