Architecture Sitemap - Page 4 2014-12-21

Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, 2010, Shanghai, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu
Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, 2010, Shanghai, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu

Decay of a Dome Exhibit (Installation in Venice), 2010, Venice, Italy, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu
Decay of a Dome Exhibit (Installation in Venice), 2010, Venice, Italy, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu

Library of Wenzheng College, 1999-2000, Suzhou, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu
The Library of Wenzheng College, 1999-2000, Suzhou, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu.

Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum, 2001-2005, Ningbo, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu
Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum, 2001-2005, Ningbo, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu

Vertical Courtyard Apartments, 2002-2007, Hangzhou, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu
Vertical Courtyard Apartments, 2002-2007, Hangzhou, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu

Five Scattered Houses, 2003-2006, Ningbo, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu
Five Scattered Houses, 2003-2006, Ningbo, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu

Ceramic House, 2003-2006, Jinhua, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu
When designing Ceramic House, 2003-2006, in Jinhua, Chinese architect Wang Shu drew inspiration from a centuries old ink stone from the Song Dynasty.

Ningbo History Museum, 2003-2008, Ningbo, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu
Ningbo History Museum, 2003-2008, Ningbo, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu

Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art, 2004-2007, Hangzhou, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu
Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art, 2004-2007, Hangzhou, China, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu

Tiled Garden, 2010, 10th Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice, Italy, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu
Tiled Garden, 2010, 10th Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice, Italy, by 2012 Pritzker winner Wang Shu

Guide to Home Design and Residential Architecture
These articles, photos, tips, and resources introduce important ideas in home design.

Great Buildings and Structures - Facts & Photos
Master index of resources for learning about famous architecture, including skyscrapers, castles, cathedrals, historic buildings, and award-winning modernist buildings.

School and Career - Help For Architecture Students and Future Architects
These essential resources will help you complete school assignments and plan your career in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, industrial design, and related fields. Also find idea-starters for architecture projects and opportunities to build your portfolio and publish your work.

Did the Devil Inspire Monsieur L'Enfant?
What inspired French engineer and urban designer Pierre Charles L'Enfant to fill Washington DC with roundabouts and angled avenues?

How Did Architecture Become a Licensed Profession?
Architecture is ancient, but architects were not formally licensed until the mid 1800s. Learn how architecture became an organized profession.

Careers in Architecture and Related Professions
This page is your source for information about careers in architecture, landscape design, urban planning, historic preservation, and related fields. Find employment agencies, job listings, job message boards, and career advice.

Licensing for Architects, Engineers, and other Building Professions
Find out how to receive professional licensing for architecture, engineering, and other professions in the building and design fields. These resources also include study guides, practice exams, and seminars to help you pass the Architect Registration Examination (A.R.E.),which is required to become a licensed architect in the United States.

Saving the Kite
The diamond-shaped Pearlroth Beach House on Long Island has been compared to a box kite. It's one of the remaining works of innovative Andrew Geller.

Climbing Pretty Skyscrapers is Just Too Easy
High-tech architecture can be tempting for the urban climber. Should architects modify skyscraper designs to keep stuntmen on the ground?

The Shard by Architect Renzo Piano - London Skyscraper
In 2012, The Shard became the tallest building in western Europe. Designed by Renzo Piano, the powerful glass wall allows reflection of the environment -- and reflection by its residents. Page 14.

The New York Times Building by Architect Renzo Piano - New York City Skyscraper
The Italian architect Renzo Piano took on New York City and The New York Times, designing a 52-story tower high on energy efficiency and controversy. Page 12.

Design and Build Your Home and Other Building Projects
Directory of facts and resources to help you design and build, including choosing a site, finding materials, drafting plans, and estimating costs.

Vietnam Memorial Early Design
The National Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, DC has been a source of controversy since Day One. Learn more about Maya Lin's design.

Straw Bale Architecture
Architects and engineers are exploring new possibilities for straw bale construction. Which technique used may determine the architectural design.

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.

Earth Houses: Straw, Cob, Earth Block, Adobe & More
Architects and engineers are taking a new look at ancient building techniques. Here's an introduction to adobe, rammed earth, cob, and straw bale.

Great American Mansions - Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie Louisiana
Massive oak trees frame the Antebellum Oak Valley Plantation house in Vacherie, Louisiana. Page 10.

Astors' Beechwood Mansion
Learn about the magnificient Astors' Beechwood Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. Page 4.

Spend the Night in a Castle - Castle Hotels and Inns
In Great Britain, Ireland and Europe, hundreds of castles, chateaux, and grand manor homes have been transformed into inns and resorts. Where are they?

Home Curb Appeal Beauty Suggestions
Beauty is often in the details, but you have to look. Even DIY projects can make your home more inviting and boost property value. Here are some ideas.

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

"Why does my house have two front doors?"
A member of our Forum wants to know the reason for more than one front door. Our readers have plenty of reasons, but nobody suggests why not?

Bruce Goff and Organic Architecture
20th century architect Bruce Goff designed expressive and original buildings using throw-away materials such as cake pans, steel pipe, rope, cellophane, and ash trays. Begin here to explore the life and works of Bruce Goff.

Alvar Aalto and Modern Scandinavian Architecture
Alvar Aalto's passion for painting led to the development of his unique architectural style. Explore the life and works of Alvar Aalto, father of Modern Scandinavian Architecture.

Santiago Calatrava - Architect and Engineer
Spanish modernist architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava is known for his bird-like design of the Transportation Hub in Lower Manhattan. Learn more.

Julian Abele
Philadelphia architect Julian Abele, the first African-American graduate of U. of Pennsylvania's School of Architecture, is also well-known at Duke.

Frank Lloyd Wright Interiors
The style and look associated with Frank Lloyd Wright was created by repeated use of certain architectural elements. What are Wright's common themes?

The IAC Building by Frank Gehry
The IAC Building is architect Frank Gehry's first New York building. It is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Page 3.

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

Build an Energy-Efficient House
Every homeowner should listen to Glenn Murcutt. The Australian architect provides four basic ideas for designing energy-efficient, earth-friendly homes.

Feng Shui and Your House's Architecture
Can the architecture of a building really affect the energy within? Feng Shui expert practitioner Master Lam Kam Chuen will make you a believer.

Feng Shui - What Is Feng Shui - Feng Shui and Architecture
Architects and designers find inspiration in ancient Eastern philosophies of feng shui. Learn more.

