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What's under the grass on that roof?
Learn the basics of green roof architecture with this quick guide, complete with links to many references.

Prague Castle, the Castle District's Largest
Spanning 570 meters, Prague Castle is one of the largest castles in the world. Explore the streets of Old Town Prague in the Czech Republic.

St. Vitus Cathedral at Hradcany in Prague
St. Vitus Cathedral is part of the vast Hradcany Castle complex and one of the most famous landmarks of Prague. Page 10.

The Old Astronomical Clock in Prague, Czech Republic
With glittering hands and intricate dials, Prague's famous astronomical clock dominates Old Town Square. Explore the streets of Old Town Prague. Page 7.

Charles Bridge in Prague - Architecture the Czech Republic
Gothic architecture and Baroque sculpture combine in the Charles Bridge, which arches over the river Vltava. Take a short tour of Prague's Lesser Quarter. Page 6.

Architecture Along the Vltava in Prague, Czech Republic
Buildings cluster along a shallow branch of the Vltava River in Prague. Find great buildings that span the centuries in Old Town Prague. Page 3.

Cobblestone Streets in Prague - Czech Republic Architecture
Narrow cobbled streets wind through Hradcany, the Lesser Quarter, and Old Town Prague. Great buildings that span the centuries are found throughout Prague. Page 5.

Old Jewish Cemetery in Josefov - Jewish Quarter of Prague
The Old Jewish Cemetery in Josefov was created in the 15th century when Jews were forbidden to bury their dead outside their own district. Page 9.

The Old-New Synagogue in Prague - Architecture in Prague
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Old Town Square in Prague - Architecture in the Czech Republic
Gothic houses, some built on Roman foundations, cluster around Staromestska namesti, the Old Town Square. Explore the streets of Old Town Prague. Page 4.

Archbishop's Palace at Prague Castle Czech Republic
The Archbishop's Palace in the Hradcany royal complex was built on the foundations of a Renaissance home. Explore the streets of Old Town Prague. Page 2.

A House for the 21st Century
Uruguayan architect Samuel Flores Flores has designed a 5 bedroom / 5 bathroom nontraditional home of the future - sleep downstairs and eat upstairs.

The First Floor Inside Casa Ocean Park
The first floor plan of this coastal home shows that Uruguayan architect Samuel Flores Flores understands the needs of future generations. See the plan.

The Second Floor Inside Casa Ocean Park
The floor plan for this home displays an inverted living arrangement - a second story of breezes and views atop the main floor of bedrooms. Learn more.

Picture Inverted Living, Designed by Samuel Flores Flores
Learn more about Uruguayan architect Samuel Flores Flores and sample one of his white architecture designs.

Arch of Constantine, 315 AD
Triumphal arches are one of the oldest forms of architecture, thought to be from Roman times. Here's a look at some famous arches around the world.

Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, Paris, France
The Arc de Triomphe, ordered built by Napoleon, is considered one of the world's largest triumphal arches and has become a patriotic symbol of France.

Patuxai Victory Gate, Vientiane, Laos
The people of Laos ironically chose to model their triumphal arch of independence from France after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Learn about this famous arch.

Arch of Triumph, Pyongyang, North Korea
This North Korean triumphal arch, traditionally Roman with a Buddhist temple top, is slightly taller than the French Arc de Triomphe.

Direccion De Faros in Veracruz
A reader finds a mysterious postcard from his grandfather. Join us as we uncover the mystery of Faro de Venustiano Carranza.

William Morris, Pioneer of the Arts & Crafts Movement
Familiar textile and furniture designs? Learn about the life and work of Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris, born in Walthamstow, England, March 24, 1834.

Short Bio of America's Black Architect, Robert R. Taylor
Born June 8, 1868 in North Carolina, Robert Robinson Taylor has long been associated with Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, but his academics came from Boston. Learn more.

Louis Vuitton Foundation Museum, 2014
A 45-minute MRI brain scan inspired Frank Gehry's second building in Paris, the glass-walled Louis Vuitton Foundation Museum. Compare it to Gehry's earlier American Center in Paris.

The American Center in Paris, Frank Gehry, 1994
How does Frank Gehry's first building in Paris architecturally compare with his second? Twenty years can make a lot of difference in design.

