Authors: Luke Allen, Andrew Charleson, Svetlana Brzev, and Charles Scawthorn
This online Glossary explains around 400 terms contained in the GEM Building Taxonomy v 2.0 and nearly 700 images.
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Same as PLFR but with an open internal courtyard or full height roofed atrium.
This building in Ottawa, Canada has a rectangular-shaped plan with an interior opening (atrium) (Map data ©2013 Google, DigitalGlobe)