Architecture Sitemap - Page 4 2015-01-25
Railroad Home - Comment on the New Jersey Railroad Home
Use this simple form to comment on the railroad home featured in our House Style Workshop, and read what others have to say about the house.
Southern Cottage - Comment on the Southern Cottage in Atlanta Georgia
Use this simple form to comment on the southern cottage featured in our House Style Workshop, and read what others have to say about the house.
White House Passion: Writing About a Nation's Old House
The White House cornerstone laid on October 13, 1792 marks the beginning of a famous history. Learn more from the books written about America's First Multiple-Use Residence.
US Presidents build legacies in many ways. Celebrate American presidents with a look at important homes, monuments, and historic buildings.
Frank Furness - Philadelphia Architect Frank Furness - Gilded Age Master
Elaborate architecture flourished during America's Gilded Age, and Frank Furness designed some of the most flamboyant. Born in Philadelphia, PA on November 12, 1839, Furness built hundreds of buildings, never far from home.
Stanford White - Gilded Age Architect
Learn about the famous and flamboyant Gilded Age architect, Stanford White, born November 9, 1853 and gunned down in the prime of his life.
Jean Louis Charles Garnier - Designer of the Paris Opera
Phantom of the Opera? Not French architect Charles Garnier, best known today for designing the phantom's Parisian Opera House. Learn more about Garnier, born in Paris on November 6, 1825.
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.
Republic Polytechnic Designed by Fumihiko Maki and Associates
The Republic Polytechnic Woodlands Campus displays Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki's full sense of modern, green design. View a 50 year portfolio.
Kaze-no-Oka Crematorium Designed by Fumihiko Maki
The low rise of Maki's design creates a subtle integration of this crematorium with the surrounding cemetery landscape. View a portfolio of Maki architecture.
Steinberg Hall Detail Designed by Fumihiko Maki
Steinberg Hall was the very first commission by future Pritzker Prize winner Fumihiko Maki. View a portfolio of Maki architecture.
Kemper Museum Designed by Fumihiko Maki
Kemper Museum marked Fumihiko Maki's continued relationship with Washington University at St. Louis. View a portfolio of Maki architecture.
Spiral Building Designed by Fumihiko Maki
Well-known in Tokyo, the Spiral Building displays many features of Maki architecture. Learn more about this building and other projects.
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Designed by Fumihiko Maki
The Tokyo Gymnasium complex is included in a portfolio of projects designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki from over a fifty year career.
Hillside Terrace Complex Designed by Fumihiko Maki
Tokyo's Hillside Terrace became a laboratory for Fumihiko Maki's urban design. View a portfolio of Maki architecture from over a fifty year career.
MIT Media Lab Designed by Fumihiko Maki and Associates
Overlooking the Charles River and the Boston skyline, the MIT Media Lab site gave architect Fumihiko Maki the perfect venue to experiment with light.
Iwasaki Art Museum Designed by Fumihiko Maki
Almost unbelievable in Western traditions, this art museum is part of a Japanese resort spa. Learn more about the architecture of Fumihiko Maki.
Annenberg Public Policy Center Building Designed by Fumihiko Maki and Associates
The glass-clad Annenberg Center is typical of Fumihiko Maki's modern designs. View a portfolio of Maki architecture from over a fifty year career.
Toyoda Memorial Hall Designed by Fumihiko Maki
The first Japanese project for Fumihiko Maki was at Nagoya University. Toyoda Memorial Hall shows a simplicity in spirit and a lightness in design.
Designed by Maki and Associates, 4 World Trade Center
Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki became part of NYC's rebuilding when his design was chosen for Tower 4. Learn more about this and other Maki architecture.
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.
What is a brownfield site?
In the U.S. alone there are hundreds of thousands of brownfields. Throughout the world, many more exist. Learn more in our Architecture Dictionary.
Frank Lloyd Wright In New Hampshire - Architecture Trips
If you're anywhere in New England, southern New Hampshire is nearby. See two Usonian style Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Manchester, NH, and use this travel guide to plan your trip.
New York’s Tallest Building, 1 WTC
November 2014. It's big news. Lower Manhattan has re-opened its doors for business with the occupancy of One World Trade Center, and the spire atop has changed the New York skyline - perhaps forever.
David Childs, SOM Architect for Time Warner Skyscraper
Construction of David Childs' connected twin tower skyscrapers for Time Warner was begun the year before lower Manhattan's Twin Towers fell in 2001.
Projects of American Architect David M. Childs, including 1 WTC
Freedom Tower may be David Childs' most recognizable building, but his career spans over 40 years representing Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).
David Childs, Tower Seven Architect
Discover the work of architect David Childs, designer of both 7 World Trade Center and 1 World Trade Center, or Freedom Tower.
Bertelsman Tower Designed by SOM Architect David Childs
David Childs designed this Times Square skyscraper for Bertelsman, the German media company. Now building is simply known by its address, 1540 Broadway.
Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse Designed by David Childs, SOM
Skyscraper architect David Childs designed a low-rise, linear federal building appropriate for the small city of Charleston, West Virginia.
U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, Designed by David Childs
Although known for his New York City skyscrapers, architect David Childs has designed low-rise buildings like the American Embassy in Canada.
Bear Stearns Building at 383 Madison Avenue, NYC
David Childs' New York City skyscraper on Madison Avenue is an Energy Star Labeled Building.
Charles Rennie MacKintosh Glasgow Modernist
Although born on June 7, 1868, Scottish designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh may have influenced the Arts and Crafts style of your home. Explore his life and works.
THINK's World Cultural Towers
How would the New York skyline look if the THINK team had won the competition to rebuild the World Trade Center site? Examine drawings for buildings you may never see built.
Libeskind's Vertical World Gardens
When architects compete for jobs, some will lose. Here we take a look at master plans proposed for Ground Zero. How different the skyline might have been!
Futuristic Skyscraper by United Architects
If United Architects had the won the 2002 competition to rebuild the World Trade Center site, the landscape may look a lot more futuristic than it does today.
High-Tech Twins by Norman Foster and Partners
Norman Foster's replacement Twin Towers
Memorial Square by Meier, Eisenman, Gwathmey/Siegel, & Holl
Will we ever see these skyscrapers designed by a team of the most famous architects in America? Probably not, because they lost the competition to redevelop the WTC site.