What is a balcony? It's all in the definition.
How a balcony is defined determines what it is. Here's a common definition that you can use, with cautions to what others may try to sell you.

Minimal Traditional Style House Floor Plans
Minimal Traditional describes a simple style of American home built between the World Wars. Explore the history of this style and see floor plans.

Full Front Gables
Many Minimal Traditional house styles are side gable with one front gable, but this plan has three front gables and no side gables. Compare plans.

Floor Plans for a Small, Mid-Century House
An attached garage is a 1950s added feature of this Minimal Traditional house design.

House Plans for a Petite Modern Bungalow
Described as a petite modern bungalow, this minimal traditional home plan has mass appeal to an upwardly mobile American population.

Minimal Traditional House Plan Includes Front Vestibule
A very wide front-facing cross gable allowed the architect to include a vestibule in this house plan. Compare this design with others in this series.

Traditional '50s House Plans - Small Brick House
A charming Minimal Traditional design was perfect for a growing America and is still perfect for an American population now downsizing. See house plan

Minimal Cape Cod Charm
This Minimal Traditional house style has features of both a Cape Cod and a Neocolonial home. See the historic plans.

Minimal Modern House Plan
Minimal Traditional homes are sometimes called Minimal Modern, and this Modified Contemporary Design shows the reason why.

Maximizing a Minimal Traditional House Plan
Minimal decoration and traditional, simple design are characteristic of the Minimal Traditional style, yet some plans had a few architectural details.

Minimal Traditional Ranch-Like Home Plan
This simple but charming mid-twentieth-century small home has a floor plan for a growing family. See the plan.

Architecture for Humanity - Citizen Architects
Architecture for Humanity has closed its doors in the US. Can survivors of earthquakes and tornadoes, under-housed people in impoverished regions, and victims of war count on volunteer architects and designers?

Refuge Housing in Kosovo - Architecture for Humanity - Emergency Shelters
Architecture for Humanity sponsored an open competition to design five-year transitional housing for the returning Kosovars and other peoples whose homes were destroyed in the conflict there. Page 4.

Tsunami Reconstruction - Architecture for Humanity - Emergency Shelters
Worldchanging and Architecture for Humanity are helping to reconstruct homes, schools, and medical clinics in the aftermath of the earthquakes and tsunami killer waves devastated the western coast of Northern Sumatra, Andaman Islands, and Nicobar Islands. Page 5.

Building a HIV/AIDS Clinic for Africa - Architecture for Humanity - Mobile Clinic
Architecture for Humanity challenged architects and health care professionals to submit designs for a mobile HIV AIDS health clinic in Africa. Page 3.

Emergency Housing in Bam Iran - Architecture for Humanity Emergency Shelters
Architecture for Humanity launched a direct appeal for architects, designers and engineers to aid in the rebuilding effort in Bam, Iraq. Page 2.

What is a Quoin? Architecture Glossary of Terms
Illustrated definition of the term Quoin from our Architecture Glossary.

Nebraska Capitol - Capitol building Lincoln Nebraska
Architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue designed the beautiful Nebraska State Capitol building in 1920. Learn about the capitol building in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Clerestory Window Definition in Architecture
A clerestory, pronounced CLEAR STORY, is a type of windowed wall. Learn about clerestory windows.

How to Choose a Building Lot for Your New House
The land you build on will shape your new house in surprising ways. These tips will help you choose the best building lot for your new house.

Find a Building Lot For Your New House - Questions to Ask About Your Building Lot
Once you have located a promising building site for your new home, ask these important questions. Page 2.

Find a Building Lot for Your New House - Check Your Building Lot For Common Problems
As you narrow your search for an ideal building site, check your building lot for these common problems. Page 3.

The Sochi Olympic Adler Arena Built for Speed Skating Competition
Learn more about the Adler Arena in Sochi's Coastal Cluster, finished for the 2014 Speed Skating Competition of the Winter Olympics.

The Sochi Olympic Ice Cube Center for Curling Competition
What shape does an Ice Cube take? Learn more about the 2014 Olympic curling venue in Sochi, Russia.

