Architecture Sitemap - Page 4 2015-05-26

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

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

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

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

House Paint Color Guide - Balance the House Paint Colors
What color should you paint your house? This much red might be overpowering on a large house, but for this cozy cottage in Los Angeles, well-balanced splashes of cherry red add charm. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 12.

House Paint Colors to Complement Brick and Stone
Color scheme to complement the brick and stone on a Queen Anne house. Page 6.

House Paint Color Color Guide - Colorful Cottages
When houses are clustered close together, they create a unified color scheme. Each home is distinct, but also part of a larger picture. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 3.

House Paint Color Color Guide - Jazzy Colors for an Old House in St. Augustine Florida
You might quickly tire of green and pink, but it does attract shoppers to the antique shop located inside this bungalow in St. Augustine, Florida. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 2.

House Paint Color Guide - Subtle House Paint Color Combinations at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Author Harriet Beecher Stowe used subtle shades of green, without dramatic contrasts, for her Connecticut home. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 11.

House Paint Color Guide - Detail Colors for a Victorian House
Gray accents add depth to the details on this sunny yellow Victorian home in St. Augustine, Florida. Also note the touches of red. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 8.

House Paint Color Color Guide - Nature's Colors - Garden-Inspired House Colors
A colorful garden inspired the paint color for this cheerful bungalow. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 4.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Cherokee Red House Paint Colors
What was Frank Lloyd Wright favorite color? Cherokee Red! Would Wright's red be a good color pick for your house painting project? Page 7.

House Paint Color Guide - House Paint Colors for Dramatic Accents
What color should you paint your house? Darker shades are best for accenting recesses, while lighter tones will highlight details that project from the wall surface. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 10.

House Paint Colors to Match a Green Roof
See how a muted green colors complement the roof on this Victorian home. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 5.

House Paint Color Guide - Paint Color Ideas for Your House
What color should you paint your house? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for house paint color advice and ideas.

House Paint Color Color Guide - Historic House Paint Colors at Roseland Cottage
The coral and black color scheme at the historic Roseland Cottage is recreated from the original Victorian color palette. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas.

House Paint Color Guide - Classic White House Paint Colors at Hill-Stead Museum
White is a classic choice for stately buildings like the Colonial Revival Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 9.

Katrina Cottage Picture - Tiled Bathroom
Although designed for a tight budget, quality materials are used to construct the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. See photos. Page 10.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Porch Fan
An inexpensive ceiling fan brings cooling breezes to the front porch of the Katrina Kernel Cottage II, designed by Steve Mouzon. See photos. Page 5.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Doric Columns
Doric style columns bring old-fashioned charm to this version of the low-cost Katrina Cottage. See photos of the second-generation model, the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. Page 4.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Compact Kitchen
The living area of this Katrina Cottage has a compact kitchen along one wall. See photos of the second-generation model, the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. Page 7.

Katrina Cottage Picutres - Murphy Bed
The living area of this Katrina Cottage has no interior walls. Instead, square pillars frame a space used for sleeping. See photos of the second-generation model, the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. Page 8.

Katrina Cottage Picutres - Porch Railing
Architect Steve Mouzon borrowed a traditional pattern when he designed the porch railings for the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. See photos. Page 3.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Greek Revival Details
After Hurricane Katrina destroyed homes and communities along America's Gulf Coast, architects and designers developed cheerful, inexpensive, energy-efficient emergency housing known as

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Steel Roof
The Katrina Kernel Cottage II is constructed with light gauge steel for the roof, flooring, and studs. Steel resists fire, termites, and decay. See photos. Page 6.

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Pedestal Sink
A pedestal sink in the bathroom saves space and suggests old-fashioned charm. See photos of the Katrina Kernel Cottage II. Page 9.

Katrina Cottages - Prefabricated, Expandable Housing
After Hurricane Katrina destroyed homes and communities along America's Gulf Coast, architects and designers developed cheerful, inexpensive, energy-efficient emergency housing known as

Katrina Cottage Pictures - Shotgun Style
The Katrina Kernal Cottage II by Steve Mouzon is a traditional

Queen Anne Architecture - Victorian Houses in the US
The phrase Queen Anne suggests British royalty, but don't be confused! Here are facts about a popular American architecture during the Victorian era.

Definition of Dormer - Architecture Glossary
What is a DORMER? Find definitions and illustrations for the word DORMER in our Architecture Dictionary.

Southern Cottage - Cottage in Atlanta Georgia
Columns give this cozy cottage in Atlanta, Georgia a formal air. What style is it? Visit our House Style Workshop for answers to questions about this and other homes. Page 3.

German Village Brick House - House Styles - House Style Workshop
The owner asks about the style of her brick home in German Village, Ohio. Browse the photos and house style resources, add your ideas, and see what others are saying.

Victorian House - What Style Is This Victorian House - House Style Workshop
The owner asks whether this simple Victorian home is a Queen Anne. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 15.

Hip Roof Victorian - What Style Is This Hip Roof Victorian - House Style Workshop
Built in 1890 in a small Alabama town, this home doesn't seem to fit any of the common Victorian styles. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 14.

Folk Victorian House - Restoring a Folk Victorian House - House Style Workshop
This tidy little home appears to be a Folk Victorian, but what's going on with the porch? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 13.

