Tenement floor plans have long been a staple of the home design world, but a new study by architectural firm Bancroft Architecture shows that pronunciation of the word “tenement” is no longer the most important word in understanding how a building looks.
In the new study, conducted by architecture students at the School of Architecture at the University of Bristol, it was found that the word Tenement is a more appropriate word for a home than any of the other words used in the literature.
“Tenement is very well-known as a form of a floor plan and a formative concept of building design,” said Dr Nick Poulin, lead lecturer in the Department of Architecture and a member of the study.
“However, this research was inspired by the concept of a home being a community, a space of community, and not just an enclosed space.”
The word Tenements in this context means a community of people, a place where people gather, and it is a term that people in the US have used for decades and it’s not really something that we’ve explored much in the UK.
“The word “Tenements” is used in more than 50 different countries and is also found in many other countries.
The Bancroparts study focused on the pronunciation of tenement floorplan words in English and German.”
For me, it’s a great question to be able to answer because I’ve worked in this field for over a decade and I’ve done research on the word tenement and I find it to be a word that has never been used in a very formal sense,” Dr Poulins said.”
I’m particularly interested in people’s opinions on the meaning of the term because they’re often very different to what I’ve heard elsewhere, and I wanted to know what people thought about the meaning behind the word and what they found to be the most correct pronunciation.
“The study focused mainly on the German word Teningschen, which translates as “tenements”, and the English word Tenantsheilung, which means “to build”.”
In my experience it’s the English language that is more formal and polite than the German. “
There is a history of this word used as a greeting in Germany and even today in Germany it’s still used to give people a friendly greeting.”
In my experience it’s the English language that is more formal and polite than the German.
I think it’s because English speakers tend to be more open to informal greetings like Tenementschen, and in German it is often used to refer to a building.
“The Bausroparts team were able to analyse the word’s usage in several different languages to help them understand what the word meant.”
The researchers found that while the word seems to have an initial meaning in German, it has a more formal meaning in English.””
People seem to find it more formal, whereas in German people would use it to mean something a bit more informal.”
The researchers found that while the word seems to have an initial meaning in German, it has a more formal meaning in English.
“People have a lot of different meanings for the word ‘tenement’ and it seems that the two are quite separate, but when you look at the German language there’s a lot more formal in the sense of the words meaning,” Dr Bowers explained.
“When you talk about a Tenement it can mean an apartment, a flat, a house, a lot, but also there’s more informal meaning which means that it can be a place of social gatherings, where people can come together and build.”
Tenement has also been used to mean a large number of different things in the past, from a townhouse to a factory.
“There’s a whole series of different word that are used as expressions of social or political importance, and that’s a very important topic for our students to study,” Dr David Fyfe, a student in the study said.
The word is also used in several other languages, and is a common term in Germany, including German for “a big group of people”, which translates to “a large group of friends”.
“We really wanted to understand the pronunciation in other languages to understand if we can understand the meaning,” he said.
In addition to the Bancrotarts study, the University has produced a video about the word on YouTube.