Architecture Sitemap - Page 10 2016-09-26

The Most Beautiful House in the World - Book Review
In a compelling narrative, Witold Rybczynski describes how he began to build a boat shed and ended up with a new home. Jackie Craven reviews The Most Beautiful House in the World.

Maya Lin, Short Profile of the Architect, Sculptor, and Artist
Learn about the life and works of artist and architect, Maya Lin, born October 5, 1959 in Athens, Ohio. Lin began her career designing the controversial Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Henry Hobson Richardson, An American Original
Learn about the life and works of American architect Henry Hobson Richardson, born September 29, 1838 and famous for inspiring the Victorian style known as Richardsonian Romanesque.

Basilica Palladiana - Basilica in Vicenza by Andrea Palladio - Palladio Picture Gallery
Andrea Palladio gave the Basilica in Vicenza, Italy two styles of classical columns. Join us as we explore some of Palladio's greatest works. Page 3.

San Giorgio Maggiore by Andrea Palladio - San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice - Palladio Picture Gallery
Andrea Palladio modeled the façade of San Giorgio Maggiore after a Greek temple. Join us as we explore some of Palladio's greatest works. Page 2.

Villa Almerico-Capra - Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio - Palladio Picture Gallery
Palladio's design for Villa Almerico-Capra expressed the humanist values of the Renaissance period. Join us as we explore some of Palladio's greatest works.

Books and Catalogs of the American Craftsman
Gustav Stickley is known for more than his

What's a bungalow? All You Need to Know
Learn the ins and outs of bungalows and bungalow revival homes in America -- your starting point for all things bungalow.

What is the Metabolism movement in architectural history?
Metabolist architecture and futuristic urban design influenced postwar Japan and 20th century modern architecture during the 1960s and 1970s. Learn more about the metabolist movement.

Foster's Tower 2 in Context
WTC Tower 2 by Foster and Partners has an innovative design. See sketches and plans.

Realistic Rendering of Foster's Vision for 2 WTC
Norman Foster plans rooms with sweeping views at Tower 2 on the World Trade Center site. Page 2.

Norman Foster's Plan for WTC Tower 2 in 2006
See Norman Foster's plans for Tower 2 at the World Trade Center site in New York City. Page 3.

Sectional View of World Trade Center Tower 2
Architect Norman Foster discusses his design for Tower 2 at the World Trade Center site. Page 4.

2 WTC Symbols of Hope for the Future
Architect Norman Foster designed WTC Tower 2 as part of the master plan for reconstruction at the World Trade Center site. Learn more. Page 5.

Diamond Top of Tower 2, a Foster Design from 2006
Tower 2 at the New York World Trade Center will have a distinctive diamond-shaped top. See pictures of the original 2006 design. Page 6.

World Trade Center Tower 2 at the New World Trade Center
Norman Foster's Tower 2 is integral to the plans for the new World Trade Center in New York. See drawings. Page 7.

Arad's Design for the National 9/11 Memorial
The National 9/11 Memorial, originally named Reflecting Absence, went through many revisions. Why did architect Michael Arad change his plan?

Is there such a thing as Jewish architecture?
The Hanukkah Menorah is a common element in Jewish architecture. Sometimes examining history gives us a better understanding of the elements of style.

How to Handle Your Architect’s Ego
Does your architect have a big ego? Like other successful professionals, architects do have definite viewpoints. But do their egos get in the way of good design?

Books About Sexuality in Architecture
Want to study the role of gender and sex in building design? These books offer points of view you may not have realized.

September 11 Monuments and Memorials INDEX
Examine the Lamp of Memory with this index of resources for learning about September 11 monuments and memorials. Page 5.

Flight 93 Crash Site in Shanksville Pennsylvania
Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where terrorists crashed a hijacked airline, is now the site of a September 11 memorial. Learn more. Page 3.

Learn About the Buildings Destroyed on 9-11 - the Twin Towers in NYC
Learn about the World Trade Center towers that were destroyed by terrorists on September 11, 2001.

Rebuilding in New York After 9/11
This index has links to photos and resources for learning about reconstruction in New York after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Page 4.

The Pentagon in Arlington Virginia Before Terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001
Learn about the Pentagon, the US Department of Defense building that was struck by terrorists on September 11, 2001. Page 2.

BIG Plans for 2WTC - Client-Centered Design for Tower 2
Should client-centered design be taken to the lengths of replacing one starchitect with another? Take a tour of the 2015 conceptual drawings for 2WTC.

What will the lobby look like in the 2015 design for 2WTC?
The lobby of 2WTC is directly connected with the Calatrava-designed transportation hub, nearing completion. Take a 2015 of Tower 2 as conceptualized by BIG.

BIG Plans for 2WTC - 2015 Rendering of Towers
The conceptual drawing of the 2015 redesigned 2 World Trade Center is very different from the 2006 design. Learn more about Bjarke Ingels' BIG design.

BIG Plans for 2 World Trade Center
In June 2015, architect Bjarke Ingels and developer Larry Silverstein kicked Norman Foster to the curb. What is the new redesign for 2 World Trade Center?

BIG Plans for 2WTC - Envisioning Lower Manhattan
How is 2 World Trade Center being envisioned now that Norman Foster is out of the picture? Take a short tour of the new renderings. They're BIG.

BIG Plans for 2WTC - 2015 Site Plan
Although new conceptual drawings were released for 2WTC, the old Master Plan by Daniel Libeskind seems to have remained in tact. What's the new design?

BIG Plans for 2WTC - Terraces of Green face Tribeca
Terraced green spaces are built into the BIG 2015 redesign of Tower 2 in Lower Manhattan. Take a short tour of the new design.

Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania
Learn about the memorial to the victims of Flight 93, who died on September 11, 2001 when their hijacked plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Page 7.

Picture of the World Trade Center Memorial Hall
See the proposed Memorial Hall at the new World Trade Center site in New York City. Page 2.

Trident Beams at the National 9/11 Museum Pavilion
This artist's rendering shows a close up view of trident beams salvaged from Ground Zero. The National 9/11 will display the beams in a glass atrium at the entrance.

