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1 Type of construction resembling a series of boxes, involving structural walls at right angles to the façade (called cross-walls): its repetitive nature limits its use to hotel-bedrooms, small flats, hostels, etc.

2 Type of timber-framed structure where roof-trusses are supported on a frame of posts, tie-beams, and wall-plates.

Alcock, Barley, Dixon, & Meeson (1996)

box-frame Typical C20 box-frame construction, set on pilotis.

Subjects: Architecture.

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