Promenade to Battery Park by Peterson / Littenberg
The 2002 WTC site master plan submitted by Peterson and Littenberg was very popular with the public, but it lost the competition. Take a look at what they proposed.
Sky Garden Design by SOM/SANAA
How did SOM get to design One World Trade Center but their team did not win the 2002 competition to redesign the WTC site? Find out what happened.
Steven Holl: Time, Space, Light and Materials
American architect Steven Holl, born in Washington State December 9, 1947, has created designs all over the world, each one capturing the local light. Learn more about this thought-provoking artist.
Zaha Hadid - First Woman to Win a Pritzker Architecture Prize
Born in Baghdad, Iraq on October 31, 1950, Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win a Pritzker Architecture Prize. Learn about the life and continued work of Dame Zaha.
Home Designer, DIY Software by Chief Architect - Review
Are you tempted to try a DYI design software program like Home Designer(R) from Chief Architect? How hard is it, really? Will it really let you design your dream house? Here's the scoop.
Henry Hobson Richardson, Known for the Richardsonian Romanesque Style
Learn about the life and works of American architect Henry Hobson Richardson, born September 29, 1838 and famous for inspiring the Victorian style known as Richardsonian Romanesque.
Wang Shu, 2012 Pritzker Laureate
Chinese architect Wang Shu, born November 4, 1963, is a craftsman and scholar who won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize for 2012. Learn about Wang Shu's life, works, and partnerships.
Get the Wright House Plans
Ever dream of building a house like the ones Frank Lloyd Wright designed? Maybe you can.
Do Americans Have Rights To Their Homes?
As the United States prepares to celebrate Independance Day, many Americans are questioning a new Supreme Court ruling that will permit local governments to
What building stirs your heart? Let's talk about the contenders.
Modernism Week in Palm Springs is a wonderful opportunity to tour rarely-seen architecture from the mid-twentieth century.
Who was Waddy Wood?
The architecture of Waddy Wood can be seen throughout Washington, DC, yet this 19th century architecture remains relatively obscure.
How did religion inspire architecture? Learn about the beginnings of Byzantine architecture.
What's Up With Junkitecture?
Was Frank Gehry's 1978 remodeling job junk or art? German architect/artist Martin Kaltwasser is taking architectural salvage to new extremes. He and his wife Folke Köbberling have constructed a London theater out of trash.
Honest Abe: Master Remodeler?
Abraham Lincoln remodeled his Springfield, Illinois house for several years before he became President.
Architecture & Romance
Famous people tie the knot in famous places. Where would you like to wed? Some romantic ideas.
Aalto's Three-Legged Stool
Alvar Aalto is known for both his buildings and his furniture designs. Learn about Alvar Aalto.
Celebrate the invention of the first safe passenger elevator, installed by Elisha Otis into the Haughwout building.
Scholar Farmer, US President, Architect = Renaissance Man
Thomas Jefferson was a great leader, and also an architect. Learn more.
Architecture to Live In
You don't have to be rich to live in an apartment designed by a famous architect.
Old House, Energy Hog?
Check your house for ways to improve energy efficiency.
World's Most Creative Architects
Which architects living today are designing the most interesting and unusual buildings? Check out Jacques Herzog, born April 19, 1950.
Students at the Adobe Alliance are discovering ancient building techniques of African earth domes. But can they be designed to look beautiful? Find out.
Sustainable Development - Definition
What is Sustainable Development? Learn the meaning and find resources for learning about Sustainable Development, green design, and green architecture.
Colorful Buildings - Architects' Exterior Choices
Serious architects in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries turned away from playful palettes, but a few rebel architects have bucked the trend. See brightly-colored buildings by these rule-breakers.
The American Center in Paris, Frank Gehry, 1994
How does Frank Gehry's first building in Paris architecturally compare with his second? Twenty years can make a lot of difference in design.
Louis Vuitton Foundation Museum, 2014
A 45-minute MRI brain scan inspired Frank Gehry's second building in Paris, the glass-walled Louis Vuitton Foundation Museum. Compare it to Gehry's earlier American Center in Paris.
Skyscraper Pictures - Picture of AT&T Headquarters - SONY Building in New York City
Philip Johnson's design for the AT&T Headquarters (now the Sony Building) in New York City was the most controversial of his career. Page 14.
Look Skyward in St. Louis
On October 28, 1965, the last piece of the Gateway Arch was put into place. But St. Louis, Missouri has over 250 years of history and many more landmarks to look up to.
Arts and Crafts with a Western Flair
The 1904 Riordan Mansion in Flagstaff, Arizona is Arts and Crafts style with a frontier flavor. Learn more about this historic custom-built duplex now open to the public.
William Morris, Pioneer of the Arts & Crafts Movement
Learn about the life and work of Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris, famous for his textile and furniture designs.
The Woodpecker Tapestry (detail)
The Woodpecker tapestry designed by William Morris has brought the Arts and Crafts movement into the living spaces of modern consumers. Learn more.
William Morris Designs for Today's Consumer
The 19th century Arts and Crafts movement is alive and well today with a variety of consumer products inspired by William Morris. Choose simple intricacy.
Elvis Presley Family Memorial and Burial Grounds at Graceland
Elvis Presley is now buried in the family grave site in Meditation Garden at Graceland Mansion. Learn more.
Front Room at Graceland Mansion - Home of Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley chose white, Louis XIV furnishings for the front room at his home, Graceland Mansion
Game Room at Graceland in Memphis Tennessee
Elvis Presley chose red paisley for the game room at Graceland, his home in Memphis Tennessee. Learn more.
Dining Room at Graceland Mansion
See the red and black dining room at Graceland, the Memphis home of rock star Elvis Presley.
Elvis' Graceland Mansion (Photo Tour)
Join us for a photo tour of Graceland, the Memphis, Tennessee home of rock star Elvis Presley.
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.
Esplanade Performance Center in Singapore
Should architecture fit in or stand out? The 2002 Esplanade performance center in Singapore brings that question to the water's edge.
Hundertwasser-Haus - Hundertwasser House in Vienna
Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser created the colorful Hundertwasser-Haus with architect Joseph Krawina. Learn about the amazing Hundertwasser House in Vienna, Austria.
