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Big Buildings Designed for Sports and Entertainment
Find facts and photos for popular stadium buildings, arenas, athletic venues, and convention centers. Big events demand big architecture.

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Architecture - Famous Buildings, Floor Plans & More
Get information on famous buildings and structures around the world, classic and modern house plans, building a house, famous architects & more.

About Corinthian Columns - Features and Photos
What is a Corinthian column? Learn about the Corinthian Order and the Corinthian column style, with links to examples of the design is used.

Stadium and Arena Sports Architecture
Architects face special challenges when they design large structures for sports and special events like concerts, conventions, and theatrical performances. In addition to designing the seating for optimal views and sound, the architect must provide for access and parking, rest rooms, meeting halls, and efficient flow of pedestrian traffic. And today's fans demand high technology.

Outdoor Super Bowls, from the LA Coliseum to Today
A stadium without a roof. How many Super Bowls have gone topless? Here are a few iconic outdoor arenas, open to the real stars of American football.

Outdoor Super Bowls, Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas
Rice University hosted one Super Bowl, but the 1974 game was enough to put Houston on the map. Learn more about open-air, outdoor stadia.

Outdoor Super Bowls, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey
One of America's newer open-air football arenas, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey is high-tech, even if it has no roof. See more topless Super Bowl stadia.

Outdoor Super Bowl, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Argh to this outdoor Super Bowl Stadium. Did the Financial Services firm Raymond James know what they were in for? Learn more.

Open-Air Super Bowls, Dolphin Stadium, Miami, Florida
Florida has hosted more Super Bowls than any other state. In an open-air stadium, you can't beat the weather. Learn more about these outdoor arenas.

Outdoor Super Bowls, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, CA
The first Super Bowl was played in an iconic, classically historic venue. Learn more about the LA Coliseum and other open-air, outdoor stadia.

Outdoor Super Bowls, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Choose sunny southern California for a mid-winter Super Bowl game, and you can't beat Rose Bowl Stadium. Learn more about open-air, outdoor stadia.

Outdoor Super Bowls, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California may be the newest Super Bowl stadium -- and the greenest. Learn more about the outdoor theaters of American football.

Famous Houses and Historic Houses
Find famous houses by famous architects, including houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, houses designed by Bauhaus architects, and historic older houses.

Mies van der Rohe and the Battle with Farnsworth
A glass house designed by Mies van der Rohe was a bitter disappointment to a woman hoping for more. The Farnsworth House still stirs controversy.

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Why Have Dormers? A Photo Gallery of Solutions
What is a dormer? Find definitions and illustrations in our photo gallery of dormer types, styles, and looks. Should you add a dormer to your home?

Juhani Pallasmaa, Short Bio of the Finnish Architect
Born September 14, 1936 in Finland, the soft-spoken Juhani Pallasmaa has influenced architecture with his atypical views on computers and literature.

Why Is ETFE the Miracle Construction Material?
ETFE are initials for a fascinating synthetic substance used in today's modern architecture. Find out how ETFE is changing the face of buildings.

London 2004 Pavilion by MVRDV (unrealized)
The Pavilion commissioned by London's Serpentine Gallery in 2004 was designed by the Dutch architects at MVRDV. See why it was never built.

The Best Modern Architecture in London is Temporary
Experience the best of modern architecture every summer at London's Serpentine Gallery - for free. Explore pavilion designs by world-known architects.

London 2008 Pavilion by Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry built a public space in 2008 London. The modern Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery was temporary, but the memory is permanent. See why.

London 2009 Pavilion by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa were not the first or last Japanese architects to tackle a Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Explore their 2009 design.

London 2010 Pavilion by Jean Nouvel
See what the French architect Jean Nouvel designed for London's Kensington Gardens just two year after he won the Pritzker Prize.

London 2011 Pavilion by Peter Zumthor
Peter Zumthor designed the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2011, but the Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf made the sweet smells of summer for London.

London 2012 Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei
Herzog & de Meuron designed London's summer Pavilion in 2012, but artist Ai Weiwei made it a special summer Olympic venue. See the results.

London 2000 Pavilion by Zaha Hadid
The first Pavilion commissioned by London's Serpentine Gallery was in 2000. See what Zaha Hadid designed, before she won the Pritzker Prize.

London 2001 Pavilion by Daniel Libeskind with Arup
The second Pavilion commissioned by London's Serpentine Gallery in 2001 was designed by Daniel Libeskind - before his Master Plan for rebuilding NYC.

