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architecture parlante

[ pahr-lan-tee ]
/ pɑrˈlæn ti /

noun

the architecture of buildings that, in their plans or elevations, create an image that suggests their functions.

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Nearby words

architectonic, architectonics, architectural, architectural bronze, architecture, architecture parlante, architrave, archival, archival storage, archive, archives

Origin of architecture parlante

< French: literally, talking architecture
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