The Sochi Olympic Ice Dome, the Bolshoy, for Ice Hockey Competitions
Learn more about the 2014 Sochi Olympic Ice Dome, the Bolshoy, for ice hockey competitions.

The Sochi Olympic Shayba Arena Built for Ice Hockey Competitions
Shayba was designed with its function in mind. The ice hockey arena is shaped like a hockey puck and exterior lights provide the illusion of movement.

The 2014 Sochi Olympic Iceberg Skating Palace
Learn more about the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic venues, including the Iceberg Skating Palace for figure skating and track events. How do they make ice?

Theories and Approaches in Architecture
From Feng Shui to Bauhaus, the things we believe define the way we build. Join us as we explore important theories and approaches to architecture.

Frank Lloyd Wright In New Hampshire - Architecture Trips
If you're anywhere in New England, southern New Hampshire is nearby. See two Usonian style Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Manchester, NH, and use this travel guide to plan your trip.

Esplanade Performance Center in Singapore
Should architecture fit in or stand out? The 2002 Esplanade performance center in Singapore brings that question to the water's edge.

Hemicycle Design - The Hemicycle Curtis Meyer House by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's Curtis Meyer House in Galesburg, Michigan and his Jacobs II House in Wisconsin are both hemicycles. Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright and hemicycle design.

Frank Lloyd Wright Details at the Curtis Meyer Residence - Curtis Meyer House Details
The Curtis Meyer Residence by Frank Lloyd Wright was built with commercial grade concrete blocks and and accented with Honduras mahogany inside and out. Learn about details at the Curtis Meyer House by Frank Lloyd Wright

Curtis Meyer House by Frank Lloyd Wright
In the 1940s, a group of scientists who worked for the Upjohn Company asked architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design homes for a housing subdivision in Galesburn, Michigan. Learn about the Curtis Meyer house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed.

Book Review: Building a Dream - The Art of Disney Architecture
About.com's guide to Architecture discusses Beth Dunlop's book, Building a Dream: The Art of Disney.

City Parks - Landscape Design in Urban Parks
As cities grow, it has become important to set aside green space where urban dwellers can enjoy trees, flowers, lakes and rivers, and wildlife. Landscape architects work with urban planners to design city parks that integrate nature into an overall urban plan. Some city parks have zoos and planetariums. Some city parks encompass many acres of forested land. Other city parks resemble town plazas with formal gardens and fountains. Listed here are landmark examples of city park design.

Architecture Blogs
Directory of interesting, useful, and entertaining blogs related to architecture and home design.

Spend the Night in a Castle - Castle Hotels and Inns
In Great Britain, Ireland and Europe, hundreds of castles, chateaux, and grand manor homes have been transformed into inns and resorts. Where are they?

"Why does my house have two front doors?"
A member of our Forum wants to know the reason for more than one front door. Our readers have plenty of reasons, but nobody suggests why not?

Feng Shui and Architecture
Feng Shui, the ancient Oriental art of achieving harmony through careful placement of objects, is finding followers in the Western World. These resources explore the influence of Feng Shui thinking on architecture and home design.

Building Supplies - Find Building Supplies
Use these directories to find architectural supplies, construction materials, and firms dealing in building products and equipment.

Architect Directories
Use these online directories to find architects and architecture firms in the United States and in other countries. Most of these directories will let you search for architects by name, location, or specialty.

Environmental, Hydrology and Hydraulics
The field of Environmental Engineering includes hydrology, hydraulics, and issues related to environmental protection. Listed here are resources for civil engineers and others concerned with the engineering of communities and city infrastructures.

Geotechnical Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering refers to the earth (geo). One very important concern of geotechnical engineers is the erosion of soil and the ability of land to support the structures we build. The resources listed here provide soil research data and other professional and scholarly information related to geotechnical engineering.

Government Agencies for Civil Engineering and Architecture
Civil engineers, architects, and city planners work with many government agencies when designing and constructing buildings, bridges, roads, and communities. Listed here are some of the most important government agencies for civil engineers, architects, and city planners who are working in the United States.

Hydrology Resources for Engineers
The term Hydrology refers to water management. The resources on this page provide professional and academic information for engineers and city planners who are concerned with storm water, water storage, water flow, and other issues related to hydraulics.

