Architecture Sitemap - Page 4 2015-04-24

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.

Art Deco Architecture in the US - The Dawn of Deco
Join us for a photo tour of Art Deco architecture and learn how the Art Deco style influenced building design around the US.

Art Deco Designs and Symbols - How King Tut's Tomb Influenced the Daily News
Art Deco architects often lavished their buildings with symbolic images.

Art Deco Patterns and Designs - Miami and Art Deco Color and Architecture
Terra-cotta facing and the strong vertical bands are typical Art Deco features borrowed from antiquity.

Art Deco Decoration - Skyscrapers Take Shape
Vivid color, strong lines and undulating, repeating patterns are a trademark of Art Deco design, but so is the stepped shape of skyscrapers.

Art Deco and the Discovery of King Tut's Tomb
Find out how the discovery of King Tut's tomb inspired a jazzy new approach to architecture and design.

Art Deco Ziggurats - Designing Skyscrapers with Zigs and Zags
Art Deco buildings often took on a distinctive Art Deco shape: the ziggurat.

Art Deco in Dallas - Egyptian Influences at the Texas State Fair
Art Deco designs are found throughout the U.S. especially in post-Depression architecture like from the 1930s Texas State Fairgrounds.

Art Deco in Miami - South Beach Architecture is a Colorful Playground
The love of the Art Deco style in architecture and design is celebrated to this day, especially in Miami. Learn more about Art Deco in Florida.

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.

The Best Woods for Decks and Porches
To build a better deck or porch, be sure to choose a better wood. Here are our top picks for the best wood to use for decks and porches.

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.

Column Types and Styles - Guide to Architectural Pillars
An introduction to the types and styles of columns found in architecture through the ages.

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.

National 9/11 Memorial - Michael Arad and Reflecting Absence
The National 9/11 Memorial, originally named Reflecting Absence, went through many revisions. Why did architect Michael Arad change his plan?

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.

Moshe Safdie, Yad Vashem Architect
Learn about the international career of architect Moshe Safdie, born in Israel on July 14, 1938, but a citizen of three countries.

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.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City
Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright's unique Guggenheim Museum in New York City, including a discussion of the semi-circular design and controversial color selection. Page 3.

Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Architect Moshe Safdie spent ten years planning and developing the Holocaust History Museum at the Yad Vashem complex. It is one of the most visited museums in the world. Page 18.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Buy or Build a Frank Lloyd Wright House
Love Frank Lloyd Wright? Buy a house he designed, or build a look-alike. Get started here.

Eco-thinkers and Earthships in America's Southwest
New Mexico is enchanted with sustainability, and they want you to be, too. Here are some reasons to go -- and stay.

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

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

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

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

The Smithsonian Institute Castle in Washington DC
Learn about the Smithsonian Institute

The Vietnam Veterans Wall
Learn about the controversial memorial to Vietnam Veterans designed by Maya Lin. Page 15.

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

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

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

Federal Reserve Building in Washington DC
Learn about the monumental and impressive Federal Reserve Building in Washington DC. Page 8.

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

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

Concrete Homes Withstand Hurricane Winds
Homes made of concrete are much more storm-resistant than houses constructed of wood and steel. Here's why.

Brazilian Museum of Sculpture in São Paulo, Brazil by Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Photo of the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 7.

Photographs of Museum Architecture - Centre Pompidou
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: Centre Pompidou in Paris. Page 12.

Photographs of Museum Architecture - Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Architects. Page 5.

The National 9/11 Memorial Museum Atrium
This early rendering shows plans for basement-level galleries at the National 9-11 Museum in New York City. Page 8.

Photographs of Museum Architecture - East Wing, National Gallery in Washington DC
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: East Wing, National Gallery in Washington DC by Pritzker Prize Laureate Ieoh Ming Pei. Page 10.

Photographs of Museum Architecture - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts by Sir Norman Foster
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts by Sir Norman Foster. Page 11.

Photographs of Museum Architecture - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This Photo: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA). Page 9.