Renzo Piano: Kansai International Airport Terminal in Osaka, Japan
Kansai International Airport Terminal in Osaka, Japan: Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs

Renzo Piano: Buildings and Projects
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs High-Tech buildings that showcase technological shapes and materials. Yet as you view these photos, you will notice refined, classical styling and a nod toward the past.

Feng Shui and Architecture
Feng Shui, the ancient Oriental art of achieving harmony through careful placement of objects, is finding followers in the Western World. These resources explore the influence of Feng Shui thinking on architecture and home design.

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Years
When in his 60s, Leonardo traveled from Italy to France to live and work in the Court of King Francis I. Learn about da Vinci's unfinished designs.

Dominikus Zimmermann, 18th Century Rococo Architect
Dominikus Zimmerman became one of the many 18th century stucco masters of Bavaria. Discover the intricate Rococo interiors of his pilgrimage churches.

Castles and Palaces and Medieval Fortresses Around The World
Use these links and resources to find facts and photos for castles and palaces around the world, including medieval fortresses in Asia and American guilded age homes, often called

Urban Design and New Urbanism
Urban and community planners are architects and designers who examine neighborhoods, streetscapes, highways and the total fabric of our built environment. New Urbanists seek to create traditional, pedestrian-friendly communities. Here are resources and links.

Construction Materials
Find facts for all types of construction materials, including steel, concrete, asphalt,and composits.

Civil Engineering and Community Design
City planners and designers work closely with civil engineers to design safe, efficient communities. Listed here are resources related to civil engineering, including hydrolics, waste water management, traffic patterns, and public utilities.

Architecture in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
Find great buildings, monuments, cathedrals, towers, and other important architecture in Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean, including Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Russia, the Czech Republic, Greece, and Turkey.

Find An Architect or Other Building Professional
Find an architect or building professional by name, building type or region using these Internet directories of architects, building trade professionals and architecture firms. Also, get help finding and evaluating an architect.

Photos and Construction Drawings - Image Archives for Architecture
Use these archives, galleries, and resources to find photographs of great buildings and their designers, construction drawings, historic prints, plans, and other images. Keep in mind that the pictures you find on these Web sites are almost always copyrighted. For copyright-free, royalty free photos and drawings, see our listing of Free & Cheap Architecture Pictures.

Building Supplies - Find Building Supplies
Use these directories to find architectural supplies, construction materials, and firms dealing in building products and equipment.

Frank Lloyd Wright - Architect
This menu is your starting place for exploring the life and works of America's most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. You'll find photographs, biographies, quotations, books and a complete listing of all his buildings.

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.

Architecture in Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Explore the architecture of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including prehistoric monoliths, medieval castles, Georgian estates, and new construction.

Magazines and Professional Journals - Architecture, Engineering, Home Design, Landscape
Use this directory to find professional journals related to architecture, home design magazines, alternative art magazines, landscape design magazines and other publications for architecture and design.

Outdoor Art - Murals and Sculpture and Fountains and Graffiti
Find photos of innovative outdoor art projects, including art installations, murals, wall art, sculpture, and monuments.

Architecture and Building Design Books and Publishers and House Plans
This page is your starting place for finding books, house plans, and reference works related to architecture and building design. Included are photo books, research aids, biographies, children's books, building guides, house plan books, and gift books.

Save Energy - Energy-Efficient Design
Conserve heat and power, protect the environment, and spend less money on utility costs. These resources include construction information, supplies, and how-to tips for building energy-efficient buildings, including solar homes.

The Ancient World - Great Architecture from 3000 BC to 1000 AD
Explore the great temples, tombs, monuments, and other architecture built in ancient times. Find resources for ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and other ancient civilizations, from 3000 BC to 1000 AD.

Architecture Destinations
A geographical guide to the world's great architecture destinations with facts, photos, and itineraries.

Green Design
Find out how to build healthy, eco-friendly, and energy-efficient environments. All aspects of green design are explored in this compendium of resources.

Remodel and Restore - Home Improvement Resources
Find tips, tools, and ideas for your home improvement projects.

Architecture Organizations
Use this directory to find organizations, associations and clubs for architects, architecture students, landscape architects, historic preservationists, and other persons interested in architecture or the building trades.

Historic Periods and Styles
Learn about the history of architecture in this directory of important periods and styles, with photos and resources arranged chronologically from Prehistoric to Postmodern.

Lessons and Activities For Architecture
Teachers and parents will love these architecture lesson plans and activities. Students can also use them to plan school projects that incorporate math, science, art, social studies, and language arts.

Architect Directories
Use these online directories to find architects and architecture firms in the United States and in other countries. Most of these directories will let you search for architects by name, location, or specialty.

Environmental, Hydrology and Hydraulics
The field of Environmental Engineering includes hydrology, hydraulics, and issues related to environmental protection. Listed here are resources for civil engineers and others concerned with the engineering of communities and city infrastructures.

Geotechnical Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering refers to the earth (geo). One very important concern of geotechnical engineers is the erosion of soil and the ability of land to support the structures we build. The resources listed here provide soil research data and other professional and scholarly information related to geotechnical engineering.

Government Agencies for Civil Engineering and Architecture
Civil engineers, architects, and city planners work with many government agencies when designing and constructing buildings, bridges, roads, and communities. Listed here are some of the most important government agencies for civil engineers, architects, and city planners who are working in the United States.

Hydrology Resources for Engineers
The term Hydrology refers to water management. The resources on this page provide professional and academic information for engineers and city planners who are concerned with storm water, water storage, water flow, and other issues related to hydraulics.

Railroads - Rail Planning and Engineering
Railroad resources, maps, schedules, and other train information.

Architecture in the Ancient Roman Empire
In ancient times, the Roman Empire extended across much of the Western world. This page is your source for information about the great architecture of the ancient Roman Empire, with photographs, maps, and drawings.

Architectural Salvage - Salvaged Building Supplies
Find used or antique building parts for your remodeling or construction project. These resources tell you how and where.

Surveying and Mapping for Civil Engineers and other Building Professionals
For students and professionals in Civil Engineering, architecture, construction, and other building professions, the following links and resources provide information on surveying and mapping.

Castles in Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Find facts and photos for medieval castles and castle ruins in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.

Organizations for Historic Preservation of Old Buildings
Use this directory to find organizations, associations and foundations for architectural historians and persons concerned with preserving and restoring historic architecture.

