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What is a buttress? What is a flying buttress?
Engineering and architectural design really combine over the buttress. Explore types of exterior supports, including the famous Flying Buttress.

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In Search of the Stress-Free Home
The quest for peaceful, worry-free living has inspired a simpler approach to home design. Follow these easy design ideas for a more relaxing home.

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Funny Architecture and Weird Buildings
Architecture can be weird. From around the world, see photos of upside-down buildings, lopsided buildings, and buildings shaped like spaceships and mushrooms.

Eero Saarinen Architecture and Design Portfolio
Whether designing furniture, airports, or monuments, architect Eero Saarinen was famous for innovative, sculptural forms. Explore photos of his works.

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Explore the Modern Architecture of Beijing
Bold new buildings built for the 2008 Summer Olympics gave Beijing, China a modern look. Explore the architecture that transformed this ancient land.

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Frank Lloyd Wright - A Portfolio of Selected Works
Explore a photo gallery of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright with facts, resources, and extra links for even more Wright buildings and structures.

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A Gallery of Bungalow Photos
From our photo gallery, pictures of bungalow houses, including Craftsman Bungalows and other popular bungaloid types. Explore the variety.

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Architecture for our Spirit and Soul
Compare photos of sacred spaces from around the world, including churches, cathedrals, temples, shrines, and mosques.

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Architecture of the Rich and Famous in Palm Springs
Architects in Palm Springs, California adapted European Bauhaus ideas to the local desert landscape of southern California. They created mid-century modern.

Buildings to See in Tennessee
For the architecture enthusiast, a guide to the important buildings and must-see sites in the state of Tennessee, USA.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings - A Complete Listing
What did Frank Lloyd Wright build? This index lists all the projects that Wright completed during his lifetime, in the US and abroad.

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13 of the Best Gift Ideas for Frank Lloyd Wright Fans
These Frank Lloyd Wright gift ideas meet every budget, ranging from a few dollars to millions. The Master Architect himself often went over budget.

13 of the Best Gift Ideas for Frank Lloyd Wright Fans
These Frank Lloyd Wright gift ideas meet every budget, ranging from a few dollars to millions. The Master Architect himself often went over budget.

Presidential Library Buildings, Clinton Library in Arkansas
The Clinton Presidential Library hovers over the Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more about the Clinton legacy.

About the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, TX
The George W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas has helped establish a presidential legacy. Learn more.

Presidential Library Buildings, Nixon Library in California
Learn more about the building of a Presidential legacy and the special circumstances surrounding the Nixon Archives in Yorba Linda, California.

Presidential Library Buildings, Ford Library in Michigan
Unlike most Presidential Libraries, the Gerald Ford Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan is not in the same city as the Ford Museum. Learn more.

Presidential Library Buildings, Carter Library in Georgia
The Carter Presidential Library adjoins the internationally renowned Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Find out more in this short report.

Presidential Library Buildings, George Bush Library in College Station, TX
Learn more about the legacy of the 41st US president at the George Bush Library on the campus of Texas A & M University.

Presidential Library Buildings, Eisenhower Library in Kansas
The Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas is but one of the many Presidential Libraries found throughout the United States. Learn more about the building of a Presidential legacy.

Presidential Library Buildings, Johnson Library in Texas
Learn more about the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas - one of the many Presidential Libraries found throughout the United States.

Presidential Library Buildings, Reagan Library in California
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California is but one of the many Presidential Libraries found throughout the United States. Learn more about the building of a Presidential legacy.

Presidential Library Buildings, Truman Library in Missouri
Learn more about the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri, a building to remember.

Presidential Library Buildings, JFK Library in Massachusetts
The JFK Presidential Library near Boston is one of the most popular Presidential Libraries in the US. Learn more about the building of a Presidential legacy.

Architecture and Design of Presidential Library Buildings
Presidential libraries hold the evidence of presidential politics and policy. Building design may shape memories, too. Begin in Hyde Park for this short photo tour.

Learn About Landscape Design from the Olmsteds
Landscape architecture helps teach life skills, especially the value of detailed planning. Frederick Law Olmsted's business provides a model.

Olmsted-Designed Franklin Park in Boston, Massachusetts
Franklin Park is the largest element in Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace of linked parks and waterways in the Boston area.

Olmsted-Designed Cherokee Park in Louisville, Kentucky
Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in Louisville began to be built in 1891.

Olmsted-Designed Lake Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Olmsted designed Lake Park around the North Point Lighthouse on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Olmsted-Designed Volunteer Park in Seattle, Washington
Volunteer Park in the heart of Seattle is home to both a Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum - plus trails and playgrounds.

Olmsted-Designed Audubon Park in New Orleans, Louisiana
The Audubuon Park zoo in New Orleans is a treat for children of all ages, although some may prefer the park's golf course.

Olmsted-Designed Delaware Park in Buffalo, New York
Ten years after Central Park in NYC, Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. and Calvert Vaux designed Delaware Park for the city of Buffalo. That wasn't all.

Olmsted-Designed Jackson Park in Chicago, Illinois
Olmsted's landscape architecture business designed the South Park area in Chicago around marshes, lagoons, and the shores of Lake Michigan.

The Trading Floor, Inside the NYSE
The interior design of the NYSE trading floor area makes use of natural light from George Post's 1903 architectural design.

The Relationship Between the NYSE and Wall Street
Examine the neo-classical architecture of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building in New York City -- a photographic essay about this historic building.