Maine Farmhouse - What Style Is This Maine Farmhouse - House Style Workshop
This simple farmhouse in Maine has tall cross gables, and looks larger from the street than it actually is. What style is it? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 12.

Seattle Cottage - What Style Is This Seattle Cottage - House Style Workshop
Built in 1942, this cottage in Seattle, Washington has some features of the Cape Cod style. But is it a Cape Cod or something similar, like a Minimal Traditional? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 11.

House With Shingles and Arches
Shingles and Arches characterize this New York home. Is it a Victorian? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 10.

Florida Shutters - House With Florida Shutters - House Style Workshop
The owner wants to change the shutters on this Florida home, but what should the shutters look like on this type of house? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 9.

Square House - What Style Is This Square House - House Style Workshop
Knowing the architectural style can help with decorating and remodeling decisions. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 8.

Dating an Old House - How to Date an Old House - House Style Workshop
The owners of this historic home wonders whether it's old... or very old. How can they find the age? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 7.

Kansas City Estate - What Style Is This Kansas City Estate - House Style Workshop
Is this 1929 Kansas City estate inspired by French architecture? Explore our House Helpline Photo Gallery for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 6.

Teardrop Window - House Style Workshop - House With Teardrop window
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Cottage With Columns - What Style is This - House Style Workshop
A reader asks about the style of her cottage with columns. Find the answer to this and other house style questions in our home styles workshop. Page 4.

Railroad Home - Home Constructed for Railroad Workers - House Style Workshop
This simple home was constructed for railroad workers in the mid-1800s. Visit our House Style Workshop for answers to questions about this and other homes. Page 2.

Iowa Cottage - What Style Is This Iowa Cottage - House Style Workshop
This Iowa cottage was built after the Victorian era. Can it still be a Victorian? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 30.

Colonial or Victorian House Style - Is This House Colonial or Victorian - House Style Workshop
Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 31.

Square Colonial - What Style Is This Square Colonial Home - House Style Workshop
Built in 1918, this home has a Colonial look, but it's square with a pyramid-shaped roof. Explore our House Helpline Photo Gallery for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 32.

What Style Is This Canadian Cottage - House Style Workshop
It's easy to find houses like this one in Vancouver, Canada, but not so easy to describe the style. Explore our House Helpline Photo Gallery for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 33.

19th Century Brick House - What Style Is This 19th Century Brick House - House Style Workshop
The owners of this handsome brick home know it was built in the late 1800s, but they aren't sure about the style. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 20.

Louisiana Cottage - What Style Is This Louisiana Cottage - House Style Workshop
The owners of this quaint Louisiana cottage are perplexed. They know the house was built in the late 1800s, but what style is it? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 19.

Porch Re-do - Restoring a porch - House Style Workshop
This 1925 home in Baltimore, Maryland is about to get a whole new look. The owners plan to expose the original wrap-around porch and paint the siding using period colors. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 24.

Mutt House - What Style Is This Mutt House - House Style Workshop
The owner of this 1915 home calls it a

Southern Cottage - What Style Is This Southern Cottage - House Style Workshop
This Tennessee home was built in the early 1900s. Although the Realtor called it a Colonial, it's really something else. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 22.

Remodeled Bungalow - History of a Remodeled Bungalow - House Style Workshop
This home is a bungalow, but it has been remodeled many times. What did it used to look like? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 21.

House with Square Tower - What Style Is This House With a Square Tower - House Style Workshop
The house was built by a local merchant in about 1897 or 1898. The square tower is unfinished on the inside, and it can be reached only through a small opening in the attic. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 18.

Michigan Victorian - What Style Is This Michigan Victorian House - House Style Workshop
Built in 1880, this Michigan home is certainly a Victorian. But there were many very different house styles in the Victorian period. What style is this home? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 17.

California Western House - What Style Is This California Western House - House Style Workshop
According to legend, WC Fields once stayed at this 1927 California home overlooking Wildwood Canyon. What style is it? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 16.

Old House With Modern Siding - What Style Is This Old House With Modern Siding - House Style Workshop
Newer siding and other remodelings make it hard to determine the style of this old house. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 25.

Old Cottage - What Style Is This Old Cottage - House Style Workshop
Located in Westchester County, New York, this charming cottage was built in 1926. Visit our House Style Workshop for answers to questions about this and other homes. Page 26.

Neoclassical or Victorian House - Is This House Neoclassical or Victorian - House Style Workshop
The Realtor calls this unsual house neoclassical. But, how do you explain the round turret? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 27.

California Duplex - What Style Is This California Duplex - House Style Workshop
This duplex house in California has an odd shape. What style is it? Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 28.

Victorian House Plans - Finding Victorian House Plans - House Style Workshop
The owner of this Victorian house wants to restore the interior. But first she needs some important information. Explore our House Style Workshop for answers to frequently asked questions about house styles and home design. Page 29.

House Style Workshop
Readers seeking advice have submitted the photos for this house style workshop. Can you name the styles? Browse the photos and house style resources, add your ideas, and see what others are saying.

House Style Workshop
Readers seeking advice have submitted the photos for this house style workshop. Can you name the styles? Browse the photos and house style resources, add your ideas, and see what others are saying.

