Architecture Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-25

Inside a Gehry Classroom at University of Technology Sydney
Explore a classroom at the University of Technology Sydney, Frank Gehry's

Gehry's West Facing UTS Business Building
Frank Gehry designed the 2015 Business School at UTS with two facades of highly different materials. The result should please all senses.

A Closer Look at the Gehry East Face Curve (UTS 2015)
Examine the brick facade of Frank Gehry's UTS Business School building in Sydney, Australia. The effect is soft waves of hard brick.

Gehry's Inside/Outside Modeling at UT Sidney
Frank Gehry designed open, interior stairways of natural wood for his first building built in Australia. Learn more about this building in Sydney.

16 Women Architects - Who's Your Favorite?
Architecture is traditionally a male profession, but the women listed here overcame obstacles to become world famous for their achievements.

16 Women Architects - Who's Your Favorite?
Architecture is traditionally a male profession, but the women listed here overcame obstacles to become world famous for their achievements.

Frank Gehry's First and Only Australian Project - Go Sydney
Pritzker Laureate Frank Gehry designed one building for Australia, and its classrooms were filled in 2015. Learn more about the Business Building at UTS.

W. R. Grace Building, 1973, from Bunshaft's SOM Portfolio
Near Bryant Park in New York City, notice the swooping W. R. Grace building. Why did Gordon Bunshaft design this skyscraper so curvaceously?

Hirshhorn Museum, 1974, from Bunshaft's SOM Portfolio
Gordon Bunshaft's cylindrical design of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim. See more in Bunshaft's portfolio.

Hajj Terminal, 1981, from Gordon Bunshaft's SOM Portfolio
Gordon Bunshaft is known for glass-clad NYC skyscrapers. But take a look at this airport terminal in Saudi Arabia. The Pritzker Laureate can design like a Bedouin.

Chase Manhattan Bank, 1961, from Bunshaft's SOM Portfolio
When architect Gordon Bunshaft designed the Chase Manhattan Bank Tower, the tomb-like International style entered the Financial District of Lower Manhattan.

Beinecke Library at Yale, 1963, from Bunshaft's SOM Portfolio
The Beinecke Rare Book library is a must-see if you're anywhere near New Haven, Connecticut. Bunshaft deserved a Pritzker Prize for this building alone.

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, 1971
Explore the works of Gordon Bunshaft in this short portfolio of SOM projects, including the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas.

Lever House, 1952, from Gordon Bunshaft's SOM Portfolio
Gordon Bunshaft, 1988 Pritzker Laureate, made his mark at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), beginning with the Lever House in 1952. See examples of his work.

Manufacturers Trust Co, 1954, from Bunshaft's SOM Portfolio
Why does that retail store at 510 Fifth Avenue have a huge bank vault in the window? Find out by looking at Gordon Bunshaft's SOM portfolio of projects.

Bagsvaerd Church, 1976, from the Jorn Utzon Architecture Portfolio
Architecture.

Where is the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony Held?
Every year on December 10, the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded at a ceremony in Oslo City Hall. Learn about Radhuset, a pubic place treasured by the Norwegian people.

Oslo City Hall in Oslo Norway - Norwegian Artistry at Oslo City Hall
The design and construction of Oslo City Hall spanned a dramatic thirty-year period in Norway's history.

Oslo City Hall in Oslo Norway - Years of Growth at the Oslo City Hall
Timeline illustrating the years of growth at the Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway

Oslo City Hall in Oslo Norway - Elaborate Doors at Oslo City Hall
The City Hall is the seat of government for Oslo, Norway, and also an important center for civic and ceremonial events such as the Nobel Peace Prize Awards Ceremony.

Oslo City Hall in Oslo Norway - Central Hall at Oslo City Hall
The Nobel Peace Prize Award presentation and other ceremonies at Oslo City Hall take place in the grand Central Hall decorated with murals by artist Henrik S°rensens.

Oslo City Hall in Oslo Norway - Murals by Henrik Sorensens at Oslo City Hall
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Oslo City Hall
Take a photo tour of the City Hall building in Oslo, Norway, where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every year.

Fredensborg Housing project, the Jorn Utzon Architecture Portfolio
Architecture.

Paustian Showroom, Denmark, 1985
Architecture.

Kuwait Parliament building from the Jorn Utzon Architecture Portfolio
Architecture.

Kingo Housing Project, 1957, Jorn Utzon Architecture Portfolio
Architecture.

Jorn Utzon's Can Feliz retreat in Mallorca, Spain, 1994
Architecture.

Oslo City Hall
Take a photo tour of the City Hall building in Oslo, Norway, where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every year.

Jorn Utzon Architecture Portfolio of Selected Works
Know the designs of Danish architect Jorn Utzon? Visit the organic architecture of this 2003 Pritzker Laureate, beginning with this Sydney icon.

Jorn Utzon's home in Hellebaek, Denmark, 1952
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Jorn Utzon's retreat, Can Lis, in Majorca, Spain, 1973
Architecture.

Oslo City Hall in Oslo Norway - Water Views at Oslo City Hall
The Pipervika area around Oslo City Hall was once a site of urban decay. Slums were cleared to build a plaza with civic buildings and an attractive harbor area.

