ar·chi·tec·tur·al | \ ˌär-kə-ˈtek-chə-rəl , -ˈtek-shrəl \

Definition of architectural 

1 : of or relating to architecture : conforming to the rules of architecture

2 : having or conceived of as having a single unified overall design, form, or structure

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Combining Eastern Mediterranean architectural design and vibrant, colorful elements, the décor is a reflection of the rich heritage of the owners, Abed Ahmad and his brother-in-law Ala Alhamed. Claire Perez,, "Moroccan chicken tagine a flavorful and aromatic stew," 29 June 2018 The configuration of beams mimics Purdue HQ’s modernist architectural design. Susan Dunne,, "Gallery Owner Says Opioid Exhibit, Protest At Purdue Just The Beginning Of 'Spoon Movement'," 26 June 2018 But the sophisticated, architectural designs were a natural fit for Gio Ponte’s arched ceilings and geometrically tiled floors, and showed the designers have definitely arrived. Washington Post, "Prada redefines youthful elegance with psychedelic flair," 17 June 2018 But the structure’s unique architectural design has caused some people to want to stage weddings there, and some film crews throughout the years have used the building to create their cinematic visions of a post-apocalyptic world. Gregory Tejeda, Post-Tribune, "Art competition announced for City Methodist ruin garden in Gary, commission offers $10K prize," 17 May 2018 Balkrishna Doshi has reimagined architectural design for the masses, conceiving of homes for a community of tens of thousands of people that still feel lush with open spaces. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "One Secret to Great Leaders: They Never Let Imagination Die," 19 Apr. 2018 Maxwell insisted the city will get something special, and more city scrutiny of the actual architectural design is coming. Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "Overland Park storage facility, hotel would replace 'open wound' crime-infested site | The Kansas City Star," 20 Mar. 2018 In the section of the office where Mahdavi does architectural interior design, several assistants were seated in front of computers. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "India Mahdavi, Virtuoso of Color," 20 Dec. 2017 Some have dubbed the architectural design Idiosyncratic Modern. azcentral, "Historic buildings in Scottsdale you need to see," 26 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of architectural

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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