House Style Workshop
Readers seeking advice have submitted the photos for this house style workshop. Can you name the styles? Browse the photos and house style resources, add your ideas, and see what others are saying.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Naugatuck Queen Anne
Located in the Hillside Historic District of Naugatuck, Connecticut, this Queen Anne Victorian has a Colonial Revival flair. Page 8.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Mock Queen Anne
This house in Redondo Beach, California began as a bungalow but was remodeled to look like a Queen Anne Victorian. Not much of the original structure remains.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Chicago Queen Anne
The Sullivan family lived in this Victorian house on the north side of Chicago from 1940 until 1981. The house has an open staircase in the front hall and a small back staircase by the kitchen. There are double doors into the house. This small foyer has a tiled floor. Page 7.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne Funeral Home
Built in 1898, this Queen Anne house was originally used as a funeral home, with family quarters upstairs. The house has vinyl siding and other modern renovations, but old tales of ghosts and hauntings abound. Page 26.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Transplanted Queen Anne House
This Queen Anne Victorian house was built 1896 in Pasadena, California. In 2002 it was cut in half with a chain saw and moved to San Pedro, California. This photo was taken in the summer of 2004. Work was near completion and the owners were moving in. Page 4.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne With Patterned Shingles
Patterned wood shingles give texture to the siding of this Queen Anne Victorian in Saco, Maine. Also note the sunburst design in the gable. Page 5.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne With Stick Details
Built in 1889, this Queen Anne home has

Queen Anne House Pictures - Kansas Queen Anne


Southwestern Queen Anne - Photos of Queen Anne Architecture
Built in 1905, this relatively modest brick home has many features of Queen Anne architecture. Notice the complicated roof and the wrap-around porch. From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses. Page 2.

Queen Anne House With Brick Tower
Picture of a Queen Anne house with a brick tower

Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne Home with Onion Dome
An onion shaped dome and

Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne Home with Stucco Siding
Here's a more formal - almost Colonial Revival - Queen Anne house with dentil moldings and classical columns raised on stone piers. From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses. Page 20.

Stucco and Stone Queen Anne Home
This home has both Queen Anne and Colonial Revival features. Page 17.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne Home with Turret
Patterned shingles, a round turret, and a wrap-around porch make this upstate New York home a quintessential Queen Anne. From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses. Page 27.

Queen Anne Home in Saratoga, NY
Photo of a Queen Anne House in Saratoga, NY. Page 15.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne with Stickwork
The Ash Street Inn in New Hampshire is a Queen Anne Victorian with a turret and detailed stained glass windows. From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses. Page 18.

Kansas City Queen Anne - Queen Anne House Pictures
This Queen Anne home was built in 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri for lumber baron, Charles B. Leach. Page 12.

Brick Queen Anne House
Photo of a brick Queen Anne home in Indiana with a round turret. Page 13.

Queen Anne in Salem, Massachusetts
Picture of a classic Queen Anne house in Salem, Massachusetts. Page 24.

Brick Queen Anne in Independence, Missouri - Queen Anne House Pictures
This house in Independence, Missouri was built in 1888 for T.J. Watson, a retired physician who served as a surgeon on General Grant's staff in the Civil War. The red brick Queen Anne residence contains fine terra-cotta ornaments in stylized leaf shapes. The Victorian house is also distinguished by its conical roofed tower with fish-scale slate shingles, which extends from the second level to the attic, and by cut-brick chimneys. Page 11.

James B. Arthur House - Queen Anne Victorian
James B. Arthur, prominent entrepreneur, pioneer, and one-time Mayor of FortCollins, built this stunning Queen Anne Victorian in 1882 for he and his wife tolive in. The Arthurs' entertained Fort Collins elite in their triple-layeredbrick and locally-quarried sandstone construction building. Page 10.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne House in New Hampshire
This Victorian home on Court St. in Keene, New Hampshire has classic Queen Anne features: a turret, a wrap-around porch, and patterned shingles in the gable. Page 9.

Queen Anne Houses - Photos of Queen Anne Houses
From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses.

Queen Anne Houses - Photos of Queen Anne Houses
From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses.

Queen Anne Houses - Photos of Queen Anne Houses
From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Yellow Brick Queen Anne
From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses. Page 14.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Folk Victorian Cottage
Nestled on a Colorado mountainside, this Folk Victorian cottage has whimsical Queen Anne details. From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses. Page 21.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne with Gingerbread


Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne Home with Spindles
Lavished with spindle details, this elaborate Queen Anne house perches on the hillside like an enormous wedding cake. From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses. Page 19.

Remodeled Queen Anne
Photo of a remodeled Queen Anne house. Page 23.

Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne Home with Aluminum Siding
This Queen Anne style house has been covered with aluminum siding. The Victorian trim is lost. From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses. Page 25.

Mid-Century (1930-1965) Homes: A Guide
Explore the types of homes built in the United States that met the needs of an expanding American middle class from roughly 1930 until 1965.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Compressed Earth Block (CEB) - Architecture Glossary
CEB recipe: mix together clay, sand, and a little Portland cement. Squeeze into the size brick you want. You've made a Compressed Earth Block.

Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles, Including the Hip Roof
A hip (or hipped) roof slopes down to the eaves on all four sides. Learn about roof styles, types, and details in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles. Page 2.

