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A/C abbreviation of "air conditioning," a system that circulates cooled and dehumidified air in a building, car, or other space.
acoustic intended to modify or improve sound quality, as a building material. [1/3 definitions]
adobe a building material of sun-dried clay mixed with straw, usu. made into bricks. [2/3 definitions]
air conditioner a device that circulates cooled and dehumidified air in a building, car, or other space.
air conditioning a system that circulates cooled and dehumidified air in a building, car, or other space.
air shaft a narrow vertical passage through which fresh air can reach an otherwise enclosed area such as the interior of a building; ventilating shaft.
air well a usu. central court that is enclosed by the exterior walls of a building and provides air and light.
annex a building, either attached or separate, added to an existing one. [1/4 definitions]
apartment a room or set of rooms used as living space by a single household and usu. located in a building containing a number of such rooms or sets of rooms.
apartment building a building containing a number of individual apartments; apartment house.
apartment house a building containing a number of individual apartments; apartment building.
apse a projection at the end of a church or other building, usu. having a domed or arched roof.
apt. abbreviation of "apartment," a room or set of rooms used as living space by a single household and usu. located in a building containing a number of such rooms or sets of rooms.
aquarium a place, usu. a building, where aquatic plants and creatures are kept for exhibit. [1/2 definitions]
architecture the style, character, or method of building design. [1/3 definitions]
arcuation the use of arches in building. [1/3 definitions]
arena the building or enclosure housing an arena. [1/4 definitions]
arsenal a building used for the storage or manufacture of weapons, munitions, and other military equipment; armory. [2/3 definitions]
ashlar to face (a building) with ashlars. [1/3 definitions]
auditorium a large room in which performances, speeches, and the like are given in front of an audience, or a building housing such a space.
balcony an elevated platform projecting from the outer wall of a building, surrounded with a railing or low restraining wall. [2 definitions]