Hemicycle Design - The Hemicycle Curtis Meyer House by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's Curtis Meyer House in Galesburg, Michigan and his Jacobs II House in Wisconsin are both hemicycles. Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright and hemicycle design.
Frank Lloyd Wright Details at the Curtis Meyer Residence - Curtis Meyer House Details
The Curtis Meyer Residence by Frank Lloyd Wright was built with commercial grade concrete blocks and and accented with Honduras mahogany inside and out. Learn about details at the Curtis Meyer House by Frank Lloyd Wright
Curtis Meyer House by Frank Lloyd Wright
In the 1940s, a group of scientists who worked for the Upjohn Company asked architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design homes for a housing subdivision in Galesburn, Michigan. Learn about the Curtis Meyer house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed.
Florence Knoll, Architect of Mid-Century Corporate Interiors
Born in Michigan on May 24, 1917, Florence Knoll transformed modern office spaces by integrating interior design with architectural design. Learn more about this mid-century pioneer.
Michael Graves - Postmodern Architect and Product Designer
Learn about the life and works of postmodern architect Michael Graves, born in Indiana July 9, 1934, and today known for his product designs and whimsical buildings.
South Bank Centre - Urban Design in 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.
Liz Diller, diller scofidio + renfro
Discover the varied interests of New York-based Elizabeth Diller in this profile of the artist, educator, and architect.
East Meets West in the Monterey Revival
The Monterey Revival home is a wonderful combination of Eastern and Western styles. Journey through the many Spanish influences on house styles found in the US.
Spanish 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 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.
Spanish House Styles - Architecture Inspired by Spain
The traditions of many cultures blended in fanciful Spanish house styles, popular in the United States from 1915 to about 1940. Learn more from these photos.
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.
Book Review: Building a Dream - The Art of Disney Architecture
About.com's guide to Architecture discusses Beth Dunlop's book, Building a Dream: The Art of Disney.
Frank Gehry's Residential Housing Skyscraper
Frank Gehry's residential skyscraper, within walking distance of New York's World Trade Center, sits atop PS 397 - a local school with Gehry icing.
BoKlok Apartment Building in Norway
Prefabricated manufactured housing, popular in the mid-20th century post-war building boom, remains desirable as affordable housing in the 21st century.
Hansaviertel Residential Housing Project
Hansaviertel in Berlin, Germany was rebuilt after World War II with help from some of the world's most famous architects, including the Finnish Alvar Aalto.
Olympic Housing by Niall McLaughlin Architects
Housing built for the Olympic games is often repurposed for the general public after the event. Should the Olympics influence the form of design?
Albion Riverside Residential Housing Project
British architect Sir Norman Foster has created a modern geometry along the River Thames. Learn more about the Albion Riverside.
The Shard, London Mixed Use Skyscraper
London's Shard by Renzo Piano is the first 1,000 foot skyscraper in Western Europe. The mixed-use glass pyramid overlooks the River Thames in all directions.
Cayan Tower, residential skyscraper in Dubai
Buildings with twisting designs are becoming as common as residential skyscrapers. What might we call this organic-inspired 21st century architecture?
Hadid Residences, Milan, Italy, 2013
Together in Italy, Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind have created modern residential complexes that complement each other. Learn more about Milan's urban redevelopment.
Residential Housing Projects - Habitat '67 and More
Explore a gallery of multifamily housing projects, starting with the award-winning Habitat '67, which launched the architecture career of Moshe Safdie.
Aqua Tower, Chicago Residential Housing
Chicago's Jeanne Gang made her architectural mark in 2010 with the modern, swirling Aqua Tower skyscraper. It's architecture you can live in.
Architecture in New York City
Plan your trip to New York City to see some of the world's greatest architecture, from soaring skyscrapers to jewels of art deco design. Here are must-see landmarks and travel tips.
Direccion De Faros in Veracruz
A reader finds a mysterious postcard from his grandfather. Join us as we uncover the mystery of Faro de Venustiano Carranza.
Architecture Books - Main Index of Architecture Books
From the thousands of books on architecture and home design, we've scouted out the best. This index lists the categories, including books for homeowners, student references, and even some lively fiction.
Richard Morris Hunt - Gilded Age Architect
Free House Paint Apps from the iTunes Store
Use these FREE smart phone apps to choose paint colors for your house.
Consider Going Darker with Bold Bright White Contrasts
Painting your home's exterior can bring simplicity to your hectic world. Black and white is not dangerous thinking when it comes to exterior house color schemes.
Passages to Black or White
Many people have painted their houses white. You know who you are. Why not the darker hues? Blacks and grays? Here are some photos to get you thinking.
Traditional White on a Gray-Roofed House
As with all color schemes, the roof and landscaping must be considered when choosing exterior paint colors. Architecture affects color choices.
Traditional Colors for a Revival Home
Colonial revival houses in the United States have been traditionally painted white with black shutters. The photo gallery shows other options.
A Real Colonial, House of the Seven Gables
The dark exterior of The House of the Seven Gables perfectly suits Hawthorne's themes in his 1851 novel. Explore the black and white world of exteriors.
Corwith House, c. 1837
A 19th century farmhouse on Long Island sports a traditional white exterior but with a peaceful country green added to its shutters. Photos from our black/white gallery.
Almost Black Farmhouse, c. 1851
The almost black color of this old farmhouse has not held up well, but could it be the asbestos cement shingle siding and not the paint?
Whitewashed Brick, Black Shutters
Painted brick can be historically accurate and aesthetically pleasing. Whether pure white or dark gray, painted brick with accent shutters can be authentic.
Shades of Gray, White Shutters
The red front door on this otherwise gray and white house enlivens the entrance to a home's interior design. Exteriors are doorways to interiors.
Harmonizing Color with Your Neighbor
Painting your rowhouse can be tricky when a brick facade is shared. Find out how these neighbors worked it out.
Bold White Trim, Sunlight on Gray
Architectural trim, storm windows, and how the sun hits your house -- all considerations when choosing exterior colors.
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Complete Listing
What did Frank Lloyd Wright build? This index lists all the intact projects that Wright completed during his lifetime.
Who owns the architecture of a built building?
Both Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson were in their 90s when they died. What happens to a long life of architecture after the architect is gone?