Roof Styles
Learn about roof types and details in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wrought Iron Balconies in New Orleans
Although we use the term

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is a Chimney Pot - Guide to Tudor Chimneys
Definition and illustrations for Tudor chimneys and decorative chimney pots

S - Architecture Terms Starting With S - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter S, including Scullery, Stick built, Stucco, Structuralism, and more.

House Style of the Future - Parametric Design
New 3D software applications allow designers to easily visualize and manipulate building models, a process that is revolutionizing architectural style. Learn about the house style of the future.

Zaha Hadid Designed Pierres Vives
Zaha Hadid used the concept of a fallen tree to encompass three functions of the Montpellier city government. Take a look at the Pierres Vives in France.

Zaha Hadid Designed Austrian Ski Jump
The Bergisel Ski Jump, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is not a simple sports venue. The next time you're in Austria, see the city of Innsbruck like an Olympic athlete does.

Zaha Hadid and Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport in Scotland
The modern Museum of Transport in Glasgow, Scotland is Dame Zaha Hadid's first major commission in the United Kingdom.

Zaha Hadid Designed Phaeno Science Center in Germany
The official website says that Wolfsburg's Phaeno looks like a spacecraft that has just landed. You'll have to decide for yourself what architect Zaha Hadid had in mind.

Zaha Hadid Designed Rosenthal Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati
Zaha Hadid's completion of the Contemporary Art Center in Ohio made her the first woman to design a U.S. museum.

Zaha Hadid Designed Broad Art Museum
The Broad Art Museum on the campus of Michigan State University is Zaha Hadid's second museum completed in the U.S. It opened in November 2012.

Zaha Hadid Designed Vitra Fire Station
This small, German fire station was future Pritzker winner Zaha Hadid's first major architectural work.

Zaha Hadid Designed Zaragoza Bridge
Built for Spain's Expo 2008, the Zaragoza Bridge by Zaha Hadid combines exhibit space with pedestrian travel across the Ebro.

Zaha Hadid Designed Sheikh Zayed Bridge
Learn more about Zaha Hadid's bridge in Abu Dhabi.

Zaha Hadid Designed Aquatics Center for the London Olympics
Zaha Hadid designed the 2012 London Aquatics Centre to be downsized and reused after the Olympic games.

Zaha Hadid Designed MAXXI Museum in Rome
Find out more about Italy's first national museum of architecture and art, designed by architect Zaha Hadid.

Zaha Hadid Designed Guangzhou Opera House in China
It's been called gorgeous to look at by the New York Times. Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House has also given eye candy to a flat, urban center.

Zaha Hadid Designed CMA CGM Skyscraper in France
The varied career of 2004 Pritzker Laureate Zaha Hadid includes designing this million square foot skyscraper. CMA CGM Tower is corporate headquarters to an international shipping giant.

Zaha Hadid Designed Galaxy SOHO, Beijing, China
The Galaxy SOHO, a multiple-space modern Chinese courtyard, was not Zaha Hadid's first building in China, but her first in Beijing.

Thom Mayne, 2005 Pritzker Laureate
Thom Mayne, born in Connecticut January 19, 1944, uses his California-based firm, Morphosis, to create a unique American Pritzker-winning architecture.

Architecture in the Life of Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley lived, worked, and played in many places. Does architecture reflect the life of a son, musician, performing artist, and family man?

Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles, Including the Side Gable
The gable on this house faces the sides. This house also has two roof dormers. Learn about roof styles, types, and details in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles.

What is a Mansard Roof?
Learn to recognize a mansard, or French, style roof found on Second Empire buildings. Page 3.

Roof Styles - Jerkinhead Roof
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, Connecticut has a hipped gable, or jerkinhead. Learn about roof styles, types, and details in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles. Page 4.

What is a Gambrel Roof? Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles
The Dutch Colonial Revival Amityville Horror house in Amityville, New York has a gambrel roof. Learn about roof styles, types, and details in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles. Page 5.

Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles, including the Butterfly Roof
Built by the Alexander Construction company in the mid-twentieth century, this Palm Springs home has a butterfly roof. Learn about roof styles, types, and details in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles. Page 6.

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

Hidden Codes in Architecture, God's Perfect Design
What does the number 1.618 have to do with design? The ancient architect Vitruvius may have gotten Leonardo da Vinci really thinking about the golden ratio. How so?

How to Find House Plans
Looking for plans for your dream home? Begin by exploring these options.

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

What Is Beaux Arts Architecture?
What Is Beaux Arts? Find definitions and examples of Beaux Arts architecture in our Architecture Glossary.

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

Plan Your Remodeling and Home Improvement Projects
The dream of remodeling your home may turn into a nightmare, unless you plan ahead. Follow these steps to get your home improvement project on the right start.

5 Steps to Building Your New Home
Before you build, make sure you follow these five steps.

How Old Is Your House? Determining a Building's Age
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.

What Is Renaissance Architecture?
An easy-to-follow introduction to Renaissance architecture in Italy and Europe, with resources for learning more.

Parapet Definition and Examples in Architecture
Definition for the word parapet with examples of how parapets are used in architecture.

How to Find Used Building Parts
Use these tips to find used building parts and architectural antiquities for your building or remodeling project. Find salvage centers in your area. Page 2.