Pentagon Memorial
From our gallery of memorials and monuments, the Pentagon Memorial honors those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks near Washington, DC. Page 6.

Postcards Memorial - 9-11 Memorial in Staten Island NY
Learn about Masayuki Sono's striking

Tribute in Light - September 11 Memorial in New York City
New York's Tribute in Light uses powerful search lights to pay tribute to victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Page 8.

To the Struggle Against World Terrorism 9-11 Memorial
A steel teardrop honors victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks in a striking memorial by Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli. Page 4.

The Sphere September 11 Memorial in New York
Miraculously, the Sphere by German sculptor Fritz Koenig survived the terrorist attacks on the New York World Trade Center. Now it is a memorial. Learn more. Page 3.

3 World Trade Center Plans and Models
Model of the new World Trade Center Tower 3, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership. Page 2.

Transit Hall of World Trade Center Tower 3
Architect Richard Rogers' design for 3 World Trade Center integrates the transportation needs of a building with those of the community. Learn more about his design. Page 6.

3 Designs for Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan
The skyscraper at 3 World Trade Center will be an important New York landmark

New York World Trade Center Tower 3 Rendering
WTC Tower 3 by Richard Rogers Partnership offers views of the National 9/11 Memorial. Page 4.

The Robotic 3 World Trade Center Plans and Drawings (2006-2015)
See plans for the 71-story Tower 3 at the New York World Trade Center site. Page 3.

Lobby Design of 175 Greenwich Street, 3 World Trade Center
The lobby designed by Richard Rogers for 3 WTC is tall, light, and ready for transit. See early design sketches of Tower 3 from 2006. Page 5.

Greenwich Street Proposed Towers in 2006
This illustration compares the proposed Towers 2, 3, and 4 at the New York World Trade Center. That was then. This is now. Page 7.

World Trade Center Site in 2015, the Proposed Look
By 2015, the design of Tower 3 held steady between the completed Tower 4 and the changing design of Tower 2. The race to the finish had begun. Page 8.

Constructing Tower Three - Not a Smooth Rise
Leasing woes for Tower 3 has stalled construction, but 2015 finds 3 WTC with a new track toward completion. Learn more about Richard Rogers' skyscraper. Page 9.

What will be the final design of 3 WTC?
Is the design for 3 WTC final? These 2015 renderings indicate that modifications are still being made. Page 10.

3 World Trade Center, the Tower Rises into Crowded Skies
The impact of the rising towers at Ground Zero -- is the sky becoming too crowded? Here's a photo tour of what to expect with the building of 3 World Trade Center. Page 11.

Sky Garden Design by SOM/SANAA
How did SOM get to design One World Trade Center but their team did not win the 2002 competition to redesign the WTC site? Find out what happened.

7 Buildings You Won't See at Ground Zero
When architects compete for jobs, some will lose. Master plans proposed for Ground Zero were very different - how the skyline might have been!

Promenade to Battery Park by Peterson / Littenberg
The 2002 WTC site master plan submitted by Peterson and Littenberg was very popular with the public, but it lost the competition. Take a look at what they proposed.

THINK's World Cultural Towers
How would the New York skyline look if the THINK team had won the competition to rebuild the World Trade Center site? Examine drawings for buildings you may never see built.

Futuristic Skyscraper by United Architects
If United Architects had the won the 2002 competition to rebuild the World Trade Center site, the landscape may look a lot more futuristic than it does today.

Memorial Square by Meier, Eisenman, Gwathmey/Siegel, & Holl
Will we ever see these skyscrapers designed by a team of the most famous architects in America? Probably not, because they lost the competition to redevelop the WTC site.

High-Tech Twins by Norman Foster and Partners
Norman Foster's replacement Twin Towers

Safe Room - What Is a Safe Room
Safe rooms provide security and protection during catastrophic events. Learn more and find resources and construction plans for safe rooms. The moat around your castle has gone high-tech.

Christina's World - The House Andrew Wyeth Painted
The Olson House in Cushing, Maine became the subject of Andrew Wyeth's famous painting, Christina's World. Facts, photos, and resources to plan your trip.

Can I Study Architecture Online?
Learn about architecture from these free university lectures, podcasts, and videocasts available on the Web.

Free Architecture Courses on the Web
Hundreds of colleges and universities offer free downloads of popular courses in architecture, urban design, and engineering. Check out the best of the best and the most of the MOOCs.

Dutch Influences, De Stijl, and Modern Architecture
Discover Dutch Modernism in the architecture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld and the philosophy of Theo Van Doesburg. It's all in The Style.

How to Buy or Build a Frank Lloyd Wright House
Love Frank Lloyd Wright? Buy a house he designed, or build a look-alike. Get started here.

Changing Your House Color 3 - Need Advice for this Cottage?
Readers share pictures and discuss which paint colors may be best for their homes, including how to go bold with exterior colors on a small house.

Stucco House With a New Roof
Photo of a stucco house with a discussion on best colors to match the new roof shingles. This article is a continuing series of readers' houses.

Colors for a White Colonial
See photos of a Colonial style home and discuss the best color schemes. Also find help choosing colors for your own home.

Changing Your House Color 2- New House With a Blue Roof
A reader asks about exterior paint color ideas that would best coordinate with the blue roof on a brand new house.

Changing Your House Color 2 - Advice for a Square Stucco
About.com readers discuss their houses. This square stucco home has some Craftsman features, but what colors should the owner choose for the stucco siding?

Changing Your House Color 2 - New Siding for Arts & Crafts
Earth colors are always attractive and historically appropriate for an Arts & Crafts home. Readers share pictures of their houses and ask about colors.

Charles Follen McKim, A Short Profile of Influence
Born August 24, 1847, Charles Follen McKim partnered in one of America's most famous architectural firms, McKim, Mead, & White. Learn more.

