Building Exteriors

Exterior design refers to the appearance of the outside of a building. It includes elements such as the building's shape, size, materials, and color, as well as any outdoor features or landscaping. Building exteriors can be designed to complement the surrounding environment or to stand out as a visual statement. For example, a building in a beach town might have a coastal-inspired exterior with light colors and natural materials, while a modern city skyscraper might have a sleek, geometric design with a glass and metal facade. Exterior design can also be functional, such as incorporating energy-efficient features or designing for accessibility. No matter what style or purpose the exterior serves, it plays a crucial role in the overall look and feel of a building.

What is the exterior of a building?

The exterior of a building is the outer surface or facade of the structure, including the walls, roof, windows, and doors. It is the part of the building that is visible from the outside and that protects the interior spaces from the elements. The exterior of a building also includes any outdoor features or landscaping, such as patios, decks, gardens, or walkways.

What are some common exterior building finishes?

Some common exterior building finishes include paint, siding, and stucco. These finishes can be applied to a variety of building materials, such as wood, brick, stone, and metal, and can be used to achieve a range of looks and styles. Exterior finishes can also be chosen for their durability, maintenance requirements, and energy efficiency. The choice of exterior finishes is an important consideration in the design of a building, as it can have a significant impact on the overall appearance and performance of the structure.

What are some of the common elements of exterior design?

Some common elements of exterior design include the roof, walls, windows, doors, and any outdoor features or landscaping. Outdoor features such as patios, decks, and walkways can provide additional living and recreation space, while landscaping can help to enhance the overall look and feel of the exterior. The design and placement of these elements can all contribute to the overall appearance and function of the exterior of a building.

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English Bond
12000
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English BondPerspective view of a 3D model of a English BondPerspective view of a 3D model of a English Bond
Flemish Bond
13000
https://p3d.in/e/whLWw
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3D
Flemish BondView of a Flemish Bond in 3D available for downloadView of a Flemish Bond in 3D available for download
2.56” | 65 mm
1.18” | 30 mm
.16” | 4 mm
Modern Doorbell - Oval
6.500
3.000
0.400
0
https://p3d.in/e/c0yec
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Modern Doorbell - OvalView of a Modern Doorbell  (Oval) in 3D available for downloadView of a Modern Doorbell  (Oval) in 3D available for download
2.56” | 65 mm
1.18” | 30 mm
.16” | 4 mm
Modern Doorbell - Rectangular
6.500
3.000
0.400
0
https://p3d.in/e/6f8Xq
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3D
Modern Doorbell - Rectangular3D model of a Modern Doorbell (Rectangular) viewed in perspective3D model of a Modern Doorbell (Rectangular) viewed in perspective
3.15” | 80 mm
1.38” | 35 mm
.16” | 4 mm
Modern Doorbell - Rectangular, Large
8.000
3.500
0.400
500
https://p3d.in/e/nTf2Z
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Modern Doorbell - Rectangular, Large3D model of a Modern Doorbell (Rectangular, Large) viewed in perspective3D model of a Modern Doorbell (Rectangular, Large) viewed in perspective
5.12” | 130 mm
1.57” | 40 mm
.16” | 4 mm
Modern Doorbell - Rectangular, Slim
13.000
4.000
0.400
500
https://p3d.in/e/2HOSA
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3D
Modern Doorbell - Rectangular, SlimView of a Modern Doorbell (Rectangular, Slim) in 3D available for downloadView of a Modern Doorbell (Rectangular, Slim) in 3D available for download
1.97” | 50 mm (Diameter)
1.97” | 50 mm (Diameter)
.16” | 4 mm
Modern Doorbell - Round
5.000
5.000
0.400
0
https://p3d.in/e/YPDk1
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Modern Doorbell - RoundPerspective view of a 3D model of a Modern Doorbell (Round)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Modern Doorbell (Round)
2.75” | 70 mm (Diameter)
2.75” | 70 mm (Diameter)
.16” | 4 mm
Modern Doorbell - Round, Large
7.000
7.000
0.400
500
https://p3d.in/e/MpVY6
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Modern Doorbell - Round, LargePerspective view of a 3D model of a Modern Doorbell (Round, Large)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Modern Doorbell (Round, Large)
1.97” | 50 mm
1.97” | 50 mm
.16” | 4 mm
Modern Doorbell - Square
5.000
5.000
0.400
0
https://p3d.in/e/JK1M2
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Modern Doorbell - SquareView of a Modern Doorbell (Square) in 3D available for downloadView of a Modern Doorbell (Square) in 3D available for download
2.75” | 70 mm
2.75” | 70 mm
.16” | 4 mm
Modern Doorbell - Square, Large
7.000
7.000
0.400
500
https://p3d.in/e/pNitp
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3D
Modern Doorbell - Square, Large3D model of a Modern Doorbell (Square, Large) viewed in perspective3D model of a Modern Doorbell (Square, Large) viewed in perspective
Running Bond
2900
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Running Bond3D model of a Running Bond viewed in perspective3D model of a Running Bond viewed in perspective
Stack Bond - Stretchers
2500
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Stack Bond - StretchersPerspective view of a 3D model of a Stack Bond (Stretchers)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Stack Bond (Stretchers)
4.45” | 113 mm
1.25” | 32 mm
.5” | 13 mm
Traditional Doorbell - Arched
11.300
3.200
1.300
400
https://p3d.in/e/E1zcQ
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Traditional Doorbell - ArchedPerspective view of a 3D model of a Traditional Doorbell (Arched)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Traditional Doorbell (Arched)
4” | 102 mm
1.75” | 44 mm
.625” | 16 mm
Traditional Doorbell - Colonial
10.200
4.400
1.600
400
https://p3d.in/e/8fVJY
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Traditional Doorbell - ColonialPerspective view of a 3D model of a Traditional Doorbell (Colonial)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Traditional Doorbell (Colonial)
2.75” | 70 mm
.875” | 22 mm
.625” | 16 mm
Traditional Doorbell - Rectangular
7.000
2.200
1.600
400
https://p3d.in/e/vBSvF
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Traditional Doorbell - RectangularView of a Traditional Doorbell (Rectangular) in 3D available for downloadView of a Traditional Doorbell (Rectangular) in 3D available for download
1.75” | 44 mm (Diameter)
1.75” | 44 mm (Diameter)
.67” | 17 mm
Traditional Doorbell - Round
4.400
4.400
1.700
400
https://p3d.in/e/zAbsc
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Traditional Doorbell - Round3D model of a Traditional Doorbell (Round) viewed in perspective3D model of a Traditional Doorbell (Round) viewed in perspective
Flemish Bond
Group of illustrations of various Brick Bonds compared to the English Bond