Surveying and Mapping for Civil Engineers and other Building Professionals
For students and professionals in Civil Engineering, architecture, construction, and other building professions, the following links and resources provide information on surveying and mapping.

Organizations for Historic Preservation of Old Buildings
Use this directory to find organizations, associations and foundations for architectural historians and persons concerned with preserving and restoring historic architecture.

Organizations and associations for Engineers
Professional organizations and associations for Engineers

Old-House Restoration Supplies and Resources
Thousands of companies offer supplies and resources to help you restore Victorian, Colonial, Craftsman, Foursquare, and other historic home. Listed here are some of the best sources for reproduction plumbing fixtures, decorative hardware, lighting, cabinets, furnishings, fabrics, and decorative items.

Road Safety - Traffic and Pedestrians
How can we plan highways, streets, and roadways that are efficient for traffic but also safe for pedestrians? What steps can we take to prevent accidents in work zone areas? Explore these links for information and professional resources related to road safety.

Pedestrian Safety - Walkable Cities and Pedestrian Safety
For civil engineers and city planners, these resources provide information on designing pedestrian-friendly,

Traffic Signals and Operations
For civil engineers and urban planners, these resources provide information and technical tools for planning and maintenance of highway traffic signals and signs.

Famous Gardens and their Designers
Take a virtual tour of the world's great gardens and explore the work of important landscape designers.

Home Design Magazines
Use this directory to find print and electronic magazines for home owners, old house renovators and anyone interested in home decorating and design.

Landscape Architecture - Careers
Interested in a career in landscape design? Here are facts about the profession, with resources and interviews with professionals.

Landscape Architecture and Landscape Design Journals - Magazines for Landscape Design
These publications are excellent resources for information about landscape architecture and garden care and design.

Organizations for Landscape Architects
Use this listing to find professional organizations for landscape architects and societies and foundations devoted to landscape design.

Landscape Architecture Organizations
Use this listing to find professional organizations for landscape architects and societies and foundations devoted to landscape design.

Organizations for Architects and Professionals in Building and Design
Organizations for architects, builders, contractors, urban planners and other professionals in the building trades, with links to organizations for architecture students, historic preservation, and related fields

Steel - How Steel is Used in Construction and Architectural Design
Strong and lightweight, steel is a favored material for construction and architectural design. The resources listed here give facts, research, and statistics for steel construction.

House Color Workshop - Discuss House Paint Colors and Siding
Learn about choosing colors and materials for exterior siding. See houses submitted by our readers, post your comments, and read what other have written. Also find links and resources to help you choose colors for your own house painting or siding project.

Adaptive Reuse and Historic Restoration
Old buildings often outlive their original purposes. Adaptive Reuse is a process that adapts buildings for new uses while retaining their historic features. Follow these links to see some famous examples of adaptive re-use, and to find out how adaptive reuse relates to historic preservation and sustainable development.

Architecture and Sex: Theories of Gender in Building Design
The title may seem frivolous, but the topic of sex and architecture is often at the center of serious discussions of building design. The articles listed here introduce the concepts of gender in design and suggest helpful resources.

Handicap Access and Universal Design and Building for the Disabled
Universal design means designing buildings that meet the needs of all people, both abled and disabled. Here are resources, guidelines and information on laws related to providing for the handicapped and people with special needs.

Architecture and Society
How should we build? The articles and Web sites listed here are devoted to our efforts to design buildings that address social needs and our attempts to resolve environmental and humanitarian problems through architecture.

Barn Building Plans - Barn Photos - Barn Histories - Barn Resources
Whether you want to build a new barn, restore an old one, or simply to learn about barn history and construction, you'll find facts and photos on these sites.

Architecture Libraries and Information Databases
Use this index to find databases and libraries with extensive facts and statistics about buildings, structures, architects, urban design and other topics related to architecture.

Civil Engineering software
Civil Engineering software. Architecture.

Olympic Gold Medal Redesign for Sochi 2014
The 2014 Winter Olympics, awarded to the city of Sochi, enabled the Russian Federation to transform and modernize a resort town on the Black Sea. How?

Coastal Cluster Design in Sochi, Russia
The Coastal Cluster at the Sochi Winter Games was designed for Olympic ice events. Learn more about how the venue were arranged.