Broad Street front of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange
The Broad Street facade of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building in New York City is described in a photographic essay about this historic building.

Corinthean columns on facade of the NY Stock Exchange
Roman-inspired architecture of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City includes a colonnade or row of classical columns.

Triangular Pediment on Portico of 1903 NY Stock Exchange
A classical pediment is described in an architectural photographic essay about the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City.

High-Relief Symbolic Statues within the Pediment of NYSE


The Wall of Windows behind the Colonnade of NYSE Building
In 1903, a wall of glass, a window curtain, provided natural light to the interior of the New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City.

The Modern New York Stock Exchange Building of 1903
An historic 1910 photograph shows the neoclassic architecture of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City.

Architecture of the New York Stock Exchange Building
On April 22, 1903 a new New York Stock Exchange building opened near Wall Street. Take a photo tour of this iconic neoclassical architecture.

The grand portico of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange
The temple-like portico of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City is described in a photographic essay about this historic building.

Illustration of second empire architecture of the new york stock exchange from 1865 until 1901
Compare the architecture of the 1865 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City with the 1903 neo-classical design.

Post Offices in the US - Preserved in Mineral Wells, Texas
The old Mineral Wells post office, built in the early twentieth century, displays the dignified classical architecture of a federal building. Closed as a post office in 1959, the building was given to the community to be used for other purposes. Preservation and reuse should be part of every city's urban plan.

Post Offices in the US - Historic 1916 in Miles City, Montana
This federal building in Miles City, Montana offers architecture of simple dignity worthy of historic preservation.

Post Offices in the US - Since 1816 in Hinsdale, NH
The Hinsdale, NH post office is the oldest continuously working U.S. Post Office in the same building. People have gathered here since 1816.

Post Offices in the US - Old City Post Office in New York City
For many years, the City Post Office in New York City has been called the largest post office in the U.S. What is its future?

Post Offices in the US - Historic USPO in St. Louis, Missouri
The old post office in St. Louis, Missouri has been an excellent example of Second Empire architecture since the time of Civil War Reconstruction.

Post Offices in the US - Preserved in Washington, D.C.
The Old Post Office in Washington, D.C. avoided demolition in 1928 and in 1964. Now it is a popular tourist attraction.

Post Offices in the US - Log Cabin in Chicken, Alaska
The log cabin post office building in Chicken, Alaska is typical frontier architecture. Post office buildings often reflect the local culture.

Post Offices in the US - New England in Bailey Island, Maine
The small post office on Bailey Island in Maine not only is a gathering place for the community, but also reflects the local architecture.

David M. Childs Portfolio of Architecture, Including One WTC
Freedom Tower may be David Childs' most recognizable building, but his career spans over 40 years representing Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).

David Childs, Tower Seven Architect
Discover the work of architect David Childs, designer of both 7 World Trade Center and 1 World Trade Center, or Freedom Tower.

Bertelsman Tower Designed by SOM Architect David Childs
David Childs designed this Times Square skyscraper for Bertelsman, the German media company. Now building is simply known by its address, 1540 Broadway.

Bear Stearns Building at 383 Madison Avenue, NYC
David Childs' New York City skyscraper on Madison Avenue is an Energy Star Labeled Building.

David Childs, SOM Architect for Time Warner Skyscraper
Construction of David Childs' connected twin tower skyscrapers for Time Warner was begun the year before lower Manhattan's Twin Towers fell in 2001.

Post Offices in the US - Quaint in Bald Head Island, NC
With front porch rocking chairs inviting its patrons, the post office on Bald Head Island is a typical gathering place for North Carolina citizens.

Post Offices in the US - Post-War in Russell, Kansas
Why does this building look so familiar? The post office in Russell, Kansas is a good example of a mid-twentieth century stock design often used.

Post Offices in the US - Federal Architecture in Middlebury, VT
The colonial revival or classical modern design of the Middlebury, Vermont post office is similar to many others found throughout the U.S.

Post Offices in the US - Historic U.S. Post Office In Colorado
Built during the Great Depression, the Renaissance Revival-style City Post Office Federal Building in Canon City, Colorado is now an arts center.

Post Offices in the US - Depression Era in Yuma, Arizona
Post office buildings are often designed for reuse. The preserved 1933 post office in Yuma, Arizona is now headquarters of a family-owned business.

Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse Designed by David Childs, SOM
Skyscraper architect David Childs designed a low-rise, linear federal building appropriate for the small city of Charleston, West Virginia.

U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, Designed by David Childs
Although known for his New York City skyscrapers, architect David Childs has designed low-rise buildings like the American Embassy in Canada.

Post Offices in the US - Endangered in La Jolla, California
In 2012, preservationists fought to save this Depression-era post office in La Jolla, California. Learn about the architecture and the historic mural.

Smallest Post Office in the U.S.
The smallest post office building in the U.S. is located in Florida, but not in Celebration! This tiny building is less than 100 square feet.

Post Offices in the US - Pre-Civil War in Lexington County, SC
Give Me That Old Time Religion was composed here in this pre-Civil War structure in Lexington County, South Carolina.

Post Offices in the US - Preserved in Honolulu, Hawaii
The 1922 Spanish Mission Colonial Revival architecture of this old post office building has been preserved by the state of Hawaii.

Post Office Buildings in the US - Should We Save Them?
Historic buildings once occupied by the US Postal Service are as endangered as the institution itself. Explore some of these architectural treasures.

