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facadism

or fa·çad·ism

[ fuh-sah-diz-uhm ]
/ fəˈsɑ dɪz əm /
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noun

the principle or practice of preserving the fronts of buildings that have elegant architectural designs; the construction of a modern building behind its old or original front.

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Origin of facadism

First recorded in 1930–35; facad(e) + -ism

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