Designing 2014 Sochi versus 1980 Moscow Olympics
The site design of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow reflected a different approach compared with the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai India
When terrorists targeted the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel on November 2008, they attacked an important symbol of Indian art and culture.

Overlooking the Harbor and the Gateway of India
The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel overlooks the harbor and is adjacent to the Gateway of India, an historical memorial built in 1924 during British rule. This well-known landmark and tourist center was also targeted during the November 2008 terrorist attacks.

A Rich Blend of Moorish Design
The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel has become famous for combining Islamic and European Renaissance architecture.

The Taj Mahal Hotel in Flames
Tragically, the luxury and fame of the Taj Hotel may be why terrorists targeted it.

Fire Damage at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
Portions of the Taj Hotel suffered devastating damage during the terrorist attacks.

Impact of Terrorist Attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
This room at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, India was spared serious damage in the terrorist attacks of Novemer 2008

Definition of Pendentive - Architecture Glossary
How did 6th century engineers figure out how to build higher domes? Here's an illustrated definition of Pendentive from our Architecture Glossary.

Galley Kitchen of the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
From the main entrance, a narrow galley kitchen leads to the living area of the Frey House II. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.

Swimming Pool of the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
The glass walls of the Frey House II slide open to the patio and swimming pool. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.

Sleeping Area at the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
The north side of the Frey House II wraps around an enormous boulder. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.

Nature's Colors at the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
The glass-walled Frey House II celebrates earth. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.

Bathroom at the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
The Frey House II has a compact bathroom located on the upper level of the living area. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.

Living Room of Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
Measuring only 800 square feet, the Frey II house is compact. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.

Magnificient Views at the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
Architect Albert Frey designed his Palm Springs, California home to blend with the natural landscape. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside Frey House II.

Frey House II Photo Tour in Palm Springs, California
Join us for photo tour of the mountainside Frey House II by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.

Foundation of the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
Heavy concrete blocks form a fortress-like wall at the base of the Frey House II in Palm Springs, California. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey.

Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
The doorway to the Frey House II is painted to match the desert flowers. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.

Corrugated Aluminum at the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
The corrugated aluminum sheathing and roof panels came from the manufacturer pre-finished in a vivid aqua color. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside Frey House II by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.

London 2012 Olympic Venues
Olympic games provide a showcase for architecture. Explore ten of the more interesting competition venues used for the 2012 summer games in Great Britain.

Snohetta - About Snøhetta, Architects
Based in Norway, the Sn°hetta architecture firm has completed major projects around the world. Learn about the amazing buildings designed by Snohetta.

Mrs. Howard's Farmhouse Design - Victorian House Plans by a Woman
Many 19th century American farmhouses were designed by women. Here's an example, with floor plans.

Mrs. Howard's Farmhouse Design - Second Floor
Matilda W. Howard discusses the house plans she published in 1847. Here are her drawings and her commentary. Page 2.

Farmhouse Designed by a Woman - Cellar of Mrs. Howard's Farmhouse
In 1847, Matilda W. Howard won $20 for designing plans for a farmhouse. Here are her drawings and her commentary. Page 3.

Farmhouse Designed by a Woman - The Dairy of Mrs. Howard's Farmhouse
Matilda W. Howard describes the dairy of the practical farmhouse she designed in 1847. Page 4.

Book Review - Conversations With Frank Gehry by Barbara Isenberg
Review of the book Conversations With Frank Gehry by Barbara Isenberg, with information about architect Frank Gehry and links to photos of his buildings.

Did Frank Lloyd Wright Build Your House
It's easy to be confused about which buildings were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This FAQ page will help you distinguish the real Wrights from the pretenders.

Persian Column - About Columns in Persia and Iran
Definition and illustrations for Persian column and columns that originated in ancient Persia (now Iran).

Introduction to Cast-Iron Architecture Gallery
Cast-iron architecture is not your mother's frying pan. Learn about the what, where, when, who, and why of this 19th century building trend.

James Bogardus Cast-Iron Architecture
James Bogardus held patents for cast-iron building facades like this one on Canal Street in NYC. Page 2.