Post Offices in the US - Art Deco in Springfield, Ohio
Many post offices in the US, like the one in Springfield, Ohio, were built during the Great Depression, which explains the PWAP murals. Learn more.

Surprising Facts About the Washington DC White House
How much do you know about America's White House - really? Check out these surprising facts.

The Story Behind Trump's 2005 Master Plan
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A Simple 2005 Plan for Ground Zero
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Donald Trump's 2005 Solution to the WTC
What if Donald Trump was the World Trade Center's real estate developer? Back in 2005, Trump had a plan for Ground Zero, and he let everyone know about it.

Sunnylands, 1966, Home of the Rich and Famous
A dream winter residence in southern California - take a short tour of the wealthy Annenberg's mid-century modern estate built in 1966 by A. Quincy Jones.

Sunnylands Interior Atrium
The Atrium of the historic 1966 Sunnylands residence showcases the fine art collection of Walter and Lee Annenberg. Take a brief look at this modern contemporary home by architect A. Quincy Jones.

Sunnylands Interior Living Area
The Living Room of the historic 1966 Sunnylands residence showcases the fine art collection of Walter and Lee Annenberg. Take a brief look at this modern contemporary home by architect A. Quincy Jones.

Sunnylands Golf Course at Rancho Mirage
The nine-hole golf course surrounds the 1966 Annenberg estate at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage. Learn more about this historic, private course.

Fanlight - Definition
From our Architecture Glossary, definition and illustration for the term FANLIGHT.

DURA—Diverse, Urban, Resilient, and Adaptable
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The SURE (sustainable + resilient) HOUSE
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The Nest Home
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ShelteR3 - Respond, Recover, and Resist
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STILE—Sustainable Technologies Integrated in a Learning Experience
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Solar Houses - Designs from the 2015 Decathlon
Check out these solar homes designed by 14 student teams competing in the 2015 USDOE Solar Decathlon. What are they learning about architecture, engineering, and sustainability?

How Easy to Use is Home Design Software?
Are you tempted by a DIY house design software program? How hard is it, really? Here's the scoop on Home Designer(R) from Chief Architect.

How to Pick the Best Home Design Software Program
You don't have to be a computer whiz to use home design software -- but follow these tips to find the software that's right for your skills and needs.

DALE - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
The Dynamic Augmented Living Environment created by students from SCI Architecture and Caltech moves on rails.

The Start.Home - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
The students of Stanford University say their Start.Home is easy prefab solar design, competing in the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon. Learn more.

Ecohabit - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
The students from Stevens Institute of Technology designed a New Jersey solar home that tries to address all facets of sustainability. See it here.

Borealis - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
The challenges of solar home design for remote northern environs was met by a Canadian Solar Decathlon 2013 team. Learn about their Borealis house.

LISI - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Students from Vienna, Austria traveled to California to enter the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon. See their First Place LISI design.

Harvest Home - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Harvest Home is designed to harvest and replenish natural resources like the sun's energy. See the 7th place entry to the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon.

ECHO - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Students from Ontario, Canada joined forces to design a house that echoes into the future. See their sixth place 2013 Solar Decathlon entry.

ADAPT - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
El Paso, Texas students designed a solar home suited for the Desert Southwest.See their entry to the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon competition.

fluxHome - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Southern California students designed an accessible, low-cost home for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. See it here.

PEAK - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
West Virginia students take their Appalachian Knowledge to the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon.

AIR House - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
The Czech Technical University transported their AIR house from Prague to California for the USDOE 2013 Solar Decathlon competition. How did they do?

The Phoenix House - Entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Students from Louisville, Ball State, and Kentucky designed a solar disaster relief home for the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon. Learn more.

InSite - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
The Middlebury College Solar Decathlon 2013 team created a solar home for local living. Learn about their plan for private and public space.

Chameleon House - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
An adaptable exterior skin is the chameleon feature of this solar house, designed by students from Missouri for the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon.

UrbanEden - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Students from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte chose an urban solar design to compete in the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon. Learn more.

The Delta T-90 - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Norwich University students designed a high-performance, Vermont-built, solar-powered dwelling to compete in the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon.

Radiant House - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Students from Santa Clara University claim that their Radiant House is driven by three E's - efficiency, economics, and elegance.

Solar Houses - Designs from the 2013 Decathlon
Check out the solar designs created by nineteen teams from universities around the world for the USDOE 2013 Solar Decathlon.

DesertSol - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
The Mojave Desert sun is the focus of DesertSol, the solar house entry to the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon by students from Nevada Las Vegas.

IMSI TurboFLOORPLAN Home & Landscape Pro - Review
Learn the pros and cons of TurboFLOORPLAN Home & Landscape Pro home design software and get shopping advice.

Inspire Tweens with these Architecture-Related Books
Even if building things is not a child's dream career, these simple books for ages 7 and older get kids thinking about the built environment. Here are our top pick books to hook your youngster onto architecture.

My Favorite Coloring Books About Architecture
These delightful coloring books introduce children to the joy of architecture and spur memories for many adults.

Wilson Building, 1904, One of Dallas' Oldest Skyscrapers
The Wilson Building is one of Dallas' oldest, continually used tall buildings. And now you have the opportunity to live there. Learn more.

Dallas Architecture, a Quick Tour of the Big D
Dallas is much more than the city where President Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963. Learn about the building where shots rang out and the architecture beyond.

