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Facade in Architecture: Definition & Design

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What is a facade in architecture?

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1. Which of the following elements would an architect NOT consider when designing a facade?

2. What does the word 'fenestration' mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge how much you know about facades in architecture with this short multiple-choice quiz, including what a facade is and different elements used to design them. The worksheet can be printed with or without an answer key.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge of the following will be tested during this quiz:

  • What a facade is in architecture
  • Elements considered by an architect when designing a facade
  • Meaning of the term 'fenestration'
  • Recognizing different architectural styles
  • What a facade system is

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about facades in architecture
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a facade system and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'fenestration'

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the related lesson titled Facade in Architecture: Definition & Design. Here are examples of what you'll find in this lesson:

  • Overview of different facade designs
  • Ancient Greek architecture
  • Facades by contemporary architects
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