Architects Paul and Milena Murdoch
Learn about architects Paul and Milena Murdoch, most famous for designing the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Katrina Cottage Picture - Tiled Bathroom
Although designed for a tight budget, quality materials are used to construct the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. See photos. Page 10.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Porch Fan
An inexpensive ceiling fan brings cooling breezes to the front porch of the Katrina Kernel Cottage II, designed by Steve Mouzon. See photos. Page 5.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Doric Columns
Doric style columns bring old-fashioned charm to this version of the low-cost Katrina Cottage. See photos of the second-generation model, the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. Page 4.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Compact Kitchen
The living area of this Katrina Cottage has a compact kitchen along one wall. See photos of the second-generation model, the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. Page 7.

Katrina Cottage Picutres - Murphy Bed
The living area of this Katrina Cottage has no interior walls. Instead, square pillars frame a space used for sleeping. See photos of the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. Page 8.

Katrina Cottage Picutres - Porch Railing
Architect Steve Mouzon borrowed a traditional pattern when he designed the porch railings for the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. See photos. Page 3.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Greek Revival Details
The front porch with column and gables bring a Greek Revival flavor to the simple, Shotgun Style Katrina Kernel Cottage II. See photos. Page 2.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Steel Roof
The Katrina Kernel Cottage II is constructed with light gauge steel for the roof, flooring, and studs. Steel resists fire, termites, and decay. See photos. Page 6.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Pedestal Sink
A pedestal sink in the bathroom saves space and suggests old-fashioned charm. See photos of the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. Page 9.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Shotgun Style
The Katrina Kernal Cottage II by Steve Mouzon is a traditional

New World Trade Center Exposed Slurry Wall
See the architects' proposal for an explosed slurry wall at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Page 7.

National 9/11 Memorial Aerial View
This early drawing shows an overview of the Reflecting Absence memorial that architects Michael Arad and Peter Walker envisioned for the World Trade Center site. Page 3.

Memorial Hall at the National 9/11 Memorial
In this early design for the National 9/11 Memorial, we see the architect's plans for subterranean galleries with waterfall views. Page 6.

National 9/11 Memorial Waterfall
See details of a flowing waterfall at the newly opened National 9/11 Memorial on Ground Zero in New York City. Page 13.

New York World Trade Center Memorial Plaza at Night
Michael Arad joined forces with landscape architect Peter Walker to create this early design for the National 9/11 Memorial Plaza in New York City. Page 9.

September 11 Museum Pavilion
The September 11 Museum Pavilion by Snøhetta will include columns salvaged from the destroyed World Trade Center buildings. Page 10.

National 9/11 Memorial - Sectional View of the North Pool
This model illustrates Michael Arad's vision for galleries and waterfalls at the National 9/11 Memorial. Page 4.

Plot Plan for the Reflecting Absence Memorial
Architect Daniel Libeskind changed his plans for the World Trade Center site to include the proposed Reflecting Absence memorial. See the plot plan. Page 2.

Designs for the National 9/11 Memorial, Model Planning
Many years went into the design for the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero. See early renderings of the project, and also photos of the completed Memorial.

The World Trade Center Memorial: Winning Designs
Michael Arad's proposal for Reflecting Absence began as Anonymous Poster Submission 790532. Here's the backstory of how the National 9/11 Memorial became a reality.

Entering the World Trade Center Memorial
Architects envisioned a peaceful, tree-lined space at the National 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero. Page 8.

Opening Day at the National 9/11 Memorial
See the completed 9/11 Memorial at dawn on the day it was dedicated. Page 11.

Reflecting Absence Memorial Hall - Original Plan
Drawn in 2003, this rendering shows architect Michael Arad's original vision for the National 9/11 Memorial, Reflecting Absence. Page 5.

The Completed National 9/11 Memorial
Now completed, the Reflecting Absence Memorial at the World Trade Center has two deep voids with streaming waterfalls. Page 12.

Renaissance Architecture
Your starting place for exploring Renaissance architecture, with facts and photos for Renaissance architecture in Italy, France and England.

5 Modern Houses by Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
Houses without walls? See the early designs of Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban, including his experiments with space, modular designs, and industrial building materials.

Architecture Discussion Forums
Directory of online discussion forums where you can post questions and participate in discussions about architecture.

School and Career - Help For Architecture Students and Future Architects
These essential resources will help you complete school assignments and plan your career in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, industrial design, and related fields. Also find idea-starters for architecture projects and opportunities to build your portfolio and publish your work.

Great Buildings and Structures - Facts & Photos
Master index of resources for learning about famous architecture, including skyscrapers, castles, cathedrals, historic buildings, and award-winning modernist buildings.

How much math do you need to be an architect?
Students often worry about the math courses they'll need to take in college. Is all that mathematics really necessary to be an architect?

A Brief Guide to Architecture in Japan
This city-by-city roundup is your source for information about the important architecture in Japan, both ancient and modern.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos - Finished Earth Block Home
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Page 17.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Page 2.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Page 9.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos - Making Compressed Earth Blocks
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Page 15.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Click on the photos below to see the construction now under way. Page 3.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos - Parging the Walls
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Click on the photos below to see the construction now under way. Page 10.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos - Earthen Homes
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Page 11.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos - Director of Earth Block Operations
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Page 13.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos - Parging the Walls
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Click on the photos below to see the construction now under way. Page 12.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Page 7.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos - Sifting the Clay
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Click on the photos below to see the construction now under way. Page 14.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Page 8.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Page 4.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Page 5.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. Page 6.

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Photos - Wrapping the Earth Blocks
Near the fishing village of Loreto, Mexico, real estate developers are constructing a resort community using healthy, eco-friendly materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster. . Page 16.

How to Build With Earth Blocks - Constructing Loreto Bay, Mexico
Can developers build a community with eco-friendly materials? Check out the village of Loreto Bay in Mexico, where I took a tour of the construction under way.

Elvis Week at Graceland Mansion
Soon after purchasing Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis Presley began remodeling and redecorating. Graceland has become an August destination. Page 2.