Cafe at the Norwegian Glacier Museum - Norwegian Glacier Museum by Architect Sverre Fehn
The Cafe at the Norwegian Glacier Museum is a sunlit space with stunning views of the mountains of Fjaerland, Norway.

The US Supreme Court Building - Western Pediment
In the western pediment of the US Supreme Court Building, sculptures by Robert Aitken represent Liberty guarded by figures who represent Order and Authority.

The US Supreme Court Building - Contemplation of Justice Sculpture
On either side of the main steps of the Supreme Court Building are seated marble figures.

The US Supreme Court Building - East Entrance
Tourists don't often see the back, east side, of the Supreme Court Building. Or do they?

The US Supreme Court Building - East Pediment
The sculptures in the eastern pediment of the US Supreme Court Building were carved by Herman A. McNeil.

Norwegian Glacier Museum by Architect Sverre Fehn - Norwegian Glacier Museum Photo Tour
The Norwegian Glacier Museum has been compared to a flying saucer nestled in the mountains of Norway. Take a short tour of Sverre Fehn's design.

Glass Marries Stone at the Norwegian Glacier Museum - Norwegian Glacier Museum by Architect Sverre Fehn
In his design for the Norwegian Glacier Museum, architect Sverre Fehn used glass and stone to eccho the color and texture of the mountains and glaciers of Fjaerland, Norway.

Angular Shapes at the Norwegian Glacier Museum - Norwegian Glacier Museum by Architect Sverre Fehn
Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn gave the Glacier Museum sharp, angular shapes to suggest the forms of the surrounding glaciers in Fjaerland.

Stairs at the Norwegian Glacier Museum - Norwegian Glacier Museum by Architect Sverre Fehn
Along one side of the Norwegian Glacier Museum, stone stairs rise to a roof-top overlook.

Climbing the Norwegian Glacier Museum - Norwegian Glacier Museum by Architect Sverre Fehn
Climbing the steep stone stairs of the Norwegian Glacier Museum, visitors may have the sense that they are ascending into the mountains of Fjaerland.

Exhibits at the Norwegian Glacier Museum - Norwegian Glacier Museum by Architect Sverre Fehn
Exhibits, films, and interactive displays at the Norwegian Glacier Museum illustrate the relationship between man and nature.

Concrete Walls at the Norwegian Glacier Museum - Norwegian Glacier Museum by Architect Sverre Fehn
Critics of the Norwegian Glacier Museum say that it resembles an air raid shelter or a military bunker. But architect Sverre Fehn selected the cold gray stone to harmonize with the Fjaerland mountains and glaciers.

Roof-Top Views at the Norwegian Glacier Museum - Norwegian Glacier Museum by Architect Sverre Fehn
From the of the Norwegian Glacier Museum, visitors have sweeping views of the mountains and glaciers of Fjaerland, Norway.

Mitered Glass at the Norwegian Glacier Museum - Norwegian Glacier Museum by Architect Sverre Fehn
The windows of the Norwegian Glacier Museum have mitered glass that creates the crystaline effect of fractured sunlight.

Facts About The US Supreme Court Building
The US Supreme Court Building was the last project of Cass Gilbert's career and was a team effort by members of his firm.

The Architecture of Blind Justice
Architect Cass Gilbert built the Gothic Woolworth skyscraper, yet he looked to ancient Rome to design the US Supreme Court Building. Tour the architecture of the highest court.

The US Supreme Court Building - Main Entrance
Sixteen marble Corinthian columns support the pediment of the main entrance of the Supreme Court Building.

The US Supreme Court Building - Guardian of Law Sculpture
On the right side of the main entrance to the Supreme Court Building is a male figure by sculptor James Earle Fraser.

The Crawford Residence - Architecture by Thom Mayne
Built for Bill and Joan Crawford in Montecito, California, this 8,000 square foot home has no clear front and no single focal point. The Prizker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne intentionally blurred the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces. See photos of great buildings by Thom Mayne.

The Blades Residence - Architecture by Thom Mayne
Like the Crawford home, the Blade Residence confuses boundaries between indoors and out. Pritzker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne wanted to transcend the concept of a traditional suburban home. See photos of great buildings by Thom Mayne.

ASE Design Center in Taipei Taiwan - Architecture by Thom Mayne
The ASE Design Center in Taipei, Taiwan offers approximately two million square feet of exhibition space. Pritzker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne created complex arrangements of the spaces, seeking

Hypo Alpe-Adria Center in Klagenfurt Austria - Architecture by Thom Mayne
The Hypo Alpe-Adria Center in Klagenfurt, Austria is a vast, 25,000 square foot office complex. Pritzker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne gave the main structure a large domed roof to create the sense of plowed fields. See photos of great buildings by Thom Mayne.

Silent Collisions - Architecture by Thom Mayne
Completed in 2003, Silent Collisions is a 2,400 square foot stage set designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne for Frederic Flamand in Belgium. See photos of great buildings by Thom Mayne.

Caltrans District 7 Headquarters - Architecture by Thom Mayne
Caltrans District 7 Headquarters by Pritzker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne is an illusive, ever-changing office building located in the heart of Los Angeles, California. See photos of great buildings by Thom Mayne.