The Flemish bond is a type of brick bond that is characterized by its alternating rows of headers and stretchers. In this bond, each row of bricks consists of a header brick followed by a stretcher brick, with the header of one row being centered over the gap between the stretchers of the row below. This creates a diagonal pattern that is visually interesting and adds a touch of sophistication to a wall or building. The Flemish bond is considered to be relatively strong and is often used in decorative applications or in non-load bearing walls. It's a bit more fancy and formal-looking than some of the other brick bonds, so it's a good choice if you want to add a touch of class to your project.

Elevation drawings of the Flemish Bond showing the pattern logic
The Flemish bond is a type of brick bond that is characterized by its alternating rows of headers and stretchers. In this bond, each row of bricks consists of a header brick followed by a stretcher brick, with the header of one row being centered over the gap between the stretchers of the row below.

Elevation drawings of the Flemish Bond showing the pattern logic
Flemish Bond
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Modern Doorbell - Square, Large
Comparison drawing of the Modern Doorbell (Square, Large) compared to similar door bell sizes and shapes

The Modern Square (Large) Doorbell has a sleek and contemporary design appropriate for contemporary buildings. It is wider and more prominent than other square doorbell plates. The doorbell button is centered on the square shaped plate and made of durable stainless steel. It is wired, has customizable chimes, and can be surface-mounted for easy installation.

The Modern Doorbell (Square, Large) has a height of 2.75” (70 mm), width of 2.75” (70 mm), and depth of .16” (4 mm).

Scaled set of drawings of the Modern Doorbell (Square, Large) in front and side views with dimensions
The Modern Square (Large) Doorbell has a sleek and contemporary design appropriate for contemporary buildings. It is wider and more prominent than other square doorbell plates. The doorbell button is centered on the square shaped plate and made of durable stainless steel.

