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These words together are usually used to describe the HVAC grilles (see also: diffuser, HVAC). The “supply” grilles provide (or supply) air to a space, while the “return” grilles allow air to return to the HVAC

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(pronounced rih-VEEL)

Let us reveal what a reveal is – in the architecture and design world, of course. We simply have used the term to describe a small notch or space used as a design

RFI
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(pronounced as the initials R.F.I.)

Stands for “Request For Information”. This standardized information gathering process is used in both the general business and construction worlds. If an A&D firm sends out an RFI, it’s usually

RFP
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(pronounced as the initials R.F.P.)

Stands for “Request For Proposal”. When companies need any kind of service done (i.e. interior design, communications, web design, etc.) that will cost a significant amount of money, they may send out

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Know what a dimmer is on a light fixture? You have seen them hundreds of times. It's a device that allows you to adjust the brightness of a bulb (also known as a lamp, but we'll get to

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(pronounced RIHF)

This succinct word embodies a great deal of energy and, thereby, represents its various meanings quite well. Used as a noun, it can mean a) a quick, solo musical

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(pronounced rih-SKAY)

A sophisticated sounding word to describe something bordering on bawdiness, indecency or full-on offensiveness.

Example: Often being the only female on the job site, Farrah

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(pronounced roh-KIE)

See rococo.


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(pronounced ruh-KOH-koh)

Capitalized or not, with two “c’s” or three (rococco), this term delineates a decorative style characterized by ornate adornment and whimsical curved asymmetrical forms. In the 18th century, France's Louis XIV preferred a

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(pronounced ROHL-tahp dehsk)

This type of desk features a slatted tambour panel that slides down via parallel slats on either end, allowing the writing surface, and any storage compartments sitting atop the surface, to