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Katrina Cottages -- A House Style Influenced by Hurricane Katrina
Pretty and practical, Katrina Cottages can be assembled from prefab kits. Learn about the Katrina Cottage homes.. Page 55.
Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington TX
Home of the Dallas Cowboys football team, Cowboys Stadium has the world's longest single-span roof structure. Learn more. Page 5.
More surprises from Frank Gehry. Learn about the architect and his work.
Celebrate American presidents with a look at important homes, monuments, and historic buildings.
Top Architecture Schools for 2014
Find top architecture schools in America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools, a survey by DesignIntelligence.
Architecture Updates: February 9 - 22, 2014
Find new articles about Olympic architecture and building a career in architecture
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.
America's Oldest Schoolhouse Today - St. Augustine Travel
Today, the St. Augustine schoolhouse resembles a theme park attraction. Mechanized figures dressed in 18th century attire greet visitors and describe a typical school day. Children can receive make-believe diplomas. But America's
Colonial Construction in St. Augustine, Florida - Oldest Schoolhouse
The schoolhouse in St. Augustine is constructed of pest-resistant red cedar and cypress timbers secured with wooden pegs. Page 3.
What Are Stock Plans
Before you purchase stock building plans, find out what stock plans are, and what to expect from your stock house plans.
Storm-Ready Houses - Storm-Proof Your Home
How to build or remodel your home to withstand hurricanes, tornadoes, and storm-force winds.
Research Architecture Online
This page will help you research architecture on the Web. You'll find the best sources for architecture facts, architecture statistics, architecture photos, and architecture drawings. Also find tips on how to get help with your architecture research.
Architecture for Humanity - Citizen Architects
Volunteer architects and designers are creating shelter for the people who need it the most - survivors of earthquakes and tornadoes, under-housed people in impoverished regions, and victims of war.
Emergency Housing in Bam Iran - Architecture for Humanity Emergency Shelters
Architecture for Humanity launched a direct appeal for architects, designers and engineers to aid in the rebuilding effort in Bam, Iraq. Page 2.
Building a HIV/AIDS Clinic for Africa - Architecture for Humanity - Mobile Clinic
Architecture for Humanity challenged architects and health care professionals to submit designs for a mobile HIV AIDS health clinic in Africa. Page 3.
Refuge Housing in Kosovo - Architecture for Humanity - Emergency Shelters
Architecture for Humanity sponsored an open competition to design five-year transitional housing for the returning Kosovars and other peoples whose homes were destroyed in the conflict there. Page 4.
Tsunami Reconstruction - Architecture for Humanity - Emergency Shelters
Worldchanging and Architecture for Humanity are helping to reconstruct homes, schools, and medical clinics in the aftermath of the earthquakes and tsunami killer waves devastated the western coast of Northern Sumatra, Andaman Islands, and Nicobar Islands. Page 5.
How will architects design tomorrow's schools? Here's a peek at schools for the future, with design guidelines and resources.
Plan Your Architecture Trip
Your next vacation can turn into a learning adventure with tours of the world's great architectural wonders. Here's how.
Find an Architecture Tour
For a wonderful learning vacation, explore these resources. Page 2.
The Swan and Dolphin Hotels at Disney World in Florida
Discover the fun world of entertainment architecture at the Swan and the Dolphin, two whimsical Disney World resorts designed by architect Michael Graves.
Joseph Eichler - Real Estate Developer and Home Designer
Real estate developer Joseph Eichler was not an architect, but he revolutionized residential architecture. Learn about the life and work of Joseph Eichler.
Esplanade Performance Center in Singapore - Singapore Esplanade Performance Center
Commentary on the new Esplanade performance center in Singapore
The Astronomical Clock in Prague - Mysterious Astronomical Clock in Prague
The astronomical clock in Prague is one of the world's oldest clocks. Learn about the wonderful and mysterious astronomical clock in Prague.
Saddam Hussein's Palaces - Palaces of Iraq Dictator Saddam Hussein
It's ironic to note the contrast between the cramped, filthy hiding hole where Saddam Hussein was captured and the lavish, and often garish, palaces he built. Take a tour of Saddam Hussein's palaces.
Favorite House Styles
What are the most popular house styles? Here's how our readers voted.
Queen Anne Architecture - Victorian Houses in the US
The phrase Queen Anne suggests British royalty, but don't be confused! Here are facts about Queen Anne architecture in the United States during the Victorian era.
Christina's World - About Anderew Wyeth's Painting Christina's World
The Olson House in Cushing, Maine became the subject of Andrew Wyeth's famous painting, Christina's World. Facts, photos, and resources to plan your trip.
Research Your Home
This simple guide will show you how to find information about your house on the Internet. Learn how to research the history of your house, choose house paint colors, add curb appeal, and find the resources that will answer your house questions.
How Old Is Your House? Determining When a Building was Constructed
Learn how to find the age of your old house. Use these tips and resources to research the history of your home and estimate when it was built.
Concrete Homes Withstand Hurricane Winds
Homes made of concrete are much more storm-resistant than houses constructed of wood and steel. Here's why.
Design a Healthy Home - How to Design a Healthy Home
Lay the foundation for a home that nourishes your physical and emotional well-being.
Is Your House Making You Sick - Unhealthy Houses and Pollution
A guide to healthy, environmentally safe building practices and designing healthy homes.
Healthy Home Information Resources - Learn More About Designing a Healthy Home
For detailed information, construction advice, and tips to help you design a healthy home, check out these resources. Page 2.
8 Secrets for More Storage in Your Home
You can increase the storage in your home by building shelves and installing cabinets, but the best time to think about storage is while you are building or remodeling. Here are tips to help you plan storage space.
Universal Design - How to Build for Accessibility - Universal Design in Architecture
Universal design means creating spaces that meet the needs of all people, young and old, abled and disabled. Listed here are a few general concepts adapted from The Stress-Free Home.
Feng Shui - What Is Feng Shui - Feng Shui and Architecture
Architects and designers find inspiration in ancient Eastern philosophies of feng shui. Learn more.
Find Architectural Salvage
Explore the exciting world or architectural salvage, and find out how to save on architectural antiquities for your building project.
How to Find Used Building Parts
Use these tips to find used building parts and architectural antiquities for your building or remodeling project. Find architectural salvage centers in your area, or shop online. Page 2.
Check out the work of the world-famous architects who designed the Disney theme parks and resorts.
Checklist for Healthy Design - Healthy Home Checklist
A home that is healthy nourishes body, mind, and spirit. Begin with these guidelines. . Page 2.
Jørn Utzon - Danish Architect Jorn Utzon
Danish architect Jørn Utzon designed the Sydney Opera House and won the Pritzker Prize for 2003.