Elvis Presley's Living Room at Graceland Mansion
Visitors to Graceland, the Memphis home of Elvis Presley, can view the rock star's posh living room with glittering, mirrored walls and stained glass peacocks. Page 3.

Elvis Presley's Grave at Graceland
Presley and his family are buried in Graceland. Elvis's bronze grave is near a reflecting pool. See photos of the Memphis estate in this short tour. Page 4.

Architecture Magazines, Professional Journals, and E-Zines
Use this directory to find magazines and journals of special interest to architects, architecture students, design professionals, and architecture enthusiasts.

Magazines and Professional Journals - Architecture, Engineering, Home Design, Landscape
Use this directory to find professional journals related to architecture, home design magazines, alternative art magazines, landscape design magazines and other publications for architecture and design.

Elvis Presley Home Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee
Graceland Mansion was home to rock 'n roll idol Elvis Presley. Today it is a National Historic Landmark and the most popular tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
Built by the Alexander Construction Company, this Palm Springs home became a private retreat for Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Take a short photo tour.

Massive Front Door at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Elvis Presley's Palm Springs Home
Geometric patterns decorate the massive front door of the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs, California. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Round Sofa at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
A curved sofa circles the free-standing fireplace in the Elvis Honeymoon House. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Bedroom at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
A plush pink bed is the focal point of the round bedroom at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs, California. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Circular Kitchen at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
The Elvis Honeymoon House has a circular kitchen with tile counters along the wall and a round stove at the center. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.

Floor-to-Ceiling Windows at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
Floor-to-ceiling windows invite nature into the living room of the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs, California. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Living Area at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
The living area at the Elvis Honeymoon House is a circular room with stone walls and tall windows. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.

Stepping Stones at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - The Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
Circular stepping stones lead through a natural landscape to the main entrance of the Look magazine House of Tomorrow where Elvis and Priscilla Presley stayed. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Sunroom at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
Animal print furnishings give an African theme to the sunroom in the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs, California. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.

Scullery
Discover the relevance of a scullery to today's home buyer. Learn more in the Architecture Glossary of Terms.

Harvey B. Gantt, a Short Profile of a Trailblazer
Born in South Carolina, January 14, 1943, Harvey Gantt will be forever associated with making the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, a modern city of the South.

Feng Shui - What Is Feng Shui - Feng Shui and Architecture
Architects and designers find inspiration in ancient Eastern philosophies of feng shui. Learn more.

USCG-HQ Green Roof Specifications
Sedam mats are planted along the roof perimeter of the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters. Sedam borders the wild grasses in the middle of the Green Roof.

Green Design: US Coast Guard Headquarters, St. Elizabeths
The U.S. federal government is investing in Green Roof technologies. The 2013 campus built for the Coast Guard in Washington, DC is a prime example.

USCG-HQ Sustainable Development
What makes a sustainable community? Find out why the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters has been called a great example of sustainable development.

USCG-HQ Natural Elements of Brick, Stone, Glass, and Earth
Natural building materials are seen in the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. See campus photos of stone, brick, glass and earth.

USCG-HQ Plantings on Green Roof
Green Roof systems on the U.S. Coast Guard HQ are extensive and intensive, using local plantings irrigated by recycled stormwater. See a photo tour.

USCG-HQ - A New Trend in Public Architecture
The 2013 U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. is an example of a new direction in public architecture - building green to save the earth.

USCG-HQ is Organically Built Into a Hillside
The Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. is built in levels. Many of the buildings, integrated into the hillside, have Green Roof Systems,

California Academy of Sciences by Architect Renzo Piano
In the design for the California Academy of Sciences, Renzo Piano combined his love of architecture with nature. Learn more about the green roof in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Page 13.

The New York Times Building by Architect Renzo Piano - New York City Skyscraper
The Italian architect Renzo Piano took on New York City and The New York Times, designing a 52-story tower high on energy efficiency and controversy. Page 12.

Renzo Piano: The Renzo Piano Building Workshop at Punta Nave in Genoa, Italy
The Renzo Piano Building Workshop at Punta Nave in Genoa, Italy : Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs

San Nicola Stadium by Renzo Piano - Picture of San Nicola Stadium by Renzo Piano
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano incorporated vast expanses of sky into the design of this saucer-shaped soccer stadium in Bari, Italy. Page 3.

Renzo Piano: Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa, New Caledonia
Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa, New Caledonia : Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs

The Shard by Architect Renzo Piano - London Skyscraper
In 2012, The Shard became the tallest building in western Europe. Designed by Renzo Piano, the powerful glass wall allows reflection of the environment -- and reflection by its residents. Page 14.

Renzo Piano: IRCAM Extension, Institute for Acoustic Research in Paris, France
IRCAM Extension : Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs

Renzo Piano: Kansai International Airport Terminal in Osaka, Japan
Kansai International Airport Terminal in Osaka, Japan: Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs

Renzo Piano: Lingotto Factory Conversion in Turin, Italy
Lingotto Factory Conversion in Turin, Italy : Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs

Renzo Piano: The Cy Twombly Gallery at the Menil Collection Museum in Houston, Texas
The Cy Twombly Gallery at the Menil Collection Museum in Houston, Texas : Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs

Renzo Piano: Reconstruction of the Atelier Brancusi in Paris, France
Reconstruction of the Atelier Brancusi in Paris, France : Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs

Renzo Piano: Congress Center and Offices in Lyon, France
Congress Center and Offices in Lyon, France: Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs

Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers: Centre George Pompidou in Paris, France
The escalator is housed within a tube attached to the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, France, a design by future Pritzker Laureates Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers

Renzo Piano: Columbus International Exposition, Genoa, Italy
Columbus International Exposition, Genoa, Italy : Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs

Renzo Piano Portfolio of Buildings and Projects
Italian architect Renzo Piano designs technological shapes with modern materials. Yet classical styling and a nod toward the past are evident in this photo gallery of his work.

Minami Yamashiro School Floor Plan
Second floor floor plan for Minami Yamashiro School in Kyoto, Japan, Richard Rogers Partnership, 1995-2003. Page 15.