Organizations and associations for Engineers
Professional organizations and associations for Engineers

Old-House Restoration Supplies and Resources
Thousands of companies offer supplies and resources to help you restore Victorian, Colonial, Craftsman, Foursquare, and other historic home. Listed here are some of the best sources for reproduction plumbing fixtures, decorative hardware, lighting, cabinets, furnishings, fabrics, and decorative items.

Road Safety - Traffic and Pedestrians
How can we plan highways, streets, and roadways that are efficient for traffic but also safe for pedestrians? What steps can we take to prevent accidents in work zone areas? Explore these links for information and professional resources related to road safety.

Stormwater Management - Preventing Floods
How can we provide safe, efficient drainage of storm water to prevent flooding and soil erosion? The links on this page provide tools and techniques for civil engineers, architects, and city planners who are concerned with storm water and watershed management.

Pedestrian Safety - Walkable Cities and Pedestrian Safety
For civil engineers and city planners, these resources provide information on designing pedestrian-friendly,

Traffic Signals and Operations
For civil engineers and urban planners, these resources provide information and technical tools for planning and maintenance of highway traffic signals and signs.

Architecture in Australia and Oceania - Great Buildings in Australia and Oceania
The vast lands in the southern hemisphere are home to some of the world's most interesting architecture. Explore the architecture of Australia, New Zealand, and islands of the South Pacific, or Oceania.

Statues and Sculpture and Fountains - Architecture and Statues
Statues, sculptures, and fountains are integral to the overall design of outdoor spaces. Listed here are some of the world's most famous outdoor statues, sculptures, and fountains, from the Moai of Easter Island to the Statue of Liberty in New York.

E - Architecture Terms Starting With E - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter E, including Earth sheltered, Eave, Eastlake, Embrasures, and more.

P - Architecture Terms Starting With P - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter P, including Palladian Window, Parapet, Pediment, Pilaster, and more.

Q - Architecture Terms Starting With Q - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter Q, including Quatrefoil, Queen Anne, and Quoin.

T - Architecture Terms Starting With T - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter T, including Traditional neighborhood development, Trompe l'oeil, Tudor, and more.

U-V - Architecture Terms Starting With U or V - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letters U and V, including Usonian, Vergeboard, and more.

Ancient Near & Middle East - Architecture in Iraq, Mesopotamia, Nippur, Ur, and Beyond
Find facts and photos for the art and architecture of ancient Iraq and other countries in the Near and Middle East, including great buildings in these ancient kingdoms: Mesopotamia, Nippur, Ur, Sumer, Babylon, and Assyria.

Ancient Roman Empire - Great Architecture
In ancient times, the Roman Empire extended across much of the Western world. This page is your source for information about the great architecture of the ancient Roman Empire, with photographs, maps, and drawings.

Famous Gardens and their Designers
Take a virtual tour of the world's great gardens and explore the work of important landscape designers.

Murals, Wall Art, and Graffiti
Murals, wall art, and sometimes even graffiti are important parts of the overall landscape and urban design.

Home Design Magazines
Use this directory to find print and electronic magazines for home owners, old house renovators and anyone interested in home decorating and design.

Architecture Magazines and Professional Journals and E-Zines
Use this directory to find magazines and journals of special interest to architects, architecture students, design professionals, and architecture enthusiasts.

Landscape Architecture - Careers
Interested in a career in landscape design? Here are facts about the profession, with resources and interviews with professionals.

Landscape Architecture and Landscape Design Journals - Magazines for Landscape Design
These publications are excellent resources for information about landscape architecture and garden care and design.

Organizations for Landscape Architects
Use this listing to find professional organizations for landscape architects and societies and foundations devoted to landscape design.

Landscape Architecture Organizations
Use this listing to find professional organizations for landscape architects and societies and foundations devoted to landscape design.

Landscape Design Help and Ideas
Listed below are resources to help you design your yard, garden, and other outdoor spaces.

Landscape Design Publications
These books and magazines are excellent resources for information about landscape architecture and garden care and design.

Organizations for Architects and Professionals in Building and Design
Organizations for architects, builders, contractors, urban planners and other professionals in the building trades, with links to organizations for architecture students, historic preservation, and related fields

Urban Design - Planned Communities
Follow these links for information about the planning and design of model cities and towns, gated neighborhoods, New Urbanist communities, and other planned communities around the world.

Architecture Book Reviews - Reviews of Architecture Books
Find reviews, summaries, and excerpts of architecture books, with links to related resources.

Solar Power - Solar Energy Building Guides & Resources
Even homes in northern climates can tap into clean, free power from the sun. These resources include solar home building guides, solar power installation resources, photos of solar homes, and ways any home can capitalize on passive solar.

Ancient Egypt - Pyramids, Temples and other Great Architecture
Explore the pyramids, tombs, temples, and other great architecture of ancient Egypt. These resources have photos, diagrams, construction details, histories, and more.

Ancient Greece and Crete - Great Temples and Other Architecture
Your source for information about the art and architecture of ancient Greece, including Crete, Mycenae, Acropolis, the Parthenon, and ancient Athens.

Architecture Clipart: Free or Cheap Photos and Drawings of Buildings
Where can you get free or cheap architecture pictures for your Web site, school reports, articles, and other publications? The photos you see in library archives are almost always copyrighted. For royalty-free, copyright-free pictures, go to photo sharing and clipart Web sites like the ones listed here. Many of the pictures on these sites are free; others can be purchased for as little as $1.

Architecture in South America - Great Buildings in South America
Central America and South America have great architecture that spans the centuries, from ancient Mayan monuments to modern skyscrapers.

Castles in Great Britain and Ireland
Your source for information and photos for castles in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Castles in Europe
Explore the great castles of Europe and Eastern Europe. Here are facts and photos.

Castles in the United States
During America's Guilded Age, wealthy industrialists built lavish homes which are often called

Concrete Design, Construction, Research, and Standards
For students and professionals in Civil Engineering, architecture, construction, and other building professions, the following links and resources provide information on concrete design, construction, research, and standards.

Transportation Systems, Highway Planning, and Road Maintenance
The resources on this page are for engineers and city planners who are concerned with planning, designing, and maintaining safe, efficient roads, highways, and public transit systems. Included are links to information about Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), GIS and Mapping software, and other technical approaches to transportation design.

Steel - How Steel is Used in Construction and Architectural Design
Strong and lightweight, steel is a favored material for construction and architectural design. The resources listed here give facts, research, and statistics for steel construction.

Architecture in the Middle East
Some of the world's most wonderful architecture landmarks are located in the Middle East. Here are highlights.