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.
Philip Johnson - Glass House Architect
Explore the life and works of Philip Johnson, born in Ohio July 8, 1906, first Pritzker Prize Laureate, designer of NYC skyscrapers, and architect of his own Glass House in Connecticut.
Adaptive Reuse - Adapting Old Buildings for New Uses
Historic preservationists and environmentalists praise the values of Adaptive Reuse. But, what is it?
Eileen Gray - Furniture Designer and Architect
Born August 9, 1878, Eileen Gray is considered one of the most influential designers of modern times. Overlooked for years, today she rules. Learn why.
Relaxing Homes and Calm Design - Relaxing Home Design Ideas
For relaxing rooms, choose calming shapes and lines. Here are tips for designing a relaxing home.
Photo Books and Gift Books - Architecture Picture Books - Architecture Gift Books
For lush photographs of the world's great buildings, explore these hefty architecture books. You'll find every type and style of building, from ancient castles to modern skyscrapers. Packed with beautiful photographs, these books make wonderful gifts.
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.
Build From Floor Plans - Can You Build a House From a Floor Plan
Can you build a house using just a floor plan and a picture? Find answers here.
The World Trade Center Memorial: Winning Designs in 2003
The competition to design a memorial honoring those who died in the terrorist attacks at the New York World Trade Center inspired an astonishing 5,201 proposals. More about this competition.
Standards for Historic Restoration - Restoring Historic Architecture
The US Department of Interior sets the general standards for rehabilitating old buildings -- the same standards adopted by many local historic commissions across the US.
Books for Architecture Students
From Vitruvius to Frank Lloyd Wright, experts in architecture require a range of knowledge. If you're planning to study architecture, planning, and design, you'll want to begin here.
Architecture is Memory
Memorials to 9/11 victims are sometimes grand and sometimes simple, but always powerful. It just may be because of the power of memories. Ponder this.
Maya Lin's career began with winning the Vietnam Veterans Memorial competition. She continues to make statements with the earth and about the environment. Is that what architects do?
Nonconformity is Back
New books and films focus on the architecture, objects, furniture designs, and desires of Eileen Gray. Born in Ireland on August 9, 1878, Gray is gaining new respect for her influences on modernism.
Every October New York City opens its doors to architecture enthusiasts, and there's always a lot to see. Learn more about openhousenewyork (OHNY).
Gehry Responds to Concert Hall Heat - Fixing Controversial Design
Frank Gehry's shiny Walt Disney Concert Hall was met with both adulation and concern when it opened October 23, 2003. What did the neighbors think?
The Flatiron Building in NYC was first called the Fuller, after architect-builder George A. Fuller, born October 21, 1851. Can one building define a neighborhood?
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.
Monterey Style Pacific House, 1835-1847
The Pacific House in Monterey, California exemplifies what has become known as the Monterey House Style. Learn more about its architecture.
Monterey Style Casa Soberanes, c. 1840s
Monterey, California, is home to many 19th century homes built or remodeled in what we call today as
Remodeling into a Monterey Style - The Vasques Adobe
How do you transform a simple one-story adobe house into what has become known as the Monterey Style? Learn more from Guadalupe Cantua de Vasquez.
Old Custom House in Monterey, California
How did Thomas O. Larkin expand his design influence in 19th century Monterey, California? Learn more about the beginnings of the Monterey Style.
Monterey Style Cooper-Molera House
Adobe construction was traditional in early 19th century Monterey, CA. The second floor balcony created a new house style known today as Monterey.
Monterey Style Larkin House, a Unique American Design
Larkin's home in Monterey, California set the standard for a new style of architecture in the 1800s, Monterey Colonial, a design revived in the 1900s.
Cesar Pelli - Cesar Pelli and the Petronas Towers
Explore the life and works of Cesar Pelli, born in Argentina on October 12, 1926 but best known as designer of the 1998 Petronas Towers in Malaysia.
Sir Christopher Wren - Architect Who Rebuilt London
Born October 20, 1632, the English architect, mathematician, and scientist Christopher Wren had the right skills to rebuild London in 1666. Learn more.
Home Design Software View of Columns Through the Roof
Create crazy architectural designs, export, and print. Easily impress your friends and classmates with Home Designer Suite software.
Location-Specific Home Designs with Home Designer Suite
Chief Architect software prompts you to think about how we build, what we build with, and where we build. Home Designer lets you Do It Yourself.
The Jackie Cottage Glass House View with Home Designer
The Glass House in Home Designer software is not quite like Philip Johnson's, but Do-It-Yourself software designing can be fun, nonetheless. See how.
Using Home Designer: The Jackie Cottage
Set your project's goals and Do It Yourself with Home Designer Suite 2015, home design software by Chief Architect. Your imagination can soar!
Day 1 Floor Plan for the Jackie Cottage
Learn how to build a floor plan with Home Designer Suite 2015, software for the Do It Yourselfer.
Day 1 User Error - Stairway to Heaven
A simple mistake on a floor plan can create a fun 3D rendering in this home design software program.
Day 2 Revised Floor Plan for the Jackie Cottage
Sometimes it take a few days to get the knack of new software. Such was the case with learning how to build a floor plan with Home Designer Suite 2015.
Home Design Software Dollhouse View, the Jackie Cottage
The floor plan you build with Home Designer Suite springs to life when viewed in the 3D Dollhouse View. Learn more about using this software.
House Color Books - Books to Help You Choose House Paint Colors
These beautifully illustrated books will help you choose exterior paint colors for your home.
What Is Style In Architecture
Before you try to identify an architectural style, it's important to know what style is... and what style is not.
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.
Adobe House Picture Books - Books About Adobe Houses
Adobe homes are historically eco-friendly. These beautiful picture books show today's climate-conscious builders the way to a perfect earth house design.
Castle Books - Gift Books for Castle Lovers
For beautiful photographs and stories about the world's great castles, check out these photo books and travel guides.
Richard Booth's Restored Hay Castle In Wales
Richard Booth, the owner of Hay Castle in Wales, proves that nothing is too old or too dilapidated to be put to good use.
Definition and History of Castle
What is a castle? Find definitions, history, and resources for learning about castles, palaces, fortresses, and stronghouses.
