Architecture Sitemap - Page 4 2016-05-05

Imperial Hotel in Japan by Frank Lloyd Wright Exterior View - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo between 1913–22. The hotel was later demolished. This exterior view was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim. Page 21.

Herbert Jacobs House by Frank Lloyd Wright - Interior - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
The Herbert Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936–37. This interior photo was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim. Page 10.

Larkin Company Administration Building in Buffalo NY by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
This print of the interior court of the Larkin Company Administration Building in Buffalo, NY was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Frank Lloyd Wright worked on the building between 1902 and 1906. The Larkin Building is now demolished. 18 x 26 inches. Page 16.

Larkin Company Administration Building in Buffalo NY by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
This exterior view of the Larkin Company Administration Building in Buffalo, NY was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Frank Lloyd Wright worked on the building between 1902 and 1906. The Larkin Building was demolished in 1950. 18 x 26 inches. Page 15.

Fair Pavilion for the Marin County Civic Center - architectural drawing by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's design for a Fair Pavilion at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California, 1957. This perspective was part of the 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Colored pencil and ink on paper. 36 x 53 3/8 inches. Page 6.

Mile High Illinois by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition
In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a Chicago project called Mile High Illinois, Illinois Sky-City, or The Illinois. This rendering was created for the 2009 Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. Page 17.

Steel Cathedral Plan by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Guggenheim Exhibit
The Steel Cathedral for a Million People was one of Frank Lloyd Wright's great unbuilt projects. This 1926 plan was featured in the 2009 exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. Graphite pencil and colored pencil on paper. 23 7/16 x 31 inches. Page 12.

Ink Drawing of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit at the Guggenheim
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. Page 2.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Exterior View
Historic photo of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum taken shortly after the museum opened.

Guggenheim Reception Drawing by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit at the Guggenheim


Huntington Hartford Sports Club and Play Resort by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Huntington Hartford Sports Club and Play Resort in 1947, but it was never built. This model was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim. Page 23.

Imperial Hotel in Tokyo by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo between 1913–22. The hotel was later demolished. This view of the promenade was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim. Page 22.

The Herbert Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
The Herbert Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936–37. This exterior view was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim. Page 9.

Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael California by Frank Lloyd Wright
See a historic photo of the curving Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California. Learn more about this unusual building by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 5.

Mile High Illinois Landing Pad by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition
In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a Chicago project called Mile High Illinois, Illinois Sky-City, or The Illinois. This rendering of the taxi-copters landing pads was created for the 2009 Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. Page 18.

Steel Cathedral for a Million People by Frank Lloyd Wright - Elevation Drawing - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit at the Guggenheim
The Steel Cathedral for a Million People was one of Frank Lloyd Wright's great unbuilt projects. This 1926 drawing was featured in the 2009 exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. Graphite pencil and colored pencil on paper. 22 5/8 x 30 inches. Page 11.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum drawing by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
The Masterpiece, a Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum drawing by Frank Lloyd Wright. Graphite pencil and color pencil on paper. 35 x 40 3/8 inches (88.9 x 102.6 cm). Page 4.

Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum
In 2009 the Guggenheim Museum in New York City exhibited more than 200 original Frank Lloyd Wright drawings and photos. Here is a sampling.

Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum
In 2009 the Guggenheim Museum in New York City exhibited more than 200 original Frank Lloyd Wright drawings and photos. Here is a sampling.

American System-Built Houses Brochure: Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright needed ways to give people with moderate incomes access to his house designs. An early attempt was the System-Built Project.

House Beautiful Exhibit - Covered Tureen by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright designed this sterling silver covered tureen in 1915. Page 7.

House Beautiful Exhibit - Taliesin Line Textile by F.L. Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright designed many fabrics for the various

House Beautiful Exhibit - Side Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright
These side chairs by Frank Lloyd wright have high backs that extend above the heads of the sitters. When positioned around a dining table, the chairs created a temporary, intimate enclosure of space, a room within a room. Page 2.

House Beautiful Exhibit - Hanging Lamp by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright designed this hanging lamp for the dining area of the Susan Lawrence Dana House. Page 3.

House Beautiful Exhibit - Light Screen by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright used an abstract linear pattern and lush iridescent colors for the leaded glass screens at the Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York. Page 8.

F. Schumacher Taliesin Line Textile by Frank Lloyd Wright
The vertical and horizontal lines in Frank Lloyd Wright's textiles echoed the structure of the houses he designed. Page 9.

House Beautiful Exhibit - Taliesin Line Textile Design, FLW
Repeated circles created a unifying theme in this textile design by Frank Lloyd Wright. The fabric is rayon and cotton. Page 11.

House Beautiful Exhibit - Thaxter Shaw House by F.L. Wright
Unlike the cluttered rooms of the Victorian era, homes by Frank Lloyd Wright had open spaces and an orderly arrangement of furnishings. Page 5.

House Beautiful Exhibit - Burberry Line by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright proposed the modular Burberry Line of furnishings to be used in manufactured homes. Page 6.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful
See photos of interior design by Frank Lloyd Wright, selected from the museum exhibition,

Arizona State Capitol by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
Arizona State Capitol,

Gordon Strong Automobile Objective and Planetarium by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
Gordon Strong Automobile Objective and Planetarium in Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland was a scenic overlook designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924–25. This perspective was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Colored pencil on tracing paper, 20 x 31 inches. Page 7.

House Beautiful Exhibit - Carpet Design by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's love for rich patterning is expressed in carpets he designed. Page 12.

House Beautiful Exhibit - Palmer House by Frank Lloyd Wright
Space was a central element in the houses Frank Lloyd Wright designed. Compact multi-purpose furnishings could fit into a single main living area. Page 4.

What Is Domotics? Better Ask Your Robot
Don't look now, but your home may be infested. Learn more about domotics with a short intro to smart home technologies and home automation systems.

What is a Composite Column? Roman Architecture
What is a Composite column? Learn about composite columns and the Classical Orders of Architecture.