Wayne L. Morse US Courthouse in Eugene, Oregon - Architecture by Thom Mayne
The Thom Mayne design for the Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse in Eugene, Oregon reflects not only the building's surroundings but also the environment of justice. See photos of great buildings by Thom Mayne.

United States Federal Building in San Francisco, CA - Architecture by Thom Mayne
The US Federal Building in San Francisco is an 18-story tower of glass within Thom Mayne's signature folded and perforated metal skin. See photos of great buildings by Thom Mayne.

Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, California -- Architecture by Thom Mayne
Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, California is a canyon of concrete and corrugated metal. See photos of great buildings by Thom Mayne.

Cedar Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center - Architecture by Thom Mayne
The Cedar Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center by Thom Mayne is a part of an underground radiation theraphy center. See photos of great buildings by Thom Mayne.

Sun Tower in Seoul Korea - Architecture by Thom Mayne
Pritzker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne designed the 46,000 square foot Sun Tower in Seoul, Korea for two neighborhing property owners. See photos of great buildings by Thom Mayne.

Thom Mayne Architecture Portfolio of Selected Works
American architect Thom Mayne has won many awards, including the Pritzker Prize. Join us for a photo tour of designs that move beyond modernism and postmodernism.

The Best Architecture in a 1,000 Years
Over the past millennium, these pioneering buildings have changed the world of architecture. So say our About.com readers. And they know architecture.

Funny Buildings, 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.

Solar Inverters for a Solar Power System
In the basement of this Victorian inn, inverters transform the DC power generated by the solar panels into standard AC electricity for household use.

Ceiling Fans Add to the Savings - Energy Conservation at a Victorian Inn
Ceiling fans also contribute to effective use of energy at Spring Lake Inn, the Victorian inn that went solar.

Challenges of Installing Solar Power - Can This House Go Solar
Spring Lake Inn doesn't seem suitable for a high-tech photovoltaic solar system, and the owners faced many challenges.

How Many Solar Panels - Photovoltaic Roof Panels at a Victorian Inn
Innkeepers installed enough solar panels to meet the electrical needs of their large Victorian, but without harming the building's historic character.

Solar Power System - An Electric Meter That Spins Backwards
The bi-directional electric meter at the Spring Lake Inn spins backwards when the solar panels produce more electricity than needed.

Design that Saves the Environment - Solar Power at Spring Lake Inn
The photovoltaic panels at Spring Lake Inn do more than lower utility bills. The innkeepers have also reduced demands on environmental resources.

Mounting the Solar Panels at Spring Lake Inn
Mounting solar powers at this Victorian inn took several days, and needed to be placed properly to allow sufficient air flow.

An Energy-Efficient Victorian Inn - Solar Power at Spring Lake Inn
The historic Spring Lake Inn went solar. See how this commercial Victorian resting place reaps the benefits of New Jersey sun.

The Cost of Going Solar - Solar Power Installation Costs
The owners of Spring Lake Inn discovered that they could afford a solar power system thanks to state and federal rebate programs and other incentives.

Maintenance-Free Solar Power at a Victorian Inn
Solar power is virtually maintenance-free. No moving parts are needed to generate electricity at this Victorian inn.

Famous Architects and Builders Born in June
Many of the world's greatest architects and builders were born in June. Here's a calendar list of June birthdays with links to photos and resources.

Famous Architects and Builders Born in June
Many of the world's greatest architects and builders were born in June. Here's a calendar list of June birthdays with links to photos and resources.

What is a Geodesic Dome? Space Frame Architecture
From outdoor children's play domes to Disney's EPCOT center. the geodesic dome is with us to stay. Learn what it is and where it came from.

John Ruskin's Legacy
England's most famous critic of the 19th century spent his last years at Brantwood, in the Lake District. Find out if John Ruskin ever fell into obscurity.

John Ruskin: Artistry and Honesty of the Hand-Crafted
John Ruskin wrote often about man's creativity, that hand-crafted artistry was the honest and true form of architecture. Hear, in his own words.

What is Architecture: Ruskin's Lamp of Memory
Should we build prefabricated, machine-made houses just because that's all we can afford? Learn more from John Ruskin, England's 19th century top critic.

5 Themes in the Works of John Ruskin
The themes in the writings of critic John Ruskin resonate as much today as they did in the 1800s. Explore some of Ruskin's philosophies, in his own words.

Ruskin's Rage Against the Machine
Are today's homeowners too quick to apply any manufactured materials to their homes? John Ruskin may make us pause. Hear, in his own words.

Dehumanization of Man in an Industrial Age
Learn more about the theory that mechanization dehumanizes, a belief of the 19th century philosopher and social critic John Ruskin.

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

The Best of LEGO Architecture
These LEGO construction kits make great gifts for anyone who enjoys architecture and design. Every year, LEGO adds more.

Best Books About Skyscrapers and Tall Buildings
These beautiful photo books about skyscrapers make great gifts for architecture enthusiasts.

Top 10 Gift Ideas for Architecture Enthusiasts
Find unusual and useful gifts for architects and builders, new homeowners, old house rehabbers, or anyone with a fascination for buildings and design.