Fountain Place, Living and Working in Dallas Architecture
Fountain Place has been a landmark of the Dallas skyline since 1986. Learn more about its design and the surrounding plaza.

Old Red Courthouse near Reunion Tower, Dallas Architecture
The Old Red Courthouse in downtown Dallas, Texas is a well-preserved example of the 19th century Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture.

Dallas Hotel Indigo, Conrad Hilton Moves Into Texas, 1925
The historic 1925 Dallas Hilton hotel may have changed names throughout the years, but its architecture has stayed true to form. Find out more.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Thom Mayne in Dallas
The Perot Museum, named after billionaire Texan Ross Perot, is a modernist design by Pritzker winner Thom Mayne. Learn more about this Dallas center.

Nasher Center, Piano Architecture, Texas Landscaping in Dallas
The Nasher Sculpture Center was there first. Why is a 2013 residential skyscraper threatening the architecture of Renzo Piano? Find out.

JFK Memorial by Philip Johnson - Dallas Art and Architecture
A modernist tribute to JFK by Pritzker Laureate Philip Johnson has met with criticism. Find out more about this Dallas, Texas memorial architecture.

Bank of America Plaza, Tallest Building in Dallas, Texas
What's the tallest building in Dallas, Texas? Learn more about this 1985 skyscraper.

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge - Architecture of Dallas
Texans cross the Trinity River into Dallas via a bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava. It's become a functional tourist attraction.

Dallas City Hall designed by I.M. Pei - Buildings in Dallas
The 1977 City Hall was designed to complement the growing skyscrapers of Dallas, Texas. Learn about I.M. Pei's unique solution for the City of Dallas.

Art Deco at Fair Park - Buildings of the Texas State Fairgrounds
Dallas is home to one of the largest collections of art deco buildings in the United States. You can see them every year at the Texas State Fair.

Kalita Humphreys Theater - Frank Lloyd Wright in Dallas, Texas
The Kalita Humphreys Theater is one of the few remaining circular venues designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Learn more about this architecture in Dallas.

Winspear Opera House in Dallas by British Norman Foster
Sir Norman Foster's opera house for Dallas, Texas is high-tech housing for a traditional horseshoe auditorium. Learn more about the design.

Wyly Theatre - Dallas Art and Architecture
The box-like exterior of Dallas' Wyly Theater is a simple cover for the flexible interior configurations. Learn more about this 21st century design.

Sea Ranch Chapel Door Detail
Stained glass inserts in the doors inspire a feeling of peace and reverence at Sea Ranch Chapel near Gualala, California. Page 3.

Sea Ranch Chapel Entry Doors
At Sea Ranch Chapel near Gualala, California swirling suggest ocean waves. Page 2.

Sea Ranch Chapel Fountain
A fountain outside Sea Ranch Chapel borrows ocean motifs. Page 5.

Sea Ranch Chapel Stained Glass
Light filters through stained glass inserts in windows, doors, and the roof at Sea Ranch Chapel near Gualala, on the coast of California. Page 4.

Sea Ranch Chapel
Artist and architectural designer James Hubbell used wood, metal, and stained glass to sculpt the unique Sea Ranch Chapel near Gualala, on the coast of California, USA.

9 Free High-Interest Lessons Related to Architecture
Architecture offers a world of possibilities for classroom learning. Here is a sampling of fascinating lessons and activities for free.

American Country Building Design -- Architecture Book Review
American Country Building Design takes a nostalgic look at America's rural architecture. Read my review of Berg's entertaining, enlightening, and practical book.

Architecture in the Caribbean - Great Buildings in the Caribbean
Explore great architecture in the Caribbean, including Mayan temples, historic cities in Cuba and Puerto Rico, the Panama Canal, and more.

Architecture Gifts and Collectibles and Accessories and Clothing
Shop safely online for architecture gifts, collectibles, and holiday giving ideas. Use these links to find clothing, accessories, construction toys, housewares, furnishings, and artwork inspired by the work of great designers. Regardless of the occasion, there is something here to delight fans of famous architects.

Design and Build Your New House
Find step-by-step instructions and cost-saving advice for designing and building your dream house. These articles and resources will help you as you purchase your building lot, choose a floor plan, select architectural features, hire pros, and budget your finances.

Repair and Restoration Solutions
Follow these links for help with common repair and restoration problems, including painting damaged wood, restoring stucco, and repairing mortar. Also be sure to explore our Historic Preservation resources for more information about the care of older buildings.

School Architecture - Build Better Schools
The size and shape of our school buildings can shape the way we teach and learn. The resources on this page explore the architecture of schools, from kindergarten buildings to universities. Also find information on campus design, creating secure school buildings, and the history of school architecture.

Building Parts and Construction Words
Use these glossaries and illustrated dictionaries to find the meanings for words related to architecture and construction.

Floor Plan and Layout of the Victorian 1900 House
The 1900 House from the British television series is a late-Victorian terraced townhouse in Greenwich, a suburb of London. Here are the floor plans.

Victorian Floor Plans - Floor Plans of Victorian Houses
Could you live in a house built in the 19th century? Here are links to floor plans of Victorian houses.

The 1900 House - Victorian Floor Plans
Victorian houses may be beautiful... But could you live in one? Here are floor plans for a famous TV house, plus a choice collection of Victorian house plans you can view on the Web.

Life in a 1900 House - Living in a Victorian House
The adventurous Bowler family volunteered to spend three months in a Victorian townhouse for a British television series, Here's what happened.

