balloon framing

   In architecture, a system of light timber-frame construction in which uprights or studs extend the full height of the frame and horizontal structural members are nailed to them.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • balloon framing — ▪ architecture       framework of a wooden building in which the elements consist of small members nailed together. In balloon framing, the studs (vertical members) extend the full height of the building (usually two stories) from foundation… …   Universalium

  • balloon framing — noun see balloon frame …   Useful english dictionary

  • balloon framing — construction method in which wooden studs extend the full height of the structure and attached directly to the horizontal roof beams …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Framing (construction) — Framing, in construction known as light frame construction, is a building technique based around structural members, usually called studs, which provide a stable frame to which interior and exterior wall coverings are attached, and covered by a… …   Wikipedia

  • Balloon (disambiguation) — A balloon is a flexible bag normally filled with a gas, which may be used as a toy, or as an aircraft, or for other purposes.The following articles address alternative uses of the term.* Ballooning (spider), the practice of some species of spider …   Wikipedia

  • balloon frame — noun also balloon framing 1. : a frame for a building constructed of small members nailed together instead of heavy timbers joined by mortises and tenons compare braced frame 2. : construction utilizing the balloon frame * * * a wooden building… …   Useful english dictionary

  • balloon flight — ▪ aviation Introduction  passage through the air of a balloon that contains a buoyant gas, such as helium or heated air, for which reason it is also known as lighter than air free flight. Unmanned balloons have been used to carry meteorological… …   Universalium

  • Timber framing — (German: Fachwerk literally framework ), or half timbering, and in North America Post and Beam construction is the method of creating structures using heavy squared off and carefully fitted and joined timbers with joints secured by large wooden… …   Wikipedia

  • Construction à ossature croisée dite « balloon frame » — Technique de construction en bois, très répandue dans les plaines des États Unis. Sommaire 1 Les origines 2 Historique 3 Principes 4 Points forts …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Union Army Balloon Corps — Infobox Military Unit unit name= Union Army Balloon Corps caption= Woodblock sketch of Lowe s balloon with McClellan s Army of the Potomac as depicted in Harper s Weekly . dates= October 1861 August 1863 country= United States allegiance= Union… …   Wikipedia

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