London 2002 Pavilion by Toyo Ito
The Pavilion at London's Serpentine Gallery in 2002 was designed by Toyo Ito. See the work of this Japanese architect before he won a Pritzker Prize.

London 2003 Pavilion by Oscar Niemeyer
The 95-year-old Pritzker Laureate Oscar niemeyer designed London's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2003. See what the Brazilian architect created.

London 2005 Pavilion by Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura
See what the Portuguese team of Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura came up with in the summer of 2005 for London's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion.

London 2006 Pavilion by Rem Koolhaas
See what the 2000 Pritzker Laureate Rem Koolhaas designed for the 2006 Serpentine Pavilion in London.

London 2007 Pavilion by Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen
Norwegian architect Kjetil Thorsen and visual artist Olafur Eliasson designed the temporary 2007 Pavilion for London's Serpentine Gallery. See more.

London 2013 Pavilion by Sou Fujimoto
Young Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto designed an airy Pavilion for London's Serpentine Gallery in 2013. Nobody got hurt in this modern structure.

The Serpentine Gallery, Home of London Pavilion Architecture
Every summer since 2000, the Serpentine Gallery in London's Kensington Gardens has sponsored the building of small architectural wonders, pavilions that are free and open for the public to enjoy. Explore the architects and the designs of these temporary structures.

London 2014 Pavilion by Smiljan Radić
Chilean architect Smiljan Radić created a great stone shell for London visitors in 2014. Learn more about the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions.

London 2015 Pavilion by SelgasCano
Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano brought playful colors and high-tech textures to the staid London grounds with the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion. Take a look.

Short Profile of Frei Otto, 2015 Pritzker Laureate
German architect Frei Otto, born May 31, 1925, influenced the large-scale use of Tensile Structures, including fabric architecture. Learn more.

Who Was the Spanish Modernist Antoni Gaudí?
Born June 25, 1852, architect Antoni Gaudí became a leader of the Spanish Modernist movement. You know him for the unfinished Sagrada Familia.

Usonian Style Architecture History and Characteristics
Discover the simple Usonian style houses that Frank Lloyd Wright designed, and see photos of Usonian architecture.

Picture Dictionaries for Architecture and Design
Visual learners can review the important ideas in architecture and housing design with these online photo galleries, packed with pictures and descriptions.

Wedding Cake House in Kennebunk Maine
Is the Wedding Cake House in Kennebunk, Maine really

Pictures and History of Gothic Revival Architecture
Join us for a photo tour of the ever popular Gothic Revival architecture, found in England and the United States.

Gothic Styles and Queen Anne
See how Gothic Revival blended with other architectural styles

Romantic Gothic Revival
The earliest Gothic Revival buildings resembled architecture from medieval England. They had delicate wooden ornaments.

High Victorian Gothic Revival
High Victorian Gothic architecture of the 19th century was as lavish as 14th century Gothic of the Middle Ages. Learn about this new Gothic vision.

The Gothic Revival Lyndhurst Estate
Lynhurst estate is an example of lavish Gothic Revival architecture. Learn about the architectural style in the U.S.

Brick Gothic Revival
During the 1800s in the U.S., many Victorian era stone and brick homes had Gothic Revival details.

Gothic Revival Farmhouses
Even modest wooden farmhouses can have fanciful Gothic Revival details.

Carpenter Gothic
Carpenter Gothic houses have faniciful details. See pictures.

Gothic Cottages
Learn about the charming Gothic Revival cottages found in rural parts of the USA.

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About the 1922 Schindler House in Southern California
Rudolf Schindler, born in Vienna September 10, 1887, came to America hoping to work with Frank Lloyd Wright. California modern resulted.

Architecture in Vienna, Austria's Old and New
Vienna, Austria has something for everyone. Here's your starting place for exploring some of its architecture with a little history and links to more.

About Italianate Architecture in the US
The Italianate house style, suggesting the romantic villas of Renaissance Italy, was the most popular home built during America's early Victorian era.

Dictionary of Building Details and Construction Words
Find the names of building details and architectural trim, and learn the definitions of construction words.

Did 9/11 Change the Way We Build?
Find out how post-September 11 building codes and safety laws have changed architecture.