Definitions of Battlements or Crenelations
Illustrated definition of the words Battlement, Crenellation, Embrasures and Merlons from our Architecture Glossary.
Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom
The central quadrangle of Buckingham Palace is a surprising feature unseen by most visitors. Learn more about this interesting part of British history and architecture. Page 6.
Chateau de Versailles, La Grande Galerie des Glaces
The Versailles Treaty that ended World War I was signed in the Galerie des Glaces or Hall of Mirrors. Learn more about this historic room and the Baroque Chateau it's part of. Page 7.
Tully Castle in County Fermanagh, Ireland - Photos of Castles, Fortresses, and Palaces
In the 1600s, inhabitants of Tully Castle were imprisioned in its vaults, and the stronghouse was turned to ruins. Page 3.
Castles, Fortresses, and Palaces - Houses for Royalty
Designs for some of the houses we live in today have been influenced by the great châteaux and manor houses of Europe and the imperial residences of the East. Learn about the world's most remarkable castles, fortresses, and palaces in this architectural photo gallery.
Giacomo da Vignola Renaissance Architect
Discover the life and work of Renaissance architect Giacomo da Vignola, born October 1, 1507, known for his treatise, The Five Orders of Architecture.
Maya Lin - Architect, Sculptor, Artist
Learn about the life and works of artist and architect, Maya Lin, born October 5, 1959 in Athens, Ohio. Lin began her career designing the controversial Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
If you can understand Frank Gehry....
Most architects don't hit their prime until middle age, and Frank Gehry is no exception. We know him today as a sought-after
Wingspread, the Herbert F. Johnson designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
The Wisconsin home built for the President of Johnson Wax is a monumental prairie-style estate centered around a thirty foot chimney. Learn more details about this mid-century home. Page 25.
Frank Lloyd Wright's House for Darwin Martin 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 - Herbert Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin by Frank Lloyd Wright
The Herbert Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936â€“37. This exterior view was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim.. Page 22.
Great American Mansions - American Mansions and Grand Manor Homes
Find facts and photos for some of America's most famous mansions, including Newport mansions, gilded age mansions, plantaton homes, and grand manors.
Great American Mansions - Belle Grove Plantation in Virginia
When Isaac and Nelly Madison Hite decided to build Belle Grove Plantation in the Shenandoah Valley, Nelly's brother, the future president James Madison, suggested they seek design advice from Thomas Jefferson. Page 2.
Farnsworth House - Picture of the Glass Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe
The transparent glass Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is often celebrated as his most perfect expression of the International Style. Page 4.
Modern Houses - Architecture Pictures - Pictures of Modern and Postmodern Houses
The Modern and Postmodern houses in these pictures illustrate bold new ideas in home design. Browse the photos to find out innovative approaches by famous architects.
Books About Urban Design
Must-Read Books About Urban Design: the classic texts on urban planning, urban design, and New Urbanism.
Healthy Home Design Books - Books to Help You Design a Healthy Home
How we build and decorate can affect us physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. These five authors have some suggestions for healthier designs.
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.
Jorn Utzon Photo Tour
We remember Danish architect Jorn Utzon for his visionary Sydney Opera House, but the shell-shaped landmark is just one part of his career. See more.
Home Shows - Visit the Works of Designers and Architects
Need new ideas for you home? Don't know what other architects are up to? Time to visit a home show or exhibition. They are found all over the world - and probably near your hometown.
Skyscrapers and World's Tallest Buildings
Your source for information on skyscrapers and other tall buildings, with Net links to the world's highest buildings, tall building photos, tall building statistics, and information archives for skyscrapers and highrises.
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 11.
World's Tallest Skyscrapers
See pictures of the world's tallest skyscrapers and find facts about each building.
The Most Famous Phrase in Architecture, Form Follows Function
Louis Sullivan is often called America's first truly modern architect. He helped pioneer the design of the American skyscraper, and gave us the best-known phrase in all of architecture.
Skyscraper Pictures - The Wainwright Building - Louis Sullivan
Designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, the Wainwright Building became a prototype for modern day office buildings. Page 2.
Book Review: 20th-Century World Architecture, The Phaidon Atlas
The Phaidon Atlas presents many photos of world architecture, with accompanying elevation drawings and floor plans, built between 1900 and 1999. Read a full review of this remarkable reference book.
The Experience Music Project (EMP) in Seattle, WA
Frank Gehry's high-tech design embraces Seattle's interactive museum dedicated to rock 'n roll, science fiction, and popular culture. Page 11.
Maggie's Centre in Scotland designed by Frank Gehry
The Maggie's Centre at the Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland is a cancer care facility. It was designed free of charge by architect Frank Gehry. Page 4.
Frank Gehry Treehouse - Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney Australia - Buildings by Architect Frank Gehry
From our photo gallery of great works by architect Frank Gehry: a surreal, crinkled design for the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, coined the
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.
Did 9/11 Change The Way We Build?
Find out how post-September 11 building codes and safety laws have changed architecture.
David Childs Revises the Freedom Tower Plan
Find out how David Childs worked with Daniel Libeskind to revise plans for Freedom Tower (1 World Trade Center) at the New York World Trade Center.
One World Trade Center Redesigned for Security
See the changes that architect David Childs proposed to make Freedom Tower (1 World Trade Center) more secure in the event of another attack.
One World Trade Center With Glass Prisms
Architect David Childs proposed wrapping the base of New York's Freedom Tower (1 World Trade Center) with prismatic glass. Learn more.
New Changes for Freedom Tower - 1 World Trade Center
Even while the skyscraper is under construction, architect David Childs continues to revise the design for New York's Freedom Tower, now known as 1 World Trade Center.
2002 Plan for Freedom Tower - One World Trade Center
Learn about the original vision architect Daniel Libeskind proposed for Freedom Tower, now known as 1 World Trade Center.
National September 11 Memorial Museum
Federal preservation laws have protected the development of the WTC area. So, what have they built instead? Learn more about the National 9/11 Museum.
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.
Daniel Libeskind - World Trade Center Master Planner
Explore the life and works of Daniel Libeskind, born in Poland on May 12, 1946 but known in the US as the master planner of Ground Zero reconstruction.
Architect Minoru Yamasaki Discusses the World Trade Center Towers
Architect Minoru Yamasaki Discusses the World Trade Center towers that he designed in 1970. The World Trade Center towers were destroyed by terrorists on September 11, 2001.