Toys and Tools for the Passionate LEGOist
Can you learn about architecture from building with LEGOs? You bet. The items listed here are not typical toys, but offer adult-sized challenges to design.

The Best of LEGO Architecture
These LEGO construction kits make great gifts for anyone who enjoys architecture and design. Every year, LEGO adds more.

Great Photo Books and Gift Books on Architecture
For lush photographs of the world's great buildings, explore these hefty architecture books. You'll find every type and style of building, from ancient castles to modern skyscrapers. Packed with beautiful photographs, these books make wonderful gifts.

What's What and Who's Who in the Architecture World
Find architectural definitions for styles, concepts, and technical words in this glossary of glossaries for architecture, design, and construction.

Sift the Clay
Photo Essay: The soil itself is the most important ingredient in earth block construction.

How to Build a Home With Earth Blocks (CEBs)
Learn how to build an economical, eco-friendly home using compressed earth blocks (CEBs).

Add Color
The plaster-coated earth blocks are colored with a lime-based finish. Tinted with mineral oxide pigments, the finish produces no toxic fumes and the colors do not fade.

Stabilize the Clay
Photo Essay: Although clay is essential in earth block construction, blocks that contain too much clay may crack.

Let the Earth Cure
Photo Essay: Earth blocks could be used immediately after they are compressed in the high-pressure hydraulic ram. However, the blocks will shrink slightly as they dry.

Reinforce the Blocks
Photo Essay: Compressed earth blocks (CEBs) are much stronger than concrete mason's blocks.

Parge the Walls
Photo Essay: Both interior and exterior walls are parged. They are coated with lime-based plaster.

Insulate Between the Walls
Photo Essay: Here you see homes near completion in Founders' Neighborhood at Loreto Bay, Mexico. The compressed earth block walls have been reinforced with wire and parged with plaster.

Stack the Blocks
Photo Essay: Compressed earth blocks (CEBs)can be stacked in a variety of ways. For best adhesion, the masons should use thin mortar joints.

Compress the Clay
Photo Essay: A tractor removes the earth mixture and places it into a high-pressure hydraulic ram.

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.

A Place for Books and Booth - Hay Castle In Wales
Richard Booth, the owner of Hay Castle in Wales, proves that nothing is too old or too dilapidated to be put to good use.

Odile Decq, French Architect for the 21st Century
Born on July 18, 1955, Odile Decq is building her own legacy with designs and new learning programs. Learn about this artist, educator, and architect.

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.

Quotations - In the Words of Mies van der Rohe
Modern architect Mies van der Rohe is famous for saying LESS IS MORE, but is that all? Read the influential quotations from this 20th century designer.

What Is a Gargoyle? Maybe the Best Part of Gothic Architecture
A gargoyle is much more than a grotesque creature. Learn the meaning of gargoyle and see gargoyle photos.

Philadelphia Architect Frank Furness - Gilded Age Master
Architect Frank Furness designed some of the most elaborate buildings in Philadelphia during the Gilded Age. Learn about this master, and find information about some of his most famous works.

Richard Morris Hunt, Architect of the Gilded Age
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Sverre Fehn - Norwegian Architect
Norwegian Architect Sverre Fehn was a Modernist, yet he was inspired by primitive shapes and Scandinavian tradition. Learn more about Fehn's works.

About Robert A.M. Stern, Classically Postmodern
The designs of Robert A. M. Stern, born May 23, 1939, express affection for the past, from resorts for Disney to the Presidential Library of G.W.Bush.

What Is a Cornice? 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.

Eminent Domain - Who REALLY Owns Your Home?
If you think your home is your castle for only you to enjoy, think again. Learn about eminent domain and what it could mean to you, your property, and a developer's business plan.

Kevin Roche, No Easy Man to Describe
Irish-American architect Kevin Roche defies the stereotype of Star-architect. Learn more about this Pritzker Laureate, born June 14, 1922 in Dublin.

Symmetry and Proportion, what da Vinci learned from Vitruvius
Is design intuitive or mathematical? How do architects and designers put together elements to create a unified whole? The answers might surprise you.

Why we need monuments and memorials
Memorials to 9/11 victims are sometimes grand and sometimes simple, but always powerful. It just may be because of the power of memories. Ponder this.

About the Danish Architect Jorn Utzon
Danish architect J°rn Utzon, born April 9, 1918, is the genius behind Australia's Sydney Opera House - a design worthy of the 2003 Pritzker.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Years - Why was he in France?
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.

The Most Famous Phrase in Architecture, Form Follows Function
Louis Sullivan is often called America's first truly modern architect. He helped pioneer the design of the American skyscraper, and gave us the best-known phrase in all of architecture.

Best Home Shows and Architecture Exhibitions
Find the world's newest and most innovative design ideas at a home show or trade expo. They are everywhere - perhaps even near your hometown.

What is a Tainter Gate?
Engineered in the 1800s, the tainter gate's mechanical concept is still used today. Learn more about how this radial gate works in the 21st century.

Water Gates Flood Control in Japan
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The Thames Barrier Flood Control in England
In England, engineers developed an innovative movable flood barrier to prevent flooding along the Thames River. Learn more.

Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier Flood Control
The Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier in the Netherlands is one of the largest moving structures on Earth.

Hagestein Weir Flood Control in the Netherlands
The Hagestein Weir is one of three movable weirs, or dams, on the Rhine River in the Netherlands. Learn more.

How Engineers Stop Floods: High-Tech Solutions
Learn about high-tech flood control systems used in Japan, England, the Netherlands, and other low-lying countries.

Hurricane Barriers for Storm Surge Protection
Learn what saved Providence, Rhode Island from Hurricane Sandy's wrath in 2012 - a 1966 hurricane barrier at Fox Point. What is it and how does it work?

Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier Flood Control
With 60% of the population living below sea level, the Netherlands has developed sophisticated systems for flood control

Mail Order and Online Resources
From Sears Roebuck & Company in the early 1900s to today's online vendors, floor plans and renderings have been marketed to the many home builders who visualize their dreams with a simple sketch. Here is a growing list of resources.

The Presidential Palace After Haiti's 2010 Earthquake
Devastated by the earthquake of January 2010, Haiti's presidential home has been destroyed and rebuilt several times.

Ruins of the Haiti National Palace, the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince
The earthquake of January 12, 2010 devastated Haiti's National Palace.

Aerial View of Destroyed National Palace in Haiti - Haiti Presidential Palace Destroyed
This aerial view from a United Nations handout shows the destruction to the roof of Haiti's presidential palace.

Destroyed Dome of the Haiti National Palace, the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
The earthquake of January 12, 2010 devastated Haiti's National Palace. The second floor and the central dome collapsed into the lower floor. The portico with its four Ionic columns was destroyed.

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

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

Ruins of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral - Destroyed Cathedral in Haiti
Ruins of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, also known as CathÚdrale 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 CathÚdrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption remained partially in tact after Haiti's 2010 major earthquake.

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.

The Jackie Cottage Glass House View with Home Designer
The Glass House in Home Designer software is not quite like Philip Johnson's, but Do-It-Yourself software designing can be fun, nonetheless. See how.

Day 1 Floor Plan for the Jackie Cottage
Learn how to build a floor plan with Home Designer Suite 2015, software for the Do It Yourselfer.

Day 1 User Error - Stairway to Heaven
A simple mistake on a floor plan can create a fun 3D rendering in this home design software program.

Day 2 Revised Floor Plan for the Jackie Cottage
Sometimes it take a few days to get the knack of new software. Such was the case with learning how to build a floor plan with Home Designer Suite 2015.

Home Design Software Dollhouse View, the Jackie Cottage
The floor plan you build with Home Designer Suite springs to life when viewed in the 3D Dollhouse View. Learn more about using this software.

Home Design Software View of Columns Through the Roof
Create crazy architectural designs, export, and print. Easily impress your friends and classmates with Home Designer Suite software.

Location-Specific Home Designs with Home Designer Suite
Chief Architect software prompts you to think about how we build, what we build with, and where we build. Home Designer lets you Do It Yourself.

Look What I Made With Home Design Software
Check out my home design project using Do It Yourself software by Chief Architect. Set your project's goals and let your imagination soar. I did.

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

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

Exterior Siding Options for Your House
What type of material should you use when you install siding on your house? Compare these options.

Cities Made for People, Not Cars - Neighborhood Design Photos
Since the mid-1980s, a new breed of designers, the New Urbanists, have been proposing ways to make America's towns and cities more humane.

New Urbanism - Pros and Cons to New Urbanism
Critics of New Urbanism say that New Urbanist neighborhoods are overly planned. Strict zoning regulations can limit the freedom of homeowners to make changes to their homes.

Grim Cities - Neighborood Design Photos
Author and spokesman for the New Urbanist movement, James Howard Kunstler says Americans are building cities that aren't worth caring about.

Is America Ugly? What makes a neighborhood great?
Can planning boards create cities that are more welcoming? Readers respond to voice their own needs and desires and answer the question, Is America ugly?

Santillana del Mar, Spain - Neighborhood Design Photos
This street is located in the village of Santillana del Mar in Spain. The old masonry walls radiate a sense of life and energy.

Modern Apartment House - Neighborhood Design Photos
Careful planning went into the creation of this American building. Notice the symmetry of the roof gables and the methodical placement of the windows. But on the way to the drafting board, something went wrong.

Mixed-Use Neighborhoods - Neighborhood Design Photos
According to New Urbanist ideals, even shopping centers and military bases can become warm and welcoming. But creating people-friendly places isn't just about adding flower boxes. It's about rethinking the patterns of our cities... and, perhaps, changing the fabric of our lives.

An Old Town Recreated - Neighborhood Design Photos
The restoration of Main Street in Annapolis, Maryland created an idealized version of a 19th century American downtown.

American Shopping Plaza - Neighborhood Design Photos
The building shown here is a strip mall in the United States. It is part of an open shopping plaza surrounded by an expanse of blacktop pavement. Its walls are featureless and there is a bland uniformity to the evenly spaced columns and broad glass windows.

Stop Sprawl: How to Design a Walkable Neighborhood
What do you expect of your neighborhood? Take a short photo tour of the way we design our cities and explore the ways we can improve our communities.