Daniel Badger Cast-Iron Architecture
The Haughwout Building's 1857 construction is significant for its elaborate Daniel Badger facade as well as for the installation of the first elevator. Page 3.

Cast-Iron Facade of the Ladd & Bush Bank in Salem, Oregon
After the Gold Rush, the U.S. West Coast architecturally competed with the East Coast in using the trendy elaborate cast-iron facades. Page 4.

First Cast Iron Bridge, Iron Bridge
Some say the Industrial Revolution began in England with this cast-iron bridge. Page 5.

The Most Photographed Bridge in Ireland
Who designed and constructed the Ha'penney Bridge in Dublin? A short history of the Liffey Bridge from our gallery of Cast-Iron Architecture. Page 6.

Tower of Pisa - Leaning Buildings - The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy is one of the world's most famous leaning buildings.

Guggenheim Museum Painted Red - Frank Lloyd Wright Color at the Guggenheim
When commissioned to design the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, architect Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a rainbow of colors. He never selected white. Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright's color choices for the Guggenheim Museum.

Guggenheim Painted Yellow - Frank Lloyd Wright Colors at the Guggenheim Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim's art advisor Hilla Rebay rejected Frank Lloyd Wright's color ideas for the Guggenheim museum. Learn about the color controversy at the Guggenheim in New York City. Page 2.

Guggenheim Painted White - Frank Lloyd Wright Colors at the Guggenheim Museum
During a major restoration, architectural conservators and historians hotly debated the color to paint the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. What color did they chose, and why? Page 3.

Architecture in India - Architecture for Travelers to India
From the Ajanta caves to the Taj Mahal, the architecture of India is rich and varied. To explore this vast land, including Buddhist and Mughal temples, archaeological sites, and the ancient erotic sculptures of Khajuraho, begin here.

Picture of the Dutch Colonial Revival Amityville Horror House
Learn about the architectural style of the Amityville Horror House in Amityville, New York. Page 2.

Leaning Tower of Suurhusen - Leaning Buildings - Leaning Tower of Suurhusen in Germany
The Leaning Tower of Suurhusen in East Frisia, Germany is the most tilted tower in the world, according to The Guinness Book of World Records. Page 2.

Two Towers of Bologna - Leaning Buildings - Two Leaning Towers of Bologna Italy
The two leaning towers of Bologna, Italy are symbols of the City. Page 3.

Dutch Colonial Revival Bungalow - Picture of a Dutch Colonial Revival Bungalow
A gambrel-shaped roof give this modest bungalow characteristics of a Dutch Colonial Revival home. Page 3.

Picture of a Neocolonial House
Picture of a Neocolonial style house, with links to resources. Page 4.

Second Story Terrace at the Gropius House
Picture of the second story terrace at the Gropius House. Page 7.

Ayrie Cunliffe, Project Architect - Villages of Loreto Bay
Ayrie Cunliffe of British Columbia is the Project Architect for the Villages of Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Page 5.

Loreto Bay Courtyard
Interior courtyards are a popular feature of the homes in

Definition of Architectural
What do we mean when we use the term Architectural? Here's a definition with links, quotes, and resources from our Architecture Glossary.

John McCain's Views on Infrastructure, Transportation, and Urban Development
America's 2008 Presidential election is over and the winner, Barack Obama, has been sworn in. This archived page describes positions that were debated during the campaign. Read below to find out how Republican candidate John McCain stood on issues related to infrastructure, transportation, and urban development.

Picture of a Georgian Colonial Revival House
See an example of Georgian Colonial Revival architecture and learn about the style.

Quatrefoil Windows - Definition - Architecture Glossary
What is a Quatrefoil window? Find out in our illustrated Architecture Glossary.

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

Case Study #8 by Charles and Ray Eames - Eames House
Charles and Ray Eames set the standard for modern prefab housing in the USA when they designed Case Study House #8, also known as the Eames House.

Definition of Egyptian Column - Architecture Glossary
What is an Egyptian column? Learn about Egyptian columns and columns inspired by Egyptian motifs.

Frank Lloyd Wright Shopping
Frank Lloyd Wright designs make excellent fashion accessories, decorative ornaments, and gifts. The companies listed here offer a wide range of gifts, household items, and art based on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Brick Queen Anne Home
From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses.

