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Improve Your Design Vocab

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We searched through the Dwell archives to bring you our favorite lists of words you should know from building codes or restaurant jargon.

Building Codes: Whether you are planning a renovation or building from the ground up, arm yourself with the knowledge...
Prefab Parlance: From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
Modern Dining: You won’t get stuck on the wrong end of the communal table with this handy list.
How to Talk to Contractors: Don’t get lost in building jargon when planning your latest project.
Product Design: You’ll be the star of the next charrette by throwing around some of these words.
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