Frank Lloyd Wright Gifts and Collectibles
Frank Lloyd Wright designs make excellent fashion accessories, decorative ornaments, and gifts. The companies listed here offer a wide range of gifts, household items, and art based on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Frank Lloyd Wright House Plans
Use these resources to find construction plans for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and also building plans for new homes that suggest the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright® and Taliesin® are registered trademarks of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. While new plans incorporate many of Wright's ideas, they do not duplicate the originals.

Frank Lloyd Wright - Web Sites
Frank Lloyd Wright is America's most famous architect. Extensive resources are available on the Web. Listed here are our top picks.

Architecture in Canada
Use this directory to find facts and photos for buildings in Canada, and other resources related to Canadian architecture and architects.

Architecture in Egypt
Find important buildings, temples, tombs, shrines, monuments, pyramids, houses, and other architecture on the African continent, including Egypt.

Links to the world's more famous bridges.
Links to the world's more famous bridges.

Architecture Gifts and Collectibles and Accessories and Clothing
Shop safely online for architecture gifts, collectibles, and holiday giving ideas. Use these links to find clothing, accessories, construction toys, housewares, furnishings, and artwork inspired by the work of great designers. Regardless of the occasion, there is something here to delight fans of famous architects.

House Color Workshop - Discuss House Paint Colors and Siding
Learn about choosing colors and materials for exterior siding. See houses submitted by our readers, post your comments, and read what other have written. Also find links and resources to help you choose colors for your own house painting or siding project.

A - Architecture Terms Starting With A - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter A, including Adaptive Reuse, Antebellum, Arts & Crafts, and more.

B - Architecture Terms Starting With B - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter B, including Bargeboard, Balustrade, Battlement, and more.

F - Architecture Terms Starting With F - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter F, including Fanlight, Flying buttress, Formalism, Foursquare, Frieze, and more.

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.

Art Nouveau Architecture
Art Nouveau buildings often have asymmetrical shapes, arches and decorative surfaces with curved, plant-like designs.

Build Accessible Spaces - Accessibility and Universal Design
Universal design means designing buildings that meet the needs of all people, both abled and disabled. Here are resources, guidelines, and information on how our buildings can provide for all people, including the handicapped and people with special needs.

Building Cost Estimators
For estimating the cost to build or remodel, we recommend these resources and software programs.

Green Building Resources
What is Green Architecture? What is Sustainable Architecture? What is Arcology? These resources provide an overview of ideas and philosophies related to sustainable development and the relationship between architecture and ecology.

School Architecture - Build Better Schools
The size and shape of our school buildings can shape the way we teach and learn. The resources on this page explore the architecture of schools, from kindergarten buildings to universities. Also find information on campus design, creating secure school buildings, and the history of school architecture.

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.

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.

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.

L - Architecture Terms Starting With L - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter L, including Levee.

M - Architecture Terms Starting With M - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter M, including Mansard, Merlons, Mitered, Modernism, Modular, and more.

O - Architecture Terms Starting With O - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter O, including Oriel Window, Organic Architecture, and more.

Architecture in the Caribbean - Great Buildings in the Caribbean
Explore great architecture in the Caribbean, including Mayan temples, historic cities in Cuba and Puerto Rico, the Panama Canal, and more.

Mexico - Architecture in Mexico
Explore the great buildings and historic structures of Mexico, including Chichen Itza, the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Fine Arts Palace, the Latin American Tower, and much more.

20th Century Trends in Architecture
Make sense of the 20th century! Explore modernism in architecture. These resources move from Art Moderne and the Bauhaus school to Deconstructivism, Formalism, Modernism, Structuralism, Postmodernism, and other important isms of architecture in modern times.

Adaptive Reuse and Historic Restoration
Old buildings often outlive their original purposes. Adaptive Reuse is a process that adapts buildings for new uses while retaining their historic features. Follow these links to see some famous examples of adaptive re-use, and to find out how adaptive reuse relates to historic preservation and sustainable development.

Arches - Great Arches - Engineering and Construction of Arches
From the playful arches of McDonald's restaurants to the soaring arches of some of the world's great structures, curved architecture has helped shape our skylines. Here are resources to explore famous arches and arch construction.

Architecture and Sex: Theories of Gender in Building Design
The title may seem frivolous, but the topic of sex and architecture is often at the center of serious discussions of building design. The articles listed here introduce the concepts of gender in design and suggest helpful resources.

Build Decks, Patios, and Other Outdoor Spaces
Find building plans and instructions to help you design and build outdoor spaces - decks, patios, and other architectural additions to your landscape.

Design and Build Student Projects
You may not be ready to construct the world's tallest skyscraper, but you can learn about architectural design and structural engineering by building models, computer generated structures, and other smaller projects. The links listed here will take you to a variety of easy building projects designed for beginners.

Build a Dome Home - Domes and Biodomes and Dome Homes
Explore the world of Synergetics and the connection between geometry and architecture. Here are photos and building plans for geodesic domes pioneered by Buckminster Fuller, air form domes, steel reinforced domes, concrete shell monolithic domes, yurts, biodomes, and other energy-efficient and affordable dome projects.

Handicap Access and Universal Design and Building for the Disabled
Universal design means designing buildings that meet the needs of all people, both abled and disabled. Here are resources, guidelines and information on laws related to providing for the handicapped and people with special needs.

Famous Houses and Historic Houses
Find famous houses by famous architects, including houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, houses designed by Bauhaus architects, and historic older houses.

Choose Siding Materials for Your New House
You're building a new home or remodeling. What materials should you use? Explore these pages for information about vinyl, concrete, and other siding materials. Find out which siding materials provide the most protection during storms, which are easiest to maintain, and which are the most economical.

Architecture and Society
How should we build? The articles and Web sites listed here are devoted to our efforts to design buildings that address social needs and our attempts to resolve environmental and humanitarian problems through architecture.

Dams and Resevoirs
Is a dam architecture? Or, is it a marvel of engineering having little to do with art? You decide: Here are facts and photos for a few of the world's most famous dams and resevoirs.

Guest Writers for the Architecture Pages
The following people have contributed articles to the architecture pages at About.com.

Lighthouses and Lighthouse Restoration
Your source for information on lighthouses and lighthouse restoration, with histories, photos and resources.

Mail Order Houses and Catalog House Plans
Sears was just one of many companies that sold mail order houses in the early 20th century. Learn about catalog homes and find historic mail order house plans from Sears, Aladdin, Craftsman, and Ye Planry.

