Architecture Sitemap - Page 4 2015-07-27

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Are Stock Plans
Before you purchase stock building plans, find out what stock plans are, and what to expect from your stock house plans.

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.

Disputes Over the Sydney Opera House Remodeling
Remodeling at the Sydney Opera House faced many disputes. Details.

About the Sydney Opera House and Additive Architecture
See photos and learn the history of the startling, shell-shaped Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Jorn Utzon Comments on his Design for the Sydney Opera House
Jorn Utzon comments on his design for the Sydney Opera House

How the Sydney Opera House Was Built
Find out the how the amazing Sydney Opera House was built and see construction photos.

Jorn Utzon's Plan for the Sydney Opera House
Learn about architect Jorn Utzon's plan for the shell-shaped Sydney Opera House.

Theaters at the Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House in Australia is not one theater but many. Learn about the iconic building and see pictures

Frank Gehry Comments on the Sydney Opera House
Architect Frank Gehry comments on the Sydney Opera House by Jorn Utzon.

Sydney Opera House Photo Tour
Join us for a photo tour of the amazing shell-shaped Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Jorn Utzon Battles Controversy Over the Sydney Opera House
Jorn Utzon battled controversy over his design for the Sydney Opera House. Learn the history.

Remodeling at the Sydney Opera House
Should the iconic Sydeney Opera House be remodeled? How did architect Jorn Utzon feel about the renovation plans?

Architecture in Australia and New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand are pioneer territories, and their architecture expresses the free spirit of a people who are ever-ready to break conventional molds.

Jørn Utzon - Danish Architect Jorn Utzon
Danish architect Jørn Utzon, born April 9, 1918 in Copenhagen, is best known for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Learn more about the 2003 Pritzker winner in this short bio.

More About Jørn Utzon
Jørn Utzon is certainly best known for his revolutionary Sydney Opera House. However, Utzon has created many other masterpieces in his lifetime. Page 2.

What's under the grass on that roof?
Learn the basics of green roof architecture with this quick guide, complete with links to many references.

The Marie Short House by Glenn Murcutt
As in all Glenn Murcutt designs, the Marie Short House is constructed of simple, readily available materials. Timber from a nearby sawmill form the framing and the walls.

Architect Glenn Murcutt Designs for the Australian Landscape
The Marie Short House sets on stilts on a rural stretch of land along the Maria River.

The Ball-Eastaway House by Glenn Murcutt
The Ball-Eastaway house by Glenn Murcutt is an artist's retreat nestled in an arid forest.

Inside the Ball-Eastaway House
Architect Glenn Murcutt thoughtfully placed the windows and

Structure of the Ball-Eastaway House by Glenn Murcutt
By raising the house above the earth, Glenn Murcutt protected the dry soil and surrounding trees. More about architectural design in Australia.

Books to Help You Build a Smaller Home
Tiny homes don't have to be primitive. Many books today can get you started finding house plans and ideas for designing compact houses and cottages.

Definition of Custom Home
Will your new house be a Custom Home? Find out what a custom home is... and is not.

Improving Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: A Summary of Preservation Brief 3
Technical Preservation Services Preservation Brief 3 has ideas applicable to any building, whether or not historic. Read a summary of suggestions.

Prague Castle, the Castle District's Largest
Spanning 570 meters, Prague Castle is one of the largest castles in the world. Explore the streets of Old Town Prague in the Czech Republic.

St. Vitus Cathedral at Hradcany in Prague
St. Vitus Cathedral is part of the vast Hradcany Castle complex and one of the most famous landmarks of Prague. Page 10.

Architecture in Prague - Great Buildings in Prague in the Czech Republic
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 of the castle district and beyond.

Steps to Building a New House - The Lot (Photo)
Construction of a new home begins with an empty lot and forms that only suggest a finished product. Journey through the process of new construction.

Steps to Building a New House - Installing Plumbing
Plumbing for the new house is installed before the concrete slab is poured. These photos show the process of new home construction.

Photo Steps to Building a New House - Framing
After the foundation was cured, the framing went up.These photos show the process of new home construction.

Photo Steps to Building a New House - Raising the Walls
Less than two weeks after the framing was started, the exterior walls were raised. These photos show the process of new home construction.