World Trade Center - Architecture of Rebuilding
Find facts and photos for the New York World Trade Center, destroyed by terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Also find architects' plans for reconstruction of Ground Zero, photos of completed new buildings, and many other resources related to the Twin Towers after the terrorist attacks and general WTC redevelopment.

WTC News
Trace the reconstruction plans in New York. These news reports include critical reviews of the earliest plans for the New York World Trade Center.

D - Architecture Terms Starting With D - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter D, including deconstructivism, dentil molding, Doo-Wop, dormer, and more.

Home Curb Appeal Beauty Suggestions
Beauty is in the details, but you have to look. Even DIY projects can make your home more inviting and boost property value. Here are some ideas.

What Is a Cupola? Architecture Glossary
Learn about cupolas in our Architecture Glossary, with links to illustrations, examples, and ideas on how you can use a cupola for your own home.

Cape Cod Homes - Three Centuries of Practical Style
Is your house a Cape Cod? Learn about Cape Cod houses and find out how to identify the Cape Cod style.

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Common and Popular Roof Styles and Shapes
Learn about the most popular roof types in Western architecture in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles.

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What is a chimney pot? Definition and Photos
Chimney pots are historically significant but today they are used to enhance a home's curb appeal. Learn more about this architectural detail.

Tudor Chimneys of Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace near London is known for its ornate chimney pots. Learn more about this architectural detail.

Modest chimney pots on Jane Austen's House
Jane Austin's house in Hampshire, England shows off modest chimney pots. Learn more about these Tudor chimneys in this short photo gallery.

What is a chimney pot? Photos of Chimney Pots in Portugal
Chimney pot design is an inexpensive way to honor the past. In Portugal, these chimneys make a visual statement. Learn more about these chimney designs.

La Pedrera chimney pots that only Gaudi could design
Antoni Gaudi created unique chimney pots for a Barcelona apartment building. See a variety of chimney stack designs in this short overview.

What is a chimney pot? Chimney Pots in Modern Architecture
What does a modern house look like with chimney pots? Discover how a Tudor invention can enhance the design of a modern house.

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House Styles - The Look of the American Home
Use this illustrated dictionary to identify house styles and learn about influences on American home design. A chronological tour of photos.

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A Photo Gallery of Cape Cod Houses
See pictures of Cape Cod houses from historic Colonial Cape Cods to modern-day versions of this popular American home style.

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Great Buildings & Structures
Dive into architecture! This master directory is an index to information and photos for great buildings and structures around the world.

Designed by Maki and Associates, 4 World Trade Center
Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki became part of NYC's rebuilding when his design was chosen for Tower 4. Learn more about Maki architecture.

Hillside Terrace Complex Designed by Fumihiko Maki
Tokyo's Hillside Terrace became a laboratory for Fumihiko Maki's urban design. View a portfolio of Maki architecture from over a fifty year career.

Republic Polytechnic Designed by Fumihiko Maki and Associates
The Republic Polytechnic Woodlands Campus displays Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki's full sense of modern, green design. View a 50 year portfolio.

Kaze-no-Oka Crematorium Designed by Fumihiko Maki
The low rise of Maki's design creates a subtle integration of this crematorium with the surrounding cemetery landscape. View a portfolio of Maki architecture.

MIT Media Lab Designed by Fumihiko Maki and Associates
Overlooking the Charles River and the Boston skyline, the MIT Media Lab site gave architect Fumihiko Maki the perfect venue to experiment with light.

Annenberg Public Policy Center Building Designed by Fumihiko Maki and Associates
The glass-clad Annenberg Center is typical of Fumihiko Maki's modern designs. View a portfolio of Maki architecture from over a fifty year career.

Toyoda Memorial Hall Designed by Fumihiko Maki
The first Japanese project for Fumihiko Maki was at Nagoya University. Toyoda Memorial Hall shows a simplicity in spirit and a lightness in design.

Steinberg Hall Detail Designed by Fumihiko Maki
Steinberg Hall was the very first commission by future Pritzker Prize winner Fumihiko Maki. View a portfolio of Maki architecture.

Kemper Museum Designed by Fumihiko Maki
Kemper Museum marked Fumihiko Maki's continued relationship with Washington University at St. Louis. View a portfolio of Maki architecture.

Iwasaki Art Museum Designed by Fumihiko Maki
Almost unbelievable in Western traditions, this art museum is part of a Japanese resort spa. Learn more about the architecture of Fumihiko Maki.