Euralille Master Plan and Grand Palais by Koolhaas
Before Rem Koolhaas won the 2000 Pritzker Prize, he took France by storm with his urban plan for Euralille and building design for Lille Grand Palais. Here's a brief overview.

9 Must-Read Books that will Help You Plan Your City
Find classic books on urban planning, urban design, and New Urbanism written by pioneers like Jane Jacobs, Andres Duany, and James Howard Kunstler.

Another Look at Types of Columns
Your home's columns have an interesting history. Here is an introduction to the types and styles of columns found in architecture through the ages.

Another Look at Types of Columns
Your home's columns have an interesting history. Here is an introduction to the types and styles of columns found in architecture through the ages.

Modernization of a Colonial Cape Cod House Plan
This traditional Cape Cod house plan has been modernized for suburban America.

Neocolonial Floor Plans
See floor plans and historic advertising flyers for Neocolonial houses built during the 1950s. Learn about mid-twentieth century housing in the USA.

Mid-Century Neocolonial Three-Bedroom House Plan Based on a Cape Cod Design
This 1950s three bedroom home may look like a Cape Cod, but the modern adaptations make this a neocolonial design.

Mid-Century Neocolonial House Plan Based on a Georgian Colonial Design
Like the affordable angora sweater popular at the time, this 1950s house is an affordable neocolonial based on a Georgian Colonial design.

Hipped-Roof Modern Neocolonial House
This small neocolonial reminds us that the U.S. colonies reflected the architectural styles of many countries.

Floor Plan for Mid-Twentieth-Century Neocolonial Garrison Home
This floor plan's Garrison style, defined by the overhanging second floor, was popular in both colonial times and during the housing boom of mid-twentieth century United States.

Contemporary Modern Design Freely Adapted From Colonial Architecture
This 1950s contemporary modern design has some very colonial features.

Mid-Century Neocolonial Two-Bedroom House Plan Based on a Cape Cod Design
This 1950s two bedroom home may look like a Cape Cod, but the modern adaptations make this a

Floor Plan for a Small Cape Cod Home
The compact plan of this 810 sq. ft. Cape Cod home exaggerates the twentieth century importance of the automobile.

A Cape Cod or Southern Colonial Floor Plan Design
Although having many Cape Cod characteristics, this brick house would more commonly be found in the colonial southern United States.

Cape Cod Style One-and-a-Half Story Floor Plan
The Cranberry was a romantic mid-twentieth century modernization of the Cape Cod house style. See historic plans.

Two Bedroom Brick Cape Cod Bungalow Home Plan
Explore a bungalow-type floor plan that is basically a brick Cape Cod style.

Cape Cod House Plans - 1950s America Style
See floor plans and historic advertising flyers for Cape Cod houses built during the 1950s. Learn about mid-twentieth century housing in the USA.

Ranch Style Pattern Book Floor Plans
See floor plans and historic advertising flyers for Ranch houses built during the 1950s. Learn about mid-twentieth century housing in the USA.

Ranch House With a Wall of Windows
This floor plan allows a better view of not only the porch and terraces, but also the placement of the windows in this ranch's living area.

The Glory of a Narrow Ranch Style House
Plans for this 1950s ranch house prove that you don't need a wide lot to build a rambling ranch home.

Split-Level Ranch Style Floor Plans
The floor plan of the split-level ranch seems to indicate that the third level of Level III may be the basement. Take a look. You decide.

Floor Plans for a Modern Ranch House
The towering chimney of this ranch style home interrupts the wide front gable but does not destroy its visual width.

A Western Bungalow Ranch Style Floor Plan
Perhaps the front roof overhang allows this plan to be called a typical Western bungalow. Take a look and you decide for yourself.

Marketing the Ranchero to 1950s America
The name of this house, Ranchero, perfectly describes its marketing to 1950s America.

Floor Plan for a Ranch Style Home Under 900 Square Feet
An unusual roof creates the illusion of great width for this ranch-type house from the 1950s.

Starlight Western or Ranch Style Floor Plans
The attached garage on this traditional 1950s ranch style home gives the floor plan a wider, horizontal feel.

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.

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.

The First Prairie Houses of Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's first Prairie House was for Herman Winslow. The reaction was dramatic against this nontraditional residential design.

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

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

Neuter Architecture - Asexual Buildings
What makes a building seem bland and uninteresting? Some critics might say the architecture is neuter.

Sensual Architecture
Some architecture is sensual, and some is downright naughty. Let's look at sensual Pueblos from the American southwest and sexy temples of Khajuraho, India.

Female Architecture - The Singapore Esplanade
Why do some buildings seem feminine? Let's look at the oval shaped Esplanade in Singapore.

Architecture with Female Energy - Sydney Opera House
Some buildings, through their shape, proportions, or texture, express a strong female energy.

Masculine Design - Pei's Johnson Museum
Why do some buildings seem to express masculinity? Let's look at the Johnson Museum by I.M. Pei.

Androgynous Architecture - Male and Female Buildings
Are some buildings male and others female? Can't architecture combine both qualities?

Architects and Gender
A woman designed the famous Hearst Castle. Does the architecture reveal her gender?

Buildings Designed For Sex
Admit it. Some buildings are designed with sex in mind. What makes a building suggest sensuality?

