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jaywalker A person who crosses a road where they are not meant to, or without taking due care.
jelly-bean architecture

blob architecture. The urbanist kelvin campbell used the term in 2003.

Jenkinsí law States that any outfit moving in to a splendid new headquarters is heading for the rocks. The law was formulated by the author and journalist Simon Jenkins (2004). It was inspired by C Northcote Parkinson, well-known for his law that 'work expands to fill the time available for its completion' and less well for the 'administration block', a law that predicts that only when an organisation is heading for decline will its executives start planning new accommodation.
jewel of the north Reykjavik, Iceland.
jigger rabbit (Liverpool) A rat. A jigger is a back alley.
joke oak A pejorative term for a style of house design featuring (usually fake) half-timbering.
joke oak A pejorative term for a style of house design featuring fake half-timbering.
Juliette balcony A balustrade, usually of open metalwork, guarding an exterior door (normally serving an upper floor of a building) that may from afar look like a usable balcony but provides a neglible area beyond the main part of the building. The details are sometimes styled to match genuine balconies in the same facade.
junkscape Space without distinctive character; the chaotic environments created by modern consumer society; in the words of the architect rem koolhaas, 'the residue mankind leaves on the planet' (Moore, 2003). 'Junkscape,' writes Koolhaas, 'is like being condemned to a perpetual jacuzzi with millions of your best friends.'

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