Craftsman Bungalow - Photos of Arts and Crafts Style Houses
Craftsman Bungalows often have low roofs that slope down toward the front of the house. This photo gallery shows a variety of bungalow houses. Page 14.

Bungalow Pictures - Craftsman Style Bungalow
From our photo gallery, pictures of bungalow houses, including Craftsman Bungalows and other popular bungaloid types. Page 15.

Craftsman House in Ingleside Terraces, San Francisco - Photo of California Craftsman House
From our photo gallery, a lovely Craftsman House in Ingleside Terraces, a residential neighborhood in San Francisco, California.

The Arts and Crafts Gamble House - Craftsman House Pictures
Two California brothers, Charles and Henry Green, pioneered the Craftsman style on the West coast when they designed the 1908 Gamble house in Pasadena, CA. Page 13.

Craftsman Houses Inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement
Some Craftsman houses have cobblestone foundations, porch posts, chimneys, and walls. This photo gallery shows a variety of houses with Craftsman handiwork. Page 2.

Classic Arts and Crafts - Craftsman House Pictures
In this classic Craftsman style home, the exposed rafters in the porch roof are both decorative and structural. This photo gallery shows a variety of houses with Craftsman handiwork. Page 12.

Two-story Craftsman - Craftsman House Pictures
Many Craftsman houses have thick, pyramid-shaped porch columns. This photo gallery shows a variety of houses with Craftsman handiwork. Page 8.

Craftsman Cottage - Craftsman House Pictures
Craftsman houses often have window boxes supported by wooden brackets. This photo gallery shows a variety of houses with Craftsman handiwork. Page 9.

Painted Craftsman - Craftsman House Pictures
Craftsman houses were not originally painted bright colors like this one. This photo gallery shows a variety of houses with Craftsman handiwork. Page 10.

Craftsman Details - Craftsman House Pictures
Craftsman houses often have thick, tapered porch posts, exposed roof rafters, and triangular brackets in the eaves. This photo gallery shows a variety of houses with Craftsman handiwork. Page 11.

Pictures of Craftsman Houses - Craftsman Bungalows
Thick round pillars support the low sloping roof of this Craftsman Bungalow. This photo gallery shows a variety of houses with Craftsman handiwork. Page 4.

Stucco-sided Bungalow - Pictures of Craftsman Style Houses
Craftsman houses usually have triangular braces in the eaves. This photo gallery shows a variety of houses with Craftsman handiwork. Page 5.

Brick and Shingle - Craftsman House Pictures
Craftsman houses were not usually made with brick, but the stickwork around the porch and the exposed rafter ends are hallmarks of the style. This photo gallery shows a variety of houses with Craftsman handiwork. Page 6.

Craftsman Foursquare - Craftsman House Pictures
Sided in stucco, this Foursquare house has elaborate Craftsman stickwork around the porch. Page 7.

Craftsman House Photos, Inspired by Arts and Crafts
In the early 1900s, the American Craftsman home became popular throughout the U.S. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement in England and Scotland, imported craftsman handiwork and ideas are explored in this photo gallery.

Craftsman House Photos, Inspired by Arts and Crafts
In the early 1900s, the American Craftsman home became popular throughout the U.S. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement in England and Scotland, imported craftsman handiwork and ideas are explored in this photo gallery.

VanLandigham Estate - Craftsman House Pictures
Built in 1913, the VanLandingham estate in Charlotte, North Carolina was designed to suggest a mountain retreat. Page 3.

Denise Scott Brown, Architect in her own Right
Your starting place for exploring the life and works of Denise Scott Brown and her firm, Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates.

Tall Towers - Facts about Sky Tree, the tallest tower in the world.
The Tokyo Sky Tree, a mixed use structure that opened in 2012, was named the world's tallest tower in November 2011. Page 6.

CN Tower - Canadian National Tower
Measuring 553.33 meters (1,816 feet, 5 inches), the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada is among the tallest structures in the world.

Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai China - Photo of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai China
Chinese legends inspired the pearl-like shapes of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. Page 3.

Ostankino Tower - Photo of the Ostankino Tower - Ostankino Tower
Ostankino Tower in Moscow was the world's first free-standing structure to rise higher than 500 meters. Learn more about Ostankino Tower in Moscow. Page 2.

Space Needle in Seattle Washington
Learn about the history and design of the futuristic Space Needle, or Seattle Center, in Seattle, Washington. Page 4.

A Gallery of Observation and Communication Towers
The towers in this photo gallery are truly amazing. Some are among the world's tallest man-made structures. Others are remarkable for the ingenuity of their engineering.

Tall Towers - Montjuic Communications Tower - Barcelona Spain Olympic Tower
The Montjuic Communications Tower by Santiago Calatrava was built to transmit television coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympics Games in Barcelona, Spain. Page 5.

Blue House Colors - Beige and Blue Bungalow - Color Ideas for Your House
Beige trim complements the dark marine blue of this Craftsman Bungalow. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 3.

Blue House Colors - Lavender, Blue, and Yellow Bungalow - Color Ideas for Your House
Easter-egg colors may add a sense of whimsy to this little Texas Bungalow, but will the playfulness last? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 2.

Blue House Colors - Bright Blue Victorian House - Color Ideas for Your House
Although egg blue isn't traditional, the paint color works on this Victorian color. The trim is a crisp off-white. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas.

New Colors for a Remodeled House, Reader Suggestions
The owners of this remodeled house were looking for color ideas to bring out the architectural details. They got more than that with advice from a hands-on renovator. Page 12.

Paint Color Workshop - Choosing Queen Anne House Colors
The new owners of this Queen Anne Victorian are planning major repairs. What colors would bring out the beauty of the home? Page 13.

House Paint Color Workshop - Re-Painting a Texas Bungalow
When the owners bought this Texas bungalow, it was smothered under aluminum siding. Now it's zippy purple and yellow. But do the colors work? One reader thinks so. Page 11.