Build on a Budget - Cut Costs When You Build or Remodel
How much will your building or remodeling project cost? Maybe less than you think! Here's how to cut costs without compromising comfort and beauty.

Build on a Budget - Cut Costs When You Build or Remodel
How much will your building or remodeling project cost? Maybe less than you think! Here's how to cut costs without compromising comfort and beauty.

Selecting House Exterior Paint Types and Colors
A simple how-to that tries to turn a necessary household job into a family fun event. Put color into a dull job.

What Is Neoclassical Architecture?
Learn how to identify neoclassical architecture and see examples of neoclassicism in architecture from great buildings to modest homes.

Vinyl Siding Houses - Durability, Maintenance & More
Should you install vinyl siding? Builders praise it, but environmentalists raise many concerns.

Haiti Earthquake Damage - Aerial View of Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption
Aerial views of Port-au-Prince clearly show the damage to Haiti's national cathedral. The earthquake of January 2010 destroyed most of the major churches.

Haiti Earthquake Damage - Port-au-Prince Cathdral in Haiti
The earthquake of January 2010 damaged most of the major churches and seminaries in Port-au-Prince, including the Victorian era Port-au-Prince Cathdral. Learn what's next.

Rebuilding a Cathedral Destroyed by Haiti's Earthquake
Haiti's Notre Dame de L'Assomption Cathedral will be rebuilt, using some of the original construction. Learn more about the post-earthquake plans.

Ruins of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral - Destroyed Cathedral in Haiti
Ruins of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, also known as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Port-au-Prince after the earthquake in Haiti, January 12, 2010.

Ruined Entrance of Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption
The facade of the grand entrance to the Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption remained partially in tact after Haiti's 2010 major earthquake.

Louis Sullivan - American Architect Profile
Louis Sullivan, born in Boston, September 3, 1856, is widely considered America's first truly modern architect. Learn more about his life creating original forms and architectural details.

Inside the 1888 Rookery Building
Born January 10, 1850, John Wellborn Root completed Chicago's Rookery Building in 1888. The Rookery is well-known today as a Frank Lloyd Wright building. It is not. Learn why.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Architectural Antiquities and Salvage
Explore the exciting world of architectural salvage, and find out how to save on architectural antiquities for your building project.

About the London Underground Railway in England
London's Tube is the world's oldest public underground railway. The noisy, steam transit system opened on January 9, 1863, influencing engineering worldwide.

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

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

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

Victorian Second Empire Architecture
Explore Victorian Second Empire architecture and learn how to distinguish the style.

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

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

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

Greatest Modern Buildings and Architecture
During the 20th century, architects revolutionized the way we think about buildings and design. Our readers call these buildings the greatest of the modern era. Find information and photos.

Ionic Column - Architecture Definition and Examples
What is an Ionic column? Learn about the Ionic Order, the Ionic column style, and facts about Ionic columns.

What Is the World's Tallest Building?
What is the world's tallest building? It depends on who does the measuring! Find answers here.

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

"Smart House" - Definition of Architecture Terms
What do we mean when we call a house smart? Learn about smart home technologies and home automation systems.

"Italianate" Architecture, History and Description
The Italianate house style, suggesting the romantic villas of Renaissance Italy, are the most popular homes built during the Victorian era.

Art Nouveau Architecture - Glossary Definition
Definition and resources for Art Nouveau and Jugendstil architecture and related architectural styles.

Manufactured Home Definition and Examples
Do you live in a manufactured home? Should you purchase one? Find out what we mean when we call a home manufactured.

Raymond Hood and Art Deco Architecture, a Short Profile
Born in New England, March 29, 1881, Raymond Hood moved from the Neo-Gothic style to Art Deco and streamlined modern styles. Learn more about his work.

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

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

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

Frank Lloyd Wright Houses, the First Prairie Style, Winslow Home, 1893
Frank Lloyd Wright's first Prairie House was for Herman Winslow. The reaction was dramatic against this nontraditional residential design.

Five Building Plans for Cottages
Nothing says peace, tranquility, and relaxation better than a cottage. These great resources will help you plan and build your own dream cottage.

What Is a Skyscraper?
What's a skyscraper? Who decides building height? This page suggests answers to questions about the invention, building, and design of tall buildings.

Rammed Earth
Learn about one of the oldest methods of home construction, rammed earth, and how modern builders are adapting the process.

HardiPlank and HardiPanel - Fiber Cement Siding
Learn more about cement siding and cement siding materials, commonly known as HardiePlank, HardiePanel, and HardiBoard.

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.

Architecture in the The United States - USA Architecture
From the skyscrapers of New York to the ancient pueblos of New Mexico, the United States is a nation of architectural diversity. Use this directory to find facts and photos for historic or important architecture in the USA.

Cass Gilbert - Architect of Skyscrapers and Capitols
From the Woolworth Bldg to the US Supreme Court, historic themes join modern ideas in the architecture of Cass Gilbert, born November 24, 1859 in Zanesville, Ohio.

Inventing the Skyline - The Architecture of Cass Gilbert
Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert is a hefty, picture-packed book about the works of skyscraper pioneer Cass Gilbert. Learn more.

The Minnesota State Capitol - Cass Gilbert
Facts and illustrations for the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, by Cas Gilbert.