Wright and Root Inside the 1888 Rookery Building
The Rookery Building in Chicago is well-known today as a Frank Lloyd Wright project. It is not. Learn why.

Frank Lloyd Wright Examines Root's Space in The Rookery
The lobby of the Rookery Building in Chicago is often thought to be the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, but John Root might disagree. Learn the true story.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Remodeling of The Rookery Lobby
Frank Lloyd Wright remodeled the lobby of The Rookery in 1905. How did he bring elegance to Burnham and Root's 1888 skyscraper?

John Root's Oriel Staircase
Did Frank Lloyd Wright design the iconic spiral staircase in Chicago's Rookery Building? You may be surprised with the answer.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Own Detail
Small details in the light court of Chicago's Rookery Building show that architects CAN think alike. Learn more about the Frank Lloyd Wright and John Root lobby.

Remodeling The Rookery
Explore the lobby renovations to The Rookery Building, built in 1888 and still standing.

Root's and Wright's Rookery Lobby
Explore the lobby of The Rookery Building in Chicago. Architects CAN create beautiful things, and then make them even more beautiful.

Skyscraper Websites and Databases
Find the best websites and databases for skyscraper photos and building statistics.

Top 10 Victorian Architecture & Pattern Books
During Victorian times, many builders found ideas, inspiration, and instruction from architectural plan books. Here are our top picks from the 1800s.

Is Neoclassical Architecture the New Classical?
Learn how to identify neoclassical architecture, from great buildings to modest homes, with links to examples, photos, and videos.

Who owns the architecture you paid for?
Both Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson were in their 90s when they died. What happens to a long life of architecture after the architect is gone?

How to Fix and Preserve Old Stucco
All about stucco. Summary of Preservation Brief 22, US Interior Dept, includes history of stucco, guidance on repair, maintenance, tinting, and recipes for stucco mixes.

Architecture Books - Main Index of Architecture Books
From the thousands of books on architecture and home design, we've scouted out the best. This index lists a broad collection, including fiction.

Castle Books - Gift Books for Castle Lovers
For beautiful photographs and stories about the world's great castles, check out these photo books and travel guides.

Good Reads - Make Believe It's About Architecture
These books are fiction, but they capture the passion we associate with our homes and great buildings. Architecture is a great story to tell!

What Is a McMansion? The Big Mac of Suburbia
What do we mean when we call a house a McMansion? Learn about the term, and what it means for you as you build your own home.

Getting From Here to There in London - Underground Architecture
London's Tube is the world's oldest public underground railway. The noisy, steam transit system opened on January 9, 1863, influencing engineering worldwide.

7 of the Best Books On School Design
Architects who design schools face many challenges. Learn the important concepts, construction advice, history, and workable plans from the latest books.

Books for Architecture Students
From Vitruvius to Frank Lloyd Wright, experts in architecture require a range of knowledge. If you're planning to study architecture, planning, and design, you'll want to begin here.

About Grand Central Terminal in New York City
How did New York City's Grand Central Terminal come to be? Learn more about this iconic building in the City that Never Sleeps.

Shades of Gray, White Shutters
The red front door on this otherwise gray and white house enlivens the entrance to a home's interior design. Exteriors are doorways to interiors.

Paint Colors for a Foursquare - Painting The Porch Ceiling
Pale blue paint was used on porch ceilings of many older homes. Follow the owners of this American Foursquare as they honor the history of their home.

Foursquare House Details - Details on a Foursquare Home
Follow the owners of this classic American Foursquare home as they select paint and experiment with colors. This photo shows the historic colors.

Colors for a Red-Roof House
Readers share their pictures and discuss color ideas for a California home with a red tile roof.

Trim Colors for a Brick House
Homeowners share pictures of their houses and get help choosing colors, including trim colors for this home made of gray and tan brick.

Trim Colors for an Italianate Beauty
This pale treasure of a house needs color accents to bring out her Italianate beauty. Here are paint color ideas.

Colours for a Lattice Fence
The owner would like to choose new colors for her lattice fence. Readers suggest color ideas for this suburban Canadian home..

Black and White Houses - Passageways to Colorful Exteriors
Many people have painted their houses white, but why not the darker hues? Here are some photos to help you think in black and white.

Traditional White on a Gray-Roofed House
As with all color schemes, the roof and landscaping must be considered when choosing exterior paint colors. Architecture affects color choices.

Consider Going Darker with Bold Bright White Contrasts
Painting your home's exterior can bring simplicity to your hectic world. Black and white is not dangerous thinking when it comes to exterior house color schemes.

Traditional Colors for a Revival Home
Colonial revival houses in the United States have been traditionally painted white with black shutters. The photo gallery shows other options.

A Real Colonial, House of the Seven Gables
The dark exterior of The House of the Seven Gables perfectly suits Hawthorne's themes in his 1851 novel. Explore the black and white world of exteriors.

Corwith House, c. 1837
A 19th century farmhouse on Long Island sports a traditional white exterior but with a peaceful country green added to its shutters. Photos from our black/white gallery.

Almost Black Farmhouse, c. 1851
The almost black color of this old farmhouse has not held up well, but could it be the asbestos cement shingle siding and not the paint?

Whitewashed Brick, Black Shutters
Painted brick can be historically accurate and aesthetically pleasing. Whether pure white or dark gray, painted brick with accent shutters can be authentic.

Bold White Trim, Sunlight on Gray
Architectural trim, storm windows, and how the sun hits your house -- all considerations when choosing exterior colors.