Spiral Building Designed by Fumihiko Maki
Well-known in Tokyo, the Spiral Building displays many features of Maki architecture. Learn more about this building and other projects.

Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Designed by Fumihiko Maki
The Tokyo Gymnasium complex is included in a portfolio of projects designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki from over a fifty year career.

Great Architects A-Z - Alphabetical Directory of Famous Architects
This alphabetical directory will lead you to information about the world's greatest architects, builders, and designers, from Alvar Aalto to Peter Zumthor.

What Architect Designed 4 World Trade Center?
Born September 6, 1928 in Tokyo, Japan, Fumihiko Maki designs buildings in context, mindful of collective form. Learn more about Maki's life's work.

Architectural Styles, American Homes from 1600 to Today
This concise guide traces the history of residential architecture in the US and Canada, with links to facts and photos for popular home styles.

Architectural Styles, American Homes from 1600 to Today
This concise guide traces the history of residential architecture in the US and Canada, with links to facts and photos for popular home styles.

Memorial to a Campus Bonfire - A Texas Tragedy
What's a bonfire? Do you need a permit to build a bonfire? Learn about the 1999 structure that collapsed and killed 12 students at Texas A&M.

Kenzo Tange Portfolio of Buildings and Projects
When Japanese architect Kenzo Tange won the 1987 Pritzker Prize, the Tokyo City Hall complex was not yet built. Learn more in this pictorial review.

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, 2008, by Kenzo Tange
Kenzo Tange shows the range of his design with this educational tower in Tokyo. Learn more about the designs of the Pritzker Laureate.

Kenzo Tange Portfolio of Buildings and Projects
When Kenzo Tange (1913-2005) won the 1987 Pritzker Prize, his influence already had been felt throughout Japan. Learn more in this pictorial review.

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo, Japan, by Kenzo Tange, 1964
Kenzo Tange's 1964 church in Tokyo, Japan institutionalized modernism in this war-torn country. Learn more about the designs of the Pritzker Laureate.

Kuwait Embassy in Japan, Designed by Kenzo Tange
Kenzo Tange shows Metabolist design in the Kuwait Embassy in Tokyo. See more architecture from this Pritzker Laureate.

About the Architect of the Flatiron Building
Explore the life and works of Daniel Burnham, born September 4, 1846 in Henderson, New York, but today known for shaping the Chicago we see today.

The World Trade Center Before the 9/11 Attacks
The Twin Towers were dedicated April 4, 1973. Learn more about the original Word Trade Center buildings destroyed by terrorists on September 11, 2001.

Architect Minoru Yamasaki Discusses the World Trade Center Towers
Architect Minoru Yamasaki Discusses the World Trade Center towers that he designed in 1970. The World Trade Center towers were destroyed by terrorists on September 11, 2001.

World Trade Center Symbolizes World Peace
Architect Minoru Yamasaki believed that the World Trade Center symbolized man's dedication to world peace.

Structure of World Trade Center Twin Towers Pre-9/11
Facts about the structure of the New York World Trade Center twin towers, designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki. Page 2.

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One World Trade Center, the 2006 Design
See archival plans for 1 World Trade Center and how it fit into the Master Plan for Ground Zero. Was the designed skyscraper built as planned?

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These Twin Towers Were Not Destroyed By Terrorists
Terrorists destroyed the Lower Manhattan Twin Towers, but twin tower design can be found in cities around the world. Check out these iconic twin tower designs.

Architecture by Zaha Hadid, a Select Portfolio
The modern Museum of Transport in Glasgow, Scotland was Dame Zaha Hadid's first major commission in the United Kingdom. Explore Hadid's architecture.

Zaha Hadid Designed Pierres Vives
Zaha Hadid used the concept of a fallen tree to encompass three functions of the Montpellier city government. Take a look at the Pierres Vives in France.

Zaha Hadid Designed Phaeno Science Center in Germany
The official website says that Wolfsburg's Phaeno looks like a spacecraft that has just landed. You'll have to decide for yourself what architect Zaha Hadid had in mind.

Zaha Hadid Designed Rosenthal Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati
Zaha Hadid's completion of the Contemporary Art Center in Ohio made her the first woman to design a U.S. museum.

Zaha Hadid Designed Broad Art Museum
The Broad Art Museum on the campus of Michigan State University is Zaha Hadid's second museum completed in the U.S. It opened in November 2012.