Compare Architecture and Sex and Gender
Do some buildings seem masculine, and others feminine? This photo tour looks at several ways we can think about architecture, sex, and gender.

Male Architecture - Empire State Building
What is male architecture? Is the Empire State Building in New York City masculine?

Toyo Ito's Architecture, Tama Art University Library
The small curved library building at Tama Art University was designed by Toyo Ito. Explore this and other architecture from Ito's 40-year career.

Toyo Ito Architecture Portfolio, Home-for-All Exhibit
Toyo Ito was designing community spaces for disaster victims when he won the 2013 Pritzker Prize. Explore many projects from Ito's 40 year career.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, Mikimoto
Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito designed this store / office building for the Japanese pearl jewelry retailer. Explore projects from Ito's 40-year career.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, Funeral Hall
Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito designed a Funeral Hall at Gifu to reflect natural elements. Explore this and other architecture from Ito's 40-year career.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, Main Stadium for the 2009 World Games
Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito designed this 2009 Stadium to show the curves of an ancient dragon and the modern technology of solar energy. Learn more.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, Hotel Porta Fira
The Hotel Porta Fira in Barcelona, Spain, is like no other architecture by Toyo Ito. Explore this and other buildings from Ito's 40-year career.

Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture
Japanese architect Toyo Ito rebuilt two of his most famous residential structures to become part of TIMA. Explore 40 years of Ito's architecture.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, Yatsushiro Municipal Museum
Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito designed this municipal museum as part of the landscape, on a grassy knoll. Explore projects of this Japanese architect.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, Dome in Odate
Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito designed the Odate Dome as a multipurpose recreational center for this farming community. Explore Ito's architecture.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito was chosen to design the temporary 2002 pavilion in London's Hyde Park. Explore this and other projects from Ito's career.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, Matsumoto Performing Arts Center
Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito designed Matsumoto Performing Arts Center for theatre, opera, and Japanese elegance. Explore Ito's architectural career.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, White U House
Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito designed the White U House for his sister. Explore this and other selected projects from Ito's 40 year career.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, Tower of Winds
Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito designed Tower of Winds as an experimental sculpture of light and wind. Explore projects from Ito's architectural career.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, Sendai Mediatheque
Many say that Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito's breakout architectural project was the media center he designed for Sendai. Learn more.

Toyo Ito's Architecture, TOD'S
Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito designed this upscale store / office building for the Japanese leather goods company, TOD'S. Explore Ito's architecture.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wang Shu Architecture Projects
Discover a decade of architecture by Pritzker Prize Laureate Wang Shu, and see why the Pritzker jury selected this Chinese architect in 2012.

Books to Help You Plan and Build Your New Deck
Before you build your new deck, check out these great books for photos, drawings, and construction plans.

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4 Popular Craftsman Houses from September 1916
Visit the source of Craftsman design and vision with these four bungalow house plans from the September 1916 issue of The Craftsman magazine.

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Tip 7 - Board-and-Batten Vertical Exterior Siding Looks Up
Vertical siding can make a small space look larger. Learn more tricks used by Cathy Schwabe in her design of an 840 square foot California retreat.

Home Office at the Ocean Reef Club by Taylor & Taylor
See how the architecture and design team, Taylor & Taylor, transforms a home office using nautical themes.

Porch at Seraphim Point by Taylor & Taylor
An open-air porch designed by Taylor & Taylor blurs the boundary between indoors and out.

Step Inside - Florida Classic Style by Taylor & Taylor
See inside Sunset House Seraphim Point in Key Largo, designed by Taylor & Taylor

Sunset House, Seraphim Point at Key Largo, Florida, by Taylor & Taylor
Architect William Taylor designed this Florida house to face West, taking advantage of the sunsets over Florida Bay. Explore the work of Taylor & Taylor.

Interiors and Design by Taylor & Taylor
Explore the architecture and interior design of Taylor & Taylor, a Miami team that aspires to capture the spirit of Florida.

Small House Floor Plan That Seems Big
California architect Cathy Schwabe designed a large-looking 840 square foot cottage. How did she do it? Tour a small house floor plan, inside and out.

Tip 2 - Build Around One Grand Space for Big Perceptions
The floor plan of Cathy Schwabe's 840 square foot cottage provides clues for making small spaces look large. Tour this stock plan for big design tips.

Tip 3 - Create Multi-Functional Modular Areas
Big entryways do not economize space. A handy drop zone near a well-used doorway is how California architect Cathy Schwabe designed this small retreat.

Tip 4 - Open, Natural Livable Space Enlarges the Small
Painting interior window frames black, using natural materials, and making room for natural light all are tips to making a small room seem large.

Tip 5 - Blend Interiors with Exteriors to Expand Livable Space
Architect Cathy Schwabe uses a variety of techniques to make a small space look bigger. Tour her design of this 840 square foot home.

Tip 6 - Abundant Natural Light Creates Large Interiors
California architect Cathy Schwabe designs with multiple window styles to optimize the natural light that enters this 840 sq ft home. Take a tour.

