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One word and definition, per post please.
Mine is Palimpsest. I use it all the time!
DICHOTOMY AND JUXTAPOSITION
configuration - an arrangement of parts or elements (from Doug Graf!)
fabric - generally meant to be context, milieu, or something like that; usually in reference to urban configuration and its intangible feel; used to gauge how well a project will fit into that, or act as a catalyst for changing its status quo.
I find architects and archispeak can be so annoying, yet here I am playing along.
I much prefer something like "You know, that Pittsburgh, sitting on a point where those rivers come together, and with all those bridges coming in from tunnels and so forth, has a kick ass downtown. Somethin' about it feels right, you know what I mean?"
Did you come to that conclusion while flying over it?
Pete, are you still on the rag today?
Once you hit the PA border, you are officially in the Northeast, and that's not flyover. Don't you know how America's states are organized as regions? Slept much in geography class, did you?
Everyone knows the only region that matters is TEXAS. Ok. Sorry. Moving on….
I always hated the word datum.
Interesting. So if I am East of the Western PA border, were you wrong about me living in a flyover area or are you wrong about PA being the border of the Northeast?
Lunchbox. As in, "That critic was a Lunchbox."
1A. Interest (compounding or attraction)
1. You are flyover in your mentality
2. It sounds like you live in Pittsburgh. Well, if you do, good for you. Pittsburgh is in a Northeastern state with PIT being a blend zone of Eastern and Midwestern sensibilities, and the middle part of PA being full of redneck deer hunters and many football crazed hillbillies who were willing to drink the Kool Aid rather than point fingers at Penn State and Joe Paterno.
3. It's quite all right. We have snively types on the coasts, too. Architects, as a whole, are sadly overly PC and many make great male feminists. They are exactly the kinds of guys the pop out baby diaper changers in men's restrooms were intended for, yet I've never seen one be used.
4. You're an idiot. The fact that you've chosen Sneaky in your handle is probably indicative of something hypocritical and duplicitous.
5. Archi-word: gesture - the notion that, through a geometric feature, a building conveys an action, toward its viewer, its neighboring buildings, a natural feature, or its general surroundings, as it curtsying or taken off its hat as a sign of respect.
Watchamacallit or Thingy
A two word phrase uttered within the final hours leading up to a major presentation usually to signify the project is completed to perfection.
Architectonic. It can mean anything you want it to mean.
Ooh, I also like poche. Nice one, Benjamin.
I love reading wrong assumptions about me. It brightens my day.
I like poche and parti. Cyclist, I love your definition!
Spelling words with an extra "u" in the middle.
I like tectonics too volunteer. If it's a large church it's tec-nun-nics. amiright?? please don't ban me, this is my first discussion
What can I say, I like U's.
As a Canadian, I am forced to like them too.
charrette - funny, I newer saw anyone wheeling around a cart to pick up the drawings when the curtain fell.
Gauloise -- a person who cites Deleuze and Guattari as if it means something.
Prauge - every studio critic's favorite city to name drop
gestalt - wtf is this even? I heard it so many times in school.
Phenomenology - another wtf word you graduate architecture school not really understanding
... as in "do you have any?"
* no, not a GOP candidate
Bifucate (verb)-to divide in two.
Archigram.... I wish I had invented this word.
spelling nazi says bifucate needs an r to make bifurcate
quite, for the commentator to buy time, space, and/or reinforce a point
- the scheme is quite simple
- the elevations are quite heavy-handed
- the works of this architect were quite organic
observant, that reminds me of how we were coached to use the word "simply" in lieu of "just" so we didn't sound like we had copped out.
"This is just an example of the concept..." vs "This is simply an example of the concept..."
Often heard late at night.
philosophical abstract understanding of awareness of position in space
I prefer poche and iteration, which is used never in the singular due to the mass quantities of models.
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