Zaha Hadid Designed Vitra Fire Station
This small, German fire station was future Pritzker winner Zaha Hadid's first major architectural work.

Zaha Hadid Designed Zaragoza Bridge
Built for Spain's Expo 2008, the Zaragoza Bridge by Zaha Hadid combines exhibit space with pedestrian travel across the Ebro.

Zaha Hadid Designed Sheikh Zayed Bridge
Learn more about Zaha Hadid's bridge in Abu Dhabi.

Zaha Hadid Designed Austrian Ski Jump
The Bergisel Ski Jump, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is not a simple sports venue. The next time you're in Austria, see the city of Innsbruck like an Olympic athlete does.

Zaha Hadid Designed Aquatics Center for the London Olympics
Zaha Hadid designed the 2012 London Aquatics Centre to be downsized and reused after the Olympic games.

Zaha Hadid Designed MAXXI Museum in Rome
Find out more about Italy's first national museum of architecture and art, designed by architect Zaha Hadid.

Zaha Hadid Designed Guangzhou Opera House in China
It's been called gorgeous to look at by the New York Times. Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House has also given eye candy to a flat, urban center.

Zaha Hadid Designed CMA CGM Skyscraper in France
The varied career of 2004 Pritzker Laureate Zaha Hadid includes designing this million square foot skyscraper. CMA CGM Tower is corporate headquarters to an international shipping giant.

Zaha Hadid Designed Galaxy SOHO, Beijing, China
The Galaxy SOHO, a multiple-space modern Chinese courtyard, was not Zaha Hadid's first building in China, but her first in Beijing.

New York City Architecture - What are the Highlights?
New York City has some of the world's greatest architecture, from soaring skyscrapers to designs of art deco. Begin your trip with these must-sees.

What Are They Building at the World Trade Center?
Years after the terrorist attacks, buildings are rising from the ashes of Ground Zero in New York City. Here's part of what you may see.

9-11 Photos: Attack on the World Trade Center
The New York World Trade Center Twin Towers appeared impenetrable on September 11, 2001. They collapsed before the morning was done. Here's the story.

New York World Trade Center Ruins
What buildings were damaged on 9/11? See the destruction at Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Hijacked Plane Hits the WTC North Tower, WTC 1
In this photo, a terrorist jet strikes World Trade Center Tower 1, the north tower within the New York World Trade Center Complex.

Smoke Fills the WTC North Tower
Flying debris crashed through the center of the World Trade Center north tower. Learn more about the events of 9/11/01 in Lower Manhattan.

Hijacked Plane Hits the WTC South Tower, WTC 2
Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashed into the south tower, WTC 2, of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m. Learn more from this timeline of photos.

WTC South Tower Collapses -- WTC 2 is the Second Hit but First to Fall
The South tower of the New York World Trade Center collapsed in only a few sections. See photo in this timeline of events.

WTC North Tower Collapses - WTC 1 is the First Hit but Second to Fall
Debris and smoke filled the street as the World Trade Center north tower collapsed. See picture in this timeline of events from Lower Manhattan.

The Fallen World Trade Center Towers
Ashes covered the destroyed World Trade Center buildings on 9/11. See photo.

WTC Building 7 Collapses -- Severely Damaged from Terrorist Attacks on Twin Towers
The 47-story building 7 at the World Trade Center collapsed later in the day on September 11, 2001. See picture.

Rescue Workers Search Through the World Trade Center Wreckage
After the September 11 terrorist attack, rescue workers sifted through the wreckage on Ground Zero. See more photos from this timeline of historic events.

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Photo Gallery of Historic Skyscrapers and High-Rises
Explore historic skyscrapers in these pictures of tall buildings and high-rises. Compare the early days of skyscraper history with the 20th century.

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Santiago Calatrava's Transportation Hub at the WTC
Santiago Calatrava had a grand vision for the Transportation Hub at New York's World Trade Center. How close were the renderings to the real thing?

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Tower 3 at the New York World Trade Center
See early drawings and plans for 3 World Trade Center, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership. See the process of design of Tower 3 from 2006 to 2016.

New Orleans Now - Impact of Hurricane Katrina
Destruction from severe weather is upon us, but the recovery of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has given us a toolbox of solutions.

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Modernism in Architecture - A Picture Dictionary
Take a photo tour of Modernist, Post-modernist, and other 20th and 21st century approaches to architectural design by visionary architects.