Photographs of Museum Architecture - The Jewish Museum in Berlin
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: The Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, Daniel Libeskind, architect. Page 4.

The Louvre Museum in Paris
Learn about the architecture of the famous Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Page 13.

Photographs of Museum Architecture - The Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre)
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: The Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre). Page 14.

Yale Center for British Art - Photographs of Museum Architecture
Designed by modernist architect Louis I. Kahn, the Yale Center for British Art is a massive concrete structure organized into roomlike grids. Page 15.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum by Zaha Hadid
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University opened in 2012. Its modern design is by Pritzker architect Zaha Hadid. Page 2.

Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles - LA MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Photo
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This Photo: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA). Page 16.

Photographs of Museum Architecture - The Tate Modern Museum in London
Designed by Pritzker Prize Laureates Herzog & de Meuron, the Tate Modern is one of the world's most celebrated examples of adaptive reuse. Page 17.

Suzhou Museum in China - Museum Architecture by I.M. Pei
Learn about the Suzhou Museum in Suzhou, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China designed by I.M. Pei Architect with Pei Partnership Architects.

State Museum of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, architect
Photo of the Brazilian State Museum of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 6.

Museum Architecture - Photographs of Museum Architecture
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture.

Museum Architecture - Photographs of Museum Architecture
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture.

Architectural Museums and Exhibits
Explore these museums for photos, models, drawings, prints and other resources related to architecture and architecture history.

Profile of Le Corbusier - International Style Architect
Born October 6, 1887 in Switzerland, Le Corbusier pioneered a modern architecture that led to the Bauhaus movement and the International Style. Explore the life of this influential designer.

Architecture 101: What You Need to Know About Buildings
For basic facts about architecture, from famous buildings to the design of your own home, begin with these links.

5+ Tips For Choosing the Best Architecture School
A frequently asked question is where to study architecture. The answer may surprise you. Preparing for a career in architecture is highly personal.

Software Review - IMSI TurboFLOORPLAN Instant Architect
Learn about the TurboFLOORPLAN Instant Architect super-easy home design program and get shopping advice.

Definition of Building Designer
A Professional Building Designer, or Home Designer, is not always an architect. Find out what Certified Building Designers can, and cannot, do.

Half-Timbered - Definition
Definition of the terms half-timbered, half-timbering, and half-timbers, with examples and resources, from our Architecture Glossary.

Log Cabin Construction Facts
With little more than an ax and a chisel, North America's homesteaders turned timber into sturdy, practical homes. Find facts about log beginnings. Page 2.

Saddam Hussein's Babylonian Palace
From the ancient palace of Nebuchadnezzar to a lavish new palace for himself, Saddam Hussein used architecture to awe and intimidate. Here's an inside look.

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

Architecture Books For Youngsters
Inspire your kids with these easy-to-read books packed with projects they can build using things they find around the house. Inspire the dream.

It's a Wonderful Life at the Swim Gym
The 1946 movie It's a Wonderful Life is about architecture and money. Learn about the Beverly Hills High School Swim Gym and Bedford Falls values.

The Power of Place: Versailles
World War I ended when a treaty was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Explore the power of place and an architecture that never forgets.

Quotations - Architect Mies van der Rohe
Find quotations by modern architect Mies van der Rohe, famous for saying LESS IS MORE.

Clerestory Window Definition in Architecture
A clerestory, pronounced CLEAR STORY, is a type of windowed wall. Learn about clerestory windows.

Oriel Window - Definition
Illustrated definition of the phrase Oriel Window from our Architecture Glossary.

What Is a Palladian Window?
Illustrated definition for the term Palladian Window from our Architecture Glossary.

Seven Best House Plan Catalogs
These house plan catalogs include illustrations for popular house styles along with floor plans and elevation drawings. Find a house plan you like, and you can order the prints.

Building and Planning and Designing and Constructing Your Dream Home
Find step-by-step instructions and cost-saving advice for designing and building your dream house. These articles and resources will help you as you purchase your building lot, choose a floor plan, select architectural features, hire pros, and budget your finances.