Photo Steps to Building a New House - Installing Wallboard
In this stage of the new home construction, the interior wallboard was installed.These photos show the process of new home construction.

Installing Fixtures and Cabinets in a New House
Three months after construction began, the Hudson's construction project started to look like a

Installing a Bathtub in a New House
The tub was put in early, but the tile didn't go in until most of the rough interior was finished - a step-by-step process in new home construction.

Photo Steps to Building a New House - Adding Brick Details
Once most of the inside was finished, the builders spent time doing finishing touches on the outside. A brick facade was installed on some of the exterior walls. These photos show the process of new home construction.

Photo Steps to Building a New House - Finishing Touches
After four months of construction, the new house was ready. These photos show the process of new home construction, beginning to end.

Great Domes Around the World
Inside and out, domes are beautiful in their designs and engineering. See photos of great domes around the world, with links to more information.

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

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.

Haunting Architecture in Prague - Haunting Prague Architecture
Prague castle and other haunting architecture inspired the author Franz Kafka. Here's a virtual tour of the Czech city.

Prague Photo Tour - Pictures of Prague
Walk in the footsteps of Franz Kafka. Join us for a virtual tour of Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge, the Old Jewish Cemetery and other important landmarks in Prague. Page 2.

Architecture in Prague
With historic castles, bridges, and an Astronomical Clock, touring Prague in the Czech Republic is like Disneyland for the senses -- but it's all real.

The Old Astronomical Clock in Prague, Czech Republic
With glittering hands and intricate dials, Prague's famous astronomical clock dominates Old Town Square. Explore the streets of Old Town Prague. Page 7.

Charles Bridge in Prague - Architecture the Czech Republic
Gothic architecture and Baroque sculpture combine in the Charles Bridge, which arches over the river Vltava. Take a short tour of Prague's Lesser Quarter. Page 6.

Architecture Along the Vltava in Prague, Czech Republic
Buildings cluster along a shallow branch of the Vltava River in Prague. Find great buildings that span the centuries in Old Town Prague. Page 3.

Cobblestone Streets in Prague - Czech Republic Architecture
Narrow cobbled streets wind through Hradcany, the Lesser Quarter, and Old Town Prague. Great buildings that span the centuries are found throughout Prague. Page 5.

Old Jewish Cemetery in Josefov - Jewish Quarter of Prague
The Old Jewish Cemetery in Josefov was created in the 15th century when Jews were forbidden to bury their dead outside their own district. Page 9.

The Old-New Synagogue in Prague - Architecture in Prague
The Old-New Synagogue (

Old Town Square in Prague - Architecture in the Czech Republic
Gothic houses, some built on Roman foundations, cluster around Staromestska namesti, the Old Town Square. Explore the streets of Old Town Prague. Page 4.

Archbishop's Palace at Prague Castle Czech Republic
The Archbishop's Palace in the Hradcany royal complex was built on the foundations of a Renaissance home. Explore the streets of Old Town Prague. Page 2.

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.

The Astronomical Clock in Prague - 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.

Landscaping and Hardscaping the U.S. Capitol
When Frederick Law Olmsted was asked to design the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, he kept his eye on the prize - the grand dome. What was his plan? Learn more.

Peter Eisenman: Profile of a Modern Architect
Born August 11, 1932, Peter Eisenman's controversial buildings appear disconnected from surrounding structures and historical context. Learn more about this architect/educator.

A House for the 21st Century
Uruguayan architect Samuel Flores Flores has designed a 5 bedroom / 5 bathroom nontraditional home of the future - sleep downstairs and eat upstairs.

The First Floor Inside Casa Ocean Park
The first floor plan of this coastal home shows that Uruguayan architect Samuel Flores Flores understands the needs of future generations. See the plan.

The Second Floor Inside Casa Ocean Park
The floor plan for this home displays an inverted living arrangement - a second story of breezes and views atop the main floor of bedrooms. Learn more.

Picture Inverted Living, Designed by Samuel Flores Flores
Learn more about Uruguayan architect Samuel Flores Flores and sample one of his white architecture designs.

Liz Diller, diller scofidio + renfro
Discover the varied interests of New York-based Elizabeth Diller in this short profile of the artist, educator, and architect.

