Teaching > Architectural Conservation HP
- correct termininology
- compass direction
- describing the existing condition, not the original or earlier appearance
- move from the macro to the micro
- note related images by "(photograph #)
- architectural style
- the number of stories
- overall dimensions
- building shape, bays, fenestration
- siding, cladding material, nature
- roofing material, pitch, elements
- foundation material, exposure
- Indicate and describe any differentiation between
- primary (street) facades
- secondary (rear and/or side) facades.
- Begin to focus on specific features and the location of these elements on the facades.
- window type
- doors and door surrounds
- storefronts, etc.
- distinctive ornamental features or design details.
- Obvious alterations from the building’s original condition (for example window replacement, changes in the cladding material (or if assessing a strucure, note in "existing conditions" section
- Describe the building’s relationship to its site, to the street, or to adjacent buildings. Include specific landscaping features, if appropriate.