Usonian Style Architecture History and Characteristics
Discover the simple Usonian style houses that Frank Lloyd Wright designed, and see photos of Usonian architecture.

How to Find the Best School for Architecture
How do you choose the best college or university for studying architecture and design? Explore these tips and resources from professional architects.

Definition of Column and Classical Columns
Definition and illustrations for classical columns, Doric columns, Ionic columns, Corinthian columns, Tuscan columns, and other column designs.

Zimmermann's Rococo Pilgrim Churches, Bavaria
Dominikus Zimmerman became one of the many 18th century stucco masters of Bavaria. Discover the intricate Rococo interiors of his pilgrimage churches.

El Capricho in Comillas, early Antoni Gaudi
Very early in his career Antoni Gaudi was heavily influenced by the exotic. The Persia-inspired minaret of El Capricho de Gaudí is early evidence of the color yet to come. Page 12.

Gaudi's Sensual Architecture
Join us for a photo tour of the sensuous, surreal architecture of Spanish Modernist Antoni Gaudí.

Casa Botines - Casa Fernández y Andrés by Antoni Gaudi
Casa Botines, or Casa Fernández y Andrés, is a granite, neo-gothic apartment building by Antoni Gaudí. Casa Botines is located in León, Spain. Page 5.

Casa Vicens by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain
Antoni Gaudi's exuberance was shown early in his architectural life, as seen in his vibrant design for Casa Vicens in Barcelona. Page 2.

Colegio de las Teresianas by Antoni Gaudí
Antoni Gaudí used Gothic-inspired parabola-shaped arches for the hallways and exterior doorways at Colegio Teresiano in Barcelona, Spain. Page 4.

La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi's Unfinished Cathedral
La Sagrada Familia, or Holy Family Church, in Barcelona is Antoni Gaudi's most ambitious work, and construction is still ongoing.

Casa Calvet by Antoni Gaudí
Yes, it's now a restaurant, so even the general public can experience Antoni Gaudi's less exuberant, more conservative design in Barcelona's Casa Calvet. Page 6.

Finca Miralles by Antoni Gaudí - Miralles Estate
Antoni Gaudí built a wavy wall around the Miralles Estate in Barcelona. Only the front entrance and a short expanse of wall remain today. Page 8.

Palau Güell - Guell Palace by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain
With limited space but an unlimited budget, Antoni Gaudí built Guell Palace in Barcelona for a wealthy industrialist. Page 3.

Casa Batllo by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain
Casa Batlló, decorated with colored glass fragments, ceramic circles, and mask-shaped balconies, is a favorite tourist destination for fans of Antoni Gaudí. Page 9.

Guell Park - Parque Güell by Antoni Gaudi
Parque Güell by Antoni Gaudi is surrounded by an undulating mosaic wall, and lots and lots of colorful tile. Page 7.

Casa Milà Barcelona - La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí
Casa Milà Barcelona, or la Pedrera, by Antoni Gaudí is an apartment building with wavy walls. Page 10.

Sagrada Familia School by Antoni Gaudí
Workers are reminded of the curvaceous Gaudi style as they look down upon the Sagrada Familia School designed by Antoni Gaudí for their children, Page 11.

Favorite House Styles
What are the most popular house styles? Here's how our readers voted.

Duomo Cathedral of San Massimo - Sacred Buildings - Duomo Cathedral of San Massimo in L'Aquila Italy
Earthquakes have taken a toll on Duomo Cathedral of San Massimo in L'Aquila, Italy. Page 34.

Sacred Buildings - Santa Maria di Collemaggio in L'Aquila Italy
Alternating pink and white stone create dazzling patterns on the medieval Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio. Page 35.

Sacred Buildings - Westminster Abbey in London, England
Westminster Abbey in London is one of the world's most famous examples of Medieval Gothic architecture. Page 31.

Sacred Buildings - Gothic Cathedral in Chartres, France
Chartres is one of the most famous cathedrals in France, and is widely praised for its sculpture, stained-glass windows, and high gothic style. Page 5.

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

Top Home Design and Architecture Software Programs
Find home design software programs that are inexpensive (or free!) and easy to use. Here are our top picks.

Architecture Pop-Up Books
Don't you love books that open up 3-dimensional shapes? Here our favorite architecture pop-up books for readers of all ages.

Top Movies and Documentaries About Architects
Explore the lives of famous and influential architects in these documentary films now available digitally.

Friedrich St.Florian, WWII Memorial Designer
Learn more about Austrian-born Friedrich St.Florian, born December 21, 1932, and chosen design architect of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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.

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Architecture Timeline - Historic Periods and Styles
From Prehistoric to Postmodern, a whirlwind tour of architecture in the Western world, with links to historic styles and great buildings / structures.

Log Cabins - American Frontier Homes
Today's log homes are often spacious and elegant, but in colonial America log cabins reflected the hardships of life on the frontier. Learn more.

How Much Will Your New Home Cost?
Don't be blindsided by hidden expenses. Use these handy tips to estimate building costs for your new home - the tricks to saving money when you build.

Why the World Trade Center Twin Towers Fell
When terrorists struck the New York Twin Towers, many people wondered why the buildings collapsed so quickly. Could the buildings have been made stronger?