Build a Factory-Made or Prefabricated Home
You can save money when you build by constructing a factory-made modular or prefabricated home. Explore these resources to learn more about modular home construction and to find important tips for choosing a factory-built home.

Storm-Ready Houses - Storm-Proof Your Home
How to build or remodel your home to withstand hurricanes, tornadoes, and storm-force winds.

What Is a Modular Home? - Architecture Glossary
Learn about modular housing and find out how modular homes differ from other types of pre-fabricated home construction.

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

What Is a Diocletian Window?
Illustrated definition for the term Diocletian window from our Architecture Glossary.

Architecture Research and Reference Tools
These pages are absolutely the best resources for finding information about architecture and home design. Links include the top databases, publications, organizations, and more.

Books About Palladian Architecture
Find great books and other resources about one of the most influential architects of all time, Andrea Palladio.

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

Geodesic Dome Definition - Glossary of Architecture Terms
From our Architecture Glossary, illustrations and definition of the term Geodesic Dome, with links and resources for learning more.

Definition of Pediment - Architecture Glossary
Illustrated definition of the word Pediment from our Architecture Glossary.

Description of Organic Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright was famous for his theories on Organic Architecture, though other architects also believed in these principles. See examples here.

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

Architectural Drawings by Famous Architects
How does an architect's idea move from the mind to the construction site? Most likely hundreds of pieces of paper are involved. Here is a sampling.

Architecture College Curriculum - Courses for Aspiring Architects
Answers to your questions about careers in architecture: What's the college curriculum like? What's the Design Studio all about?

Great Homes of the Gilded Age - Architecture
Learn about the palatial homes and hotels build by wealthy industrialists during America's Gilded Age.

Top 6 Log Cabin and Home Building Plans
If you'd like to build your own log home or cabin from scratch - without using a kit - these construction guides and building plans will tell you how.

Richard Meier, Architect of the Getty Center
Pritzker Laureate Richard Meier's designs have been described as purist and sculptural. Learn more about this Newark native, born October 12, 1934, and his career in light and space.

Is Bauhaus Too International for America?
One of the most influential architects of the 20th century, Walter Gropius, brought the Bauhaus style to the Eastern shores of America. Will visiting his home near Harvard University change your mind about modernism?

Marcel Breuer - Bauhaus School of Design
Born in Hungary, May 21, 1902, Marcel Breuer continues to influence modern design and interior furnishing. Find out how in this short profile.

Joseph Eichler - Real Estate Developer and Home Designer
Real estate developer Joseph Eichler was not an architect, but he revolutionized residential architecture. Learn about the life and work of Joseph Eichler.

Words on Monuments - Mistakes and Misquotes on Memorials and Statues
Explore the challenges that architects and artists face--and the controversy that sometimes ensues--when quotations are incorporated into design.

Find an Architecture Tour
For a wonderful learning vacation, explore these resources. Page 2.

Plan Your Architecture Trip
Your next vacation can turn into a learning adventure with tours of the world's great architectural wonders. Here's how.

How to Choose a Building Lot for Your New House
The land you build on will shape your new house in surprising ways. These tips will help you choose the best building lot for your new house.

Find a Building Lot For Your New House - Questions to Ask About Your Building Lot
Once you have located a promising building site for your new home, ask these important questions. Page 2.

Find a Building Lot for Your New House - Check Your Building Lot For Common Problems
As you narrow your search for an ideal building site, check your building lot for these common problems. Page 3.

Zaha Hadid - Citation from the Pritzker Prize Jury
Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid rose to the highest ranks of the profession. Citation from the Pritzker Prize Jury with links to photographs of her works.

Hidden Costs in Home Construction
As you plan your new home, watch out for these hidden costs. A new home is not all home construction costs.

Architecture in Wales - Architecture for Travelers to Wales
Wales is the legendary land of King Arthur. Follow these links to explore prehistoric stone monuments, medieval castles, stone cottages, and modern cities.