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Photo of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC
Photo of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC

Photo of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC
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175 Greenwich Street Site Plan World Trade Center New York City
Plan for 175 Greenwich Street at the World Trade Center site by Richard Rogers.

The New World Trade Center: World Trade Center Tower 3
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans for reconstruction at Ground Zero. This picture: Tower 3, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership.

The New World Trade Center: World Trade Center Tower 3
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center. Designed by Richard Rogers Partnership, the 71-story Tower 3 will rise to 1,155 feet above street level.

The New World Trade Center - World Trade Center Tower 3
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans for reconstruction at Ground Zero. This picture: Tower 3, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership.

The New World Trade Center: World Trade Center Tower 3
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans for reconstruction at Ground Zero. This picture: Tower 3, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership.

175 Greenwich Street, World Trade Center Site New York City
Site plan for 175 Greenwich Street at the World Trade Center Site in New York City by Richard Rogers Partnership.

175 Greenwich Street, World Trade Center Site
175 Greenwich Street, World Trade Center Site, New York City, 2006, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership.

Freedom Tower at the New World Trade Center - Freedom Tower Model Northern View
Freedom Tower Model: Northern View. See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate.

National September 11 Memorial - Looking up at Freedom Tower
Early plans for the Reflecting Absence memorial at the World Trade Center site show deep pools and soaring views.

The New World Trade Center View - View of the New World Trade Center
Architect Daniel Libeskind changed his plans for the World Trade Center site many times. In this drawing, we see a new arrangement of the buildings.

New World Trade Center Exposed Slurry Wall - Slurry Wall at World Trade Center
Before the original Twin Towers were built, concrete slabs held back the water of the Hudson River. As a memorial to the lost buildings, a slurry wall will remain exposed. See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center.

National 9/11 Memorial Aerial View - Early Plan for Reflecting Absence
This early drawing shows an overview of the

World Trade Center Memorial - Entering the new World Trade Center Memorial
Entering the new World Trade Center Memorial. See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center.

National 9/11 Museum Underground Galleries
Early in the planning stages, architects envisioned underground museum galleries for the New York World Trade Center site. This drawing shows an early plan for the 9/11 museum.

World Trade Center Architect's Plans for Fulton Street Transit Center - Transit Center Plans
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. This picture: Fulton Street Transit Center

Fulton Street Transit Center - The New World Trade Center Fulton Street Transit Center
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. This picture: Fulton Street Transit Center

The New World Trade Center - Calatra's Transportation Hub at the New World Trade Center
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. This picture: World Trade Center Transportation Hub

The New World Trade Center - Plan for a Transportation Hub at the New World Trade Center
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. This picture: World Trade Center Transportation Hub

Transportation Hub - New World Trade Center Transportation Hub Street Level
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Shown here: World Trade Center Transportation Hub, Street Level

Transportation Terminal - The New World Trade Center Transportation Terminal
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. This picture: World Trade Center Transportation Terminal

The New World Trade Center Transportation Terminal Aerial View
Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings of the new World Trade Center buildings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate. Shown here: Transportation Terminal, Aerial View

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.

National 9/11 Memorial Plaza Parapet
See early plans for the memorial plaza at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City.

September 11 Museum Pavilion - Plans for the September 11 Museum Pavilion
The September 11 Museum Pavilion by Sn°hetta will include columns salvaged from the destroyed World Trade Center buildings.

National 9/11 Memorial - Sectional View of the North Pool
This model illustrates Michael Arad's vision for the reflecting pools at the National 9/11 Memorial.

Fulton Street Transit Center Plans - Fulton Street Transit Center at the World Trade Center
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. This picture: Fulton Street Transit Center

The New World Trade Center Fulton Street Transit Center - World Trade Center Plan
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. This picture: Fulton Street Transit Center

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

The New World Trade Center Tower 4 - Sketch of World Trade Center Tower 4
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate.

The New World Trade Center Tower Drawings - World Trade Center Tower 4
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate.

The New World Trade Center - World Trade Center Tower 4
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate.

Drawing of World Trade Center Tower 2
WTC Tower 2 by Foster and Partners has an innovative design. See sketches and plans.

