02.06.11 by Nick Sayes

Architectural Term of the Day 002

Keeping everyone on their toes Cam tests the office on the meaning of obscure Architectural terminology.

TODAYS TERM: GRAFFITO (sgraffito, scratch work)

“Plaster surface decoration in which two or more coats of contrasting colours are applied one on top of the other. Before the upper coats have set hard, portions are removed according to a pattern thus exposing one or several coats below.” glossary of building terms, standards nz.

The standards nz glossary of building terms offers no discussion to suggest a correlation between Graffito and Leaky Buildings.

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