House Paint Color Workshop - Craftsman House Colors
Built in New Hampshire in 1900, this home has Craftsman styling. What colors would you pick? Page 8.

Ranch House With Painted Cedar Siding
This ranch style house used to be sided in natural cedar, but then got painted. The new owners want to spiff up the place and are looking for color ideas. Page 7.

House Paint Color Workshop - Pearl Gray Ranch House
This brand new Ranch Style house is pearl gray. The owner would like to give it

Cedar-Sided Ranch House - House Paint Color Workshop
The owners would like to add curb appeal to this cedar-sided home. Our readers have suggestions far beyond paint colors! Page 9.

Pink House Paint Color for a Victorian? More Suggestions
The owners are restoring porches and picking paint colors for their 1902 home. Readers discuss this home and help choose new exterior paint colors. Page 6.

Blue House Colors - Blue-colored Ranch house in Delray, Florida
What color should you paint your house? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for color ideas, including this Delray Beach home in Florida. Page 4.

Blue House Colors - with Ornate Victorian Trim
Choosing exterior house paint colors can be challenging. If your heart is set on blue, take a look at our gallery of homes, including this one with ornate, Victorian trim. Page 8.

Blue House Colors - Victorian with Pink Gable in Colorado Springs
Browse our gallery of blue houses. The exterior paint color combinations can be experimental, sometimes working and sometimes not so much. Page 7.

Blue House Colors - Painting the Details in Bay City, Michigan
How do you choose which detail to paint on your house? This Michigan homeowner has experimented with blues and whites. Browse our photo gallery for more ideas. Page 5.

Blue House Colors - Grey-Blue and Turquoise
Painting your house blue? Like grey colors, there are 50 shades of blue, including the mismatched blues on this Ranch style house. Visit our gallery of blue hues. Page 6.

Houses of Blue - Photos to Inspire your Next Paint Job
Browse these house paint color photos for ideas on how to use blue colors in your house painting project. Sometimes the best ideas come from the mistakes of others.

Happy Paint Colors for a Bungalow House
Are historic colors always drab? What colors would you pick for this bungalow? In this workshop we will discuss this bungalow house and choose new exterior paint colors. Page 2.

House Paint Color Workshop - Paint Colors for a Bungalow
The owner of this charming bungalow is looking for colors that suit the period and style. What colors would you pick? In this workshop we will discuss this house and choose new exterior paint colors. Follow the links for house color charts, house color tools, and resources to help you choose exterior paint colors for your own home. Page 14.

A Gallery of Houses, A Bucket of Suggestions
Choosing exterior paint colors for your home can be a pain in the can. Our readers asked the About.com community for some help. Here are the results.

A Gallery of Houses, A Bucket of Suggestions
Choosing exterior paint colors for your home can be a pain in the can. Our readers asked the About.com community for some help. Here are the results.

Accent Colors for a Traditional White Farmhouse
The owner would like to add color accents to this traditional farmhouse. What colors do you suggest? Here are some tips from our readers at About.com. Page 5.

Paint Colors for a Contemporary home in California
What colors would bring out the beauty of this contemporary home in California? About.com has some smart reader suggestions. Page 17.

House Paint Colors - Does a Colonial Have to be White?
What colors would you pick for this Colonial home? Our readers have astute observations about house style and exterior paint colors. Page 3.

Dutch Colonial Revival House With a Red Roof -- Paint Color?
The owner of this Dutch Colonial Revival home says she does not want white. But, what else will go with the red roof? Page 15.

Folk Victorian House Color Suggestions
What colors would you pick for this rambling Folk Victorian house? Our readers have tons of suggestions, including a warning about white window sashes. Page 4.

Paint Colors for a Second Empire Mansard Mansion
Explore color palettes for a Victorian Second Empire style home, and find resources to help you choose exterior paint colors for your own home.

Colors for Stucco and Brick - House Paint Color Workshop
The combination of stucco, brick, and vinyl on this home make choosing colors especially difficult. What colors would you pick? Our readers have neat suggestions. Page 16.

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa Japan - Sejima and Nishizawa architects
Museum building of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan designed by architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. The circular museum has a diameter of 112.5 meters with a transparent wall all around. Because there is no front or back, the museum can be entered at many places and explored from all directions. The museum opened on October 9, 2004. Page 3.

Christian Dior Building in Tokyo Japan - Sejima and Nishizawa - SANAA Architects
Christian Dior Building on Omotesando Avenue, Tokyo, Japan. Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, architects. Completed in 2003. Page 2.

De Kunstlinie Theater and Cultural Center in Almere Netherlands - Sejima and Nishizawa - SANAA Architects
Stadstheater Almere,

Naoshima Ferry Terminal - Naoshima Kagawa Japan - Sejima and Nishizawa - SANAA Architects
Naoshima Ferry Terminal on Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan. Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, architects. Completed in 2006. Page 6.

New Museum of Contemporary Art - Sejima and Nishizawa of SANAA architects
New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City, Sejima and Nishizawa of SANAA, architects. Completed 2007. Page 7.

Ninth Serpentine Gallery Pavilion - Sejima and Nishizawa of SANAA architects
The new pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery on July 8, 2009 in London, England. The pavilion is the ninth to be installed at the venue and was created by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. Page 9.

Sejima + Nishizawa (SANAA) Portfolio of Selected Works
The Tokyo-based firm, Sejima + Nishizawa and Associates (SANAA), is praised for designing powerful, minimalist buildings using common, everyday materials. Partners Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa won the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize for their works. Find photos here.

Ogasawara Museum - O-Museum - Iida - Nagano - Japan - Sejima and Nishizawa - SANAA Architects
Ogasawara Museum, or the O-Museum, in Nagano, Japan. Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, architects. Completed in 1999.