Interior Design for Ibis House at the University of Miami by Taylor & Taylor
Phyllis Taylor used natural materials for the design of Ibis House at the University of Miami. See this and other Florida homes by the architecture and design team, Taylor & Taylor.

Windemere Estate near Orlando, FL by Taylor & Taylor
Explore homes by Taylor & Taylor designed with respect for Florida's architectural history. Shown here: Spanish and British Colonial ideas combine at Windemere Estate.

The Hammock House in Miami by Taylor & Taylor
The houses of Taylor & Taylor express Florida's landscape and traditions. Let's look at the sophisticated Hammock House in Miami.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

How to Become a Professional Home Designer
Do you dream of designing houses? Do you need design help with your renovation? Consider a Professional Building Designer. Here's how to begin.

Work With an Architect
Building your home begins with building a relationship with your architect. These tips will help you through your building or remodeling project.

Top Home Design Software for Fun and Profit
Find home design software programs that are inexpensive (or free!) and easy to use. Here are our top picks in the changing world of DIY software.

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 and magical mobile apps.

Green & Healthy 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.

Did the Devil Inspire Monsieur L'Enfant?
Pierre Charles L'Enfant was born in France on August 2, 1754, yet each day politicians in Washington, DC are influenced by his roundabouts.

Is Your House from a Catalog? About Mail Order Homes
Use these resources to find plans and information sources about Sears, Aladdin, Craftsman, and other historic mail order houses and catalog homes.

What Is a Smart House? What is Domotics?
What do we mean when we call a house smart? Learn about domotics, smart home technologies, and the future of home automation systems.

What Is Green Architecture and Green Design?
Get up-to-speed with green architecture, defined with resources for learning more about green design and sustainable building practices.

Sustainable Development - Design and Build Without Harm
What is Sustainable Development? Learn the meaning and find resources about sustainability, green design, and green architecture.

Careers in Architecture (Salaries and Income)
These resources and surveys reveal the average income for architects and landscape architects in the United States.

The 2002 Plan for Ground Zero, Landscape Sketches
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The 2002 Plan for Ground Zero, Memory Foundations
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The Master Plan for Ground Zero, From 2002 to 2003
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The 2002 Plan for Ground Zero, Reasserting the Skyline
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The 2002 Plan for Ground Zero, A Memorial Site
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What Happened to the 2002 Plan for Ground Zero?
Studio Libeskind beat the competition to redesign the World Trade Center area. Does anyone remember the Master Plan? Here's part of the winning entry.

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

What is the ADA? Easy Lessons for Homeowners
Signed on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act has forced builders and designers to change their ways. Learn more in this ADA overview.

Build a Ramp - Homeowners Benefit from ADA Regulations
You don't have to be disabled to take advantage of the ADA Guidelines. Learn how homeowners can build a walkway ramp with free plans.

Spaces Built for Everyone - Universal Experiences
Explore accessibility and universal design in this short overview of ADA regulations.

Universal Design - How to Build for Accessibility
Universal design means creating spaces that meet the needs of all people. This philosophy did not begin with the ADA. Here are the general concepts.

Saving the Kite, Andrew Geller's Double Vision
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.

Architecture Travel and Tours
Plan a dream trip to see the world's great architecture. Find tours, trips, itineraries, and destinations that focus on architecture, archaeology, historic homes, art, and design.

About that Mysterious Astronomical Clock in Prague
The astronomical clock in Prague is one of the world's oldest clocks. Learn about the wonderful and mysterious astronomical clock in Prague.

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What Is a Parapet? What Is a Battlement?
You've seen the walls that rise above the roof line. What are they called? Here are some examples from architecture of today and of the past.

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

P: Architecture Terms Starting With P
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.

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Architecture in Prague for the Casual Traveler
Prague in the Czech Republic is an architect's dream. Great buildings span the styles of many centuries. Take a short tour through the narrow streets.

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About Architect Richard Rogers, Designer of 3 WTC
Explore the life and works of British Pritzker Laureate Richard Rogers, born July 23, 1933 in Italy. Which modernist building jump-started his career?

About Adolf Loos, a Pioneer in Modernist Architecture
Born December 10, 1870, Adolf Loos scorned nonsense, including ornamentation in architecture. Learn more about Loos, Europe's early modernist.

A Look at Castles, Fortresses, and Palaces
Today's home designs are sometimes influenced by Europe's great chateaus and manor houses. Explore some remarkable castles, fortresses, and palaces.

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About Eileen Gray, Furniture Designer and Architect
Born August 9, 1878, Eileen Gray is considered one of the most influential designers of modern times. Overlooked for years, today she rules. Why?

Bridges - Facts and Photos and Statistics for Great Bridges
Your starting place for finding facts and photos for famous bridges and information about bridge construction around the world.

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.

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

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

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.

Towers - TV Towers and Radio Towers and Observation Towers
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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

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Renzo Piano Portfolio of Buildings and Projects
Italian architect Renzo Piano designs technological shapes with modern materials. Yet classical styling and a nod toward the past are evident in this photo gallery of his work.

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Winning School Designs - Award-Winning Schools From the Open Architecture Challenge
What will schools of the future look like? Here are the winning designs from a 2009 open competition sponsored by the Open Architecture Network. Results happen when students, teachers, and designers work together.

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