A veranda or verandah is a porch or long, open room with a roof over it. It can be an open area with a roof that is built around a building at the center. It usually has a line of columns or pillars holding up the roof. There is often a railing around the outside. Verandahs often cover the whole front and sides of a building.
History of term[change | change source]
The word Veranda came to English through India by way of an Indo-Portuguese creole, the word itself comes from the Portuguese varanda which means "long balcony or terrace".
Verandahs in styles of architecture[change | change source]
The veranda has been an important part of local Australian architecture. It began to become common in colonial buildings during the 1850s.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Poppeliers, John C. (1983). What Style is it?. New York: John Wiley & Sons. p. 106. ISBN 0471144347.
- "Glossary of Anglo-Indian words - verandah". University of Chicago. Retrieved 2007-01-11.
- Ching, Francis D.K. (1995). A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. New York: John Wiley and Sons. p. 25. ISBN 0-471-28451-3.