Rolex Learning Center - Ecole Polytechnique Federale - Lausanne Switzerland - Sejima and Nishizawa - SANAA Architects
The Rolex Learning Center, Ecole Polytechnique Federale, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, architects. Completed in 2009. Page 10.

Glass Pavilion - Toledo Museum of Art - Toledo Ohio - Sejima and Nishizawa - SANAA Architects
Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio. Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, architects. Completed in 2006. Page 5.

Zollverein School of Management and Design - Essen Germany - Sejima and Nishizawa - SANAA Architects
Zollverein School of Management and Design in Essen, Germany. Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, architects. Completed in 2006. Page 4.

Alvar Aalto Architecture - Finlandia Hall in Helsinki
White Carrara marble from Northern Italy was a favorite material of architect Alvar Aalto. It elegantly contrasts with black granite in Finlandia Hall. Page 6.

Alvar Aalto Architecture - Lakeuden Risti Church in Seinajoki
The Lakeuden Risti Church is one of many projects Alvar Aalto built for Seinajoki, Finland. Explore Aalto's works in this short portfolio. Page 3.

Alvar Aalto Architecture - Otaniemi Technical University
A combination of materials -- red brick, black granite, and copper -- combine to make Alvar Aalto's buildings for the Otaniemi Technical University a delight in Espoo, Finland. Page 7.

Alvar Aalto Architecture - Seinajoki Town Hall by Alvar Aalto
The Seinajoki Town Hall in Seinajoki, Finland is one of many works by architect Alvar Aalto. Learn more about his work in this short portfolio. Page 5.

Alvar Aalto Architecture - Defence Corps Building White Guards HQ
Finnish architect Alvar Aalto was classically inspired early in his career. This neoclassical building in Seinajoki was built when the architect was in his twenties.

Alvar Aalto Architecture - The Baker House by Alvar Aalto
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA is host to buildings by famous architects, including the Baker House by Alvar Aalto. Page 2.

Alvar Aalto Architecture - Enso-Gutzeit Headquarters
Alvar Aalto's modernist office building is a stark architectural contrast to the adjacent old world Uspensky Cathedral in Helsinki. Explore the works of Aalto in this short portfolio. Page 4.

Alvar Aalto - Architecture Portfolio of Selected Works
Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is well-known for modern Scandinavian designs, both buildings and furniture. Take a short photo gallery tour of buildings and projects by Aalto.

Alvar Aalto Architecture - Church of the Assumption of Mary, Italy
Architect Alvar Aalto brought modernism to the small parish of Riola di Vergato, Italy. Compare this design with others in Aalto's architecture portfolio. Page 8.

Alvar Aalto Architecture - An Exhibition of Furniture Design
Finnish architect is well-known for his furniture designs, which are still sold today. Learn more about this modern designer from a short portfolio of his work. Page 9.

Alvar Aalto Architecture - Viipuri Library
Completed in 1935 when Vyborg was part of Finland, Alvar Aalto's Viipuri Library is now part of Russian historic architecture. Compare the selected works of this Finnish architect. Page 10.

Protective Housing for Roman Excavations in Graubünden Switzerland by Peter Zumthor - Buildings by Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Peter Zumthor
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor describes the structures he designed to protect ancient Roman ruins excavated in Chur, Switzerland.

Saint Benedict Chapel by Peter Zumthor - Buildings by Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Peter Zumthor
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor discusses the new wooden chapel he designed for the village of Sogn Benedetg (St. Benedict) in Switzerland. Page 2.

Brother Klaus Field Chapel Exterior by Peter Zumthor - Buildings by Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Peter Zumthor
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor discusses his design for the Brother Klaus Field Chapel in in Wachendorf, Eifel, Germany. Page 7.

Brother Klaus Field Chapel Interior by Peter Zumthor - Buildings by Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Peter Zumthor
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor discusses his unique design for the interior space at the Brother Klaus Field Chapel in Germany. Page 8.

Luzi House in Jenaz, Switzerland by Peter Zumthor - Buildings by Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Peter Zumthor
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor designed the Luzi House in Jenaz, Switzerland for a family who sought sunlight and simplicity. Page 6.

Homes for Senior Citizens in Graubünden Switzerland by Peter Zumthor - Buildings by Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Peter Zumthor
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor discusses his design for senior housing in Masans near Chur in Graubnden, Switzerland. Page 3.

Swiss Sound Box Swiss Pavilion Expo 2000 by Peter Zumthor - Buildings by Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Peter Zumthor
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor discusses his plan for a Swiss Pavilion called a Swiss Sound Box at the 2000 Expo in Hanover, Germany. Page 5.

Thermal Bath at Vals Graubünden Switzerland by Peter Zumthor - Buildings by Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Peter Zumthor
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor discusses the design and construction of his widely praised Thermal Bath at Vals in Graubnden, Switzerland. Page 4.

Peter Zumthor - A Portfolio of Selected Architecture
Swiss architect Peter Zumthor carefully crafts his projects, to world acclaim and a Pritzker Prize. Explore selected works in this photo gallery.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Blue Sky Mausoleum
Photo of the Blue Sky Mausoleum in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY. Designed in 1928 by Frank Lloyd Wright for Darwin D. Martin, and constructed in 2004. Page 31.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Martin Complex Conservatory
Photo of the Conservatory in the Martin House Complex, Buffalo NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 11.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, NY
Photo of the Prairie Style Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 10.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Fontana Boathouse in Buffalo NY
Photo of the Prairie Style Fontana Boathouse in Buffalo, NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 32.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Martin Complex Gardener's Cottage
Photo of the Gardener's Cottage in the Martin House Complex, Buffalo NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 13.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: George F Barton House
Photo of the George F Barton House in the Martin House Complex, Buffalo NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 8.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Graycliff, Isabelle Martin House
Photo of Graycliff, the Isabelle R. Martin House in Buffalo, NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 20.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: William R. Heath Residence
Photo of the Prairie Style William R. Heath residence, 76 Soldiers Place, Buffalo, New York. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for a Larkin Company executive. Page 12.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Kentuck Knob, the Hagan House
Kentuck Knob, also known as the Hagan House, in Stewart Township, PA, is an excellent example of Frank Lloyd Wright's organic design. Page 27.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Walter V Davidson House
Photo of the Prairie Style Walter V Davidson House in Buffalo, NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 15.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photos: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the circular church for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Congregation in Wisconsin in 1956. He died before the church was completed. Page 28.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Dana-Thomas House
The Prairie Style Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's best preserved designs. Page 6.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Gammage Theater in Arizona
A cultural building in Baghdad, Iraq guided Frank Lloyd Wright when he designed the Gammage theater at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Page 29.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Larkin Company in Buffalo NY
This exterior view of the Larkin Company Administration Building in Buffalo, NY was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Frank Lloyd Wright worked on the building between 1902 and 1906. The Larkin Building was demolished in 1950. 18 x 26 inches. Page 9.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Price Tower
Frank Lloyd Wright modeled the H.C. Price Company tower - or, the