More About Jørn Utzon
Jørn Utzon is certainly best known for his revolutionary Sydney Opera House. However, Utzon has created many other masterpieces in his lifetime. Page 2.
Mail Order Houses - About Your Mail Order House
Use these archives and resources to find plans and other important information about Sears, Aladdin, Montgomery Wards, and other historic mail order houses and catalog homes.
Research Your Mail Order House - More tips for researching your mail order house
To find detailed blueprints for your historic catalog home, you may need to launch an extensive search. Here's how. Page 2.
How We Saved On Remodeling - Kitchen Remodeling Story
This small kitchen project turned big, but the owners saved money. Find out how they turned a house horror tale into a success story.
Quotations - Architect Mies van der Rohe
Find quotations by modern architect Mies van der Rohe, famous for saying LESS IS MORE.
Zaha Hadid - Citation from the Pritzker Prize Jury
Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid rose to the highest ranks of the profession. Citation from the Pritzker Prize Jury with links to photographs of her works.
Write for the Architecture Pages - Write for About Architecture
You are invited to write for the Architecture pages at About.com. Here's how.
Sydney Olympic Stadium - Stadium Australia in Sydney
Architects faced tough challenges when they designed Stadium Australia, the Sydney Olympic Stadium
Ancient Architecture of Babylon - Photos from Iraq
A marine sergeant stationed in Iraq presents this breathtaking photo tour of the ancient architecture of Babylon.
Suburban Nation - Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Preface to the 10th anniversary edition of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Architect Frank Gehry Talks to Playboy Magazine
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.
Architect Beginnings - How Architecture Became a Profession
Architecture is ancient, but architects were not formally licensed until the mid 1800s. Learn how architecture became an organized profession.
New House Disasters - Home Building and Remodeling Problems
For Carol, a brand new house brought one disaster after another. Read horror tales from new homeowners and share your own house horror tales.
New House Bad Plumbing - Home Building and Remodeling Problems
For Donna, a brand new house brought plumbing problems. Read about problems encountered by new homeowners and share your own house horror tales.
Dream House or Money Pit - Home Building and Remodeling Stories
Unexpected costs soared when Jean moved into her new house. Read about pitfalls of new home ownership and share your own house horror stories.
Noisy House - House With Strange Noises
This new house was filled with strange noises. Read about problems encountered by new homeowners and share your own house horror tales.
Hidden Costs in Home Construction
As you plan your new home, watch out for these hidden home construction costs.
House Horror Tales - Home Building and Remodeling Stories
From the House of Mirth to The House of Seven Gables, writers have put architecture on front stage. Did your dream house turn into a nightmare? Tell us your own house horror tales.
Best-Selling House Books - Famous Authors Write About Houses
From The House of Seven Gables to The Amityville Horror, writers have put architecture on front stage. Check out these popular books about houses. Page 2.
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis - On Trust for the Nation - Excerpts from the Book by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis
Excerpts from On Trust for the Nation by architect and conservationist Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, designer of Portmeirion, Wales.
Get answers to questions about your house. Share photos of your house and get free advice about your house.
Googie Architecture in the Sopranos on HBO - Wacky Buildings in the Sopranos
Wacky roadside buildings are boss in the hit TV series, The Sopranos.
Wacky Roadside Architecture
During the mid-twentieth century, eccentric,
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis - Selected Writings by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Architect and Conservationist
Famous quotations from architect and conservationist Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, designer of Portmeirion, Wales.
Architects Seek Safer Schools - Secure Campus Design
In the wake of tragic school shootings, can we design safer campuses? Architects explore answers.
Mies van der Rohe Gets Sued
The glass house designed by Mies van der Rohe was a bitter disappointment to a woman who was hoping for something more. More than fifty years later, the Farnsworth House still stirs controversy.
Stone houses can be found in many parts of the world, but New York's cobblestone houses are unique. Learn more about these interesting and original buildings
Log Cabins - American Frontier Homes
Today's log cabins are often spacious and elegant, but in the 1800s they reflected the hardships of life on the North American frontier. More about North American log homes...
Log Cabin Construction - Log Cabin Facts
With little more than an ax, North America's homesteaders turned timber into sturdy, practical homes. Find facts about America's log homes. Page 2.
Building a Healthy Village - Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico
On the eastern coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico, a group of visionary builders have begun a bold experiment: To create a thriving village that is healthy, earth-friendly, people-friendly, and energy-efficient.
Building a healthy, sustainable village
In Loreto Bay, Mexico, real estate developers are using principles of New Urbanism and sustainable development to create a thriving, earth-friendly, sustainable resort community. Page 2.
Standards for Historic Restoration - Restoring Historic Architecture
Preservation Brief Number 35 from the US Department of Interior offers instructions on how to investigate old buildings.
Vitruvius and Sacred Geometry - How Is Geometry Used in Architecture
Architecture begins with geometry. Find out how geometry relates to architecture and why some architects believe in principles of
Adolf Loos and the Shocking Goldman and Salatsch Building in Vienna - Adolf Loos House
Franz Josef, emperor of Austria, was outraged when Adolf Loos built the stark Goldman and Salatsch Building directly across Michaelerplatz from the Imperial Palace. Facts and photos.
Architecture Acronyms -- Architect Letters and Initials and Acronyms
Architects, engineers, builders, and home designers often wear a string of letters after their names. What do initials like AIA and RA really mean? Before you hire a building professional, check out this helpful list of important architecture acronyms.
Architect's Titles - Architecture Acronyms
This helpful list gives definitions for the most common acronyms, initials, and abbreviations used by architects, designers, engineers, and other building professionals. Find the meaning of AIA, RA, IALD, and much more. Page 2.
Spaceship Earth - Buckminster Fuller and Geodesic Domes
When Buckminster Fuller conceived the geodesic dome, he dreamed that it would house humanity on our planet, Spaceship Earth.
Tsunami-Proof Building - Buildings that Resist Tsunami Waves
Shrewd engineering combined with a swift, efficient warning system can save thousands of lives. Engineers and other experts suggest these strategies for tsunami-resistant construction.
Does Suburbia Breed Violence - Neighborhood Design and Crime Prevention in Suburbia
Urban designers are asking why high school shootings happen so often in suburban neighborhoods.
Are You a New Urbanist - Answers For Our Cities From a New Urbanist
New Urbanist thinker James Howard Kunstler says our cities have become unattractive and inhumane. If you find yourself agreeing, then you can call yourself a New Urbanist, too. Disagree? Speak your mind.
Charter of the New Urbanism - Principles of New Urbanism
Full text of the Charter of the New Urbanism, which outlines the principles of New Urbanism, written by the Congress for the New Urbanism.
