FACTOID # 12: It's not the government they hate: Washington DC has the highest number of hate crimes per capita in the US.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Bungalow" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Bungalow

[Image:Bungalows.jpg|thumb|right|250px|A row of bungalows in Virginia]]


HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

Bungalows in Atlanta's Inman Park neighborhood.
Bungalows in Atlanta's Inman Park neighborhood.
Bungalows in the Belmont-Hillsboro neighborhood of Nashville
Bungalows in the Belmont-Hillsboro neighborhood of Nashville

A bungalow (Gujarati: બંગલો baṅglo, Hindi: बंगला baṅglā) is a type of single-storey house that originated in India. The word derives from the Gujarati word baṅglo, which in turn came from Hindustani baṅglā. It means "Bengali", used elliptically for a "house in the Bengal style".[1] Such houses were traditionally small, only one story, thatched and had a wide veranda.[2] Bungalows today are a type of house that is usually single story or one and a half stories, and can be quite large. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 1080 pixel, file size: 880 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 1080 pixel, file size: 880 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Inman Park is a neighborhood of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, its first planned suburb. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Gujarati (ગુજરાતી GujÇŽrātÄ«; also known as Gujerati, Gujarathi, Guzratee, and Guujaratee[3]) is an Indo-Aryan language descending from Sanskrit, and part of the greater Indo-European language family. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... House at Cúcuta, Colombia A house is a building typically lived in by one or more people. ... The word Hindustani is an adjective used to denote a connection to India, or, more precisely, the historical region that encompasses Northern India, Pakistan, and nearby areas. ... For other uses, see Bengal (disambiguation). ... A verandah is a large balcony on the level of a ground floor. ...


In India and Pakistan, the term bungalow refers to any single-family unit (i.e., a house), as opposed to an apartment building, which is the norm for Indian and Pakistani middle-class city living. The Indian sub-continent usage is different from the North American usage insofar as a bungalow can be a quite large, multi-storied building which houses a single extended family. In India and Pakistan, owning a bungalow is a highly significant status symbol. House at Cúcuta, Colombia A house is a building typically lived in by one or more people. ... A red brick apartment block in central London, England, on the north bank of the Thames An apartment building, block of flats or tenement is a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments (US) or flats (UK). ... This article is about the socio-economic class from a global vantage point. ... North American redirects here. ... Extended family (or joint family) is a term with several distinct meanings. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In Singapore and Malaysia, the term bungalow was originally made popular by the British who popularized this building typology ( though the British use of Bungalow strictly refers to single-story houses ). It is now used to refer to a detached, single family residential dwelling usually of two to three story with its own compound.


In South Africa, the term bungalow never refers to a residential house but means a small holiday house, a small log house or a wooden beach house.

Contents

Advantages

Bungalows are very convenient for the homeowner in that all living areas are on a single story and there are no stairs between living areas. A bungalow is more suited to those who are mobility impaired, i.e. the elderly or those in wheelchairs. Stairs, staircase, stairway, flight of stairs are all names for a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. ...


Neighborhoods of only bungalows offer more privacy than similar neighborhoods with two-story houses. With bungalows, strategically planted trees and shrubs are usually sufficient to block the view of neighbors. With two-story houses, the extra height requires much taller trees to accomplish the same, and it may not be practical to place such tall trees close to the house to obscure the view from the second floor of the next door neighbor. On the other hand, even closely spaced bungalows make for quite low density neighborhoods, contributing to urban sprawl. Urban sprawl, also known as suburban sprawl, is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. ...


Cost and space considerations

One-story bungalow with painted trim, earth-tone shingles
One-story bungalow with painted trim, earth-tone shingles

On a per unit area basis (e.g. per square foot or per square metre), bungalows are more expensive to construct than two story houses because a larger foundation and roof area is required for the same living area. The larger foundation will often translate into larger lot size requirements as well. This is why bungalows are typically fully detached from other houses and do not share a common foundation nor party wall: if the homeowner can afford the extra expense of a bungalow relative to a two-story house, they can typically afford to be fully detached as well.


The smaller size however may be desirable for elderly people (perhaps with grown children) as it requires less cleaning, etc.


Though the 'footprint' of a bungalow is often a simple rectangle, any foundation is possible. For bungalows with brick walls, the windows are often positioned high and are right to the roof. This avoids the need for special arches or lintels to support the brick wall above the windows. In two-story houses, there is no choice but to continue the brick wall above the window (and the second story windows may be positioned high and right to the roof.) This article refers to the building structure component; for the fraternal organization, see Freemasonry. ... For other uses, see Arch (disambiguation). ... Pre-fabricated, pre-tensioned concrete lintels spanning garage doors. ...


Types of bungalow

While the concept of a bungalow is simple, there are a number of variations upon the term, often describing where floor-space is extended above, or below the primary floor.