Paint Colors for a Foursquare - Amy and Tim's Big Adventure
Follow the owners of this classic American Foursquare home as they select paint colors for their window moldings, porches and decorative trim.

Paint Colors for a Foursquare - Removing the Vinyl Siding
Before painting their Foursquare, Amy and Tim ripped off the vinyl. Follow the owners of this classic home as they select paint colors and do it all.

Paint Colors for a Foursquare - Experimenting with Colors
Homeowners Amy and Tim got color advice from a well-known architectural color consultant and then did experimentation. Their journey continues.

Paint Colors for a Foursquare - Choosing the Best Colors
The key to painting an historic home is having patience. Follow the owners of a classic American Foursquare as they do it themselves.

Before and After Painting an American Foursquare
Before and After photos are important reminders that homeowners can make a difference. This photo shows the house before they painted the trim.

Paint Color Accents - Advice Outside the Can
Readers share pictures of their homes and question exterior house paint colors, including new ideas for this Brick Queen Anne Victorian, a 1906 charmer.

Harmonizing Color with Your Neighbor
Painting your rowhouse can be tricky when a brick facade is shared. Find out how these neighbors worked it out.

Is there such a thing as style in architecture?
You may find it difficult to describe the architectural style of the houses and buildings you see. Here's why, with tips and resources.

Architectural Styles and House Styles - What Style Is It
You may find it difficult to describe the architectural style of the houses and buildings you see. Here's why, with tips and resources.

Flatiron Building - Architectural Style and the Flatiron Building
Designed by Daniel H. Burnham, the Flatiron Building has a steel structure, elevators, central heating, and electrical plumbing pumps.

Grand Palace in Bangkok - Architectural Style and the Grand Palace in Bangkok
Begun by King Rama I in 1782, the Grand Palace in Bangkok has seen many transformations during the past 200 years.

Wrought Iron Balconies in New Orleans
Although we use the term

New York World Building - Pulitzer Building - Architectural Style
Completed in 1890, the New York World Building pioneered new technologies.

Creole Cottage - Small Plantation Home in Louisiana
One-story wooden Creole Cottages in the Mississippi Valley combine French building traditions with ideas from the Caribbean and the West Indies.

French Colonial Architecture
Learn about the practical homes that French colonists built in Louisiana and other parts of the Mississippi Valley.

Antebellum Plantation Homes in the Mississippi Valley
Magnificent antebellum plantation homes are an important part of the architectural history of Louisiana and the Mississippi Valley.

Architectural Styles and House Styles - What Style Is It
You may find it difficult to describe the architectural style of the houses and buildings you see. Here's why, with tips and resources.

House Styles in New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley
The Garden District and other fashionable neighborhoods in New Orleans have many of these two story houses. The homes have covered porches with columns on both levels.

Louisiana Shotgun Houses
Learn about the economical and practical Shotgun house style that evolved in New Orleans.

Creole Townhouse - French Creole Townhouse in New Orleans
Although few wooden homes from the 1700s remain, you will find the artistry and skill of Creole builders in the eighteenth century cottages and townhouses of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Victorian Era Shops and Apartments in New Orleans - New Orleans Victorian
During the Victorian era, town homes and apartments in New Orleans were lavished with elaborate wrought iron porches or balconies.

Architectural Styles and House Styles - What Style Is It
You may find it difficult to describe the architectural style of the houses and buildings you see. Here's why, with tips and resources.

Creole Ironworkers - Wrought Iron in New Orleans
In New Orleans, Louisiana, Creole blacksmiths added elaborate wrought iron details to cottages, townhouses, and business buildings.

Architectural Styles and House Styles - What Style Is It
You may find it difficult to describe the architectural style of the houses and buildings you see. Here's why, with tips and resources.

Architectural Style and Your House - Your House Style
Even if you can identify a specific style such as Queen Anne or Georgian Colonial, your home incorporates ideas that developed over many centuries.

Find a Color Chart for all your Home Painting Projects
Are you looking for just the right color for your home painting project? Choose a color chart from this list for architecturally-tested color schemes.

Color Combinations - The Best Look for Your Home
Is green too ordinary? Pink too bold? The answer depends on how you use the colors. These photo galleries in this list will help you visualize color combinations on a variety of house styles.

9 Books to Help You Choose House Paint Colors
These beautifully illustrated books will help you choose exterior paint colors for your home.

Art Deco and Spanish Deco Houses - Homes Inspired by Architecture from Spain
You know Art Deco architecture, but have you seen examples of the Spanish Deco style? Stroll the streets of Morningside, Florida for a look at these romantic homes.

Spanish Houses in the Northern United States - Spanish Eclectic Architecture
Stucco-sided Spanish style houses can be found in every part of the United States, even in the chilly north. Learn about America's love affair with architecture inspired by Spain.

How a Canal Inspired Architects - Spanish Houses and the Panama-California Exposition
Why did America fall in love with Spanish houses? One architect fueled the passion when he designed for the Panama-California celebration in San Diego.

Churrigueresque Architecture - Spanish Houses and Romantic Buildings Inspired by Spain
Architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue reawakened an interest in Spanish Baroque architecture when he designed fanciful Churrigueresque towers.

The Florida Renaissance - Spanish Revival Architecture and Spanish Style Houses
How did Boca Raton become a luxurious resort community? Join us as we trace the evolution of America's Spanish style houses and the Florida Renaissance.