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A Quick Photo Tour of Selected Modern Homes
The Modern and Postmodern houses in this photo gallery illustrate bold new ideas in architecture and modern home design for the 20th century.

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Architecture in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
Find great buildings, monuments, cathedrals, towers, and other important architecture in Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean, including Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Russia, the Czech Republic, Greece, and Turkey.

Architecture in Canada
Use this directory to find facts and photos for buildings in Canada, and other resources related to Canadian architecture and architects.

Residential Housing Projects - Habitat '67 and More
Explore a gallery of multifamily housing projects, starting with the award-winning Habitat '67, which launched the architecture career of Moshe Safdie.

11 Amazing Housing Projects Where You Wish You Lived
Explore a gallery of multifamily housing projects, from Moshe Safdie's award-winning Habitat '67 to the crazy facade of a Vienna apartment house.

Hansaviertel Residential Housing Project
Hansaviertel in Berlin, Germany was rebuilt after World War II with help from some of the world's most famous architects, including the Finnish Alvar Aalto.

Olympic Housing by Niall McLaughlin Architects
Housing built for the Olympic games is often repurposed for the general public after the event. Should the Olympics influence the form of design?

Albion Riverside Residential Housing Project
British architect Sir Norman Foster has created a modern geometry along the River Thames. Learn more about the Albion Riverside.

Aqua Tower, Chicago Residential Housing
Chicago's Jeanne Gang made her architectural mark in 2010 with the modern, swirling Aqua Tower skyscraper. It's architecture you can live in.

Frank Gehry's Residential Housing Skyscraper
Frank Gehry's residential skyscraper, within walking distance of New York's World Trade Center, sits atop PS 397 - a local school with Gehry icing.

BoKlok Apartment Building in Norway
Prefabricated manufactured housing, popular in the mid-20th century post-war building boom, remains desirable as affordable housing in the 21st century.

The Shard, London Mixed Use Skyscraper
London's Shard by Renzo Piano is the first 1,000 foot skyscraper in Western Europe. The mixed-use glass pyramid overlooks the River Thames in all directions.

Cayan Tower, residential skyscraper in Dubai
Buildings with twisting designs are becoming as common as residential skyscrapers. What might we call this organic-inspired 21st century architecture?

Hadid Residences, Milan, Italy, 2013
Together in Italy, Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind have created modern residential complexes that complement each other. Learn more about Milan's urban redevelopment.

The Looshaus Scandal - Adolf Loos Shocks Vienna
Franz Josef, emperor of Austria, was outraged when Adolf Loos built the stark Goldman and Salatsch Building directly across from the Imperial Palace.

Architecture in Prague for the Casual Traveler
With historic castles, bridges, and an Astronomical Clock, touring Prague in the Czech Republic is like Disneyland for the senses, but it's all real.

Disasters and Collapses
Despite the best laid plans of architects and engineers, great buildings can fall for a number of reasons

Why the World Trade Center Twin Towers Fell
When terrorists struck New York's Twin Towers, people wondered why the skyscrapers collapsed so quickly. Could the buildings have been made stronger?

About Mies van der Rohe and Less is More
Believing that less is more, Mies van der Rohe, born March 27, 1886, built rational, minimalist skyscrapers that set the standard for modernist design.

About Glenn Murcutt, an Australian Way of Architecture
Born in London July 25, 1936, Australian architect Glenn Murcutt designs homes that conserve energy and blend with the environment. He lives simply.

Advice From an Energy-Efficient Architect
Every homeowner can learn from Glenn Murcutt. The Australian architect provides five basic ideas for designing energy-efficient, earth-friendly homes.

Rebuilding the World Trade Center: A Photo Timeline
Here's a year-by-year chronology of one huge architectural project, because maybe you were born after September 11, 2001 when terrorists attacked NYC.

Rebuilding the World Trade Center: A Photo Timeline
Here's a year-by-year chronology of one huge architectural project, because maybe you were born after September 11, 2001 when terrorists attacked NYC.

Rebuilding the World Trade Center: A Photo Timeline
Here's a year-by-year chronology of one huge architectural project, because maybe you were born after September 11, 2001 when terrorists attacked NYC.

10 Buildings That Can Give You the Creeps
Prepare to be spooked! Here are some of the most sinister buildings in the world, well-known for creating that uneasy feeling and raising a few hairs.

Architecture and Design for the Blind Client
Smart technology helps as architects are beginning to design for the blind and the visually impaired, a growing demographic as the population ages.

