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Building Elements Portfolio

  1. Take, select ten (10) photgraphs of various (different) architectural elements (interior and exterior; construction and decorative)
  2. Adjust images with verisimilitude in Photoshop, GIMP, or equal (with ability to include metadata)
  3. Identify images
    1. filename
    2. metadata (IPTC/XMP)
  4. Employ a desktop publishing program such as Scribus, InDesign
  5. Include one photograph (640 x 480 pixel) per page (resize images; do not just click-and-reduce)
  6. Include 'anchored' caption with...
    1. 'figure no. #
    2. location
    3. description
    4. photographer (you)
    5. date
  7. 'Annotate' (label) image with text, arrows (other sympbols as needed) to identify pertinent features.

Architectural elements (catehory), Wikipedia

The list below serves as a working checklist to give you an idea of the features and terminology needed for describing buildings.

construction wood • masonry • steel
framing post and beam • platform frame • balloon frame
truss-systems king-post • queen post
masonry units • bonding
foundation footing • stem wall • damp-proof course
cladding exposure to weather • frame • sheathing • cavity • shingles • shakes • pattern (imbricated, patterned, square butt, staggered, butt, diamond, octagonal, fish scale, segmental, cove, hexagonal, wavy) • board and batten • flush boarding • stucco (scored, pebbledash)  • brick (header, stretcher, soldier, corbel) • stone (rubble, dressed, tooled, ashlar, rusticated, quoin) • half-timbering • watertable • buttress • cornerboard • pilaster (engaged pier)
columns See Classical Orders
roof features eaves • ridge • valley • truss (plate, rafter, purlin, ridge board) • pitch (rise, run, steep, moderate, shallow) • gable (front, side, gable end) • open gable, closed gable • rake (vergeboard, bargeboard) • return • cornice • minor gable • parapet • gable (step, crowstep, corbiestep) • curvilinear gable • intersecting gables • cross gable • offset gable • projecting gable • gable on hip • saltbox • lean-to • shed • gambrel • flared (belcast gambrel) • hip • pyramidal hip • hip with ridge • truncated hip • convex hip • half hip • hipped gable (hip with gablet) • jerkinhead • curb • mansard (concave, convex, ogee) • flat • conical • dome • complex • cricket
dormer gable • shed • hip • deck • eyebrow (eyelid, oeil de boeuf) • wall • projecting • offset • monitor
roof features tower • turret , corner turret • finial • steeple • spire (broach) • stages • cupola • lantern • belvedere • monitor • clearstorey • balustrade • trim • cresting • battlement, crenallation • skylight • chimney (corbel, shaft, cap, pot) • flashing • blind flashing • gutter • blind gutter • internal gutter • conductor head • downspout
windows fenestration • double hung • casement • awning • leaded glass • quarrel • diamond pane • arched • round head (round arched) • segmental head (segmental arched) • lancet arch • pointed arch (Gothic arch) • round (bull's eye, oculus) • semicircular • oval • elliptical, semi-elliptical • Palladian • tripartite (Chicago) • double (paired) • transom (bar, light, sill) • bay • oriel • bow • French • blind • plank frame • muntin • mullion • lintel (splayed, trabeated, keystone) • bracket (console, label) • hood (pedimented) • architrave • archivolt • shutter • blind (jalousie) •
sash frame • muntin • mullion • glazing • lights (1/1, 2/1, 6/6, 9/6. 6/9. 12/12, multiple) • putty • quarries • cames • saddlebars
glass glazing • crown • cylinder • plate • stained • cut • acid etched • structural (Carrera, Vitrolite, Luxfer) • glass block
doors panel door (two) • panel (four) • board and batten • board / glass panel • paired
door features recessed • hood • portico • porch • enclosed porch • veranda • porte-cochere • balcony • rail (baluster) • newel • newel post
door surround architrave (flat headed) • pedimented • round headed (round arched) • segmental • fanlight (blind, semi-elliptical, semi-circular) • transom (light, bar, sill) • sidelight (full, half, three-quarter) • tracery (leaded, rosettes)