It must be fate and not being in the crossword puzzle tournament that had me finding a second new word in a week, odyle, in Wilkie Collins’ novel, “Moonstone”. The other word, anlage, was in “Grapes of Wrath”. I can’t say I would know how, or if, I would use either word. I will leave it to you to look them up.
Great design and great craftsmanship are a function of a really great vocabulary, not of words, of course, but of things that have been built before that function well. Even the designer that simplifies should know what he is leaving out. That is hard earned knowledge and was particularly so before travel was so easy and photographs so plentiful.
Of course, there are almost endless sources of design. Different cultures interpreted things quite differently and it is clear that there is really no right or wrong in any functioning design. But taste does exist and when you enter certain spaces and sit in certain environments that are exquisitely put together, they move you. The fellows that did all those Gothic cathedrals knew that much.