How did the Sydney Opera House Get That Look?
Trace an architect's geometric idea to its architectural reality by examining the famous Sydney Opera House in Australia, completed October 20, 1973.

Photos and Construction Drawings - Image Archives for Architecture
Use these archives, galleries, and resources to find photographs of great buildings and their designers, construction drawings, historic prints, plans, and other images. Keep in mind that the pictures you find on these Web sites are almost always copyrighted. For copyright-free, royalty free photos and drawings, see our listing of Free & Cheap Architecture Pictures.

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A Gallery of House Styles - What Style Is It?
Readers seeking advice have submitted the photos for this house style workshop. Can you name the styles? Browse the photos and house style resources, add your ideas, and see what others are saying.

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Frank Lloyd Wright in Florida, Photos of FSC
Join us for a photo tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings at Florida Southern College.

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Orchard House - Colonial Home of Louisa May Alcott
From our photo gallery of colonial homes, the historic Orchard House where Louisa May Alcott lived with her family.

Architecture Contests, Awards and Prizes
Your starting place for finding information about awards, prizes, and competitions for architects, architecture students, and other design professionals. Included are contest deadlines and lists of contest winners.

History of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy
Twice destroyed and twice rebuilt, the famous Pantheon in Rome evolved from a rectangular structure to the iconic domed building that helped transform architecture in the Western World. Learn about the Pantheon in Rome and see photos of the Pantheon in Rome.

Architecture Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome
The Roman Pantheon became a model that influenced Western architecture for nearly 2,000 years. Learn about the Pantheon in Rome.

Why You Should Know About the Pantheon in Rome
Twice destroyed and twice rebuilt, Rome's Pantheon evolved from a rectangular structure to an iconic domed building, transforming Western architecture.

History of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy
Twice destroyed and twice rebuilt, the famous Pantheon in Rome evolved from a rectangular structure to the iconic domed building that helped transform architecture in the Western World. Learn about the Pantheon in Rome and see photos of the Pantheon in Rome.

The Amazing Dome at the Roman Pantheon
The ancient Romans gave their Pantheon massive columns and 25-foot thick walls to support a huge dome made of solid concrete. Learn more.

3 Rules of Architecture & How to Win the Big Prize
?The Pritzker Architecture Prize has been awarded to some obscure architects lately. Juries have defied expectations with their picks. What's their agenda?

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Some of the Highest Skyscrapers in the World
See pictures of the world's highest skyscrapers and find facts about each building, from China to Chicago and Dubai to New York City.

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Skyscrapers and World's Tallest Buildings
Your source for information on skyscrapers and other tall buildings, with Net links to the world's highest buildings, tall building photos, tall building statistics, and information archives for skyscrapers and highrises.

Tallest Buildings in the World - Skyscraper Ranks
The built environment is touching the sky. Here's a chart of the tallest buildings in the world, with statistics for more than 100 skyscrapers.

Guides to Fixing and Restoring Your Old House
These helpful guides from the US National Park Service provide valuable, detailed advice for home restoration projects. Learn the preservation basics.

Competing to be the Highest (Skyscraper) in New York
The New York City skyline is changing again. Lower Manhattan is not the only area for high rises and skyscrapers. Who are the competing players?

Construction Basics
Find facts about how buildings and structures are designed and engineered. These links include information and statistics for skyscrapers, towers, bridges, and more.

What Is the World's Tallest Building?
What is the world's tallest building? It depends on who does the measuring and what gets measured! Find some answers here.

What is European Renaissance Architecture?
An easy-to-follow introduction to Renaissance architecture in Italy and Europe, with resources for learning more.

Architecture 101: What You Need to Know About Buildings
For basic facts about architecture, from famous buildings to the design of your own home, begin with these links.

About the Marie Short House, a First For Glenn Murcutt
Timber from a nearby sawmill forms the framing and the walls of Glenn Murcutt's Marie Short House, constructed of simple, readily available materials.

The Marie Short House by Glenn Murcutt - Architecture by Glenn Murcutt
As in all Glenn Murcutt designs, the Marie Short House is constructed of simple, readily available materials. Timber from a nearby sawmill form the framing and the walls.

The Marie Short House by Glenn Murcutt - Architecture by Glenn Murcutt
As in all Glenn Murcutt designs, the Marie Short House is constructed of simple, readily available materials. Timber from a nearby sawmill form the framing and the walls.