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Taliesin in Wisconsin
Designed in the Prairie tradition, Frank Lloyd Wright's summer home in Wisconsin became a hub for creative activity and also a center of tragedy. Learn about Talieson by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 17.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Arthur Heurtley House
The low, compact Heurtley House by Frank Lloyd Wright has variegated brickwork with vibrant color and rough texture. Page 7.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Charles Ennis House
Many movies were filmed at the textured concrete block Ennis-Brown house by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 19.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Fallingwater
Find facts and photos for Fallingwater, the Pennsylvania masterpiece by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 21.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Wright Home in Oak Park Illinois
Built in the Shingle Style, Frank Lloyd Wright's house was very different from the Prairie Style architecture he pioneered. Page 2.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Wright Studio in Oak Park Illinois
Frank Lloyd Wright added a studio to his Oak Park home in 1898. Here he experimented with light and form, and conceived the concepts of Prairie architecture. Page 3.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Frank W. Thomas House
The stucco-sided Frank W. Thomas house is widely considered Frank Lloyd Wright's first Prairie Style home in Oak Park, Illinois. Page 5.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: The Guggenheim Museum in NYC
See a picture of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and find information about Frank Lloyd Wright's hemicycle design. Page 30.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery:The Hollyhock House
Known as the Hollyhock House, the Aline Barnsdall House by Frank Lloyd Wright resembles an ancient Mayan temple. Learn more. Page 18.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Johnson Wax Buildings
The Johnson Wax Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright were innovative constructions when they were built, and they remain unique architectural experiments today. Page 24.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Nathan G. Moore House
Needing money, Frank Lloyd Wright agreed to build the Nathan G. Moore House in a style he found repugnant.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Robie House
The Robie House in Chicago is widely considered Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of Prairie style architecture. Page 16.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery:Taliesin West in Arizona
Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices gathered desert rocks and sand to build tho 600 acre Taliesin West complex near Scottsdale, Arizona. Page 23.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Unity Temple
Unity Temple was one of Frank Lloyd Wright's favorite commissions. See photos and learn what makes this building special. Page 14.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: The Waller Gates
In addition to the Waller Gates, Edward Waller commissioned Wright to design apartment buildings and other projects. Page 4.

Where are the Women Architects? Networks of Support
Learn more about women architects, designers, and the organizations that support and mentor them from this page of resources and links.

Architect Barbie, a Review of the Mattel I Can Be Doll
Mattel launched an Architect Barbie doll in 2011, complete with pink blueprint tubes. Learn about the toy and uncover the resources that made Barbie famous.

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How to Get That Greek Revival Look with an Entablature
What is an entablature? Architrave? Frieze? Cornice? Achieve the Greek Revival look by designing with these elements of Classical architecture.

How to Get That Greek Revival Look with an Entablature
What is an entablature? Architrave? Frieze? Cornice? Achieve the Greek Revival look by designing with these elements of Classical architecture.

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What Is a Cornice? Architecture Glossary
The cornice is the uppermost section of moldings along the top of a wall or just below a roof. See an example from a building in Madrid, Spain.

What is a straw bale house?
Architects and engineers are exploring new possibilities for straw bale construction. Which technique used may determine the architectural design.

What is adobe? Everything You Need to Know
Learn about adobe in our architecture glossary, with a summary of Preservation Brief 5, Preservation of Historic Adobe Buildings.

How to Uncover the Secrets of Your Old House
Is your old home hiding something? Not really. Preservation Brief 35 explains what to look for in your architectural investigation. Here's a summary.

All About Exterior Paint Problems and How to Fix Them
Exterior paint removal is laborious hard work. Get some professional guidance in our summary of Preservation Brief 10 from the US Department of Interior.

Frank Gehry and the Revealing Playboy Interview
The Playboy magazine interview with Frank Gehry offers valuable insights into the mind and creativity of one of the most important architects of modern times. Read excepts here.

Frank Gehry Quotes - Quotes by Architect Frank Gehry
Read more quotes by Frank Gehry from the Playboy magazine interview with the legendary arhitect. Page 2.

Frank Gehry Playboy Interview Excerpts - Excerpts from Interview With Architect Frank Gehry
Architect Frank Gehry discusses his Bilbao Guggenheim and other great works in an interview with Playboy magazine. Read excerpts here. Page 3.

Florida Southern College Administration Building by Frank Lloyd Wright - Benjamin Fine & Emile E Watson Administration Buildings
Florida Southern College Administration Building by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 6.

Florida Southern College - Annie M. Pfeiffer Chapel by Frank Lloyd Wright
Florida Southern College Annie M. Pfeiffer Chapel by Frank Lloyd Wright

Window Detail - William H. Danforth Chapel by Frank Lloyd Wright
Window Detail - William H. Danforth Chapel by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 10.

William H. Danforth Chapel at Florida Southern College by Frank Lloyd Wright
William H. Danforth Chapel at Florida Southern College by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 9.