The Modern Doorbell (Square, Large) has a height of 2.75” (70 mm), width of 2.75” (70 mm), and depth of .16” (4 mm).

Scaled set of drawings of the Modern Doorbell (Square, Large) in front and side views with dimensions
Modern Doorbell - Square, Large
Height:
2.75” | 70 mm
Width:
2.75” | 70 mm
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.16” | 4 mm
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Materials
Stainless steel

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Modern Doorbell (Square, Large) front elevation, side, plan, door view (front)

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Stack Bond - Stretchers
Comparison drawings of the Stack Bond (Stretchers) and other Brick Bond types

The stack bond is a type of brick bond that is characterized by its simple, vertical alignment. In this bond, bricks are laid with their long sides (or stretchers) facing outwards, and each row of bricks is stacked directly on top of the one below it. This creates a pattern of continuous vertical lines that runs the length of the wall. The stack bond is a relatively basic and easy-to-lay bond, and is commonly used in non-load bearing walls or decorative applications. It's a good choice if you want a clean, modern look, or if you just want to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Just be aware that it's not the strongest of the brick bonds, so it might not be the best choice for structural projects or load-bearing walls.

Illustration of the Stack Bond (Stretchers) and an explanation of the pattern
The stack bond is a type of brick bond that is characterized by its simple, vertical alignment. In this bond, bricks are laid with their long sides (or stretchers) facing outwards, and each row of bricks is stacked directly on top of the one below it.

Illustration of the Stack Bond (Stretchers) and an explanation of the pattern
Stack Bond - Stretchers
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Stack Bond (Stretchers) front elevation

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Modern Doorbell - Rectangular
Comparison drawing of the Modern Doorbell (Rectangular) compared to similar door bell sizes and shapes

The Modern Rectangular Doorbell has a sleek and contemporary design appropriate for contemporary buildings. The doorbell button is centered on the rectangular shape and made of durable stainless steel. It is wired, has customizable chimes, and can be surface-mounted for easy installation.

The Modern Doorbell (Rectangular) has a height of 2.56” (65 mm), width of 1.18” (30 mm), and depth of .16” (4 mm).

Scaled set of drawings of the Modern Doorbell (Rectangular) in front and side views with dimensions
The Modern Rectangular Doorbell has a sleek and contemporary design appropriate for contemporary buildings. The doorbell button is centered on the rectangular shape and made of durable stainless steel. It is wired, has customizable chimes, and can be surface-mounted for easy installation.

The Modern Doorbell (Rectangular) has a height of 2.56” (65 mm), width of 1.18” (30 mm), and depth of .16” (4 mm).

Scaled set of drawings of the Modern Doorbell (Rectangular) in front and side views with dimensions
Modern Doorbell - Rectangular
Height:
2.56” | 65 mm
Width:
1.18” | 30 mm
Length:
Depth:
.16” | 4 mm
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Area:
Materials
Stainless steel

Drawings include:

Modern Doorbell (Rectangular) front elevation, side, plan, door view (front)

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Traditional Doorbell - Arched
Style and size comparison drawing of the Traditional Doorbell (Arched) compared to other door bells

The Traditional Arched Doorbell has a classic and timeless design styled for historic and conservative buildings. The doorbell button is integrated into the arched rectangular shape and made of durable brass. It is wired and has customizable chimes, and can be surface-mounted for easy installation. It does not have any additional features such as camera, video intercom or smart home integration.

The Traditional Doorbell (Arched) has a height of 4.45” (113 mm), width of 1.25” (32 mm), and depth of .5” (13 mm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Traditional Doorbell (Arched) viewed from the front and side
The Traditional Arched Doorbell has a classic and timeless design styled for historic and conservative buildings. The doorbell button is integrated into the arched rectangular shape and made of durable brass. It is wired and has customizable chimes, and can be surface-mounted for easy installation.

The Traditional Doorbell (Arched) has a height of 4.45” (113 mm), width of 1.25” (32 mm), and depth of .5” (13 mm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Traditional Doorbell (Arched) viewed from the front and side
Traditional Doorbell - Arched
Height:
4.45” | 113 mm
Width:
1.25” | 32 mm
Length:
Depth:
.5” | 13 mm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Brass

Drawings include:

Traditional Doorbell (Arched) front elevation, side, plan, door view (front)

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