Principles of New Urbanism, from the Charter of the New Urbanism
More principles of New Urbanism and neighborhood design from the Charter for the New Urbanism, written by the Congress for the New Urbanism. Page 2.
Mississippi Historic Buildings Lost After Katrina
Many historic buildings were destroyed by the record-breaking Hurricane Katrina. Here's an inventory of the losses with links to before and after photos.
Why the World Trade Center Twin Towers Fell - Results from a Structural Engineering Report
When terrorists struck the New York Twin Towers, many people wondered why the buildings collapsed so quickly. Could the buildings have been made stronger?
Spend the Night in a Castle - Castle Hotels and Inns
In Great Britain, Ireland and Europe, hundreds of castles, chateaux, and grand manor homes have been transformed into inns and resorts.
Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands, New York State
Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands was built for love, and no expense was spared. Here are facts and photos for Boldt Castle.
How to Save New Orleans From Floods
Can low-lying regions like New Orleans be made safe from floods and storms? Architects, engineers, and urban planners propose these 8 possible solutions.
Suburban Nation - Excerpt From The Book On New Urbanism
Find out the meaning of SPRAWL and learn two ways cities can grow in this excerpt from the book Suburban Nation by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck
Sprawl - The Five Components of Sprawl
What is Sprawl? Find out the key components of sprawl in this excerpt from Suburban Nation by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck. Page 2.
Sprawl - A Brief History of Sprawl
Read a brief history of sprawl in this excerpt from Suburban Nation by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck. Page 3.
How to Pick the Best Home Design Software Program
You don't have to be a computer whiz to use home design software. But beware: Follow these quick tips to find the architecture software that's right for your skills and needs.
Richard Booth's Restored Hay Castle In Wales
Richard Booth, the owner of Hay Castle in Wales, proves that that nothing is too old or too dilapidated to be put to good use.
South Bank Centre London - Urban Design in South Bank Centre London
Although now a thriving arts center, South Bank Centre in London has been criticized for its cold, harsh architecture. The following commentary comes from Caroline Jones, a resident of London.
Easy Tools to Draw Simple Floor Plans
You don't need expensive, complicated software to draw simple floor plans. Check out these easy online drawing tools.
Environmental, Hydrology and Hydraulics
The field of Environmental Engineering includes hydrology, hydraulics, and issues related to environmental protection. Listed here are resources for civil engineers and others concerned with the engineering of communities and city infrastructures.
Geotechnical Engineering refers to the earth (geo). One very important concern of geotechnical engineers is the erosion of soil and the ability of land to support the structures we build. The resources listed here provide soil research data and other professional and scholarly information related to geotechnical engineering.
Government Agencies for Civil Engineering and Architecture
Civil engineers, architects, and city planners work with many government agencies when designing and constructing buildings, bridges, roads, and communities. Listed here are some of the most important government agencies for civil engineers, architects, and city planners who are working in the United States.
Surveying and Mapping for Civil Engineers and other Building Professionals
For students and professionals in Civil Engineering, architecture, construction, and other building professions, the following links and resources provide information on surveying and mapping.
Use these online directories to find architects and architecture firms in the United States and in other countries. Most of these directories will let you search for architects by name, location, or specialty.
Castles in Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Find facts and photos for medieval castles and castle ruins in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.
Transportation Systems, Highway Planning, and Road Maintenance
The resources on this page are for engineers and city planners who are concerned with planning, designing, and maintaining safe, efficient roads, highways, and public transit systems. Included are links to information about Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), GIS and Mapping software, and other technical approaches to transportation design.
Old-House Restoration Supplies and Resources
Thousands of companies offer supplies and resources to help you restore Victorian, Colonial, Craftsman, Foursquare, and other historic home. Listed here are some of the best sources for reproduction plumbing fixtures, decorative hardware, lighting, cabinets, furnishings, fabrics, and decorative items.
Road Safety - Traffic and Pedestrians
How can we plan highways, streets, and roadways that are efficient for traffic but also safe for pedestrians? What steps can we take to prevent accidents in work zone areas? Explore these links for information and professional resources related to road safety.
Pedestrian Safety - Walkable Cities and Pedestrian Safety
For civil engineers and city planners, these resources provide information on designing pedestrian-friendly,
Traffic Signals and Operations
For civil engineers and urban planners, these resources provide information and technical tools for planning and maintenance of highway traffic signals and signs.
Civil Engineering and Community Design
City planners and designers work closely with civil engineers to design safe, efficient communities. Listed here are resources related to civil engineering, including hydrolics, waste water management, traffic patterns, and public utilities.
Home Design Magazines
Use this directory to find print and electronic magazines for home owners, old house renovators and anyone interested in home decorating and design.
Hydrology Resources for Engineers
The term Hydrology refers to water management. The resources on this page provide professional and academic information for engineers and city planners who are concerned with storm water, water storage, water flow, and other issues related to hydraulics.
Landscape Architecture and Landscape Design Journals - Magazines for Landscape Design
These publications are excellent resources for information about landscape architecture and garden care and design.
Railroads - Rail Planning and Engineering
Railroad resources, maps, schedules, and other train information.
Architectural Salvage - Salvaged Building Supplies
Find used or antique building parts for your remodeling or construction project. These resources tell you how and where.
Stormwater Management - Preventing Floods
How can we provide safe, efficient drainage of storm water to prevent flooding and soil erosion? The links on this page provide tools and techniques for civil engineers, architects, and city planners who are concerned with storm water and watershed management.
P - Architecture Terms Starting With P - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter P, including Palladian Window, Parapet, Pediment, Pilaster, and more.
Q - Architecture Terms Starting With Q - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter Q, including Quatrefoil, Queen Anne, and Quoin.
R - Architecture Terms Starting With R - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter R, including Rammed Earth and more.
N - Architecture Terms Starting With N - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter N, including Neoclassical, New Urbanism, and more.
Architecture Clipart: Free or Cheap Photos and Drawings of Buildings
Where can you get free or cheap architecture pictures for your Web site, school reports, articles, and other publications? The photos you see in library archives are almost always copyrighted. For royalty-free, copyright-free pictures, go to photo sharing and clipart Web sites like the ones listed here. Many of the pictures on these sites are free; others can be purchased for as little as $1.
Castles in Great Britain and Ireland
Your source for information and photos for castles in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Castles in Europe
Explore the great castles of Europe and Eastern Europe. Here are facts and photos.
Castles in the United States
During America's Guilded Age, wealthy industrialists built lavish homes which are often called
J - Architecture Terms Starting With J - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter J, including Jerkinhead.