Esplanade Ironwork Grill at Florida Southern University - Frank Lloyd Wright
Esplanade Ironwork Grill at Florida Southern University - Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 4.

Esplanades at Florida Southern University, Frank Lloyd Wright
Esplanades at Florida Southern University, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 3.

Florida Southern College Water Dome - Restored Water Dome at Florida Southern College by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned a large circular pool with fountains forming a dome of cascading water. His Water Dome has recently been restored. Page 7.

Florida Southern College Science & Cosmography Building - Polk County Science Building - by Frank Lloyd Wright
Florida Southern College Science & Cosmography Building - Polk County Science Building - by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 11.

Polk County Science Building Esplanade by Frank Lloyd Wright - Florida Southern College
Polk County Science Building Esplanade by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 12.

Florida Southern College Seminar Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright
Florida Southern College Seminar Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 2.

Thad Buckner Building at Florida Southern College by Frank Lloyd Wright
Thad Buckner Building at Florida Southern College by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 5.

Florida Southern College Industrial Arts Building - Lucius Pond Ordway Building - Frank Lloyd Wright
Florida Southern College Industrial Arts Building - Lucius Pond Ordway Building - by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 8.

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

7 Lighting Solutions to Get Your Home Out of the Dark
Homeowners do not have to live in darkness. Here are some ideas for adding light to a dark house.

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

Interior Design for Ibis House at the University of Miami by Taylor & Taylor
Phyllis Taylor used natural materials for the design of Ibis House at the University of Miami. See this and other Florida homes by the architecture and design team, Taylor & Taylor.

Home Office at the Ocean Reef Club by Taylor & Taylor
See how the architecture and design team, Taylor & Taylor, transforms a home office using nautical themes.

The Hammock House in Miami by Taylor & Taylor
The houses of Taylor & Taylor express Florida's landscape and traditions. Let's look at the sophisticated Hammock House in Miami.

Porch at Seraphim Point by Taylor & Taylor
An open-air porch designed by Taylor & Taylor blurs the boundary between indoors and out.

Step Inside - Florida Classic Style by Taylor & Taylor
See inside Sunset House Seraphim Point in Key Largo, designed by Taylor & Taylor

Sunset House, Seraphim Point at Key Largo, Florida, by Taylor & Taylor
Architect William Taylor designed this Florida house to face West, taking advantage of the sunsets over Florida Bay. Explore the work of Taylor & Taylor.

Interiors and Design by Taylor & Taylor
Explore the architecture and interior design of Taylor & Taylor, a Miami team that aspires to capture the spirit of Florida.

Windemere Estate near Orlando, FL by Taylor & Taylor
Explore homes by Taylor & Taylor designed with respect for Florida's architectural history. Shown here: Spanish and British Colonial ideas combine at Windemere Estate.

What Inspires Florida Style and Home Design?
Architects and designers promote Florida's natural beauty. Learn more about Classic Florida Style from the Miami-based firm of Taylor & Taylor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Books to Help You Dream About the Mediterranean
Browse this page for building plans books for Spanish and Mediterranean Style homes. Or follow the links for information about Spanish and Mediterranean architecture.

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.

How to Save on Energy Bills in Your Old Home
Keep your home energy costs down with these tips. Here's a summary of suggestions with links to the evidence-based research of Preservation Brief 3.

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

About Richard Neutra and the Architecture of Modernism
Born in Vienna April 8, 1892 and educated in Europe, Richard Neutra introduced the International Style to America. He also introduced LA design to Europe.

Otto Wagner, a Short Bio of Vienna's Architect
Born July 13, 1841, Otto Wagner did for Vienna what Louis Sullivan did for the American skyscraper - advocated for a style unique to modern times. This short bio tells more.

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

What is the college curriculum like for architecture?
Answers to your questions about careers in architecture: What's the college curriculum like? What's the Design Studio all about?

What Is an Tuscan Column? Everything You Need to Know
What is a Tuscan column? Learn about the Tuscan Order, the Tuscan column style, and facts about Tuscan columns.

What Is an Ionic Column? Everything You Need to Know
What is an Ionic column? Learn about the Ionic Order, the Ionic column style, and facts about Ionic columns.

Showing the Evolution of an 18th Century Farmhouse
A sidebar within the print version of the NPS Preservation Brief 35 traces the evolution of an 18th century farmhouse, showing how it changed over time.

National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC
One of Washington's newest buildings, the National Museum of the American Indian resembles prehistoric stone formations. Page 7.

Jefferson Memorial - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
The circular, domed Jefferson Memorial resembles Monticello, the Virginia home that Thomas Jefferson designed for himself. Page 6.

Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC
The Thomas Jefferson Building at the US Library of Commerce is an elaborate, Beaux Arts structure. Learn about the world's largest library. Page 13.

The Lincoln Memorial - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
Learn about the famous memorial to America's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, in Washington DC. Page 14.

National Cathedral - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
The magnificent Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC was constructed in the 20th century with neo-gothic details. Learn more. Page 10.

Smithsonian Institute Castle - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
Learn about the Smithsonian Institute

The Vietnam Veterans Wall - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
Learn about the controversial memorial to Vietnam Veterans designed by Maya Lin. Page 15.

US Capitol - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
Learn about the history and the architecture of America's iconic domed building, the US Capitol in Washington DC. Page 3.

Famous Buildings in Washington, DC - US Supreme Court Building
Sculpted pediments on the US Supreme Court Building in Washington DC tell allegories of justice and mercy. Page 12.

Union Station - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
With elaborate sculptures, marble, white granite, and gold leaf, Union Station became a model of Beaux-Arts styling. Page 2.

The Washington Monument - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
Learn about the history of the Washington Monument and the impact of the earthquake on the Monument. Page 9.

Eisenhower Executive Office - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
Learn about the grand Second Empire style Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington DC. Page 5.

Federal Reserve Building - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
Learn about the monumental and impressive Federal Reserve Building in Washington DC. Page 8.