Towers - TV Towers and Radio Towers and Observation Towers
When we speak of the

House Style Workshops
Learn about house styles and get renovation ideas in our free online workshops. See see photos and join discussions.

Reader Showcase Gallery
A wonderful array of houses submitted by our readers. Browse the photos, and submit pictures of your own home.

American Colonial Architecture
Your starting place for exploring architecture in the American colonies, with facts, photos and resources.

Art Deco Architecture
Zigzag patterns and vertical lines create dramatic effect on jazz-age, Art Deco buildings. Here are facts, photos and resources.

Barn Building Plans - Barn Photos - Barn Histories - Barn Resources
Whether you want to build a new barn, restore an old one, or simply to learn about barn history and construction, you'll find facts and photos on these sites.

Baroque Architecture
In Italy, the Baroque style is reflected in opulent and dramatic churches with irregular shapes and extravagant ornamentation. In France, the highly ornamented Baroque style combines with Classical restraint. Russian aristorcrats were impressed by Versailles in France, and incorporated Baroque ideas in the building of St. Petersburg. Elements of the Baroque style are found throughout Europe.

Architecture Discussion Forums
Directory of online discussion forums where you can post questions and participate in discussions about architecture.

Architecture Libraries and Information Databases
Use this index to find databases and libraries with extensive facts and statistics about buildings, structures, architects, urban design and other topics related to architecture.

Building Plans for Houses inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright designs
Use these resources to find construction plans for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and also building plans for new homes which suggest the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright® and Taliesin® are registered trademarks of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. While new plans incorporate many of Wright's ideas, they do not duplicate the originals.

Homework Help - Architecture
These resources will help you find the information you need to complete high school assignments, write essays and do creative projects related to architecture and building design.

Architecture Mailing Lists
Directory of email mailing lists and newsletters related to architecture.

Neoclassical Architecture Resources
Your source for information on Neoclassical and Federalist or Idealist architecture in Europe, Great Britain and the United States, from 1750 to 1880.

Architecture and Social Studies
Use this directory to find ideas and general resources for combining social studies, geography and history lessons with discussion of architecture and building design. Teaching aids for all ages.

Lesson Plan Collections for Architecture and Engineering Concepts
For teachers and parents, here are Web sites and books offering variety of lesson plans for kindergarten through high school. These lesson plans use an interdisciplinary approach, combining architecture and building concepts with math, writing, art, and other subject areas.

Share Your Architecture Photos and Drawings - Publish Architecture Pictures
Publish your photos, drawings, CAD renderings, floor plans, and other illustrations on the Architecture pages at About.com.

Write About Architecture - Add Your Comments to the Architecture Pages
Here's your chance to share your thoughts and ideas about architecture and home design. Click on a topic below and begin writing. Your writings will appear on the Architecture site within just a few days.

Building Parts and Construction Words
Use these glossaries and illustrated dictionaries to find the meanings for words related to architecture and construction.

Dome Construction and Geodesic and Monolithic Domes
Explore the world of Synergetics and the connection between geometry and architecture. Here are photos and building plans for geodesic domes pioneered by Buckminster Fuller, air form domes, steel reinforced domes, concrete shell monolithic domes and massive modern dome projects.

Architecture in the Middle Ages - Medieval Architecture
Learn about the architecture in Europe during the Middle Ages, from 373 AD through 1200 AD. Find photos and resources for Byzantine, Romanesque, and other architectural periods.

Engineering and Construction Activities for the Classroom
These hands-on construction projects are designed for younger students, but adults will also enjoy the excitement of designing and building. Any of these activities can be easily combined with math, social studies, and language arts activities.

Careers in Engineering
Use these resources to find jobs and job-search advice in the engineering fields, including civil engineering and structural engineering.

Building Plans and House Plan Books - Best Books for Building Plans and House Plans
Browse our online bookstore for the best selection of building plans, construction guides, and mail order houses. Find catalogs for blueprints and floor plans plus illustrated books to inspire you.

Renaissance Architecture
Your starting place for exploring Renaissance architecture, with facts and photos for Renaissance architecture in Italy, France and England.

Old-House Research
Your house has a rich and exciting history. Find answers to questions about your house, learn about house styles, and research the history of your home.

Architecture Schools
Use this directory to find colleges, universities, libraries and other education resources for architecture, historic preservation and landscape design. Also listed are school rankings and application advice.

Theaters and Entertainment Centers
Find facts and photos for masterpieces of theater design, including both historic and modern theaters. Also find information about acoustics and sound engineering in theaters.

Architecture Challenge - Submit Your Architecture Designs and Plans and Renderings
Try out your creativity on these fun projects. Each project presents a design challenge and a chance to submit your drawings, plans, or CAD renderings. The best submissions will be published here on the architecture pages at About.com.

Hotels and Inns - Famous Architecture With Rooms to Rent
Spend the night in a famous building! The hotels, inns, and rental houses listed here are my favorites, and are recommended for anyone who loves great architecture. Some are renovated historic buildings, others are modern construction that shows exceptional artistry. All offer something very special in terms of design.

Historic House Tours
The following historic houses are open to visitors. Here are photos and histories of the buildings.

Prehistoric Architecture and Stone Circles and Megaliths
Find photographs, maps and information for stone circles, megaliths, monoliths, and other forms of prehistoric architecture.

Remodel Your House : Repair and Restorations
Follow these links for resources, information and tips for home remodeling, restorations and repairs. Find ideas for your design and home improvement projects.

Repair and Restoration Problems and Solutions and Tools and Tricks
Follow these links for help with common repair and restoration problems, including painting damaged wood, restoring stucco, and repairing mortar. Also be sure to explore our Historic Preservation resources for more information about the care of older buildings.

Googie - American Roadside Architecture of the 20th Century
Take a virtual tour along America's roads and highways: Here are photos and discussions of America's billboards, neon signs, diners, shopping plazas, and other offbeat buildings from the mid-twentieth century. Discover Googie, Tiki, mimetic architecture, and other forms of roadside buildings.

Weird Architecture and Funny Buildings
Architecture has a purpose, but some buildings are so unusual they are just plain silly. This directory presents a sampling of weird, funny, absurd, playful, or odd architecture. Also included is

Submit Your Home Improvement Tips - Help With Home Improvements
Here's your chance to submit tips and advice for a variety of home improvement projects. Tell us how you cut costs, saved energy, or added curb appeal. Read tips and advice from other readers and find links and resources to help with your home improvement projects.

