(pronounced BREEZ-way) This term sounds so refreshing, light and attractive – a little like “easy, breezy
(pronounced brihk LAY-aut) This term, which can be used to refer to textiles and other manufactured surface materials, refers to the stereotypical pattern found in masonry all over the world: the running bond. See also:
(pronounced BREE-oh) A peppy noun with Italian ancestry that denotes the three Vs: vivaciousness, verve, and enthusiastic vigor. Capiche? Example: Danny’s brio usually motivated the others in his studio, but after two all-nighters dedicated to finishing up the over-wrought construction
(pronounced broh-KAYD) In the beginning… brocade was a formal, rich, weighty silk fabric produced in the Orient and often having gold or silver threads woven into its raised floral or figured patterns. It was used for clothing, upholstery, and
(pronounced brah-keh-TEHL) Brocade’s close cousin, this elegant, formal fabric is distinguished by the high relief of its designs. Possessing a high yarn count and a firm, sometimes even stiff, texture, brocatelle features a characteristic three-dimensional blistered or puffed appearance.
(pronounced BROH-kehn PE-deh-mehnt) Just because a pediment is broken, it doesn’t mean that it needs to be fixed. In other words, a broken pediment isn’t the same as a broken column or chair leg – it was actually designed
(pronounced BRAUN-feelds) Primarily the term brownfield is being used in relation to cities assigning tax credits and/or offering grants to private developers to transform brownfield sites into multi-use developments – i.e., apartments, condos, retail, dining and entertainment venues, conference
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