L - Architecture Terms Starting With L - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter L, including Levee.
M - Architecture Terms Starting With M - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter M, including Mansard, Merlons, Mitered, Modernism, Modular, and more.
O - Architecture Terms Starting With O - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter O, including Oriel Window, Organic Architecture, and more.
A - Architecture Terms Starting With A - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter A, including Adaptive Reuse, Antebellum, Arts & Crafts, and more.
B - Architecture Terms Starting With B - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter B, including Bargeboard, Balustrade, Battlement, and more.
C - Architecture Terms Starting With C - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter C, including Corbel, Cornice, Craftsman, Crenellation, and more.
D - Architecture Terms Starting With D - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter D, including deconstructivism, dentil molding, Doo-Wop, dormer, and more.
F - Architecture Terms Starting With F - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter F, including Fanlight, Flying buttress, Formalism, Foursquare, Frieze, and more.
G - Architecture Terms Starting With G - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter G, including Gable, Gargoyle, Geodesic dome, Googie, and more.
Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright
Find photos, information, and links for buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, including Prairie Style houses, Usonian houses, and large public buildings.
Organizations for Landscape Architects
Use this listing to find professional organizations for landscape architects and societies and foundations devoted to landscape design.
Organizations for Architects and Professionals in Building and Design
Organizations for architects, builders, contractors, urban planners and other professionals in the building trades, with links to organizations for architecture students, historic preservation, and related fields
Organizations for Historic Preservation of Old Buildings
Use this directory to find organizations, associations and foundations for architectural historians and persons concerned with preserving and restoring historic architecture.
Organizations and associations for Engineers
Professional organizations and associations for Engineers
Frank Lloyd Wright Gifts and Collectibles
Frank Lloyd Wright designs make excellent fashion accessories, decorative ornaments, and gifts. The companies listed here offer a wide range of gifts, household items, and art based on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Frank Lloyd Wright House Plans
Use these resources to find construction plans for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and also building plans for new homes that suggest the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright® and Taliesin® are registered trademarks of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. While new plans incorporate many of Wright's ideas, they do not duplicate the originals.
House Color Workshop - Discuss House Paint Colors and Siding
Learn about choosing colors and materials for exterior siding. See houses submitted by our readers, post your comments, and read what other have written. Also find links and resources to help you choose colors for your own house painting or siding project.
E - Architecture Terms Starting With E - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter E, including Earth sheltered, Eave, Eastlake, Embrasures, and more.
I - Architecture Terms Starting With I - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter I, including International Style, Ionic Column, and more.
Concrete Design, Construction, Research, and Standards
For students and professionals in Civil Engineering, architecture, construction, and other building professions, the following links and resources provide information on concrete design, construction, research, and standards.
Solar Power - Solar Energy Building Guides & Resources
Even homes in northern climates can tap into clean, free power from the sun. These resources include solar home building guides, solar power installation resources, photos of solar homes, and ways any home can capitalize on passive solar.
Steel - How Steel is Used in Construction and Architectural Design
Strong and lightweight, steel is a favored material for construction and architectural design. The resources listed here give facts, research, and statistics for steel construction.
Frank Lloyd Wright - Web Sites
Frank Lloyd Wright is America's most famous architect. Extensive resources are available on the Web. Listed here are our top picks.
H - Architecture Terms Starting With H - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter H, including HardiPlank, HardiPanel, Half-timbered, Hipped roof, and more.
T - Architecture Terms Starting With T - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter T, including Traditional neighborhood development, Trompe l'oeil, Tudor, and more.
U-V - Architecture Terms Starting With U or V - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letters U and V, including Usonian, Vergeboard, and more.
Ancient Egypt - Pyramids, Temples and other Great Architecture
Explore the pyramids, tombs, temples, and other great architecture of ancient Egypt. These resources have photos, diagrams, construction details, histories, and more.
Ancient Greece and Crete - Great Temples and Other Architecture
Your source for information about the art and architecture of ancient Greece, including Crete, Mycenae, Acropolis, the Parthenon, and ancient Athens.
Ancient Roman Empire - Great Architecture
In ancient times, the Roman Empire extended across much of the Western world. This page is your source for information about the great architecture of the ancient Roman Empire, with photographs, maps, and drawings.
Famous Gardens and their Designers
Take a virtual tour of the world's great gardens and explore the work of important landscape designers.
Landscape Design Help and Ideas
Listed below are resources to help you design your yard, garden, and other outdoor spaces.
Statues and Sculpture and Fountains - Architecture and Statues
Statues, sculptures, and fountains are integral to the overall design of outdoor spaces. Listed here are some of the world's most famous outdoor statues, sculptures, and fountains, from the Moai of Easter Island to the Statue of Liberty in New York.
Ancient Near & Middle East - Architecture in Iraq, Mesopotamia, Nippur, Ur, and Beyond
Find facts and photos for the art and architecture of ancient Iraq and other countries in the Near and Middle East, including great buildings in these ancient kingdoms: Mesopotamia, Nippur, Ur, Sumer, Babylon, and Assyria.
Bridge Construction and Engineering
Explore these links for information about the engineering of bridges and bridge types and construction. Also find construction information, statistics, and interesting facts about bridges.
Links to the world's more famous bridges.
Links to the world's more famous bridges.
Murals, Wall Art, and Graffiti
Murals, wall art, and sometimes even graffiti are important parts of the overall landscape and urban design.
How Buildings Stand Up - How Buildings Work - Building Structure and Structural Engineering
Learn how buildings and other structures are made, what materials are used, how buildings stand up, and the techniques engineers and architects use to make buildings resistant to hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and other forces of nature.
Architecture Magazines and Professional Journals and E-Zines
Use this directory to find magazines and journals of special interest to architects, architecture students, design professionals, and architecture enthusiasts.
Landscape Architecture - Careers
Interested in a career in landscape design? Here are facts about the profession, with resources and interviews with professionals.
Landscape Architecture Organizations
Use this listing to find professional organizations for landscape architects and societies and foundations devoted to landscape design.
Landscape Design Publications
These books and magazines are excellent resources for information about landscape architecture and garden care and design.
Architectural Museums and Exhibits
Explore these museums for photos, models, drawings, prints and other resources related to architecture and architecture history.
Paint Your House: Tips For Choosing Exterior Colors
Use these tips and resources to select the best colors for your exterior house painting project. Included are links to color charts and computer software tools to help you choose house colors.
Find facts for all types of construction materials, including steel, concrete, asphalt,and composits.
Neoclassical Architecture Resources
Your source for information on Neoclassical and Federalist or Idealist architecture in Europe, Great Britain and the United States, from 1750 to 1880.