The Marie Short House by Glenn Murcutt - Architecture by Glenn Murcutt
As in all Glenn Murcutt designs, the Marie Short House is constructed of simple, readily available materials. Timber from a nearby sawmill form the framing and the walls.

The Marie Short House by Glenn Murcutt - Architecture by Glenn Murcutt
As in all Glenn Murcutt designs, the Marie Short House is constructed of simple, readily available materials. Timber from a nearby sawmill form the framing and the walls.

Architect Glenn Murcutt Designs for the Australian Landscape
The Marie Short House sets on stilts on a rural stretch of land along the Maria River.

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Oscar Niemeyer - Photo Portfolio of Selected Works
Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer shaped his country's capital from the very start, leaving a legacy of beautifully sculpted buildings in Brasilia.

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How to Design a Healthy Home - Checklist
A home that is healthy nourishes body, mind, and spirit. One size cannot fit all, but try beginning with these guidelines and a change of behavior.

Who Is the Most Influential Swiss Architect?
Explore the life of Le Corbusier, born October 6, 1887. A pioneer of the modern, the Swiss architect influenced both Bauhaus the International Style.

10 of the Greatest Domes in the World
Inside and out, domes are beautiful in their designs and engineering. See photos of great domes around the world, with links to more information.

About Eero Saarinen, the Finnish-American Architect
Born August 20, 1910, Finnish-American Eero Saarinen approached architecture and furniture design with the eye of a sculptor. Survey his works.

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What buildings define the future of architecture?
To know where architecture is going, don't look at the past. Just look around you at the present. Here are some buildings that predict the future.

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The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings - A Review
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Historic Preservation: Research, Restore, and Preserve
Want to rescue an older building from demolition... And to have it listed on the National Register or the National Trust? Or, do you just want to preserve the heritage of your own older home? Here are facts about restoration projects, historic registries, historic landmarks, and preservation methods.

Architectural Salvage: What You Need To Know
Explore the exciting world of architectural salvage, and find out how to save on architectural antiquities for your building project.

How to Find Used Building Parts
Use these tips to find used building parts and architectural antiquities for your building or remodeling project. Find salvage centers in your area. Page 2.

Designing the Tate Modern - Look at the Power Plant Now
The Bankside Power Plant on London's South Bank was transformed when Herzog and de Meuron created the new Gallery of Modern Art for the Tate Museum.

What will our houses look like in the 21st Century?
What is parametric design? 3D software lets designers easily manipulate building models, a process that may revolutionize house designs of the future.

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How to Reclaim the Land - 12 Green Ideas
Homeowners should be careful where they build, but contaminated land can be reclaimed. Look to London for hints on how to go green and flourish.

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Elvis Presley, Buildings in a Life of the Musician
Elvis Presley lived, worked, and played in many places. Does architecture reflect the life of a son, musician, performing artist, and family man?

Designing the Tate Modern - Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern
The 500 foot Turbine Hall became a dramatic entrance for the Tate Modern museum.

Designing the Tate Modern - Aikido Architecture at the Tate Modern
The energy of the Tate Modern sweeps over visitors the moment they walk down the ramp past the brightly-lit bookstore and ride the escalators past translucent green glass panels.

Designing the Tate Modern - Adaptive Reuse at the Tate Modern
The Tate Modern is one of the world's most famous examples of adaptive reuse.

Designing the Tate Modern - Transforming Tate Modern
Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have developed a design plan to transform the old power station once again, creating a new, expanded Tate Modern.

Designing the Tate Modern - New Uses for Old Oil Tank Chambers at the Tate Modern
Behind the Tate Modern are vast circular chambers that once housed the oil used to run the power station's turbines. Oil tanks have not been used since the power station was decomissioned, but the new design plan by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron has turned the chambers into performance spaces and an auditorium.

Designing the Tate Modern - Grand Spaces at the Tate Modern
Artists who have exhibited at the Tate Modern praise the cathedral-like space.

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Modern Architects
Jacques Herzog, born April 19, and Pierre de Meuron, born May 8, 1950, are architectural partners from Basel, Switzerland. Their innovations astonish.

Santiago Calatrava, Biography of the Architect Engineer
A short biography of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, born July 28, 1951, best known for his stringed bridges and bird-like transportation hub.

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Norman Foster Portfolio of Buildings and Projects
Pritzker Laureate Norman Foster often uses modular elements in his

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