Hirshhorn Museum - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
Resembling a giant space ship, the Hirshhorn Museum is a dramatic contrast to the Neoclassical buildings on the National Mall. Page 11.

A Nation's Architecture: Buildings in Washington, DC
Architecture throughout Washington, DC showcases the international melting pot that is the nation. Browse these photos to discover the influences of Egypt, Greece, Rome, France, and medieval Europe.

A Nation's Architecture: Buildings in Washington, DC
Architecture throughout Washington, DC showcases the international melting pot that is the nation. Browse these photos to discover the influences of Egypt, Greece, Rome, France, and medieval Europe.

Famous Buildings in Washington, DC - The White House
The home of America's president, the White House in Washington, DC, began as Georgian style house modeled after a building in Ireland.

The National Archives - Famous Buildings in Washington, DC
The National Archives Building in Washington DC, a stately building, is safe-keeping for a nation's important documents. Learn more. Page 16.

How Ireland Inspired the White House - Leinster House
The Leinster House is an architectural twin to America's presidential home. How did that happen? Learn about connections between Ireland and the U.S.

The White House in Washington DC - Compare the White House to the Leinster House and to Stormont
The front facade of the White House in Washington, DC shares many features with the Leinster House in Dublin, Ireland. Here are the similarities.

Neoclassical Architecture at Stormont in Belfast -- Northern Ireland Parliament Buildings
Fronted in Portland stone and ornamented with statues and carvings, Stormont in Northern Ireland shares similarities with many neoclassical buildings.

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.

5 Types of Architecture Associated with US Presidents
What do we all have in common with US Presidents? Maybe more than you think. Discover how the architecture of place relates to you and your president.

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

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

French House Styles - Architecture Inspired by France
Use this handy guide to see if your house has characteristics of charming styles borrowed from France. Take a photo tour of French styles in America.

French House Styles Architecture Inspiration
American French Provincial houses resemble small manor homes with massive hipped roofs and window shutters. See features of this inspired style.

French House Styles - Architecture Inspired by the Châ:teaux of France
Chateauesque American homes were inspired by the manor houses of France. Learn more about these French-inspired American houses.

French House Styles - Architecture Inspired by Normandy
Some French style homes borrow ideas from Normandy, where barns attached to living areas. American French Normandy house styles have these features.

French House Styles - Architecture Inspired by Combined French Influences
French Eclectic homes combine a variety of French influences. Here are characteristics of America's French eclectic house styles.

What is stucco? The Art and Architecture of Stucco
What is stucco? This page defines the term stucco and provides resources for learning more about stucco siding, including historic recipes for stucco mixtures.

Craftsman Cottage
This Craftsman bungalow has rustic stone details. Page 3.

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

Theme Building at Los Angeles Airport, California
The Theme Building at the Los Angeles International Airport has become an iconic homage to the Space Age. Built in 1961 by an architecture team including Paul Williams, the circular structure was meant to predict the future of air travel -- or was it just a silly structure? Page 11.

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.

Funny Picture of a Pod House or Mushroom House in New York State
This funny looking Pod House, or Mushroom House, is shaped like a plant. Learn about the house and the architect. Page 9.

Free Spirit House in British Columbia Canada
Free Spirit Houses in British Columbia, Canada float from tree branches. Page 4.

Funny Picture of an Upsidedown House in Syzmbark Poland
Daniel Czapiewski, a designer and philanthropist, built this Upside-Down House as a satirical commentary on communism and the current state of the world. Page 8.

Funny Picture of a Beer Can House in Houson Texas
John Milkovisch, a retired employee of Southern Pacific railroad, spent 18 years ornamenting his home in Houston, Texas with about 39,000 beer cans. Page 10.

Wonderworks Upsidedown Museum Building in Florida
The upsidedown Wonderworks building is a fun-loving museum on International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Page 7.

McDonald's Restaurant in Orlando Florida - Building Shaped Like French Fries
This McDonald's restaurant in Orlando, Florida is shaped like a basket of french fries. Page 6.

Banna Park Birdwatch - Egg-Shaped Overlook in Okinawa Japan
Bird watchers get a great view from this egg-shaped lookout at Banna Park on Ishigaki Island, Japan. Page 5.

Wacky Restaurant in Aruba
Visitors vacationing on the Caribbean island of Aruba can snack at this wacky restaurant with dinosaurs, cars, and other things on the roof. Page 3.

Weird House in the Alps - House Shaped Like a Bedpan
This weird house in the Alps looks strangely like a hospital bedpan. Page 2.

Weird Building - The Amazing Smith Mansion in Wyoming
Many people wonder about an unusual log structure in Wyoming. The builder's daughter gives a firsthand account of this strange building.

Chalet Bungalow
Learn about the charming Swiss Chalet style of bungalow.

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

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

A Look at the World's Largest Building
Learn about the New Century Global Center in Chengdu, China, with more floor space than any other building in the world. It opened in 2013.

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What is Tensile Architecture?
What is tensile architecture? Here's an easy-to-understand explanation, with photographs of examples like the Denver airport.

Inside Denver International Airport
A visitor to Denver International Airport can experience tensile architecture both aesthetically and structurally. Learn more in this photo overview.

Three Basic Shapes Typical of Tensile Architecture
Tensile architecture created the undulating, iconic roof line throughout the 1972 Olympic Village in Munich, Germany - a design that was imitated worldwide.

Large in Scale, Light in Weight: Olympic Village, 1972
Munich's 1972 Olympic Park not only showcased German culture, but also German ingenuity and engineering. Learn more about tensile architecture in this photo essay.

Detail of Frei Otto's Tensile Structure in Munich, 1972
Mario Salvadori explains how tensile structures stand up, using German architects and engineers as examples.

German Pavilion at Expo '67, Montreal, Canada
The German Pavilion built for the 1968 Exposition in Montreal, Canada is often cited as the first large-scale tensile structure. Learn more about tension structures.