Choose Siding Materials for Your New House
You're building a new home or remodeling. What materials should you use? Explore these pages for information about vinyl, concrete, and other siding materials. Find out which siding materials provide the most protection during storms, which are easiest to maintain, and which are the most economical.
Directory of interesting, useful, and entertaining blogs related to architecture and home design.
Design and Build Student Projects
You may not be ready to construct the world's tallest skyscraper, but you can learn about architectural design and structural engineering by building models, computer generated structures, and other smaller projects. The links listed here will take you to a variety of easy building projects designed for beginners.
Build a Dome Home - Domes and Biodomes and Dome Homes
Explore the world of Synergetics and the connection between geometry and architecture. Here are photos and building plans for geodesic domes pioneered by Buckminster Fuller, air form domes, steel reinforced domes, concrete shell monolithic domes, yurts, biodomes, and other energy-efficient and affordable dome projects.
Build With Natural Materials and Earth and Cob and Straw
Build an economical, environmentally-friendly home using natural materials. These resources provide information about earth, earth bermed, straw bale, cob, and underground construction, and other varieties of ecological building materials.
20th Century Trends in Architecture
Make sense of the 20th century! Explore modernism in architecture. These resources move from Art Moderne and the Bauhaus school to Deconstructivism, Formalism, Modernism, Structuralism, Postmodernism, and other important isms of architecture in modern times.
Adaptive Reuse and Historic Restoration
Old buildings often outlive their original purposes. Adaptive Reuse is a process that adapts buildings for new uses while retaining their historic features. Follow these links to see some famous examples of adaptive re-use, and to find out how adaptive reuse relates to historic preservation and sustainable development.
Art Nouveau Architecture
Art Nouveau buildings often have asymmetrical shapes, arches and decorative surfaces with curved, plant-like designs.
Building Plans for Houses inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright designs
Use these resources to find construction plans for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and also building plans for new homes which suggest the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright® and Taliesin® are registered trademarks of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. While new plans incorporate many of Wright's ideas, they do not duplicate the originals.
Guest Writers for the Architecture Pages
The following people have contributed articles to the architecture pages at About.com.
Use this directory to find organizations, associations and clubs for architects, architecture students, landscape architects, historic preservationists, and other persons interested in architecture or the building trades.
Share Your Architecture Photos and Drawings - Publish Architecture Pictures
Publish your photos, drawings, CAD renderings, floor plans, and other illustrations on the Architecture pages at About.com.
Write About Architecture - Add Your Comments to the Architecture Pages
Here's your chance to share your thoughts and ideas about architecture and home design. Click on a topic below and begin writing. Your writings will appear on the Architecture site within just a few days.
Architecture and Art Activities
These lesson plans and learning activities use building design to explore concepts of shape, form, perspective and pattern.
Architecture Discussion Forums
Directory of online discussion forums where you can post questions and participate in discussions about architecture.
Architecture in the Middle Ages - Medieval Architecture
Learn about the architecture in Europe during the Middle Ages, from 373 AD through 1200 AD. Find photos and resources for Byzantine, Romanesque, and other architectural periods.
Architecture and Society
How should we build? The articles and Web sites listed here are devoted to our efforts to design buildings that address social needs and our attempts to resolve environmental and humanitarian problems through architecture.
The Ancient World - Great Architecture from 3000 BC to 1000 AD
Explore the great temples, tombs, monuments, and other architecture built in ancient times. Find resources for ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and other ancient civilizations, from 3000 BC to 1000 AD.
Architecture Challenge - Submit Your Architecture Designs and Plans and Renderings
Try out your creativity on these fun projects. Each project presents a design challenge and a chance to submit your drawings, plans, or CAD renderings. The best submissions will be published here on the architecture pages at About.com.
Art Deco Architecture
Zigzag patterns and vertical lines create dramatic effect on jazz-age, Art Deco buildings. Here are facts, photos and resources.
Engineering and Construction Activities for the Classroom
These hands-on construction projects are designed for younger students, but adults will also enjoy the excitement of designing and building. Any of these activities can be easily combined with math, social studies, and language arts activities.
Homework Help - Architecture
These resources will help you find the information you need to complete high school assignments, write essays and do creative projects related to architecture and building design.
Building Plans and House Plan Books - Best Books for Building Plans and House Plans
Browse our online bookstore for the best selection of building plans, construction guides, and mail order houses. Find catalogs for blueprints and floor plans plus illustrated books to inspire you.
Architecture and Social Studies
Use this directory to find ideas and general resources for combining social studies, geography and history lessons with discussion of architecture and building design. Teaching aids for all ages.
Lesson Plan Collections for Architecture and Engineering Concepts
For teachers and parents, here are Web sites and books offering variety of lesson plans for kindergarten through high school. These lesson plans use an interdisciplinary approach, combining architecture and building concepts with math, writing, art, and other subject areas.
Barn Building Plans - Barn Photos - Barn Histories - Barn Resources
Whether you want to build a new barn, restore an old one, or simply to learn about barn history and construction, you'll find facts and photos on these sites.
Build Accessible Spaces - Accessibility and Universal Design
Universal design means designing buildings that meet the needs of all people, both abled and disabled. Here are resources, guidelines, and information on how our buildings can provide for all people, including the handicapped and people with special needs.
Frank Lloyd Wright - Architect
This menu is your starting place for exploring the life and works of America's most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. You'll find photographs, biographies, quotations, books and a complete listing of all his buildings.
Prehistoric Architecture and Stone Circles and Megaliths
Find photographs, maps and information for stone circles, megaliths, monoliths, and other forms of prehistoric architecture.
Your starting place for exploring Renaissance architecture, with facts and photos for Renaissance architecture in Italy, France and England.
Googie - American Roadside Architecture of the 20th Century
Take a virtual tour along America's roads and highways: Here are photos and discussions of America's billboards, neon signs, diners, shopping plazas, and other offbeat buildings from the mid-twentieth century. Discover Googie, Tiki, mimetic architecture, and other forms of roadside buildings.
House Style Workshops
Learn about house styles and get renovation ideas in our free online workshops. See see photos and join discussions.
Reader Showcase Gallery
A wonderful array of houses submitted by our readers. Browse the photos, and submit pictures of your own home.
American Colonial Architecture
Your starting place for exploring architecture in the American colonies, with facts, photos and resources.
Arts and Crafts Architecture
Arts and Crafts was a late 19th-century movement to revive handicrafts. Arts and Crafts architecture sought a spiritual connection with the surrounding environment, both natural and manmade. Here are facts and photos.