World Trade Center Before the 9/11 Attacks (Slideshow)
Learn about the Word Trade Center buildings that were destroyed in terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Structure of World Trade Center Twin Towers Pre-9/11
Facts about the structure of the New York World Trade Center twin towers, designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki. Page 2.
World Trade Center Symbolizes World Peace
Architect Minoru Yamasaki believed that the World Trade Center symbolized man's dedication to world peace.
Shigeru Ban, Profile of the 2014 Pritzker Laureate
Born August 5, 1957, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban pioneered building with industrial-strength paper tubes. Learn about this 2014 Pritzker winner.
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.
House by Tracy Kidder - Architecture Book Review
House by Tracy Kidder is the compelling true story of the construction of a home in Massachusetts. Learn more from this brief review.
American Country Building Design -- Architecture Book Review
American Country Building Design takes a nostalgic look at America's rural architecture. Read my review of Berg's entertaining, enlightening, and practical book.
Wacky Roadside Architecture
During the mid-twentieth century, eccentric,
Googie Architecture in the Sopranos on HBO - Wacky Buildings in the Sopranos
Wacky roadside buildings are The Boss in the hit TV series, The Sopranos.
Daniel H Burnham - Chicago Planner
Discover the life and works of Daniel Burnham, born September 4, 1846 in Henderson, New York, but today known for shaping the Chicago we see today.
Skyscraper Architect William Le Baron Jenney
New England-born William Le Baron Jenney is today associated with Chicago and the birth of the American Skyscraper. Born September 25, 1832, Jenney's life and works are profiled here.
Fumihiko Maki, Japanese Modernist, 1993 Pritzker Laureate
Born September 6, 1928 in Tokyo, Japan, Fumihiko Maki's design for 4 World Trade Center Tower was chosen to help rebuild after 9/11. Learn more about his life's work.
William Holabird, Skyscraper Pioneer
Born in New York on September 11, 1854, William Holabird became known for his Chicago School skyscrapers. Here is your starting place for exploring his life and works.
The Wright Stone Connection
Edward Durell Stone designed modern masterpieces of the twentieth century. What did Stone learn from Frank Lloyd Wright?
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.
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.
Top 10 All-American Structures
Let's look at America's favorite architectural and engineering wonders, plus a few amusing ones, like the infamous Basket Building.
Old Colony Building, 1894, William Holabird and Martin Roche with Coydon T. Purdy
William Holabird and his partners pioneered American skyscraper design. Note the extensive use of glass on the 1894 Old Colony Building in Chicago.
Discover the relevance of a scullery to today's home buyer. Learn more in the Architecture Glossary of Terms.
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.
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.
Landscaping and Hardscaping the U.S. Capitol
When Frederick Law Olmsted was asked to design the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, he kept his eye on the prize - the grand dome. What was his plan? Learn more.
Part 2: A bachelor pad suggests a cramped life in the film, Notting Hill.
Part 2: A bachelor pad suggests a cramped life in the film, Notting Hill.
Part 3: The Ritz reflects a showy life in the film Notting Hill
Part 3: The Ritz reflects a showy life in the film Notting Hill. Is there a relationship between architecture and psychology? Take a look at two settings from the hit film.
Frederick Law Olmsted and Landscape Architecture
Born April 26, 1822, the visionary Frederick Law Olmsted was a landscape architect before the profession was founded. Learn more from this short profile.
City Parks - Landscape Design in Urban Parks
As cities grow, it has become important to set aside green space where urban dwellers can enjoy trees, flowers, lakes and rivers, and wildlife. Landscape architects work with urban planners to design city parks that integrate nature into an overall urban plan. Some city parks have zoos and planetariums. Some city parks encompass many acres of forested land. Other city parks resemble town plazas with formal gardens and fountains. Listed here are landmark examples of city park design.
Mystery House #5 - American Four Square Quandary
A reader wonders about authentic decorating styles for her 1915 Four Square home, Mystery House #5. Photo and resources.
Robert Siegel, Modern Architect
Until the death of Charles Gwathmey, Robert Siegel was best known as a partner in the NY firm Gwathmey Siegel & Associates. Learn more in this brief biography.
What is a bonfire?
Definition of the term "bonfire" and a description of the 1999 bonfire structure which collapsed at Texas A&M
Viva Las Vegas: After-Hours Architecture
Viva Las Vegas by Alan Hess is a slim, lavishly illustrated chronicle of the city's progression from Western pit stop to neon Mecca. Read a book review.
Architecture and Sex Quiz
Are architecture, sex and gender related? Take this sex and architecture quiz
Is this Mystery House #13 a Ski Chalet?
The owner asks about the style of Mystery House #13, a 1970s sky chalet. What's your guess? Explore our directory of house styles, and send us your questions and ideas.
What Style Is It - Mystery House #51 Vacation Villa Built in 1908 - House Style
The owner of this vacation villa Mystery House #51 says it does not seem to fit into any one style. Explore our house styles resources and send us your comments and ideas.
Mystery House #2: Victorian House Style
Can you name the style of this Victorian home, Mystery House #2, in Illinois? Photos, resources and a chance to submit your own house questions.
Can Any Building Survive an Earthquake?
What makes an earthquake-resistant design? Symmetrically square and circular buildings appear to provide remarkable strength. Consider the research.
Nathan G. Moore House by Frank Lloyd Wright - Photo of the Nathan G. Moore House by Frank Lloyd Wright
Needing money, Frank Lloyd Wright agreed to build the Nathan G. Moore House in a style he found repugnant.
The House Wright Hated
Like many American architects starting a career, Frank Lloyd Wright was keen on experimenting with new designs. One client, however, wanted traditional.
Learn about earthquake engineering and the science of seismic design. Find information about famous earthquakes, learn how buildings are designed to help withstand earthquake damage, see photos of earthquake damage, and browse research and statistics related to earthquakes.
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.
Hurricane Barriers for Storm Surge Protection
In Rhode Island, Hurricane Sandy's 2012 mighty storm surge was blocked by a 1966 hurricane barrier. Learn more about the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier.
What is a Tainter Gate?
Engineered in the 1800s, the tainter gate's mechanical concept is still used today. Learn more about how this radial gate works in the 21st century.