Spanish Eclectic Homes in the United States
Do you live in a Spanish style house? If your American home has details that remind you of Spain, it might be Spanish Eclectic. Here's how to tell.

Mission Style Houses, Spanish Houses, and Architecture Inspired by Spain
With tile roofs, parapets, and other romantic details, America's Spanish style homes suggest the architecture of Mission churches. Learn more about this style.

Spanish Revival Architecture and Spanish Style Houses of Santa Barbara, California
See Spanish style architecture at its finest in Santa Barbara, California, a town built anew after a devastating earthquake in 1925.

Spanish Style and Spanish Revival Architecture in Florida
Boca Raton and other Florida communities have elegant Spanish style houses designed by California architect Addison Mizner. Learn about the Florida movement that Mizner launched.

East Meets West in the Monterey Revival
The Monterey Revival home is a wonderful combination of Eastern and Western styles. Journey through the many Spanish influences on house styles found in the US.

Spanish House Styles - Architecture Inspired by Spain
The traditions of many cultures blend in fanciful Spanish house styles, popular in the U.S. from 1915 to about 1940. Learn more from these photos.

Adobe House Picture Books - Books About Adobe Houses
Adobe homes are historically eco-friendly. These beautiful picture books show today's climate-conscious builders the way to perfect earth house beauty.

Books to Help You Build Your Adobe Home
Beautiful and practical, today's adobe homes combine ancient techniques with modern technologies. Learn more with these helpful how-to guides.

Build Like it's 1925 - Go Bungalow
Buy reproductions of original Bungalow house plan catalogs, find bungalow plans online, and find resources for bungalow facts and photos.

Find the House Plans You Need to Build Your Dream
These house plan catalogs include illustrations for popular house styles, floor plans, and elevation drawings. Find the house plan you like.

Homes for Haiti - Earthquake Devastation in Haiti
When an earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, the capital city of Port-au-Prince was reduced to rubble. After this much destruction, how could Haiti rebuild?

Homes for Haiti - Le Cabanon - The Haitian Cabin
Manufactured by InnoVida™, Le Cabanon is a 160-square foot prefab shelter made with fiber composite panels. Le Cabanon sleeps 8 people

Homes for Haiti - Floor Plan of a Haitian Cabin
Floor plan of a Haitian Cabin manufactured by InnoVida.

Homes for Haiti - Inside a Haitian Cabin
Basketball pro Alonzo Mourning, who co-founded the Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti, checks out a prototype of a Haitian Cabin from InnoVida Holding Company.

Homes for Haiti - Sleeping Quarters in a Haitian Cabin
The Haitian Cabin manufactured by InnoVida can sleep eight people. Shown here is a bedroom with sleeping areas along the wall.

Homes for Haiti - A Neighborhood of Haitian Cabins
In this architect's rendering, a cluster of Haitian Cabins form a neighborhood.

Heartbreak Houses - Romantic Homes With Sad Stories
So much love went into these romantic homes, but each is shrouded with tragedy. Read the sad stories and see photos.

A Controversial War Gets a Controversial Memorial
Maya Lin's winning entry to the Vietnam Memorial competition included simple, abstract sketches and a one-page description. What did she say?

Maya Lin's Poster, Entry Number 1026
Maya Lin's winning entry to the Vietnam Memorial competition included simple, abstract sketches and a one-page description. What did she say?

Maya Lin's Poster, Entry Number 1026
Maya Lin's winning entry to the Vietnam Memorial competition included simple, abstract sketches and a one-page description. What did she say?

A Controversial War Gets a Controversial Memorial
Maya Lin's winning entry to the Vietnam Memorial competition included simple, abstract sketches and a one-page description. What did she say?

Maya Lin's Poster, Entry Number 1026
Maya Lin's winning entry to the Vietnam Memorial competition included simple, abstract sketches and a one-page description. What did she say?

Great Monuments and Memorials for Victims of the September 11 Attacks
Monuments and memorials for the victims of the September 11, 2001 express the artistic visions of artists and architects around the world.

Colonial Construction in St. Augustine, Florida - Oldest Schoolhouse
Learn about the construction of the old schoolhouse in St. Augustine, Florida.

The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse St. Augustine Florida
This tiny house in Saint Augustine, Florida is thought to be the oldest wood school building in the United States. By examining its construction, you can see how buildings were made in America's colonies.

Exploring Old Schoolhouses - Which is the Oldest?
Everyone's heard of the one room school, but which is the oldest? A tiny house in Saint Augustine, Florida claims to be. Take a look, then you decide.

America's Oldest Schoolhouse Today - St. Augustine Travel
Like much of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest schoolhouse resembles a theme park attraction. Take a short tour.

Old Custom House in Monterey, California
How did Thomas O. Larkin expand his design influence in 19th century Monterey, California? Learn more about the beginnings of the Monterey Style.

Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, a Brief Bio of the Man Who Created Portmeirion, Wales
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, born May 28, 1883, devoted his life to the cause of environmental preservation and the creation of a village. Learn about the creator of Portmeirion, Wales.

Norman Foster, Profile of a High-Tech Architect
Explore the life and work of Pritzker Laureate Norman Foster, born June 1, 1935 - from working-class Manchester, UK to

Raymond Hood - The 30 Rock Architect of New York
Born in New England, March 29, 1881, Raymond Hood moved from the Neo-Gothic style to Art Deco and streamlined modern styles. Learn more about his work.