Architecture and Art Activities
These lesson plans and learning activities use building design to explore concepts of shape, form, perspective and pattern.

Earth Architecture - Buildings Made With Natural Materials
Some of the world's most practical buildings are made with earth. Learn about energy-saving, sustainable adobe, cob, straw, and other earthen materials used for construction.

How Buildings Stand Up - How Buildings Work - Building Structure and Structural Engineering
Learn how buildings and other structures are made, what materials are used, how buildings stand up, and the techniques engineers and architects use to make buildings resistant to hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and other forces of nature.

Museums and Art Galleries
Architects create some of their most innovate works when designing museums, art galleries, and exhibition centers. The buildings in this directory don't merely house art; they are art.

Stadiums and Arenas and Sport Facilities
Architects face special challenges when they design large structures for sports and special events like concerts, conventions, and theatrical performances. In addition to designing the seating for optimal views, the architect must provide for parking, rest rooms, meeting halls, and efficient flow of pedestrian traffic.

Tunnels: Great Underground Structures
Explore the world of underground construction. These resources introduce the engineering and design of the the world's great tunnels, subways, and underground transportation systems.

Windmills and Windmill Architecture
Use this directory to find facts and photos for wind powered architecture, including windmill histories and information on windmill construction.

Learning Design with Frank Lloyd Wright
Design a house with Frank Lloyd Wright? With this free software, anyone can learn architecture from America's most famous architect. Learn more.

Architecture and Home Design Products and Services
Get consumer advice and find products and services related to architecture and home design, including construction materials, house plans, decorative items, home design software, and professional services.

Computers for Architects
One of our readers asked what type of computer to buy for college, but the readers' comments took an unexpected turn. The high school grad got an earful.

Civil Engineering software
Civil Engineering software. Architecture.

Black to the Future, Architects Working Under the Radar
Paul Williams is one of many historically important African-American architects, but what about now? Let's look at some Black architects working today.

How to Handle Your Architect’s Ego
Does your architect have big a ego? Like other successful professionals, architects do have definite viewpoints. But do their egos get in the way of good design?

What is the Oldest Town?
The US is a relatively young country, so the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia brought much fanfare and festivity. But is it the oldest town?

Add Light to a Dark House - Beauty and Healthy Living Inside Your Home
Homeowners do not have to live in darkness. Here are some ideas for adding light to a dark house.

Designing For Dementia
The best universal design happens at the time of building, but any space can be made safer. Here are some design ideas to help people with memory loss.

Feng Shui For Modern Kitchen Design
The ancient Asian art, Feng Shui, offers practical wisdom for kitchen design. Follow these tips to plan a kitchen that's beautiful and accessible.

Women in Architecture - Great Names and Forgotten Women in Architecture and Design
The role of women architects is often overlooked. Here are resources for learning more about women and architecture.

Roman Ruins in Turkey - Ancient Library of Celsus in Ephesus
In ancient Turkey when civilizations began to record their histories, the architect Vitruoya designed a building to house thousands of parchment scrolls. Join us as we explore the ancient library of Celsus in Ephesus.

Optical Illusions at the Library of Celsus in Ephesus
How did ancient builders give the Library of Celsus in Ephesus the sense of enormous size? The answer likes in clever engineering, and optical illusions.

Grand Entrances at the Library of Celsus in Ephesus Turkey
Our tour of the ancient Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey continues with an examination of the inscriptions and sculptures at the grand entrance.

Cavity Construction at the Library of Celsus in Ephesus Turkey
How did the peoples in the ancient Roman Empire store their books? Let's look at the ingenious cavity construction at the Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey.

Ornaments at the Library of Celsus in Ephesus Turkey
As we look at the ruins of the ancient Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey, we can easily imagine the beauty of the lavish ornaments and carvings.

Brothel in Ephesus Turkey - Ancient Roman Empire Town Brothel
Where are the mysterious footprints in Ephesus, Turkey headed? Why to the town brothel! Let's look at ruins from the ancient Roman Empire.

1776 is the Magic Number for New York's Freedom Tower
1776 is the year the United States declared its independence as a nation. The number also represents the height (feet) of the proposed Freedom Tower.

A New Look for Freedom Tower at Ground Zero
Learn about the early revisions of Daniel Libeskind's plan for Freedom Tower. The 2003 redesign is not quite like the 2005 redesign.

Twin Tower Design
Terrorists destroyed the Manhattan Twin Towers, but twin tower design can be found in other cities around the world. Check out these iconic twin tower designs.

Cob Houses
Made of clay-like clumps of earth, cob homes are generally smooth and sculpted with sloping walls. Learn more.

Definition of Trompe l'oeil in Architecture
Definition of the term trompe l'oeil with examples and photos of how trompe l'oeil is used in architecture.

The Radical Michelangelo
Michelangelo is not known for his architecture, but one scholar thinks he's one radical architect. Learn more about the Rebel of the Renaissance.

Architecture History Photo Guide
From prehistoric to modern, here are the key periods and styles in architectural history, with links to photos and resources.

What is Cast Iron, Wrought Iron, and Cast Iron Architecture?
Cast iron as a building material was a global phenomenon during the 19th century Industrial Revolution. Learn more about cast iron and wrought iron.

Research Your Home
This simple guide lists how to find information about your house, research history, choose paint colors, add curb appeal, and explore other resources.

What Is Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND)
Learn the definition for TND -- Traditional Neighborhood Development -- and find links, resources, and more.

10 Question Architecture Quiz - July Birthday Trivia
Test your knowledge about architects and architecture. Answer this summer puzzler and you may be taken to great architectural and geometric heights.

Architecture Quiz - Test Your Wits in July
Answers to top 10 questions about architects born in July. Test your wits with this architecture quiz. Page 2.

Richard Buckminster Fuller - Architect, Philosopher and Poet
Explore the life and works of R. Buckminster Fuller (Bucky), the architect, philosopher, and poet who conceived the geodesic dome.

Tech Nouveau, With a Twist
Some call it zoomorphism. Some call it neo-organicism. Some call it biomorphism. This fascinating new trend in design combines flowing forms from nature with computer aided engineering.

Remodeling a Ho-Hum Ranch Style House
Character. A quality that is difficult to define and many times elusive, a home's character is often the start of curb appeal. How do you do it?

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Building: Architecture
Learn about the architecture of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City. Neo-classical design is described in a photographic essay about this historic building.