In Italy, the Baroque style is reflected in opulent and dramatic churches with irregular shapes and extravagant ornamentation. In France, the highly ornamented Baroque style combines with Classical restraint. Russian aristorcrats were impressed by Versailles in France, and incorporated Baroque ideas in the building of St. Petersburg. Elements of the Baroque style are found throughout Europe.
Building Cost Estimators
For estimating the cost to build or remodel, we recommend these resources and software programs.
Architecture Contests, Awards and Prizes
Your starting place for finding information about awards, prizes, and competitions for architects, architecture students, and other design professionals. Included are contest deadlines and lists of contest winners.
Architecture Libraries and Information Databases
Use this index to find databases and libraries with extensive facts and statistics about buildings, structures, architects, urban design and other topics related to architecture.
Green Building Resources
What is Green Architecture? What is Sustainable Architecture? What is Arcology? These resources provide an overview of ideas and philosophies related to sustainable development and the relationship between architecture and ecology.
Handicap Access and Universal Design and Building for the Disabled
Universal design means designing buildings that meet the needs of all people, both abled and disabled. Here are resources, guidelines and information on laws related to providing for the handicapped and people with special needs.
Mail Order Houses and Catalog House Plans
Sears was just one of many companies that sold mail order houses in the early 20th century. Learn about catalog homes and find historic mail order house plans from Sears, Aladdin, Craftsman, and Ye Planry.
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.
Add Character to Your Home
Details make a difference! Listed here are resources with tips and project ideas to help you spruce up your home and to create that special quality Realtors call
Urban Design and New Urbanism
Urban and community planners are architects and designers who examine neighborhoods, streetscapes, highways and the total fabric of our built environment. New Urbanists seek to create traditional, pedestrian-friendly communities. Here are resources and links.
Earth Architecture - Buildings Made With Natural Materials
Some of the world's most practical buildings are made with earth. Learn about energy-saving, sustainable adobe, cob, straw, and other earthen materials used for construction.
Landscape Architects design open places such as city parks, recreation areas, pedestrian malls, school campuses, public gardens and game reserves. Follow these links for information on all phases of landscape architecture, including famous gardens and their designers, research, organizations, publications, how-to tips, and career advice.
Magazines and Professional Journals - Architecture, Engineering, Home Design, Landscape
Use this directory to find professional journals related to architecture, home design magazines, alternative art magazines, landscape design magazines and other publications for architecture and design.
Outdoor Art - Murals and Sculpture and Fountains and Graffiti
Find photos of innovative outdoor art projects, including art installations, murals, wall art, sculpture, and monuments.
Submit Your Home Improvement Tips - Help With Home Improvements
Here's your chance to submit tips and advice for a variety of home improvement projects. Tell us how you cut costs, saved energy, or added curb appeal. Read tips and advice from other readers and find links and resources to help with your home improvement projects.
Building Parts and Construction Words
Use these glossaries and illustrated dictionaries to find the meanings for words related to architecture and construction.
Architecture Dictionaries - Dictionaries for Architecture and Construction and Design
Find definitions for words used in architecture, construction, and design. These easy online dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs are especially handy for projects related to architecture, engineering, and mathematics.
Hotels and Inns - Famous Architecture With Rooms to Rent
Spend the night in a famous building! The hotels, inns, and rental houses listed here are my favorites, and are recommended for anyone who loves great architecture. Some are renovated historic buildings, others are modern construction that shows exceptional artistry. All offer something very special in terms of design.
Architecture Mailing Lists
Directory of email mailing lists and newsletters related to architecture.
Architecture Tours and Travel
Take a learning vacation! These links lead to information about architecture travel and guided tours to great buildings around the world, with sample itineraries and recommended destinations.
Architecture Travel and Tours
Plan a dream trip to see the world's great architecture. Find tours, trips, itineraries, and destinations that focus on architecture, archaeology, historic homes, art, and design.
Historic Periods and Styles
Learn about the history of architecture in this directory of important periods and styles, with photos and resources arranged chronologically from Prehistoric to Postmodern.
Historic Preservation: Research, Restore, and Preserve
Want to rescue an older building from demolition... And to have it listed on the National Register or the National Trust? Or, do you just want to preserve the heritage of your own older home? Here are facts about restoration projects, historic registries, historic landmarks, and preservation methods.
Architecture Research and Reference Tools
These pages are absolutely the best resources for finding information about architecture and home design. Links include the top databases, publications, organizations, and more.
Construction Facts - How Buildings and Structures are Made
Find facts about how buildings and structures are designed and engineered. These links include information and statistics for skyscrapers, towers, bridges, and more.
Lessons and Activities For Architecture
Teachers and parents will love these architecture lesson plans and activities. Students can also use them to plan school projects that incorporate math, science, art, social studies, and language arts.
House Plans and Floor Plans
Browse our main index to find house plans and floor plans for many types of building projects, plus get tips to help you find the best plans and save money.
Find out how to build healthy, eco-friendly, and energy-efficient environments. All aspects of green design are explored in this compendium of resources.
Remodel and Restore - Home Improvement Resources
Find tips, tools, and ideas for your home improvement projects.
Architecture in Russia - Pictures of Architecture in Russia
Join us for a photo tour of the most important architecture in Russia. Then, explore our links and resources to learn the history of architecture in Russia and to plan your trip to Russia.
Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture - Deconstructivism
Modernism presents a new way of thinking about architecture. The Seattle Public Library by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is an example of Deconstructivist architecture. Page 12.
2 World Trade Center Plans and Drawings
Browse this gallery to view sketches and early renderings for 2 World Trade Center by Lord Norman Foster.
Arches - Great Arches - Engineering and Construction of Arches
From the playful arches of McDonald's restaurants to the soaring arches of some of the world's great structures, curved architecture has helped shape our skylines. Here are resources to explore famous arches and arch construction.
Castles and Palaces and Medieval Fortresses Around The World
Use these links and resources to find facts and photos for castles and palaces around the world, including medieval fortresses in Asia and American guilded age homes, often called
Dams and Resevoirs
Is a dam architecture? Or, is it a marvel of engineering having little to do with art? You decide: Here are facts and photos for a few of the world's most famous dams and resevoirs.
Despite the best laid plans of architects and engineers, great buildings can and do fall down. Some structures are destroyed by earthquakes, fires, floods, and other natural disasters. Some buildings are brought down by acts of deliberate destruction, such as the terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center towers. Finally, faulty design can lead to structural collapse. This page is your starting point for exploring why buildings and structures fall down.
Despite the best laid plans of architects and engineers, great buildings can fall. Some are destroyed by earthquakes, fires, floods, and other natural disasters. Some structures are destroyed by deliberate acts such as the terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center. Finally, faulty design can lead to structural collapse. Explore these links to explore how and why some buildings fall.