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

Drawing of World Trade Center Tower 2
Norman Foster plans rooms with sweeping views at Tower 2 on the World Trade Center site.

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

Picture of World Trade Center Tower 2
Architect Norman Foster designed WTC Tower 2 as part of the master plan for reconstruction at the World Trade Center site. Learn more.

New York World Trade Center Tower 2 Plans and Drawings
Tower 2 at the New York World Trade Center will have a distinctive diamond-shaped top. See picture.

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.

World Trade Center Tower 3 at the New World Trade Center
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate.

World Trade Center Tower - Picture of Tower 3 at the New World Trade Center
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate.

The New World Trade Center Tower 3 - World Trade Center Tower 3
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate.

The New World Trade Center Picture - Picture of World Trade Center Tower 3
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate.

New World Trade Center Plans - Plans for World Trade Center Tower 4
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate.

New World Trade Center Towers - Plans for Tower 4 at the New World Trade Center
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate.

Architect's Plans for the New World Trade Center - World Trade Center Tower 4
See the dreams of architects and designers in these plans, drawings, and models for the new World Trade Center, including Freedom Tower, Memorial Hall, and the Transit Center. Created in 2005 and 2006, these renderings are the culmination of several years of planning and debate.

Castles in Europe
Explore the great castles of Europe and Eastern Europe. Here are facts and photos.

Building Parts: Ornaments, Trim, Roofs, Windows, and More
If you're wondering about decorative details on your home or an intersting building, this page is a good place to find answers. Included are descriptions and illustrations for roofs, windows, columns, gargoyles, moldings, brackets, corbels, and other architectural details and building parts.

Engineering Magazines and Journals
The magazines and journals listed here are of special interest to engineers and others in the building trades. Find articles and news related to structural engineering, civil engineering, and public infrastructure.

Architecture and Language Arts
Nearly every aspect of building design will lend itself to creative writing and reading activities. Here are a few ideas.

Economics Calculators - Interest Rate Tables
Use these online tools to estimate costs, plan budgets, calculate interest rates, and solve problems related to finances and construction.

Forums, Listservs, Newsgroups & Chat
Get answers to your architecture questions and participate in discussions with architects, designers and architecture enthusiasts. Use these directories to find electronic message boards, chat rooms, mailing lists and newsgroups.

Architecture News Groups
Directory of usenet newsgroups devoted to topics related to architecture and design.

Architecture Pictures - World's Tallest Buildings - Bank of China Tower
Soaring 369 meters high, the Bank of China Tower by I.M. Pei is one of the world's tallest buildings.

Shanghai World Financial Centre - Skyscraper Pictures - Picture of Shanghai World Financial Centre
Taipei 101 Tower in Taipei, Taiwan is the world's tallest completed building - if you count its massive 60-foot spire.

Skyscraper Pictures - John Hancock Tower - Picture of the John Hancock Tower in Boston
Many Boston residents worried that the modernist Hancock Tower would be out of place in the 19th century Copley Square neighborhood.

Architecture Pictures - World's Tallest Buildings - Bank of China Tower
Soaring 369 meters high, the Bank of China Tower by I.M. Pei is one of the world's tallest buildings.

Architecture Pictures - World's Tallest Buildings - Emeritas Towers
Emirates Office Tower and its smaller sister, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, are soaring symbols of Dubai City.

Architecture Pictures - World's Tallest Buildings - Tuntex Sky Tower
Also known as the Tuntex & Chien-Tai Tower, the T & C Tower, and 85 Skytower, the 85-floor Tuntex Sky Tower is the tallest building in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Women in Engineering - Career Resources
These organizations and Web sites provide information and assistance for women for women and girls interested in becoming engineers.

Ink Drawing of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rendered in ink and pencil on tracing paper, by Frank Lloyd Wright. This rendering was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim. 20 x 24 inches.

The Burj Dubai - Skyscraper Pictures - Picture of the Burj Dubai
The Burj Dubai is now the tallest building in the world, according to its developer, Emaar Properties.

International Commerce Centre Hong Kong - ICC Building - Picture of the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong
Nearing completion, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) building in West Kowloon will become the tallest building in Hong Kong.