PORCH { BERANDA }

13 Nov 2011

PORCH { A.K.A } VERANDA

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Aporch(from Old French porche, from Latin porticus colonnade, from porta passage) is external to the walls of the main building proper, but may be enclosed by screen,latticework, broad windows, or other light frame walls extending from the main structure.

There are various styles of porches, all of which depend on the architectural tradition of its location. All porches will allow for sufficient space for a person to comfortably pause before entering or after exiting the building. However, they may be larger.Verandahs, for example, are usually quite large and may encompass the entirefacadeas well as the sides of a structure. At the other extreme, theGrand Hotelon Mackinac Island, Michigan has the longest porch in the world at 660 feet (200m) in length

Averandaorverandahis aroofedopenedgalleryorporch.[1]It is also described as an openpillaredgallery, generally roofed, built around a central structure.[2]It is often partly enclosed by arailingand frequently extends across the front and sides of the structure.[3]

According to theOxford English Dictionary, the wordverandahoriginated inIndiawhere it is found in several native languages. However, it may have been an adaptation of thePortugueseor olderSpanishvaranda(barandaorbarandillain modern Spanish), again borrowed from Indian languages, referring to a railing,balustradeorbalcony. The distinctive style of Indian architecture evolved from a hybrid of east and west. The veranda is one of the many new hybrid architectural elements.[4]

Although the form “verandah” is correct and very common, some authorities prefer the version without anh(theOxford English Dictionarygives thehversion as a variant, and theGuardian Style Guidesays “verandanot verandah”).


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