Selected Quotations by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Architect and Conservationist
Famous quotations from architect and conservationist Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, designer of Portmeirion, Wales.

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

Cottages at Portmeirion, Wales
When Sir Clough Williams-Ellis began building Portmeirion, Mermaid house was all that was on the Welsh peninsula. One building at a time makes a village.

The Piazza in Portmeirion, Wales
Along the southern edge of the Piazza in Portmeirion, Wales, two columns support gilded figures of Burmese dancers.

Bridge House in Portmeirion, Wales
Tapering walls make Bridge House in Portmeirion, Wales seem larger than it really is.

Bristol Colonnade in Portmeirion, Wales
The Colonnade in Portmeirion, Wales once stood in front of a bathhouse in Bristol, England.

Promenade at Portmeirion, Wales
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, designer of Portmeirion, Wales, wanted to show that

Unicorn Cottage at Portmeirion, Wales
This minature of a stately Chatsworth home creates the illusion of a classic Georgian estate.

Festival No6 at the Hercules Gazebo in Portmeirion, Wales
Cast iron mermaid panels, salvaged from Liverpool's Old Seaman's Home, form the sides of the Hercules Gazebo in Portmeirion, Wales, site of the annual Festival No6.

Architecture in Portmeirion, Wales
Every September Portmeirion plays host to Festival No6, billed as a

Who Is Marcel Breuer?
Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), the Bauhaus protege of Walter Gropius, is often overlooked as a designer of furniture and buildings. Find out why.

Walter Gropius - Bauhaus School of Design
Explore the life and works of German architect Walter Gropius, born May 18, 1883 in Berlin, and a dominant force in architecture and the applied arts in the 20th century.

Gothic Architecture - Chartres Cathedral and Gothic Architecture
During the middle ages, builders developed new approaches to building that made the great Gothic cathedrals possible. Learn about Gothic architecture. Page 6.

The Sochi Olympic Adler Arena Built for Speed Skating Competition
Learn more about the Adler Arena in Sochi's Coastal Cluster, finished for the 2014 Speed Skating Competition of the Winter Olympics.

The Sochi Olympic Ice Cube Center for Curling Competition
What shape does an Ice Cube take? Learn more about the 2014 Olympic curling venue in Sochi, Russia.

The Sochi Olympic Ice Dome, the Bolshoy, for Ice Hockey Competitions
Learn more about the 2014 Sochi Olympic Ice Dome, the Bolshoy, for ice hockey competitions.

The Sochi Olympic Shayba Arena Built for Ice Hockey Competitions
Shayba was designed with its function in mind. The ice hockey arena is shaped like a hockey puck and exterior lights provide the illusion of movement.

The 2014 Sochi Olympic Iceberg Skating Palace
Learn more about the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic venues, including the Iceberg Skating Palace for figure skating and track events. How do they make ice?

Wacky Restaurant in Aruba
Visitors vacationing on the Caribbean island of Aruba can snack at this wacky restaurant with dinosaurs, cars, and other things on the roof. Page 2.

Architecture in Russia - Pictures of Architecture in Russia
Join us for a photo tour of the most important architecture in Russia. Then, explore our links and resources to learn the history of architecture in Russia and to plan your trip to Russia.

Siberian Wooden Houses -- Traditional Homes in Irkutsk, Russia
The architecture of Russia is overwhelmed with stone palaces and ornate churches, yet people lived in simple wooden houses, ornamented with intricate wooden designs. Learn more. Page 11.

Architecture of Russia - Hermitage Winter Palace in St. Petersburg
The 16th century architect Rastrelli created the most famous building of imperial St. Petersburg, the Rococo style Hermitage Winter Palace.. Page 7.

Architecture in Russian - Tavrichesky Palace in St. Petersburg
Catherine the Great hired the noted Russian architect I. E. Starov to design a palace using themes from ancient Greece and Rome. Called Tauride Palace or Taurida Palace, Tavrichesky Palace was starkly neoclassical with symmetrical rows of columns. . Page 8.