Ranch bungalow

Ranch Bungalow in Palo Alto, California

A ranch bungalow is a bungalow organized so that bedrooms are on one side and "public" areas (kitchen, living/dining/family rooms) are on the other side. If there is an attached garage, the garage is on the public side of the house so that a direct entrance to the house is possible, when this is allowed by legislation. On narrower lots, public areas are at the front of the house and such an organization is typically not called a "ranch" bungalow. Such houses are often smaller and have only two bedrooms in the back. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x683, 754 KB)[edit] Summary Ranch Style Bungalow in Palo Alto, CA [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x683, 754 KB)[edit] Summary Ranch Style Bungalow in Palo Alto, CA [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


Raised bungalow

A raised bungalow is one in which the basement is partially above ground. The benefit is that more light can enter the basement with above ground windows in the basement. A raised bungalow typically has a foyer at ground level that is half-way between the first floor and the basement. This further has the advantage of creating a foyer with a very high ceiling without the expense of raising the roof or creating a skylight. Raised bungalows often have the garage in the basement. Because the basement is not that deep, and the ground must slope downwards away from the house, the slope of the driveway is quite shallow. This avoids the disadvantage of steep driveways found in most other basement garages. Bungalows without basements can still be raised, but the advantages of raising the bungalow are much less. A townhouse with basement windows showing A basement is one or more floors of a building that are either completely or partially below the ground floor. ... ...


Chalet Bungalow

A bungalow with loft comes with a second story loft. The loft may be extra space over the garage. It is often space to the side of a great room with a vaulted ceiling area. The house is still classified and marketed as a bungalow with loft because the main living areas of the house are on one floor. All the convenience of single floor living still applies and the loft is not expected to be accessed on a daily basis. A great room is a room that combines the living room, dining room, and kitchen (either fully integrated or seperated by a half-wall or otherwise incomplete barrier) in an effort to make the common zones of a residence seem larger, and to provide a more open floorplan for entertaining. ... The Lierne vault of the Liebfrauenkirche, Mühlacker 1482. ...


Some houses have extra bedrooms in the loft or attic area. Such houses are really "one and half" stories and not a bungalow, and are described in British English as a chalet bungalow or dormer bungalow. "Chalet Bungalow" is also used in British English for where the area enclosed within pitched roof contains rooms, even if this comprises a large part of the living area and is fully integrated into the fabric of the property. British English (BrE, BE, en-GB) is the broad term used to distinguish the forms of the English language used in the United Kingdom from forms used elsewhere in the Anglophone world. ...


True bungalows do not use the attic. Because the attic is not used, the roof pitch can be quite shallow, constrained only by snow load considerations. For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ...


American Bungalows

American Craftsman Bungalow

The American Craftsman bungalow typified the common styles of the American Arts and Crafts movement -- with common features usually including low-pitch roof lines on a gabled or hipped roof; deeply overhanging eaves; exposed rafters or decorative brackets under the eaves; and a front porch beneath an extension of the main roof. This subject should not be confused with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. ... Artichoke wallpaper, by John Henry Dearle for William Morris & Co. ...


California Bungalow

California Bungalow
California Bungalow

The California Bungalow was a widely popular 1 1/2 story variation on the bungalow in America from 1910 to 1925. It was also widely popular in Australia within the period 1910-1940. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 171 KB) Summary An example of a California-style bungalow in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 171 KB) Summary An example of a California-style bungalow in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... A typical Bungalow in Louisvilles Deer Park Neighborhood California Bungalows, commonly called simply bungalows in America, are a form of residential structure that were widely popular across America and, to some extent, the world around the years 1910 to 1925. ...


Ultimate Bungalow

The term ultimate bungalow is most commonly used to describe the very large and detailed Craftsman style homes of such California architects as Greene and Greene, Bernard Maybeck, and Julia Morgan. Ultimate bungalow is a term most commonly used to describe the very large and detailed Craftsman style homes of such California architects as Greene and Greene, Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan. ... Brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, who established the architectural firm of Greene and Greene, were born in Brighton, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, in 1868 and 1870, respectively. ... Bernard Ralph Maybeck (February 7, 1862 - October 3, 1957) was a prominent architect in the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th Century. ... Julia Morgan (January 20, 1872 – February 2, 1957) was an American architect. ...


Chicago Bungalow

A 1925 Chicago bungalow
A 1925 Chicago bungalow

The majority of Chicago Bungalows were built between 1910 and 1940. They were typically constructed from brick (sometimes in decorative patterns) and had one and a half stories. At one point, nearly a third of the houses in the Chicago area were bungalows. One primary difference between the Chicago bungalow and other types is that the gables are parallel to the street, rather than perpendicular. Like many other local homes, Chicago bungalows are relatively narrow, [3] being an average of 20 feet wide on a standard 25 foot wide city lot. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, Massachusetts, showing four gables in this view. ...


Milwaukee Bungalow

A large fraction of the older houses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are bungalows in a similar Arts and Crafts style to those of Chicago, but usually with the gable perpendicular to the street. Also, many Milwaukee bungalows have white stucco on the lower portion of the exterior. For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ...