Designed by Richard Rogers - Millennium Dome in Greenwich, England
From our photo gallery, pictures of important stadiums, arenas, athletic buildings, and performance centers: Millennium Dome in Greenwich, England. Page 20.

Minami Yamashiro School, Kyoto, Japan
Minami Yamashiro School in Kyoto, Japan by Richard Rogers Partnership, 1995-2003. Page 13.

The Senedd - Sketches of the Senedd - National Assembly for Wales
These sketches by Richard Rogers illustrate the roof funnels and other energy-efficient designs at the Senedd, home of the National Assembly for Wales. Page 12.

Patscentre - Princeton, New Jersey
Elevation drawing of Patscentre in Princeton, New Jersey, Richard Rogers Partnership, 1982-1985. Page 25.

National Assembly for Wales Section Drawings - The Senedd by Richard Rogers Partnership
These section drawings show the wing-like design of the Senedd, home of the National Assembly for Wales. Richard Rogers Partnership, architects. Page 11.

The Senedd - National Assembly for Wales - The Senedd by Richard Rogers Partnership
Home of the National Assembly for Wales, the Senedd by Richard Rogers Partnership is designed to suggest transparency. Find facts below. Page 10.

Patscentre - Princeton, New Jersey
Axonometric drawing of Patscentre in Princeton, New Jersey, Richard Rogers Partnership, 1982-1985. Page 26.

Millennium Dome Floor Plan
Floor Plan of the Millennium Dome in Greenwich England, Richard Rogers Partnership, 1996-1999. Page 22.

Millennium Dome Section
This drawing shows a section through the perimeter of the Millennium Dome in Greenwich England. Richard Rogers Partnership, 1996-1999. Page 23.

Millennium Dome Section Drawing
Millennium Dome Section Drawing, Greenwich, England, Richard Rogers Partnership, 1996-1999. Page 21.

Minami Yamashiro School Elevation Drawing
Elevation drawing of Minami Yamashiro School in Kyoto, Japan, Richard Rogers Partnership, 1995-2003. Page 14.

Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 4
Rendering of Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 4 by Richard Rogers Partnership, 1997-2005. Page 19.

Lloyd's of London Sectional Drawing
Lloyd's of London by Richard Rogers Partnership - Section through the atrium. Page 7.

Lloyd's of London Site Plan by Richard Rogers Partnership
Lloyd's of London Site Plan by Richard Rogers Partnership. Page 9.

London as it could be, by Richard Rogers Partnership
In this 1986 drawing of Riverside Walkway, architect Richard Rogers envisions London as it could be. Page 24.

Madrid Barajas Airport
Madrid Barajas Airport baggage collection area, by Richard Rogers Partnership, 1997-2005. Page 16.

Centre Pompidou Competition Drawing
Competition drawing for Centre Pompidou in France, Richard Rogers Partnership, 1971-1977. Page 2.

Centre Pompidou Competition Drawing
Competition drawing for Centre Pompidou in France, Richard Rogers Partnership, 1971-1977. Page 3.

The Leadenhall Building, Elevation Drawing, Richard Rogers Partnership
Elevation drawing of the Leadenhall Building by Richard Rogers Partnership, 2002-2006. Page 5.

Lloyd's of London Axonometric Drawing
Axonometric Drawing of Lloyd's of London by Richard Rogers Partnership, 1978-1986. Page 8.

About the Leadenhall Building in London
Illustration of the Leadenhall Building in London, by Richard Rogers Partnership. Page 4.

Lloyd's of London by Richard Rogers Partnership
Lloyd's of London by Richard Rogers Partnership, 1978-1986. Page 6.

Madrid Barajas Airport, Level Zero Plan
Plan of Level Zero, Terminal 4, Madrid Barajas Airport by Richard Rogers Partnership, 1997-2005. Page 17.

Centre Pompidou in Paris - High-Tech Architecture
Designed in partnership with Renzo Piano, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (1971-1977), revolutionized museums.

Barajas Airport Terminal 4 Passenger Flow
This drawing shows passenger flow for Terminal 4 at Madrid Barajas Airport by Richard Rogers Partnership, 1997-2005. Page 18.

Buildings and Projects by Richard Rogers Partnership
See sketches, drawings, models and photos of buildings by Pritzker-prize winning architect Richard Rogers.

The Team California Refract House - 2009 Solar Decathlon - Refract Solar House
Built by students from California College of the Arts (CCA) and Santa Clara University (SCU), the Refract House won the first place award for architecture at the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC.

Interlock Solar House - Heat-Collecting Pavement at the Iowa State University Interlock House - 2009 Solar Decathlon
Pavement provides passive heating at the solar-powered Interlock House built by students from Iowa State University. From the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC. Page 9.

Cube Shaped Solar House
See the cube-shaped solar home that German students built for the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. Page 2.

Team Ontario/BC Solar House - Solar-Powered North House - 2009 Solar Decathlon
The energy-efficient North House built by Canadian students captures the sun's energy with floor-to-ceiling glass. Page 4.

The Rice University Sun-Powered Zerow House - 2009 Solar Decathlon - Rice University Solar House
For the 2009 Solar Decathlon, students from Rice University in Houston, Texas built a practical, sun-powered

Living Green Wall at the Penn State Solar House - 2009 Solar Decathlon
Visitors observe Penn State's solar-powered house, which features a living green wall used to grow spices and herbs for cooking during the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Page 10.

Refurbished Wood Siding at the University of Illinois Gable Home - 2009 Solar Decathlon - Gable Solar Home
Students from the University of Illinois used refurbished wood from an old barn for the siding of their solar house during the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Page 3.

The Cornell University Silo House - 2009 Solar Decathlon
Built by students from Cornell University, the Silo House has three cylinder-shaped modules powered by electricity from 40 photovoltaic panels. The house was displayed at the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Page 6.

Solar Gables at the University of Minnesota Solar House - 2009 Solar Decathlon
Students from the University of Minnesota built their energy-efficient house with steep solar gables to maximize exposure to the sun. From the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Page 7.