Marion Mahony Griffin, On the Wright Team
Born in Chicago, February 14, 1871, Marion Mahony became Frank Lloyd Wright's first employee. Learn about her life with Wright, where she met her husband-partner, Walter Burley Griffin.

Abraham Lincoln's First and Only Owned Home
Was Abraham Lincoln an architect? Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois went through years of remodeling, which poses challenges for preservationists.

Floor Plan of Lincoln's Home in Springfield, Illinois
The floor plan of Lincoln's Home in Springfield, Illinois helps us understand the many renovations made to the house from 1844 until 1861.

Lincoln Home Detail, Springfield, Illinois
The Lincoln Home in Springfield, Illinois gives us ample opportunity to discover the mysteries and challenges involved in caring for an older home.

Profile of Toyo Ito, 2013 Pritzker Laureate
Born June 1, 1941, Toyo Ito was awarded the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize for a life's work of unique, universal, and humanitarian designs. Learn more.

Can you make a school out of paper tubes?
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and volunteers built temporary schools of paper tube framing after China's devastating earthquake in 2008. See photos.

Inside the Paper Tube Frame School, 2008, Chengdu, China
A temporary elementary school designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and built by volunteers after China's 2008 earthquake. Learn more.

World's Tallest Buildings - CITIC Plaza in Guangzhou, China
The China International Trust and Investment Company (CITIC) building in Guangzhou is the world's tallest skyscraper made of reinforced concrete. Page 9.

World's Tallest Buildings - Central Plaza Hong Kong
Towering over the Wanchai waterfront in Hong Kong, the Central Plaza office building is 374 meters tall. Page 11.

Empire State Building in New York City
Learn about the Empire State Building in New York City - History and architecture of the Empire State Building and Visitor Information. Page 12.

World's Tallest Buildings - Two International Finance Centre
Shaped like a shimmering obelisk, the Two IFC building towers over Victoria Harbour on the north shore of Hong Kong Island. Page 8.

World's Tallest Buildings - The Jin Mao Building
The towering Jin Mao Building in Shanghai, China reflects traditional Chinese architecture. Page 7.

Architecture Pictures - World's Tallest Buildings - Petronas Towers
Tall spires atop the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia make them among the world's tallest buildings, 10 meters higher than the Sears Tower in the USA. Page 5.

Sears Tower or Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois
Learn about the record-breaking Chicago skyscraper, the Sears Tower, now called the Willis Tower. Page 6.

Shanghai World Financial Centre - World's Tallest Buildings
What is that skyscraper in Shanghai that looks like a bottle opener on the top? Page 3.

World's Tallest Buildings - Shun Hing Square
Also known as Di Wang Mansion or Di Wang Commercial Centre, Shun Hing Square in Shenzhen is the tallest all-steel highrise in China. Page 10.

World's Tallest Buildings - Taipei 101 Tower
Taipei 101 Tower in Taipei, Taiwan is one of the tallest buildings in the world, especially if you count its massive 60-foot spire. Page 2.

Photos of the World's Tallest Skyscrapers
See pictures of the world's tallest skyscrapers and find facts about each building.

Burj Khalifa - World's Tallest Building
Burj Khalifa, also known as Burj Dubai or Dubai Tower, is now the tallest building in the world.

International Commerce Centre Hong Kong - ICC Building
Learn about the towering International Commerce Centre (ICC) building in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. Page 4.

Skyscrapers of China: Shanghai Tower
At 2,073 feet tall, the Shanghai Tower is the city's first tall building with a twist. Learn more about this and other skyscrapers in Shanghai's business district.

Skyscrapers of China: China World Trade Center, Beijing
Learn more about Beijing's World Trade Center, designed by the American firm who had a hand in the New York World Trade Center. You think NYC has smog?

Skyscrapers of China: Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
One of the first skyscrapers to be built outside the US, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong is still one of the tallest structures in the world. Ask I.M. Pei.

Skyscrapers of China: Guangzhou International Finance Center
Built near the Pearl River, the GZIFC skyscraper helped transform Canton's central business district into the modern Zhujiang New Town. Find out more.

China's Skyscrapers Stand in the Shadow of Tradition
China has been a country of tall buildings for hundreds of years. Today, it is home to the world's tallest skyscrapers, like the Zifeng Tower in Nanjing. Learn more.

Skyscrapers of China: KK100 Shenzhen, Guangdong
In 2011, Kingkey 100 became the tallest building in Shenzhen, China. Learn more about the skyscrapers of China.

About the First Super Bowl Stadium, the LA Coliseum
Learn about the very first Super Bowl Stadium, the LA Coliseum, classical architecture modeled after the Colosseum in ancient Rome.

LA Memorial Coliseum as Olympic Stadium, 1932
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was a 20th century icon long before becoming site of the first Super Bowl in 1967. Learn more about this great stadium.

A Classical Peristyle Memorial at the LA Coliseum
The classical peristyle defines the grandeur of the LA Memorial Coliseum. Learn more about this 20th century iconic outdoor arena.

Classical Super Bowl at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Learn more about the first Super Bowl stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Taliesin West - Organic Design in a Desert Garden
Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's grand desert experiment in Arizona, continues to grow and change. Learn about Wright's architecture.

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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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George W. Furbeck House, 1897, by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright continued experimenting with home design, moving toward a Prairie style with a hint of Queen Anne in the George Furbeck house.

Isidore H. Heller House, 1896, by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's 1897 Heller house was a great experimentation in massive house design and decoration provided by German artisan Richard Bock.

Rollin Furbeck House, 1897, by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's 1897 Rollin Furbeck house shows how Wright modified established designs to become his own. Learn more about early Wright.

The First Prairie Houses of Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's first Prairie House was for Herman Winslow. The reaction was dramatic against this nontraditional residential design.

Walter H. Gale House, 1892-1893, by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's house for Walter Gale in 1893 shows the beginnings of the architect's break with traditional Victorian style. Learn more.