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    The Industrial Revolution also played a role on the way carpentry was designed. As access to clean lumber increased, the “old fashioned” appearance of framing began to change. The old way of framing houses and other buildings was, “timber framing used large timbers interlocked with chiseled joints (mostly mortise and tenons) secured with wood pegs”(this old house). Balloon framing differs from timber framing because balloon framing was intended to be very light weight due to it being made out of 2x4 inch planks and nails, while timber framing was bulky and heavy. While both types have pros and cons balloon framing has more likeliness of being a fire hazard. The fires unknowingly spread through the exterior walls until all of a sudden the floors…

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    For example, by turning a stair into a piano, more people opted to take the stairs rather than the elevator because it was more fun to take the piano stairs. Every year at the boarding school I attended, we were required to participate in the annual inter-house sport event. This event was probably the least anticipated event all year, it was dreadful and tedious as there was nothing to look forward because there was no recognition for winners and we always had to clean up the fields after the…

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    Vanna Venturi House Essay

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    The Vanna Venturi House is built in the residential neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, which is in the Northwest Philadelphia section of the united states city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Several residences are built by celebrated architects nearby Vanna Venturi House. The building is surrounded by crabapple trees, which creates a peaceful and graceful environment. The house was colored to pale green to blend in the wonderful surroundings. There is a widely main street in front of the building,…

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    Termites In Syria

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    inside houses are dreaded by the people living there. People often fear that their house will be taken over by millions of termites that can alter the infrastructure of the building no matter what the severity of what is done. The relentlessness of termites causes for altercations and can destroy the house. But termites do not grow strong on their own, they require a source, a victim, and help from other factors. Like termites, ISIS has come into Syria and Iraq and acted in ways that has changed…

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    The Kaufmann Family

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    As humans have developed so has the improvement of the abodes they called home. Humans strived to create shelters originally for safety and warmth, but as they spread across the planet and grew intellectually, socially, and industrially the idea of the house changed to also mean an extension of the family. What someone does or does not do to their house’s exterior, landscape, and interior was a subtle, or sometimes blunt, statement about the family that resided there. As the need to express…

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    I moved with my family in 1943 to what was then Cupertino. My parents had purchased a summer and weekend home on Titus Avenue, which runs between Prospect and Cox. When Saratoga incorporated, everything up to Prospect was included in Saratoga. Our summer home became our residence and my dad commuted by train to San Francisco. After the war, Dad retired and in 1951 he completed building a house across the street. In 1956 my husband and I purchased the home and my parents moved to Santa Cruz,…

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    Quit Job Narrative

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    only one of my dad’s jobs in every state and I knew he wanted to work in that profession for a long time. So this would most likely mean… we’re moving. Let’s rewind a little bit to where I noticed my parents start to act strange. My parents are very, very different from me. One difference is they don't mask their emotions very well. This is most likely how I found out what happened. One day my dad had started…

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    Moving barns wasn’t exactly ideal for me, especially considering that the one we were moving from was only 12 minutes from my house and the new one was 30 minutes. I didn’t really want to move because there was beautiful scenery , with a pond to walk around that was surrounded by grass for Izzy to eat. Even though the barn was always quiet we had issues when people were there. We only had few people there who were nice to us and the rest were mean and ugly with what they said and what they…

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    the big move from New York to Texas. The house we lived in was my childhood home and my husband and I shared it for fifteen years together. This was not going to be an easy task. Our first hurdle was preparing for this huge adventure. Secondly, we needed to drive both cars down. That meant that we would not have the other person to take over driving when our eyelids became as heavy as weights over our eyes. Finally, we would need to settle into this strange new world. My husband’s family…

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    the school district. That being said, there was only one place that I would always go to relax and get the stress of my mind, and that would be my humble abode, my home. Because I walked to school on a regular basis, I always knew where to go, even during the renovations. I mean, I could never miss the area, a light blue house right across the street from a Kraft factory. The front yard had a very large pine tree in the front yard, the bottom half full of life and the top bared to nothing but…

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