The Trading Floor, Inside the NYSE
The interior design of the NYSE trading floor area makes use of natural light from George Post's 1903 architectural design.

The Relationship Between the NYSE and Wall Street
Examine the architecture of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City. Neo-classical design is described in a photographic essay about this historic building.

Illustration of second empire architecture of the new york stock exchange from 1865 until 1901
Compare the architecture of the 1865 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City with the 1903 neo-classical design.

The Modern New York Stock Exchange Building of 1903
An historic 1910 photograph shows the neoclassic architecture of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City.

Broad Street front of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building in New York City
The Broad Street facade of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building in New York City is described in a photographic essay about this historic building.

The grand portico of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City
The temple-like portico of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City is described in a photographic essay about this historic building.

Corinthean columns in front of the Broad Street face of the NY Stock Exchange
Roman-inspired architecture of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City includes a colonnade or row of classical columns.

The Triangular Pediment on the Portico of the 1903 NY Stock Exchange building
A classical pediment is described in an architectural photographic essay about the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City.

High-Relief Symbolic Statues within the Pediment of the 1903 NY Stock Exchange Building


The Wall of Windows behind the Colonnade on the NYSE Building
In 1903, a wall of glass, a window curtain, provided natural light to the interior of the New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City.

Bargeboard (Vergeboard) Definition
Bargeboards, also called verge boards, hang from the projecting end of a roof. They are often elaborately carved and ornamented.

A Remodeled Ranch - A Remodeled House With Curb Appeal
The house shown here looks very different from a traditional Raised Ranch. Yet this house began with many of the same features and the same problems.

How to Decorate a Ranch House Exterior
The house shown here is a Raised Ranch built in the 1970s. The location fits the family's needs, but the new owners knew that something was missing.

A House in Disrepair - Remodeling to Add Curb Appeal
The Hudson Valley hideaway Abby and Michael wanted to purchase was not merely unattractive... It had serious flaws. What to do?

Home Improvement Ideas - The Roof - Add Curb Appeal
In spite of the problems with this rundown Raised Ranch, the new owners believed it had potential. They began to list home improvement ideas.

Home Improvement Ideas - Windows - Add Curb Appeal
Window ideas for a rundown Raised Ranch? Sometimes adding curb appeal solves more than one problem.

Home Improvement Ideas - Siding - Add Curb Appeal
Different exterior siding can add character to a ho-hum Raised Ranch. What did these homeowners consider?

What can we learn from architects about additions and curb appeal?
What can we learn from architects? Ideas and cautions for adding or changing additions to a rundown Raised Ranch house.

Home Improvement Ideas - Porches and Decks - Add Curb Appeal
Porches and decks can move the eye away from ho-hum parts of a house. Here are ideas for adding or changing porches and decks on this Raised Ranch.

Home Improvement Ideas - Landscaping - Add Curb Appeal
Landscaping can change the focus of a ho-hum house, adding curb appeal through diversion. Here are ideas for this boring Raised Ranch style house.

The Serpentine Gallery, Home of London Pavilion Architecture
Experience the best of modern architecture every summer at London's Serpentine Gallery - for free. Explore pavilion designs by world-known architects.

London 2008 Pavilion by Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry built a public space in 2008 London. The modern Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery was temporary, but the memory is permanent. See why.

London 2009 Pavilion by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa were not the first or last Japanese architects to tackle a Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Explore their 2009 design.

London 2010 Pavilion by Jean Nouvel
See what the French architect Jean Nouvel designed for London's Kensington Gardens just two year after he won the Pritzker Prize.

London 2011 Pavilion by Peter Zumthor
Peter Zumthor designed the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2011, but the Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf made the sweet smells of summer for London.

London 2012 Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei
Herzog & de Meuron designed London's summer Pavilion in 2012, but artist Ai Weiwei made it a special summer Olympic venue. See the results.

London 2000 Pavilion by Zaha Hadid
The first Pavilion commissioned by London's Serpentine Gallery was in 2000. See what Zaha Hadid designed, before she won the Pritzker Prize.

London 2001 Pavilion by Daniel Libeskind with Arup
The second Pavilion commissioned by London's Serpentine Gallery in 2001 was designed by Daniel Libeskind - before his Master Plan for rebuilding NYC.

London 2002 Pavilion by Toyo Ito
The Pavilion at London's Serpentine Gallery in 2002 was designed by Toyo Ito. See the work of this Japanese architect before he won a Pritzker Prize.

London 2003 Pavilion by Oscar Niemeyer
The 95-year-old Pritzker Laureate Oscar niemeyer designed London's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2003. See what the Brazilian architect created.

London 2004 Pavilion by MVRDV (unrealized)
The Pavilion commissioned by London's Serpentine Gallery in 2004 was designed by the Dutch architects at MVRDV. See why it was never built.

London 2005 Pavilion by Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura
See what the Portuguese team of Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura came up with in the summer of 2005 for London's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion.

London 2006 Pavilion by Rem Koolhaas
See what the 2000 Pritzker Laureate Rem Koolhaas designed for the 2006 Serpentine Pavilion in London.

London 2007 Pavilion by Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen
Norwegian architect Kjetil Thorsen and visual artist Olafur Eliasson designed the temporary 2007 Pavilion for London's Serpentine Gallery. See more.

London 2013 Pavilion by Sou Fujimoto
Young Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto designed an airy Pavilion for London's Serpentine Gallery in 2013. Nobody got hurt in this modern structure.

London 2014 Pavilion by Smiljan Radić
Chilean architect Smiljan Radić created a great stone shell for London visitors in 2014. Learn more about the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions.

Tsunami-Proof Building
Shrewd engineering combined with a swift, efficient warning system can save thousands of lives. Engineers and other experts suggest these strategies for tsunami-resistant construction.

Dutch Influences
Discover Dutch Modernism in the architecture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld and the philosophy of Theo Van Doesburg. It's all in The Style.

California Academy of Sciences by Architect Renzo Piano
In the design for the California Academy of Sciences, Renzo Piano combined his love of architecture with nature. Learn more about the green roof in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Page 13.

Renzo Piano: Buildings and Projects
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs High-Tech buildings that showcase technological shapes and materials. Yet as you view these photos, you will notice refined, classical styling and a nod toward the past.

Odile Decq, French Architect for the 21st Century
Paris-based Odile Decq built her own notoriety after the death of her partner, Benoît Cornette. Learn more about this artist, educator, and architect.

The Bow, Calgary, Canada
The Bow skyscraper in Calgary, Canada is an award-winning, high-tech design by British architect Sir Norman Foster. Learn more.