Water Gates Flood Control in Japan
The Thames Barrier Flood Control in England
In England, engineers developed an innovative movable flood barrier to prevent flooding along the Thames River. Learn more.
Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier Flood Control
With 60% of the population living below sea level, the Netherlands has developed sophisticated systems for flood control
Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier Flood Control
The Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier in the Netherlands is one of the largest moving structures on Earth.
Hagestein Weir Flood Control in the Netherlands
The Hagestein Weir is one of three movable weirs, or dams, on the Rhine River in the Netherlands. Learn more.
High-Tech Solutions for Flood Control
Learn about high-tech flood control systems used in Japan, England, the Netherlands, and other low-lying countries.
From our architecture glossary, definition of the term infrastructure with links to resources, commentary, and news reports.
From the tragedy of Katrina, we learned valuable lessons about how to build, and how to live.
New Orleans Now - Impact of Hurricane Katrina
Has New Orleans recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina? Find out how the storm made an impact on the region and a nation.
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.
Fire Prevention Week and FLW
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 influenced how urban designers and architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, approached construction and design.
The White House Today
After 200 years, the White House still has many original details. Learn about the architecture of the US Presidential Palace.
The White House in Washington D.C.
The U.S. White House has always stirred controversy. Even its architecture caused conflict.
Disaster Strikes the White House in Washington DC
Disaster struck the U.S. White House in 1812. Here's what happened.
Early Floor Plans for the White House
See historic floor plans for the White House, drawn in about 1803.
Definition of Classical Order of Architecture
An Order of Architecture is a set or rules or principles for designing buildings. Learn about and find illustrations for the Classical Orders.
The Primitive Hut - Laugier's Theory About Architecture
All architecture derives from the three elements found in this primitive form. Explore Marc-Antoine Laugier's 18th century architectural theories.
The Woolworth Building: Gothic, Modern, and Still Standing
Why is the 20th Century Woolworth Building called Gothic when really it's so modern? Cass Gilbert's skyscraper in Lower Manhattan is an icon of two centuries.
Could You Live in a House Without Walls?
Shigeru Ban describes this Japanese residence as having a Universal Floor. What are some of the reasons for open floor plans? How do they work?
Where's the bathroom in Shigeru Ban's Wall-less House?
Shigeru Ban's 1997 house without walls lets us ask ourselves, could this be a design I could live in? Explore Design Psychology with the experts.
Adolf Loos - Pioneered Modernist Architecture in Europe
Born December 10, 1870, Adolf Loos was nearly deaf by the age of 50. Photographed with a listening aid, Loos scorned nonsense, including ornamentation in architecture.
Richard Neutra and the International Style and Desert Modernism
Born in Vienna April 8, 1892 and educated in Europe, Richard Neutra introduced the International Style to America, and also introduced LA design to Europe.
Richard Rogers - Modern Architect
Explore the life and works of British Pritzker Laureate Richard Rogers, born July 23, 1933 in Italy. Which modernist building jump-started his career?
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 from the Imperial Palace.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Germany - Victorian Palace of Mad King Ludwig
Explore the fanciful Victorian Palace, Neuschwanstein Castle, built during the 19th century for the King of Bavaria, known as Mad King Ludwig. Page 4.
Germany's Fairy Tale Castle - Neuschwanstein Castle
With towering white turrets, Neuschwanstein Castle is a Germany's fairy tale castle, built for the King of Bavaria. See photos and learn more. Page 8.
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.
Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Modern Architects
Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron are known for innovative construction. Together they became the 2001 Pritzker Laureates.
Eero Saarinen - Finnish-American Architect
Born August 20, 1910, Finnish-American Eero Saarinen approached architecture and furniture design with the eye of a sculptor. Explore his stunning works.
Mies van der Rohe - Modern Architect
Believing that less is more, Mies van der Rohe, born March 27, 1886 in Germany, built rational, minimalist skyscrapers that set the standard for modernist design.
Charles Follen McKim - 19th Century American Architect
Born August 24, 1847, Charles Follen McKim partnered in one of America's most famous architectural firms, McKim, Mead, & White. Learn more.
Architects Paul and Milena Murdoch
Learn about architects Paul and Milena Murdoch, most famous for designing the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Romanesque Revival House Style
Based on the work of Henry Hobson Richardson, Romanesque Revival Homes are grand and imposing. Learn to recognize the Romanesque style.
The ingenuity of architect Ieoh Ming Pei is typical of successful architects - if at first one design is rejected, use it somewhere else.
Architecture in Chicago, Illinois
Traveling to Chicago? Before you go, learn about these must-see examples of Chicago architecture, designed by some of America's greatest architects.
Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion by Frank Gehry
The Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion in Chicago. Designed by Frank Gehry. Page 6.
Build Your Own Log Home
Learn the history of log homes and find out how you can build a log home of your own.
Log Home FAQs
Is a log home right for you? These FAQs will help you decide. Page 2.
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.
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.
John Augustus Roebling
German-born John Augustus Roebling became famous for building suspension bridges, but his patents for wire ropes made him wealthy.
Swaying with the Golden Gate Bridge
May 27, 1937 was Pedestrian Day at the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn more about bridge engineering from one of America's finest examples.
Jean Nouvel, French Architect - Pritzker Prize Winner Jean Nouvel
Taking cues from the environment, flamboyant French architect Jean Nouvel places an emphasis on light and shadow. Learn more about the Pritzker Laureate, born August 12, 1945.
Ten Buildings That Changed America
A PBS broadcast suggests architecture that has influenced the way Americans live, work, and play. Learn more about these ten buildings in the U.S.
Architecture is History
What does architecture history say about YOUR modern-day house?
Thomas Jefferson, Gentleman Architect
Thomas Jefferson was more than a president. Learn more about the designs and architectural influences of the great American statesman.
Peter Eisenman: Profile of a Modern Architect
Born August 11, 1932, Peter Eisenman's controversial buildings appear disconnected from surrounding structures and historical context. Learn more.
Fun and Fictional Architecture Novels
These books are fiction, but they capture the passion we associate with our homes and great buildings.
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand - Review of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
From our roundup of popular fiction featuring architecture and architects, a review of Ayn Rand's potboiler, The Fountainhead.