Lumenhaus - Virginia Tech Solar House - Solar Decathlon
Energy efficient lighting illuminates the solar-powered Virginia Tech Lumenhaus during the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Page 8.

Solar Thermal Collectors - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
Students from the University of Cincinnati show off their thermal collectors on the solar home they designed for the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. Page 9.

Translucent Walls of Solar Home at Night - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
A clever wall system makes this solar home a contender in the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. Photos of student-designed high-tech homes. Page 7.

Winning Home in the 2007 Solar Decathlon - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
Who placed first in the 2007 Solar Decathlon? These students from Germany can proudly answer that question. Page 12.

Solar Home With Translucent Walls in Daytime - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
See the solar house student-designed in Georgia and presented at the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. Page 6.

Living Zones in Solar Home - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
TU Darmstadt designed their solar home in Germany to compete in the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC. Page 10.

Louvers on Solar Home - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses - 2007 Solar Decathlon
See the German student entry to the 2007 Solar Decathlon. The house design uses computer programs to regulate exterior shutters and louvers. Page 11.

Rooftop Pond - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
A solar home with a unique rooftop pond joins this photo collection from the 2007 Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Page 5.

LEAFHouse Solar Home - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
Student from Maryland designed this house with a vertical green wall for the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC. Photos of this and other contenders.

Interchangeable Rooms - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
Photos from the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC, where college students compete in several categories for an overall score. Page 3.

Kansas Project Solar House - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
Kansas students know how to harness the sun. See the student-designed solar homes at the 2007 Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Page 8.

Light Canopy by Cornell University - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
Cornell University students presented this house at the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. Page 4.

Casa Solar - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
Student from Spain designed competed in the 2007 Solar Decathlon with this experimental solar home. Page 2.

The Toufic Kalil Home, Usonian Floor Plans
Usonian houses were always one story, with no basements or attics. Join us for a short tour around the grounds of the Toufic Kalil house in New Hampshire.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Toufic Kalil House - Entry
Frank Lloyd Wright believed that the home should provide an escape from the world outside. The Toufic Kalil house does just that.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Toufic Kalil House - Windows
New Hampshire light filters into the Kalil house through high clerestory windows. Join us as we continue a short tour of this Wright Usonian home.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Toufic Kalil House - Carport
To economize on building costs, Frank Lloyd Wright designed Usonian homes with open-air carports. We conclude our short tour of the Toufic Kalil house.

The Toufic Kalil Home, a 1955 Usonian in New Hampshire
The home of Dr. Toufic Kalil in Manchester, NH shows Frank Lloyd Wright's creative use of concrete blocks. Join us for a photo tour of a classic Usonian.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Photos of the Walter Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts
Photos of the Bauhaus style Walter Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts

Landscape Design at the Gropius House
Photo of the screened porch at the Walter Gropius House. Page 6.

Entrance to the Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts
Photo of the entry way to the Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachussetts. Page 3.

Pergola Roof at the Gropius House
At the Gropius House, a pergola-style roof over the second floor deck offers open views of the sky. Page 9.

Screen Porch at the Gropius House
At the Walter Gropius House, a screen porch extends the living space into the outdoors. Page 8.

Spiral Stairway at the Gropius House
An exterior spiral stairway leads to the upstairs bedroom that belonged to Walter Gropius's daughter. Page 4.

Glass Block at the Gropius House
A glass block wall lines the entry way to the Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Page 2.

Steel Pillars at the Walter Gropius House
Walter Gropius constructed his home with economical, factory-made materials. Page 5.

American Foursquare Homes - Architecture to Live In
The simple Foursquare style home is found throughout the US. Many of our About.com readers have purchased and restored them. Here are a few examples.

American Foursquare Kit (and Kaboodle)
The middle class purchased larger, simple homes like Foursquare designs, bought by catalog, shipped by rail, and put together with an instruction manual.

Eduardo Souto de Moura Portfolio - Bom Jesus House
The house in Bom Jesus, Braga, Portugal by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Eduardo Souto de Moura Portfolio - Braga Stadium
Learn about the Braga Stadium in Braga, Portugal designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Page 2.

Eduardo Souto de Moura Portfolio - Burgo Tower
Burgo Tower in Porto, Portugal by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Page 3.

Eduardo Souto de Moura Portfolio - Cinema House
Cinema House for Manoel de Oliveira in Oporto, Portugal by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Page 4.

Eduardo Souto de Moura Portfolio - Paula Rego Museum
Paula Rego Museum in Cascais, Portugal by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Page 5.

Eduardo Souto de Moura Portfolio - Porto Metro
Architectural Project for the Porto Metro (subway) in Porto, Portugal by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Page 7.

Eduardo Souto de Moura Portfolio - House in Serra da Arrábida
House in Serra da Arrábida, Portugal by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Page 6.

Remodel Your Victorian House - Renovate an Old House
Old-house remodelers are often tempted to remove walls and enlarge small Victorian rooms.

Open Rooms in Your Old House - Renovate an Old House
An open interior is what Wright would suggest. When you renovate your old house, don't remove entire walls. Instead, cut openings or archways.

Build an Addition to Your Old House - Renovate an Old House
When you renovate your old house, always make sure that your new addition is compatible with the architecture of the existing house.

Renovate an Old House - Should You Modernize Your Old House
As you renovate your old house, you may wonder how much you should modernize.

Add Storage to Your Old House - Renovate an Old House
Create or find extra storage space in the nooks and crannies of your old house.

Renovating Your Victorian House, An Introduction
How can you update a charming Victorian house without spoiling its charm? Follow this short step-by-step guide for some ideas.

Re-purpose Rooms in Your Old House - Renovate an Old House
Think creatively about different ways to use existing rooms in your old house. Sometimes a space can be re-purposed with very little remodeling.

Preserve the Charm of Your Old House - Renovate an Old House
As you update your older home, make sure to preserve its historic details. Details that have been stripped should be sought out and replaced.

5 Ways to Get the Wright House Plans
Do you dream of building the kind of home that Frank Lloyd Wright might have designed? Check out the house plans in this directory.