Hearst Tower by Norman Foster, New York City
The controversial Hearst Tower in New York City is an award-winning, high-tech design by British architect Sir Norman Foster. Learn more. Page 8.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
Since 1971, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has served as a living memorial to the 35th President of the United States. Learn more about this building in Washington, DC. Page 4.

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.

Great Hall of the People - Historic Architecture in Beijing, China
The Great Hall of the People, located in Tiananmen Square, is the main venue for China's government activities and formal ceremonies. Page 10.

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

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri opened in 2011. The architect, Moshe Safdie, designed the sweeping glass walls to welcome in the city. Page 13.

WTC Tower 4 in August 2012
Four World Trade Center at 150 Greenwich Street achieved its full structural height in 2012. Page 8.

Gordon Strong Automobile Objective and Planetarium by Frank Lloyd Wright
Gordon Strong Automobile Objective and Planetarium in Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland was a scenic overlook designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924–25. This section drawing was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Ink on paper. 17 x 35 7/8 inches. Page 8.

Unity Temple Interior by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit at the Guggenheim
Built in 1905–08, Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois shows Frank Lloyd Wright's early use of open space. This photo of the church interior was featured in a 2009 exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. Page 20.

Unity Temple Drawing by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit at the Guggenheim
Frank Lloyd Wright experimented with concrete construction for Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois, built 1905–08. This drawing was featured in a 2009 exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. Ink and watercolor on art paper. 11 1/2 x 25 inches. . Page 19.

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

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

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

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

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

September 11 Museum Pavilion
The September 11 Museum Pavilion by Snøhetta will include columns salvaged from the destroyed World Trade Center buildings. Page 9.

Casa Solar - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
Casa Solar opens directly to a deck that has seating and vegetation. The solar house was designed by students from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid for the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. Page 2.

Architecture Photos: Metro Station Entrance Enclosure, "Fosterito" in Bilbao, Spain, Sir Norman Foster, architect
British architect Sir Norman Foster is known for

Orchard House - Colonial Home of Louisa May Alcott
From our photo gallery of colonial homes, the historic Orchard House where Louisa May Alcott lived with her family.

Architect's Plan for 175 Greenwich Street at the New York World Trade Center
Site plan for 175 Greenwich Street at the World Trade Center Site in New York City by Richard Rogers Partnership.

3 World Trade Center Plan by Richard Rogers
The skyscraper at 3 World Trade Center will be an important New York landmark. Page 2.

New York World Trade Center Towers
This illustration compares the proposed Towers 2, 3, and 4 at the New York World Trade Center. Page 6.

New York World Trade Center Tower 2 Plans and Drawings
Tower 2 at the New York World Trade Center will have a distinctive diamond-shaped top. See picture. Page 6.

World Trade Center Tower 2 at the New World Trade Center
Norman Foster's Tower 2 is integral to the plans for the new World Trade Center in New York. See drawings. Page 7.

Plan for New York World Trade Center Tower 3
See plans for the 71-story Tower 3 at the New York World Trade Center site. Page 4.

Model of New York World Trade Center Tower
Model of the new World Trade Center Tower 3, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership. Page 3.

New York World Trade Center Tower 3 Proposal
Tower 3 at the World Trade Center site will have no columns. See plans by Richard Rogers Partnership. Page 7.

New York World Trade Center Tower 3 Rendering
WTC Tower 3 by Richard Rogers Partnership offers views of the National 9/11 Memorial. Page 5.

Fumihiko Maki WTC Tower 4 Plans
See Fumihiko Maki's vision for the New York World Trade Center. Page 3.

Elevation Drawing of WTC Tower 4 by Fumihiko Maki
This elevation drawing shows Fumihiko Maki's plan for Tower 4 at the New York World Trade Center site. Page 4.

Proposal for WTC Tower 4 by Fumihiko Maki
Architect Fumihiko Maki had a two-fold plan for Tower 4 at the New York World Trade Center site. Page 5.

Sloped Elevation at WTC Tower 4 by Fumihiko Maki
This illustration shows Fumihiko Maki's treatment of the sloped elevation at Tower 4 at the World Trade Center site. Page 6.

Atrium at WTC Tower 4 by Fumihiko Maki
See Fumihiko Maki's plan for a soaring atrium at World Trade Center Tower 4. Page 7.

WTC Tower 4 Plans by Fumihiko Maki
See drawings and plans for the new World Trade Center Tower 4, designed by Fumihiko Maki and Maki and Associates.

Sketch of WTC Tower 4 Plans by Fumihiko Maki
This sketch reveals plans for World Trade Center Tower 4, designed by Fumihiko Maki and Maki and Associates. Page 2.

Drawing of World Trade Center Tower 2
Norman Foster plans rooms with sweeping views at Tower 2 on the World Trade Center site. Page 2.

Norman Foster's Plan for WTC Tower 2
See Norman Foster's plans for Tower 2 at the World Trade Center site in New York City. Page 3.

Sectional View of World Trade Center Tower 2
Architect Norman Foster discusses his design for Tower 2 at the World Trade Center site. Page 4.

Picture of World Trade Center Tower 2
Architect Norman Foster designed WTC Tower 2 as part of the master plan for reconstruction at the World Trade Center site. Learn more. Page 5.

Drawing of World Trade Center Tower 2
WTC Tower 2 by Foster and Partners has an innovative design. See sketches and plans.

New World Trade Center Exposed Slurry Wall
See the architects' proposal for an explosed slurry wall at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Page 6.

Entering the World Trade Center Memorial
Architects envisioned a peaceful, tree-lined space at the National 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero. Page 7.

National 9/11 Memorial Aerial View
This early drawing shows an overview of the Reflecting Absence memorial that architects Michael Arad and Peter Walker envisioned for the World Trade Center site. Page 2.

National 9/11 Memorial - Sectional View of the North Pool
This model illustrates Michael Arad's vision for galleries and waterfalls at the National 9/11 Memorial. Page 3.

Fulton Street Transit Terminal for the New World Trade Center
The Fulton Street Transit Terminal by Santiago Calatrava will connect six existing New York subways to the new World Trade Center. See picture. Page 8.

WTC Transit Center - Interior View
The WTC Transit Center by architect Santiago Calatrava will have a bright, domed interior space. See picture. Page 9.

WTC Transit Center - Street View
This rendering shows a street view of the proposed transit center for the new World Trade Center in New York City. Page 10.