The Vysotniye Zdaniye, Architecture in Moscow, Russia
After the Soviet triumph over Nazi Germany, Stalin launched an ambitious plan to construct a series of Neo-Gothic skyscrapers, the Vysotniye Zdaniye.. Page 10.

Mercury City Tower in Moscow
Moscow's 21st century building boom has modernized the city's skyline. The glass facade of the Mercury City Tower reflects both new and old Russian architecture. Page 12.

Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow, Russia
Stalin destroyed the original Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia. Today's architecture is a rebuilding of the original 19th century sacred space.. Page 4.

St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia
Ivan the Terrible erected the exuberant St. Basil's Cathedral just outside the Kremlin gates in Moscow -- all part of Russian architecture.. Page 5.

Church of the Transfiguration on Kizhi Island
The Church of the Transfiguration on the Island of Kizhi in Russia has 22 onion domes covered with hundreds of aspen shingles. . Page 3.

Wooden Churches on Kizhi Island
Complex wooden churches were built on the island of Kizhi (also spelled

Chicago Skyscraper Architect Bruce Graham, SOM Design Partner
Born in South America on December 1, 1925, Bruce Graham became a leading architect for the Chicago offices of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Graham transformed Chicago's modern skyline.

JFK Museum at theTexas School Book Depository - Buildings in Dallas
Dallas is much more than the city where President Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963. Learn about the building where shots rang out and the architecture beyond.

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

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

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

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

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

Nasher Sculpture Center combines unique architecture and landscaping.
The Nasher Sculpture Center was there first. Why is a 2013 residential skyscraper threatening the architecture of Renzo Piano? Find out.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rem Koolhaas - Modern Dutch Architect
Born November 17, 1944 in The Netherlands, Rem Koolhaas has mystified the world with his modernist, deconstructionist, humanist works. Is it possible to know Rem?

Viking Log Homes in Novgorod, Russia
Russia not only spans different continents, but its history runs from prehistoric to modern. Here are highlights from an architecture perspective.

Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow, Russia
Designed by Alexei Shchusev, Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow is made of simple cubes in the form of a step pyramid.. Page 9.

Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia
Designed by the famous Italian architect, Rastrelli, the Rococo Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia is like a fancy cake.. Page 6.

Romantic Castles - World's Most Romantic Castles
For castle lovers everywhere, here's a roundup of the world's most romantic castles, with links to photos and resources.

Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands, New York State
Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands was built for love, and no expense was spared. Here are facts and photos for Boldt Castle.

Spooky Buildings and Scary Buildings
Prepare to be spooked! Here are some of the scariest buildings in the world.

Funny Buildings and Flawed Buildings and Silly Structures
Architects aren't perfect. Even the greatest designers build structures that are impractical, absurd, or just plain funny-looking. Here are some of my favorite silly projects.

Architects and Math
Students often worry about the math courses they'll need to take in college. Is all that mathematics really necessary to be an architect?

Theories and Approaches in Architecture
From Feng Shui to Bauhaus, the things we believe define the way we build. Join us as we explore important theories and approaches to architecture.

100 at 11th, Residences Designed by Jean Nouvel
Pritzker-prize winner Jean Nouvel describes his NYC residential high-rise as being like an insect's eye. Find out more. Page 2.

Agbar Tower in Barcelona, Spain, Jean Nouvel, architect
Agbar Tower in Barcelona, Spain, Jean Nouvel, architect. Page 3.

Buildings and Projects by Jean Nouvel - Photos of Buildings by Jean Nouvel
Defying expectations, Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel experiments with light and shadow. His works have been called exuberant, imaginative, and experimental. This photo gallery presents some highlights of Nouvel's prolific career.

Reader Submissions: Post-War (WWII) Houses
Was your home built in the middle of the 20th century? This is your place to share photos and also see pictures of post-World War II houses submitted by our readers.

Post-War (WWII) Houses
Was your home built in the middle of the 20th century? This is your place to share photos and also see pictures of post-World War II houses submitted by our readers.