Crash Course in Architecture by Hilary French
Don't be fooled by the comic book look. Hilary French's Architecture: A Crash Course is a handy guide with photos, illustrations, and a timeline of architecture history.
Eiffel Tower in Paris
See photos and learn about the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Page 13.
Statue of Liberty in New York USA - World Wonder Finalist
Sculpted by a French artist, the Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol of the United States. Learn about the famous Statue of Liberty. Page 18.
Petra, Jordan - Ancient Desert City
Carved from rose-red limestone, Petra, Jordan was once lost to the Western World. Learn about the ancient desert city of Petra, Jordan. Page 6.
Alhambra Palace - Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada Spain
Alhambra Palace, or the Red Castle, in Granada, Spain contains some of the world's finest examples of Moorish architecture. Page 10.
Wonders of the World - New Seven Wonders List
According to millions of voters around the world, these Wonders of the World are the greatest man-made structures built since ancient times. See photos and find facts for the New Seven Wonders of the World winners and finalists.
Wonders of the World - New Seven Wonders List
According to millions of voters around the world, these Wonders of the World are the greatest man-made structures built since ancient times. See photos and find facts for the New Seven Wonders of the World winners and finalists.
Shell-Shaped Theater - Sydney Opera Heritage Site
See photos and find information for the shell-shaped Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Page 20.
Definition of the word Levee
Definition of the term levee with examples and resources, plus information on the levee failures in New Orleans.
Smart Growth - Definition
Learn the definition for the term Smart Growth and find examples of smart growth communities and case studies of intelligent urban design.
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.
Ocean Views at the Magney House by Glenn Murcutt
Murcutt's Australian Magney House embraces the barren, wind-swept landscape. Overlooking the ocean, the house is an organic fit.
The Magney House by Glenn Murcutt Captures the Sun
Stretching across a barren, wind-swept site overlooking the ocean, the Magney House by Glenn Murcutt is designed to capture the northern light.
Roof of Glenn Murcutt's Magney House Collects Rainwater
The V-shape roof of Glenn Murcutt's Magney House collects rainwater and embraces the Australian environs.
Temperature Control Inside Murcutt's Magney House
Louvered blinds at the windows help regulate the light and temperature inside the Magney House. Glenn Murcutt set a design trend with the blinds.
Plan Books for Patios, Walks, and Courtyard Exterior Spaces
Planning a new patio or walkway? Before you begin laying your brick or stone patio, check out these inexpensive how-to books.
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
Chichen Itza - New World Wonder Chicken Itza - Mayan Ruins in Yucatan Mexico
Between the 10th and 15th centuries, Mayan and Toltec civilizations built the great temples, palaces, and monuments of Chichen Itza. See photos and find information for Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico.
The Colosseum in Rome - New World Wonder - Ancient Stadium
The Colosseum of ancient Rome, named one of seven Wonders of the World, became a prototype for modern stadiums. Learn more about this tourist attraction in the heart of Italy. Page 2.
Christ Redeemer Statue, Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Art Deco-style Christ Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado not only protects Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but is one of its most popular tourist spots. Page 3.
Moai - Easter Island Statues - 3 Lessons from Moai
Enormous and mysterious, the Moai of Easter Island have haunted researchers and visitors. What three lessons can these ancient statues tell us about the built environment? Page 12.
The Great Wall of China - Ancient China Great Wall of China
Stretching for thousands of miles, the Great Wall of China protected ancient China from invaders. Learn about the Great Wall of China. Page 4.
Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan - New Wonders of the World Photo Gallery
See photos and find information for Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Kiyomizu Temple was a finalist in the campaign to choose the
Machu Picchu in Peru - Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, nestles in a remote ridge between the Peruvian mountains. See photos and find information for Machu Picchu in Peru. Page 5.
The Acropolis in Athens Greece - The Athens Acropolis and Parthenon
Crowned by the Parthenon temple, the ancient Acropolis in Athens, Greece holds some of the world's most famous architectural landmarks. See photos and find information for the Acropolis and the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Page 9.
Pyramids of Giza Egypt - Ancient Wonders - Giza Pyramids in Egypt
See photos and find information for the most famous pyramids in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza. Page 17.
Stonehenge - Prehistoric Stone Monoliths in Amesbury, United Kingdom
Stonehenge dates back thousands of years, yet the design shows skill and sophistication. Learn more about the Prehistoric Stone Monoliths in Amesbury, United Kingdom. Page 19.
Taj Mahal in Agra India
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India is a world famous masterpiece, but some experts say the landmark is in danger of collapsing. Page 7.
Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa - New Wonders of the World Photo Gallery
Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa, was a finalist in the campaign to choose the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007. More recently, the area has been the target of terrorists. Page 21.
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.
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
See photos and find facts for the magnificient Hagia Sophia in Instanbul, Turkey. Page 14.
3 Rules of Architecture & How to Win the Big Prize
The Pritzker Architecture Prize has been awarded to some obscure architects lately. Juries have defied expectations with their picks. What's their agenda?
Elvis Week With Architecture
Every year in August fans of the King of Rock 'n Roll go crazy during Elvis Week. We go a little crazy, too, when we visit the King's architecture.
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome--better known as the Louisiana Superdome--is a record-breaking stadium that has become a symbol of strength and survival. Page 12.
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.
What Is a Pritzker - Pritzker Architecture Prize Information
Information about the Pritzker Architecture Prize, with resources for learning more about the Pritzker Prize and the Pritzker Prize Laureates.
Sheetrockin' and Rollin'
Consider these possibilities: articles about remodeling, renovation, and energy-efficient design.
Work With an Architect
Building your home begins with building a relationship with your architect. These tips will help you through your building or remodeling project.
Directory of interesting, useful, and entertaining blogs related to architecture and home design.
Painter, Sculptor, Architect = Renaissance Man
Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti was much more than a painter and sculptor.
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.
Why Did the Charles-de-Gaulle Airport Terminal Collapse?
The collapsed terminal at Charles-de-Gaulle Airport stirred debate back in 2004. What did officials conclude was the reason for the building's failure?
Wang Shu Architecture Projects
Discover a decade of architecture by Pritzker Prize Laureate Wang Shu, and see why the Pritzker jury selected this Chinese architect in 2012.