Julia Morgan, About the Architect of Hearst Castle
Learn about California architect Julia Morgan, a successful woman in the male-dominated profession of architecture. Best known for designing Hearst Castle, Morgan was born January 20, 1872.

Renzo Piano and High-Tech Architecture
Born September 14, 1937 and coming of age after World War II, Renzo Piano ushered in a new modernism to Paris, London, Genoa, Bern, San Francisco....

About Alvar Aalto, Pioneer of Modern Furniture Design
Alvar Aalto's passion for painting led to the development of his unique architectural style. Explore the life and works of this modern designer, born February 3, 1898 in Kuortane, Finland.

Frank Gehry and Deconstructivist Architecture
Learn about the life and works of controversial architect, Frank Gehry, born February 28, 1929. Explore links and photos, then decide what you think.

Andrea Palladio Biography - Renaissance Architects
Palladio, born November 30, 1508 in Padua, Italy, continues to influence the world's architecture. Who was Andrea Palladio and how did he transform building design in the Western world?

Letters You Need to Know About Your Architect
This list defines the most common acronyms, initials, and abbreviations used by architects, designers, engineers, and other building professionals

Who is the Most Famous Architect in America?
Explore the life and works of Frank Lloyd Wright, born in Wisconsin, June 8, 1867. This profile is a great intro to America's most famous architect.

Lighting Design for the Washginton Monument
Since opening on October 9, 1888, the iconic Washington Monument has challenged lighting designers. What are the illuminating solutions?

Monterey Style Cooper-Molera House
Adobe construction was traditional in early 19th century Monterey, CA. The second floor balcony created a new house style known today as Monterey.

Second Empire in the USA
Learn about the first Second Empire buildings in the United States and explore the history of the French-inspired style.

Monterey Style Casa Soberanes, c. 1840s
Monterey, California, is home to many 19th century homes built or remodeled in what we call today as

Second Empire Architecture: History and Photos
Explore Victorian Second Empire architecture and learn how to distinguish the style - architecture's version of the Empire Strikes Back.

The General Grant Style
The General Grant style of architecture expressed the exuberance of a prosperous era. Learn more.

Second Empire Houses For Common Folk
How builders applied Second Empire ideas to modest Victorian homes.

Modern Buildings With Mansard Roofs
The mansard roofs characteristic of Second Empire architecture are still used today.

Second Empire and the Italianate Style
How to distinguish between a Second Empire house and an Italianate style house.

History of the Second Empire Style
Discover the roots of the majestic Second Empire style of architecture.

Remodeling into a Monterey Style - The Vasques Adobe
How do you transform a simple one-story adobe house into what has become known as the Monterey Style? Learn more from Guadalupe Cantua de Vasquez.

Monterey Style Pacific House, 1835-1847
The Pacific House in Monterey, California exemplifies what has become known as the Monterey House Style. Learn more about its architecture.

Monterey Style Larkin House, a Unique American Design
Larkin's home in Monterey, California set the standard for a new style of architecture in the 1800s, Monterey Colonial, a design revived in the 1900s.

New England Craftsman Style at The Manor on Golden Pond
The Manor on Golden Pond in central New Hampshire is an architectural gem and a wonderful place to stay. Look in on this 1907 New England spa.

Home as Castle: Creating a Man-Made Oasis at Neverland
Singer celebrity Michael Jackson transformed an arid plot of land into an oasis of entertainment. Is this so different from what others have done?

Michael Jackson Closes Neverland Ranch
During his time at Neverland, Michael Jackson added an odd mix of fanciful, childlike buildings and attractions. Learn more and see photos.

Michael Jackson Builds Neverland
Michael Jackson turned 2,676 acres into a Disneyesque fantasyland at Neverland Ranch in southern California. Learn more and see photos of Neverland.

Michael Jackson's Amusement Park at Neverland
Michael Jackson's Neverland was his home and also a private amusement park. Learn about Netherland Ranch and see photos.

Top 10 Guides to House Styles and Architectural Styles
These handy guides will give you the tools you need to identify house styles and architectural trends in North America.

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Windows at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
Expansive windows invite nature into the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs, California. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.

Maison à Bordeaux, Why is this Koolhaas Design So Special?
The Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas gives us much to think about as we consider the accessible design of a house in Bordeaux, France. Why is this home so special?

Top Movies and Documentaries About Architects
Explore the lives of famous and influential architects in these documentary films now available digitally. Can an architect be your new best friend?

Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates - Winners
The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded each year to a living architect who has made important contributions to the profession. Here are all the winners, from the most recent back to 1979.

Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates - Winners
The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded each year to a living architect who has made important contributions to the profession. Here are all the winners, from the most recent back to 1979.

Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates - Winners
The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded each year to a living architect who has made important contributions to the profession. Here are all the winners, from the most recent back to 1979.

Who thinks Frank Gehry can't be Traditional?
Frank Gehry's first building in Australia is a mix of tradition and Gehry stylings. Explore the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney, inside and out.

The Main Lobby of this Building is Pure Gehryland
The main lobby entryway in this Australian school is stainless steel Frank Gehry. Explore interiors and exteriors of this interesting Sydney building.

The Student Common Areas in Gehry's Australian Building
Explore interior spaces in Frank Gehry's first building built in Australia, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney.

Gehry's Design Idea: The Tree House
Architect Frank Gehry designed the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney as he would a tree -- organic, multi-ringed, and textured. Learn more.