Photos and Construction Drawings - Image Archives for Architecture
Use these archives, galleries, and resources to find photographs of great buildings and their designers, construction drawings, historic prints, plans, and other images. Keep in mind that the pictures you find on these Web sites are almost always copyrighted. For copyright-free, royalty free photos and drawings, see our listing of Free & Cheap Architecture Pictures.
Bridges - Facts and Photos and Statistics for Great Bridges
Your starting place for finding facts and photos for famous bridges and information about bridge construction around the world.
Sacred Buildings and Churches and Temples and Cathedrals and Mosques and Shrines
Around the world, spiritual beliefs have inspired great architecture. This overview of sacred buildings includes churches, temples, cathedrals, mosques and shrines.
Towers - TV Towers and Radio Towers and Observation Towers
When we speak of the
The New York World Trade Center - Building on Ground Zero
Find facts and photos for the New York World Trade Center, destroyed by terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Also find information about plans for reconstruction on Ground Zero and other resources related to rebuilding the World Trade Center and Twin Towers after the terrorist attacks.
Dome Construction and Geodesic and Monolithic Domes
Explore the world of Synergetics and the connection between geometry and architecture. Here are photos and building plans for geodesic domes pioneered by Buckminster Fuller, air form domes, steel reinforced domes, concrete shell monolithic domes and massive modern dome projects.
Great Buildings and Structures
Dive into architecture! This master directory is an index to information and photos for great buildings and structures around the world.
Lighthouses and Lighthouse Restoration
Your source for information on lighthouses and lighthouse restoration, with histories, photos and resources.
Monuments and Memorials Resources
Net links index of resources for learning about great monuments and memorials.
Museums and Art Galleries
Architects create some of their most innovate works when designing museums, art galleries, and exhibition centers. The buildings in this directory don't merely house art; they are art.
Theaters and Entertainment Centers
Find facts and photos for masterpieces of theater design, including both historic and modern theaters. Also find information about acoustics and sound engineering in theaters.
Tunnels: Great Underground Structures
Explore the world of underground construction. These resources introduce the engineering and design of the the world's great tunnels, subways, and underground transportation systems.
Windmills and Windmill Architecture
Use this directory to find facts and photos for wind powered architecture, including windmill histories and information on windmill construction.
How Much Will Your New Home Cost?
Don't be caught by hidden expenses. Use these handy tips to estimate the cost of building your new home. Also find tips for saving money when you build.
Build an Energy-Efficient House - Energy-Efficient Houses by Glenn Murcutt
Every homeowner should listen to Glenn Murcutt. The Australian architect provides four basic ideas for designing energy-efficient, earth-friendly homes.
Clerestory - Definition
A clerestory, pronounced CLEAR STORY, is a type of windowed wall. Learn about clerestory windows.
What is Antebellum Architecture
What do we mean when we talk about Antebellum architecture and Antebellum homes? Find the meaning of the term with examples.
Definition of Building Designer
A Professional Building Designer, or Home Designer, is not always an architect. Find out what Certified Building Designers can, and cannot, do.
Architecture Software Review - IMSI TurboFLOORPLAN Home & Landscape Pro Computer Software
Learn the pros and cons of TurboFLOORPLAN Home & Landscape Pro home design software and get shopping advice.
House Dreams - Homes We Dream About
Do you ever dream about houses? What do house dreams mean? Psychologists have theories.
Haunting Architecture in Prague - Haunting Prague Architecture
Prague castle and other haunting architecture inspired the author Franz Kafka. Here's a virtual tour of the Czech city.
Prague Photo Tour - Pictures of Prague
Walk in the footsteps of Franz Kafka. Join us for a virtual tour of Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge, the Old Jewish Cemetery and other important landmarks in Prague. Page 2.
Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry
The stainless steel Walt Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry takes advantage of the Los Angeles, California sunshine, providing heat and light for the community. Learn more about this controversial performing arts venue. Page 2.
Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain by architect Frank Gehry
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain ensured a place in building design history for architect Frank Gehry.
MARTa Museum by Frank Gehry
The Gehry-designed MARTa museum in Herford, Germany offers 2,500 square meters of exhibition space. Learn more about Gehry's works. Page 5.
Frank Gehry Buildings - Photos of Buildings by Frank Gehry
Photo gallery of great buildings by architect Frank Gehry, with information about the buildings and the architect.
Weisman Art Museum by Frank Gehry
The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is the prototype design for many of architect Frank Gehry's future works. The curvy, stainless steel facade at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, was the first. Page 8.
Updates: July 14 - 20, 2013
Our list of Great Architects gets longer, and architecture patron Peter Palumbo celebrates a birthday.
Career Planning for Architecture
Learn about careers in architecture, explore architecture schools and programs, and find the resources you need to plan a career in architecture and related fields.
Feng Shui and Architecture
Feng Shui, the ancient Oriental art of achieving harmony through careful placement of objects, is finding followers in the Western World. These resources explore the influence of Feng Shui thinking on architecture and home design.
Theories and Approaches in Architecture
From Feng Shui to Bauhaus, the things we believe define the way we build. Join us as we explore important theories and approaches to architecture.
Happy Birthday, Louis I. Kahn
On his birthday, learn about the life and work of architect Louis I. Kahn.
Careers in Engineering
Use these resources to find jobs and job-search advice in the engineering fields, including civil engineering and structural engineering.
Use this directory to find colleges, universities, libraries and other education resources for architecture, historic preservation and landscape design. Also listed are school rankings and application advice.
Licensing for Architects, Engineers, and other Building Professions
Find out how to receive professional licensing for architecture, engineering, and other professions in the building and design fields. These resources also include study guides, practice exams, and seminars to help you pass the Architect Registration Examination (A.R.E.),which is required to become a licensed architect in the United States.
Modernism Week in Palm Springs is a wonderful opportunity to tour rarely-seen architecture from the mid-twentieth century.
Happy Birthday, St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, home of the landmark Gateway Arch, celebrates its 250th anniversary.
Architecture & Romance
Famous people tie the knot in famous places. Where would you like to wed? Some romantic ideas.
Designs by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas are modern, sleek, and vastly different.
Architecture in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
Find great buildings, monuments, cathedrals, towers, and other important architecture in Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean, including Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Russia, the Czech Republic, Greece, and Turkey.
Architecture in the Ancient Roman Empire
In ancient times, the Roman Empire extended across much of the Western world. This page is your source for information about the great architecture of the ancient Roman Empire, with photographs, maps, and drawings.