Michigan Bungalow

There are numerous examples of Arts and Crafts Bungalows built from 1910 - 1925 in the metro-Detroit area, including Royal Oak [4]/. Keeping in line with the principles of the Arts & Crafts movement, the bungalows were constructed using local building materials. Additional photos of area Bungalows can be viewed at [5]


Australasian Bungalows

The bungalow style often referred to as "California Bungalow" was very popular in Australasia from about 1910 to 1930. The style seems to have first been imported in Sydney and then spread throughout the Australian states and New Zealand. Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ...


Canadian bungalow

Bungalows were popular in the Toronto area from the 1950s to 1970 period. Early bungalows were single-level brick structures. The later structures often came with an open canopy garage attached to the side. Bungalows are found in suburban areas in and around the Greater Toronto Area. Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A map of Torontos Census Metropolitan Area, which contains a large portion of the Greater Toronto Area. ...


The outer boroughs of Toronto are home to hundreds of thousands of bungalows, usually lining tree-dotted side-streets. Once the city ran out of room, the prices of such houses rapidly increased due to their proximity to downtown, effect of condensing neighborhoods, and being situated on massive lots. East York, Scarborough, York and North York lead in large-scale gentrification and story-addition of these bungalows, leading to neighborhoods excelling from Middle-Class (and even Lower-Middle-Class) areas to Upper-Middle-Class and Upper-Class neighborhoods. This is exemplified around North York Centre and Scarborough City Centre. Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1967 Amalgamation 1998 with Toronto Government  - Mayor David Miller (Toronto Mayor)  - Governing Body Toronto City Council  - MPs Jack Layton, Maria Minna  - MPPs Michael Prue, Peter Tabuns Area  - Borough 21. ... Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1 January 1850 (township)   1 January 1967 (borough) Incorporated Amalgamation June 1983 (city) 1 January 1998 Government  - Mayor David Miller (Toronto Mayor)  - Governing Body Toronto City Council  - MPs John Cannis, Jim Karygiannis, Derek Lee, John McKay, Dan McTeague, Tom Wappel  - MPPs Bas Balkissoon, Lorenzo Berardinetti... York is a very diverse and vibrant community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... North York forms the central part of the northern half of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Photograph of Downtown North York taken in September 2005 by a Wikipedian standing on the west side of Yonge Street, facing north, outside the Toronto Centre for the Arts. ... Scarborough RT leaving Kennedy Station Scarborough City Centre is a small city centre in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, one of 6 municipalities amalgamated into the City of Toronto in 1998. ...


Old Toronto has very few bungalows and Etobicoke is mixed, since some areas are becoming the richest in the city, and some are becoming the poorest, leading to city blocks that can go from upper-middle-class to poverty. The Old City of Toronto refers to the City of Toronto, Canada, and its boundaries from 1834 to 1998. ... Etobicoke (pronounced a-TOE-ba-coe; in SAMPA [@toUb@koU]), is the western region of Toronto, Ontario. ...


Bungalows were also popular in Calgary and Edmonton from the late 1940s through the 1960s. Albertan bungalows are single-level wooden structures, typically less than 1,000 square feet, and normally feature a detached garage facing onto a back alley, a single bathroom, two or three bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen, and a small living room. In Calgary, most are located in the neighbourhoods immediately surrounding the inner city, such as Marda Loop, Radisson Heights, Crescent Heights, and Killarney. As property values have skyrocketed, developers have been purchasing the old bungalows and replacing them with luxury duplexes, each side of which may sell for upwards of $750,000 each.[6] Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Marda Loop in Calgary Marda Loop is a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in Calgary, Alberta, centred on 33rd and 34th Avenues SW between Crowchild Trail and 19th Street SW. It bisects the neighbourhoods of Bankview, South Calgary, Altadore and Garrison Woods and is east of the community of... Location of Killarney in Calgary Killarney, also known as Killarney-Glengarry, is a residential neighbourhood in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ...


Irish bungalow

1980s Irish Bungalow
1980s Irish Bungalow

The bungalow is the most common house built in the Irish countryside. In the 1990s though, there has been a decline in the number of bungalows for the more favorable 2-storey or dormer bungalows.


References

  1. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary
  2. ^ Bartleby.com
  3. ^ The Chicago Bungalow, Field Guide to Chicago Area Buildings
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ Calgary News & Entertainment Weekly

  Results from FactBites:
 
Speech & Language therapy after Stroke, Aphasia or Brain-injury (496 words)
Between the speech therapists and the Bungalow Software, my husband John is doing so well that he is able to communicate his wants and needs by speech.
Bungalow Software provides extra therapy practice to recover speech, reading, and writing, and cognitive skills.
Bungalow has been featured in the Stroke Connection magazine and on the national news.
What is a Bungalow? (913 words)
The mania for bungalows marked a rare occasion in which serious architecture was found outside the realm of the rich.
The bungalow craze took off after the turn of the century, during an era in which Americans were obsessed with the notion of health or simply attracted to economic opportunities in the booming West.
Ironically, the bungalow that had once been the symbol of retreat to the countryside became the architecture of the city and its suburbs.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m