GLOSSARY OF USED REPAIR AND CONSTRUCTION TERMS


Enfilade (from French “Enfilade”, from enfiler — bead on a string) — a series of successively adjoining rooms, whose doorways are located on the same axis, creating a cross-cut perspective of the interior.

Arch (from Lat. “Arcus” — arch, bend) – a curved ceiling doorway in the wall or space between two pillars. Depending on the size of the passage, the load and purpose, the arch is made of stone, concrete, metal and wood. Arches first appeared in the architecture of the Ancient East, and were widely used in the architecture of Ancient Rome.