LEGO Construction Toy Gifts for all Ages
These LEGO construction kits make great gifts for anyone who enjoys architecture and design. Every year, LEGO adds more.

LEGO Construction Toy Gifts for all Ages
These LEGO construction kits make great gifts for anyone who enjoys architecture and design. Every year, LEGO adds more.

Disasters and Collapses
Despite the best laid plans of architects and engineers, great buildings can fall for a number of reasons

Classic Toys for the Architect and Engineer, Young and Old
Architecture is about building things, and these popular and classic toys can help the young engineer and the older hobbyist put together the pieces.

Top 10 Digital Tools to Help You Choose House Paint Colors
Be lobbied by the paint companies. You deserve a sales pitch. Use these easy, free digital painting tools to try out paint colors for your house.

Sacred Buildings - St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland
St. Patrick's Cathedral is the largest church and oldest Christian site in Ireland. Learn more about Dublin's Anglican attraction. Page 2.

Sacred Buildings - St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England
St Paul's Cathedral in London is known for the grand dome that Sir Christopher Wren designed. Page 30.

Sacred Buildings - Unity Temple by Frank Lloyd Wright
See photos and learn the history of Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Unity Temple, made of poured concrete. Page 3.

Sacred Buildings - New Main Synagogue Ohel Jakob, Munich Germany
Ohel Jakob, the new main synagogue in Munich, Germany, replaced the old one destroyed during Kristallnacht. This space is at the center of Bavarian Jewish life in southern Germany. Page 4.

Sacred Spaces - Sea Ranch Chapel, California
Artist and architectural designer James Hubbell used wood, metal, and stained glass to sculpt the unique Sea Ranch Chapel near Gualala, on the coast of California, USA. Page 22.

Sacred Buildings - Basilique Saint-Denis, Church of St. Denis
The Church of Saint-Denis became a model for most of the late 12th-century French cathedrals, including those at Chartres and Senlis. Page 24.

Sacred Buildings
In this photo gallery you will find pictures and descriptions of sacred buildings, including churches, cathedrals, temples, shrines, and mosques.

Sacred Buildings
In this photo gallery you will find pictures and descriptions of sacred buildings, including churches, cathedrals, temples, shrines, and mosques.

Sacred Buildings
In this photo gallery you will find pictures and descriptions of sacred buildings, including churches, cathedrals, temples, shrines, and mosques.

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

Find the Plans for Your Old House
How to find the original building plans for your old house, with tips and resources.

High School Subjects for Careers in Architecture
While still in high school, aspiring architects should plan a strong college preparatory program. Think about taking these courses.

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

Colonial American House Styles Guide, 1600 - 1800
Is your home a Colonial? Here's everything you need to know about American colonial architecture, including German, Dutch, French, and Spanish styles.

Building Your New Home - Always Ask These Questions
Before you hire a builder for your new house, be sure that you can answer each of these important questions. Page 2.

Build the House You Want and Can Afford
An architect offers valuable advice and money-saving tips to help you build your dream home.

Cape Cod Traditional House Styles (1600-1950)
Is your house a Cape Cod? Learn about Cape Cod houses and find out how to identify the Cape Cod style.

The Wright Synagogue - Beth Sholom Synagogue by Frank Lloyd Wright
The design of Beth Sholom is both unique to the building and typical Frank Lloyd Wright. Learn more about Wright's first and only Jewish synagogue.

American Home Styles & Residential Architecture Since 1600
This concise guide traces the history of residential architecture in the US and Canada, with links to facts and photos for popular home styles.

American Home Styles & Residential Architecture Since 1600
This concise guide traces the history of residential architecture in the US and Canada, with links to facts and photos for popular home styles.

What Are They Building on Ground Zero
Years after the terrorist attacks, buildings are rising from the ashes of Ground Zero in New York City. Here's part of what you may see.

Free Architecture Courses on the Web
Hundreds of colleges and universities around the world offer free downloads of popular courses in architecture, urban design, and engineering. Check out the best of the best.

Pick Paint Colors for Your House - Exterior Colors
Find paint colors for your house! These tips and resources will help you choose the best color combinations for your exterior painting project.

Choosing Exterior House Paint
You've picked the perfect paint color for your house. But, will it last? These tips will help you select the best type of exterior paint for beauty and durability. Page 2.

What Is Architecture? Definition and Resources
Definition of the word Architecture, with links, quotes, and resources, from our Architecture Glossary.

Career Paths for Those Majoring in Architecture
Architecture offers many different career paths. Learn about the jobs related to buildings and design.

Find Frank Lloyd Wright House Plans
Do you dream of building the kind of home that Frank Lloyd Wright might have designed? Check out the house plans in this directory.

Do I Need an Architect for My New Home?
You are building a new home. Do you need an architect? Explore the pros and cons, and learn about cost-saving alternatives.

Why Hire a Professional Architect
A good architect will anticipate your needs - even if you are not sure how to express them. Page 2.

Top 10 Trends In Home Design
Architects, engineers, and designers are creating new housing styles to accommodate the way we live and think today. Look for these top home design trends.

Architecture Glossaries - Define Architecture Words
Find definitions for styles, concepts, and technical words in this glossary of glossaries for architecture, design, and construction.