Reader Submissions: Call For Writers
Submit your articles and illustrations to the architecture pages at About.com.

Reader Submissions: Architecture and Construction Words
Find definitions for words related to architecture and construction, ask for help defining architecture vocabulary, or submit your own word definitions.

Definitions - Architecture Vocabulary Words - Word Definitions
Find definitions for words related to architecture and construction, ask for help defining architecture vocabulary, or submit your own word definitions.

Careers in Architecture and Design - Architecture and Design Careers
An interest in architecture can open the door to many different careers, from building design to urban planning. These pages written by our readers describe interesting careers related to architecture and design.

Reader Submissions: Japan Pictures
Welcome to our pictorial record of architecture in Japan. See pictures of shrines, castles, skyscrapers, office buildings, houses, and other types of architecture in Japan. Also submit your own Japan pictures.

Reader Submissions: Career Profiles: Architects, Designers & More
An interest in architecture can open the door to many different careers, from building design to urban planning. These pages written by our readers describe interesting careers related to architecture and design.

Christmas Decorations - Christmas Decoration Pictures
Strings of Christmas lights and other holiday decorations let you highlight architectural features of your home. Here's how our readers have decorated their homes for the holidays. Browse photos, get design ideas, and send us photos of your own holiday decorations.

Reader Submissions: Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Strings of Christmas lights and other holiday decorations let you highlight architectural features of your home. Here's how our readers have decorated their homes for the holidays. Browse photos, get design ideas, and send us photos of your own holiday decorations.

Reader Submissions: Spanish and Mediterranean Style Houses
Was your house inspired by Spain? Tell us about your Spanish or Mediterranean style house, share pictures of your house, and see pictures of Spanish and Mediterranean style houses submitted by our readers.

Our House Design - Designs for New Houses
See featured house designs by homeowners and architects. Also, submit your own house design for publication on the architecture pages at About.com.

Reader Submissions: House Designs by Homeowners & Architects
See featured house designs by homeowners and architects. Also, submit your own house design for publication on the architecture pages at About.com.

House Paint Colors - What Color Is Your House - Share Photos of Your House
New paint colors can really transform a home. See photos of newly painted houses from our readers. Tell us about your own house painting project and share photos of your house.

Reader Submissions: House Paint Colors
New paint colors can really transform a home. See photos of newly painted houses from our readers. Tell us about your own house painting project and share photos of your house.

Reader Submissions: Architecture Books
Browse books from our architecture authors, read excerpts, and see illustrations. Share pictures and passages from your own book about architecture and home design.

Architecture Books - Author Pages - Books About Architecture and Home Design
Browse books from our architecture authors, read excerpts, and see illustrations. Share pictures and passages from your own book about architecture and home design.

Old House Renovation - Old House Renovation Pictures
Tell us about your old-house renovation project, share pictures of your old house, and see pictures of old house renovation projects submitted by our readers.

Reader Submissions: Old House Renovation
Tell us about your old-house renovation project, share pictures of your old house, and see pictures of old house renovation projects submitted by our readers.

Dream House - Draw Your Dream House
Imagine if you could have any house you wanted. Money is no object. What would that house look like? See the amazing houses submitted by our readers. Then send us a drawing, sketch, or computer rendering of your own dream house.

Reader Submissions: Dream Houses
Imagine if you could have any house you wanted. Money is no object. What would that house look like? See the amazing houses submitted by our readers. Then send us a drawing, sketch, or computer rendering of your own dream house.

Weird Buildings - Share Pictures of Weird Buildings
Ever seen an upside-down house? A building shaped like a tea cup or a shoe? A place that made you laugh out-loud? What's the weirdest building you've ever encountered? See the weird buildings submitted by our readers. Then tell us about a weird building you've seen. Better yet, send us a photo!

Reader Submissions: Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs, California is a virtual museum of mid-twentieth century architecture, with landmark examples of Desert Modernism, Googie architecture, Spanish Eclectic architecture, and so much more. Learn what our readers have discovered in Palm Springs and share your own stories and photos about architecture in Palm Springs.