Otto Wagner in Vienna - Architecture - Majolikahaus
Austrian architect Otto Wagner transformed Vienna with art nouveau-styled buildings like the Majolika Haus. See highlights of his works and urban transit plan - the heart of modernism.

Otto Wagner in Vienna - Selected Architecture - Villa II
Villa Wagner II is one of the most famous houses in Vienna. See many of the works of its architect-owner, Otto Wagner in this short portfolio.

Otto Wagner in Vienna - Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station
Otto Wagner's Karlsplatz rail station is one of the most photographed Art Nouveau buildings in Vienna. Learn more about the works of this Austrian architect.

Otto Wagner in Vienna - Austrian Postal Savings Bank
The Austrian Postal Savings Bank in Vienna is the footprint of modernism in European architecture. See this and other projects by Otto Wagner.

Otto Wagner in Vienna - Inside the Postsparkasse
The interior of Otto Wagner's Postal Savings Bank was a new architecture for new banking. See this and other works by this Austrian architect of modernism.

Otto Wagner in Vienna - Church of St. Leopold
The Church of St. Leopold was designed with the same regal detailing that Otto Wagner gave to all his architecture. Here are a selection of projects.

Otto Wagner in Vienna - Selected Architecture, Villa I
Austrian architect Otto Wagner built two villas for himself in Vienna - one for each of his wives. Learn more about the architecture of this modern man.

Houses of the Baby Boom Generation
The houses of the Baby Boom Generation are found everywhere throughout the US and Canada. Here are some stories by people who now own these homes.

Building Tomorrow Academy in Wakiso and Kiboga Uganda - 2009 Open Architecture Challenge
Simple Ugandan building traditions combine with innovative engineering in this award-winning design for a rural African school. Page 2.

Druid Hills High School in Georgia USA - 2009 Open Architecture Challenge
Biomimicry inspires the design of award-winning

Rumi School of Excellence in Hyderabad India - 2009 Open Architecture Challenge
The classroom becomes the community in this award-winning plan for remodeling a Rumi school in the city of Hyderabad, India. Page 3.

Teton Valley Community School in Victor Idaho - Winner of the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge
Learning extends beyond the classroom walls in this flexible design created for Teton Valley Community School in Victor, Idaho.

Corporación Educativa y Social Waldorf in Bogota Colombia - 2009 Open Architecture Challenge
Landscaped features connect the school with the environment in this award-winning design for the Waldorf Educational and Social Corporation in Bogota, Colombia. Page 4.

Organizations for Rebuilding After Disaster
When disaster strikes, who rebuilds? Check out the amazing work of these non-profit relief organizations.

Kansas City Estate - What Style Is This Kansas City Estate - House Style Workshop
Is this 1929 Kansas City estate inspired by French architecture? Explore our House Helpline Photo Gallery for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 6.

Teardrop Window - House Style Workshop - House With Teardrop window
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Cottage With Columns - What Style is This - House Style Workshop
A reader asks about the style of her cottage with columns. Find the answer to this and other house style questions in our home styles workshop. Page 4.

Railroad Home - Home Constructed for Railroad Workers - House Style Workshop
This simple home was constructed for railroad workers in the mid-1800s. Visit our House Style Workshop for answers to questions about this and other homes. Page 2.

Southern Cottage - Cottage in Atlanta Georgia
Columns give this cozy cottage in Atlanta, Georgia a formal air. What style is it? Visit our House Style Workshop for answers to questions about this and other homes. Page 3.

German Village Brick House - House Styles - House Style Workshop
The owner asks about the style of her brick home in German Village, Ohio. Browse the photos and house style resources, add your ideas, and see what others are saying.

Maine Farmhouse - What Style Is This Maine Farmhouse - House Style Workshop
This simple farmhouse in Maine has tall cross gables, and looks larger from the street than it actually is. What style is it? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 12.

Seattle Cottage - What Style Is This Seattle Cottage - House Style Workshop
Built in 1942, this cottage in Seattle, Washington has some features of the Cape Cod style. But is it a Cape Cod or something similar, like a Minimal Traditional? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 11.

House With Shingles and Arches
Shingles and Arches characterize this New York home. Is it a Victorian? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 10.

Florida Shutters - House With Florida Shutters - House Style Workshop
The owner wants to change the shutters on this Florida home, but what should the shutters look like on this type of house? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 9.

Square House - What Style Is This Square House - House Style Workshop
Knowing the architectural style can help with decorating and remodeling decisions. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 8.

Dating an Old House - How to Date an Old House - House Style Workshop
The owners of this historic home wonders whether it's old... or very old. How can they find the age? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 7.

19th Century Brick House - What Style Is This 19th Century Brick House - House Style Workshop
The owners of this handsome brick home know it was built in the late 1800s, but they aren't sure about the style. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 20.

Louisiana Cottage - What Style Is This Louisiana Cottage - House Style Workshop
The owners of this quaint Louisiana cottage are perplexed. They know the house was built in the late 1800s, but what style is it? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 19.

Porch Re-do - Restoring a porch - House Style Workshop
This 1925 home in Baltimore, Maryland is about to get a whole new look. The owners plan to expose the original wrap-around porch and paint the siding using period colors. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 24.

Mutt House - What Style Is This Mutt House - House Style Workshop
The owner of this 1915 home calls it a

Southern Cottage - What Style Is This Southern Cottage - House Style Workshop
This Tennessee home was built in the early 1900s. Although the Realtor called it a Colonial, it's really something else. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 22.

Remodeled Bungalow - History of a Remodeled Bungalow - House Style Workshop
This home is a bungalow, but it has been remodeled many times. What did it used to look like? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 21.

House with Square Tower - What Style Is This House With a Square Tower - House Style Workshop
The house was built by a local merchant in about 1897 or 1898. The square tower is unfinished on the inside, and it can be reached only through a small opening in the attic. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 18.

