Screen Façades

Refers generally to façades constructed to conceal the shape or size of the buildings to which they are attached, as by exceeding them in height or width; if the intention is to give a more imposing appearance, use "false fronts.".

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18493
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screen façades
screen façade
façades, screen
schermgevels Dutch
schermgevel Dutch
fachadas falsas Spanish
fachada falsa Spanish
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Refers generally to façades constructed to conceal the shape or size of the buildings to which they are attached, as by exceeding them in height or width; if the intention is to give a more imposing appearance, use "false fronts."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300130953. The J. Paul Getty Trust.