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

What is Antebellum Architecture? Definition and Examples
What do we mean when we talk about Antebellum architecture and Antebellum homes? Find the meaning of the term with examples.

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

Definition of Corinthian Column- Features, Facts & More
What is a Corinthian column? Learn about the Corinthian Order, the Corinthian column style, and facts about Corinthian columns.

Definition of Doric Column - Architecture Glossary
What is a Doric column? Learn about the Doric Order, the Doric column style, and facts about Doric columns.

Grand Central Terminal in New York City
How did New York City's Grand Central Terminal come to be? Learn more about this iconic building.

9/11/01 - 11/04/14 Photo Timeline of Destruction and Reconstruction in New York
A year-by year chronology of reconstruction in New York, beginning with the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and continuing through the most recent anniversary of progress.

9/11/01 - 11/04/14 Photo Timeline of Destruction and Reconstruction in New York
A year-by year chronology of reconstruction in New York, beginning with the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and continuing through the most recent anniversary of progress.

9/11/01 - 11/04/14 Photo Timeline of Destruction and Reconstruction in New York
A year-by year chronology of reconstruction in New York, beginning with the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and continuing through the most recent anniversary of progress.

Free Lesson Plans and Activities for Architecture
Architecture offers a world of possibilities for classroom learning. Listed here is just a sampling of fascinating lessons and activities that you can download for free and adapt to your own classroom.

How to Become a Professional Home Designer
Do you dream of designing houses? Why not consider a career as a Professional Building Designer? Here's how to begin.

Sacred Buildings - William H. Danforth Chapel at Florida Southern College by Frank Lloyd Wright
The non-denominational William H. Danforth Chapel is a landmark Frank Lloyd Wright design on the campus of Florida Southern College. Page 32.

Cathedral Architecture - St. Vitus Cathedral - St. Vitus Cathedral at Hradcany in Prague - Sacred Buildings
St. Vitus Cathedral is part of the vast Hradcany Castle complex and one of the most famous landmarks of Prague. Page 33.

Sacred Buildings - Adare Friary in Limerick, Ireland
Founded in 1316 by the Earl of Kildare, the Adare Friary was once known as the Black Abbey. Today, Adare Friare is St. Nicholas' parish church and school. Page 15.

Sacred Buildings - Kulturerbe Wieskirche - Wies Pilgrimage Church of the Scourged Saviour
The Wieskirche, or the Wies Pilgrimage Church is a masterpiece of Rococo design on the inside. The exterior is a simple, white structure located in a cow pasture. Page 29.

Dome of the Rock - Sacred Architecture in Jerusalem
Learn about the ancient Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel. Page 10.

Disney Architects
Check out these world-famous architects, all who have designed for the Walt Disney Company. Theme parks, resorts, and corporate offices take on whimsical designs when created for Disney.

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

Mitered - Architecture Glossary
Mitering describes a joining together of two pieces. Learn what can be mitered from this entry in our Architecture Glossary.

Architects Seek Safer Schools - Secure Campus Design
In the wake of tragic school shootings, can we design safer campuses? Architects explore answers.

Do Holidays Have to Blink and Glitter?
Some of the most beautiful holiday decorations are simple, economical, and eco-friendly. Check out these decorating ideas.

School Architecture
How will architects design tomorrow's schools? Here's a peek at schools for the future, with design guidelines and resources.

Michael Arad, 9/11 Architect
Learn more about the young architect who designed Reflecting Absence, the National Memorial at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.

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

Corbel - Definition
A corbel can be... Illustrated Definition from our architecture glossary.

What Is a Pilaster?
Illustrated definition of the word Pilaster from our Architecture Glossary

Austin Stone - Stone Veneer Siding
Learn about Austin Stone and stone veneer siding from our Architecture Glossary.

Architect Oscar Niemeyer of Brazil
The Pritzker Prize winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, born December 15, 1907, is a modernist who transformed Brazil. Learn more about his work.

Christmas Lights and Outdoor Holiday Decorations
Strings of Christmas lights and other outdoor holiday decorations let you highlight the best features of your home. Here's how.

Design Creep
Victorian architect Henry Hobson Richardson designed stone buildings with Roman arches and round turrets. The style was so popular, it went viral! Learn more.

Definition of Floor Plan
A floor plan give you important information about your house, but it may not contain the facts you are looking for.

Becoming an Architect
Dr. Lee W. Waldrep has created a helpful and readable career guide to assist any aspiring professional designer. Published by John Wiley & Sons.

Begin Your Career in Architecture
How to begin your career in architecture, with tips and resources.

The Dakota: NYC's First Luxury Apartment House
Could you live in The Dakota Apartments? Would you want to? Learn more about the 1884 building best known today as the site of John Lennon's death on December 8, 1980.

The Dakota in 1894
This historic photo of The Dakota Apartments might indicate how the name was chosen. New York City's 19th century

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fireproof House Plan
Frank Lloyd Wright's A Fireproof House for $5,000 published in Ladies Home Journal in April 1907 gave rise to similar Prairie Style designs.

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.

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

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

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

The Arts and Crafts Gamble House - Craftsman House Pictures
Two California brothers, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Green, pioneered the Craftsman style when they designed the Gamble house in Pasadena, CA. The home was built in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter and Gamble Company. Page 13.

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