Stadiums and Arenas and Sport Facilities
Architects face special challenges when they design large structures for sports and special events like concerts, conventions, and theatrical performances. In addition to designing the seating for optimal views, the architect must provide for parking, rest rooms, meeting halls, and efficient flow of pedestrian traffic.
Aalto's Three-Legged Stool
Alvar Aalto is known for both his buildings and his furniture designs. Learn about Alvar Aalto.
Urban Design - Planned Communities
Follow these links for information about the planning and design of model cities and towns, gated neighborhoods, New Urbanist communities, and other planned communities around the world.
Urban Design and Landscape Architecture
Explore the world of landscape architecture and urban design. Here are top resources for learning about planning public spaces, including parks, streetscapes, and entire communities.
Architecture Software and Digital Media and Computer Aided Design Programs
Use this index to find information about architecture software, digital media and computer-aided design resources for architects and home design hobbyists.
Historic House Tours
The following historic houses are open to visitors. Here are photos and histories of the buildings.
Honest Abe: Master Remodeler?
Abraham Lincoln remodeled his Springfield, Illinois house for several years before he became President.
Sacred Temples in Angkor, Cambodia
Ancient temples found in Angkor, Cambodia date back to the 800s. The sacred area was a finalist in the campaign to choose the
Sacred Buildings - Photos of Great Churches, Cathedrals, Temples, Shrines, and Mosques
In this photo gallery you will find pictures and descriptions of sacred buildings, including churches, cathedrals, temples, shrines, and mosques.
Architecture Updates: Jan. 26 - Feb. 8, 2014
This week's updates include Russian architecture, updated biographies, and a reexamination of feng shui practices.
Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture - minimalism
Modernism presented a new way of thinking about architecture. The Minimalist home of Mexican architect Luis Barragán exemplifies the lines and planes of less is more. Page 13.
Does your child show talent for buildings and design? Check out these gift ideas for budding architects
Zen Design - Relaxing Home design
The atmosphere of a room is more than the sum of its decor. Find out how to create relaxing spaces where you will feel at peace.
Find An Architect or Other Building Professional
Find an architect or building professional by name, building type or region using these Internet directories of architects, building trade professionals and architecture firms. Also, get help finding and evaluating an architect.
Architecture and Home Design Products and Services
Get consumer advice and find products and services related to architecture and home design, including construction materials, house plans, decorative items, home design software, and professional services.
Building Supplies - Find Building Supplies
Use these directories to find architectural supplies, construction materials, and firms dealing in building products and equipment.
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.
"Why does my house have two front doors?"
A member of our Discussion Forum writes, I live in Lexington, KY and my house and many in the area have two front doors. They are not the Shaker doors that
The Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow Russia
Find facts about the fantastic architecture of the Kremlin, Russia's center of government. Page 16.
Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow, Russia
Stalin destroyed the original Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia. Today's architecture is a rebuilding of the original 19th century sacred space.. Page 4.
Sacred Buildings - Assumption Cathedral in Moscow
In this photo gallery you will find pictures and descriptions of sacred buildings. Shown here: Assumption Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Dormition, in Moscow. Page 17.
Sacred Buildings - Photos of Great Churches, Cathedrals, Temples, Shrines, and Mosques
In this photo gallery you will find pictures and descriptions of sacred buildings, including churches, cathedrals, temples, shrines, and mosques.
Super Bowl Brrrr....
MetLife stadium may be a hot new design, but it won't be able to heat up the hardiest of Super Bowl fans.
Constructivism - Picture Dictionary of Modern Constructivist Architecture
From our Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture, definition and illustration for the term CONSTRUCTIVISM in architecture. Page 3.
China in 2014
Will 2014 be the year of Chinese Architecture? Can China's historic buildings be preserved?
Test Your Wits
Test your architectural wits - Try to answer these summer puzzlers.
China Gone Wild
On Chinese New Year, check out the bold new architecture inspired by China.
Change in the White House?
After a politically contentious year, voters in the USA want change. Why can't government be more like architecture -- transformed and improved with age?
Civil Engineering software
Civil Engineering software. Architecture.
Architecture of Murder
Explore the modernist Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem and the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
Design Your Home With Feng Shui
The ancient principles of Feng Shui involve many complicated rules. However, you can incorporate positive
Maverick architect Tom Mayne is seventy, but he still astonishes.
Architecture Updates: January 12 - 25, 2014
This week's updates include an acknowledgment of the works of Waddy Wood, and updates to profiles, tall buildings, and women architects.
Angkor, Cambodia - New Wonders of the World Photo Gallery
See photos and find information for Angkor, Cambodia. This UNESCO World Heritage site was a finalist in the campaign to choose the
Everything You Need to Know About Painting Your House
Save your house! Give it a whole new look with these house painting and color tips.
Congratulations, Julia Morgan
Born in 1872, Julia Morgan is the first woman to receive an AIA Gold Medal, awarded 57 years after hear death.
Architecture in the USA - United States Architecture
The architecture of many countries and cultures is reflected in the vast expanse of the United States. From the skyscrapers of New York to the ancient pueblos of New Mexico, the USA is a nation of architectural diversity. Begin your travels here.
Moscow's Exotic Buildings
All eyes are on Russia as the country lays to rest former president Boris Yeltsin. If you follow the news on TV, you'll see the exotic domed buildings of
How tall is tall?
As we await the grand opening of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, we take another look at how height is measured and who ranks the tall buildings of the world.
Gone But Not Forgotten
On the premier of the classic film Gone With the Wind, we rediscover the grand architecture of antebellum homes.
Updates: December 15 - 28, 2013
This week's updates celebrates the changes in Westminster Abbey, honors a modern church in Tokyo, and updates the profiles of Meier and Gwathmey
King's Massive Memorial
The architect and sculptor faced an enormous challenge when they designed the huge monument to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Architecture in Asia - Great Buildings in Asia
Explore the architecture of Cambodia, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Pakistan, and other countries on the Asian continent. Here are facts and photos.
Architecture in Canada
Use this directory to find facts and photos for buildings in Canada, and other resources related to Canadian architecture and architects.
Architecture in Egypt
Find important buildings, temples, tombs, shrines, monuments, pyramids, houses, and other architecture on the African continent, including Egypt.
Architecture in the Middle East
Some of the world's most wonderful architecture landmarks are located in the Middle East. Here are highlights.
Architecture in Australia and Oceania - Great Buildings in Australia and Oceania
The vast lands in the southern hemisphere are home to some of the world's most interesting architecture. Explore the architecture of Australia, New Zealand, and islands of the South Pacific, or Oceania.
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.
Mexico - Architecture in Mexico
Explore the great buildings and historic structures of Mexico, including Chichen Itza, the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Fine Arts Palace, the Latin American Tower, and much more.