Michigan Victorian - What Style Is This Michigan Victorian House - House Style Workshop
Built in 1880, this Michigan home is certainly a Victorian. But there were many very different house styles in the Victorian period. What style is this home? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 17.

California Western House - What Style Is This California Western House - House Style Workshop
According to legend, WC Fields once stayed at this 1927 California home overlooking Wildwood Canyon. What style is it? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 16.

Victorian House - What Style Is This Victorian House - House Style Workshop
The owner asks whether this simple Victorian home is a Queen Anne. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 15.

Hip Roof Victorian - What Style Is This Hip Roof Victorian - House Style Workshop
Built in 1890 in a small Alabama town, this home doesn't seem to fit any of the common Victorian styles. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 14.

Folk Victorian House - Restoring a Folk Victorian House - House Style Workshop
This tidy little home appears to be a Folk Victorian, but what's going on with the porch? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 13.

Old House With Modern Siding - What Style Is This Old House With Modern Siding - House Style Workshop
Newer siding and other remodelings make it hard to determine the style of this old house. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 25.

Old Cottage - What Style Is This Old Cottage - House Style Workshop
Located in Westchester County, New York, this charming cottage was built in 1926. Visit our House Style Workshop for answers to questions about this and other homes. Page 26.

Neoclassical or Victorian House - Is This House Neoclassical or Victorian - House Style Workshop
The Realtor calls this unsual house neoclassical. But, how do you explain the round turret? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 27.

California Duplex - What Style Is This California Duplex - House Style Workshop
This duplex house in California has an odd shape. What style is it? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 28.

Victorian House Plans - Finding Victorian House Plans - House Style Workshop
The owner of this Victorian house wants to restore the interior. But first she needs some important information. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 29.

Iowa Cottage - What Style Is This Iowa Cottage - House Style Workshop
This Iowa cottage was built after the Victorian era. Can it still be a Victorian? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 30.

Colonial or Victorian House Style - Is This House Colonial or Victorian - House Style Workshop
Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 31.

Square Colonial - What Style Is This Square Colonial Home - House Style Workshop
Built in 1918, this home has a Colonial look, but it's square with a pyramid-shaped roof. Explore our House Helpline Photo Gallery for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 32.

What Style Is This Canadian Cottage - House Style Workshop
It's easy to find houses like this one in Vancouver, Canada, but not so easy to describe the style. Explore our House Helpline Photo Gallery for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 33.

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.

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.

Favorite House Styles of About.com Readers
What are the most popular house styles? Here's how our readers voted.

Donald Wexler Palm Springs Architect - Steel House Designer
Architect Donald Wexler died June 26, 2015 in Palm Desert, California. Working in Palm Springs, California, Wexler became a leading architect in the mid-century modernist movement. Learn about his life in this short profile.

WALMART with a GRASS ROOF?
In an effort to quiet critics, Wal-Mart Corp. hired a green architecture firm to design an eco-friendly store near Vancouver. It's not what you think.

Definition of an Eave - Architecture Glossary
Illustrated definition of the word Eave from our Architecture Glossary.

Architect Definition - What Does an Architect Do?
You might be surprised at all architects do. Here are examples and resources to help you choose an architect for your building or design project.

A Design School Sees the Big Picture - Literally
Read how a school project turned interior decorating into a trip to the movies. What stories do set designers create? A great exercise for the interior decorator in us all.

Hidden Costs in Home Construction
As you plan your new home, watch out for these hidden costs. A new home is not all home construction costs.

How to Find House Plans
Looking for plans for your dream home? Begin by exploring these options.

Architects and the Sydney Olympic Stadium in Australia
Architects faced tough challenges when they designed Stadium Australia, the Sydney Olympic Stadium

Building Cost Estimators
For estimating the cost to build or remodel, we recommend these resources and software programs.

Definition of Trompe l'oeil in Architecture
Definition of the term trompe l'oeil with examples and photos of how trompe l'oeil is used in architecture.

Profile of Bernard Maybeck, California Architect
Discover the eclectic work of architect Bernard Maybeck, born February 7, 1862 in New York City, but who became an inspiration to Julia Morgan and other important California architects.

Architecture in the USA - United States Architecture
The architecture of many countries and cultures is reflected in the vast expanse of the United States. From the skyscrapers of New York to the ancient pueblos of New Mexico, the USA is a nation of architectural diversity. Begin your travels here.

A Short Profile of Paul Williams, Hollywood's Architect
Paul Williams, a Black American, became renown for designing over 2000 celebrity homes in Southern California and one iconic cafe at LAX. Diversity.

Frank Gehry Experiments with Aesthetics
The Gehry House was an experiment in contrasts, both materials and design. Take another look to better understand the architecture of Frank Gehry.

This is Architecture? Deconstructing Frank Gehry
We can understand the architecture of Frank Gehry by how he remodeled his own home in 1978. De-construct Gehry's construction.

Frank Gehry's Process
Although Frank Gehry's architecture may appear haphazard, the architect's process is to fully model every design. Creating chaos takes planning.

Frank Gehry Experiments with Design
Architect Frank Gehry experimented with facade when he remodeled his own home in 1978. Exterior and interior design portrayed the unexpected.

Frank Gehry Experiments with Materials
Frank Gehry's experimentation with industrial materials in his own home may have created a confidence that led to his signature metal facades.

A Middle-Aged Architect Remodels His House
Frank Gehry launched his career when he remodeled a modest pink bungalow in Santa Monica. Learn more about the controversial Gehry House.

The Gehry House Dining Room - Creating the Mystery of Intention
The dining room inside Frank Gehry's 1978 renovated house shows the artistic direction of a soon-to-be famous architect. Learn more.

Gehry House Gets a New Kitchen
Who influenced Frank Gehry? Find out by exploring the kitchen of the Gehry House.

Spaceport America is Ready to Take You Higher
Today's mega-sized airports handle air travel but not space travel. Architect Norman Foster designed a special spaceport to solve this problem. Learn more.

Egg-and-Dart Molding Design Defined
Illustrations and definitions of egg-and-dart designs, from our Architecture Dictionary at About.com.