Maya Lin - Architect, Sculptor, Artist
Learn about the life and works of artist and architect, Maya Lin, born October 5, 1959 in Athens, Ohio. Lin began her career designing the controversial Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

White House Passion: Writing About a Nation's Old House
The White House cornerstone laid on October 13, 1792 marks the beginning of a famous history. Learn more from the books written about America's First Multiple-Use Residence.

Architect Letters, Initials and Acronyms
Architects, engineers, builders, and home designers often wear a string of letters after their names. What do initials like AIA and RA really mean?

Architect's Titles - Letters You Need to Know
This list gives definitions for the most common acronyms, initials, and abbreviations used by architects, designers, engineers, and other building professionals. Page 2.

Spanish Eclectic Homes in the United States
Do you live in a Spanish style house? If your American home has details that remind you of Spain, it might be Spanish Eclectic. Here's how to tell.

Spanish House Styles - Architecture Inspired by Spain
The traditions of many cultures blended in fanciful Spanish house styles, popular in the United States from 1915 to about 1940. Learn more from these photos.

Spanish Houses in the Northern United States - Spanish Eclectic Architecture
Stucco-sided Spanish style houses can be found in every part of the United States, even in the chilly north. Learn about America's love affair with architecture inspired by Spain.

Churrigueresque Architecture - Spanish Houses and Romantic Buildings Inspired by Spain
Architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue reawakened an interest in Spanish Baroque architecture when he designed fanciful Churrigueresque towers.

The Florida Renaissance - Spanish Revival Architecture and Spanish Style Houses
How did Boca Raton become a luxurious resort community? Join us as we trace the evolution of America's Spanish style houses and the Florida Renaissance.

Spanish Style and Spanish Revival Architecture in Florida
Boca Raton and other Florida communities have elegant Spanish style houses designed by California architect Addison Mizner. Learn about the Florida movement that Mizner launched.

Art Deco and Spanish Deco Houses - Homes Inspired by Architecture from Spain
You know Art Deco architecture, but have you seen examples of the Spanish Deco style? Stroll the streets of Morningside, Florida for a look at these romantic homes.

How a Canal Inspired Architects - Spanish Houses and the Panama-California Exposition
Why did America fall in love with Spanish houses? One architect fueled the passion when he designed for the Panama-California celebration in San Diego.

Mission Style Houses, Spanish Houses, and Architecture Inspired by Spain
With tile roofs, parapets, and other romantic details, America's Spanish style homes suggest the architecture of Mission churches. Learn more about this style.

Spanish Revival Architecture and Spanish Style Houses of Santa Barbara, California
See Spanish style architecture at its finest in Santa Barbara, California, a town built anew after a devastating earthquake in 1925.

East Meets West in the Monterey Revival
The Monterey Revival home is a wonderful combination of Eastern and Western styles. Journey through the many Spanish influences on house styles found in the US.

The Amazing Dome at the Roman Pantheon
The ancient Romans gave their Pantheon massive columns and 25-foot thick walls to support a huge dome made of solid concrete. Learn more.

History of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy
Twice destroyed and twice rebuilt, Rome's Pantheon evolved from a rectangular structure to an iconic domed building, transforming Western architecture.

Architecture Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome
The Roman Pantheon became a model that influenced Western architecture for nearly 2,000 years. Learn about the Pantheon in Rome.

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.

Historic House Plans - Finding Plans for Your New Old House
Just about any historic style can be incorporated into a new, or Neo, home design. Find building plans for the Neo houses.

Historic House Designs - Trends in New Construction
American's love of Victorian and Country cottage homes can be satisfied with new construction. Explore the designs of old-fashioned new buildings.

New Old Houses - Build a New Old House
Are you dreaming of building a new house that resembles a historic older home? Check out these house plans and building guides.

Neo-Victorian House Style - New Houses That Look Victorian
The Inn at the Park in South Haven, Michigan illustrates Neo-Victorian architecture. Learn about American homes designed to resemble older buildings.

Multi-Generational Housing - Old Ideas for New Communities
New construction often mimics older house styles, but builders are also copying communities of the past. Multi-generational housing is a new old idea.

Principles of New Urbanism, from the Charter of the New Urbanism
More principles of New Urbanism and neighborhood design from the Charter for the New Urbanism, written by the Congress for the New Urbanism. Page 2.

Charter of the New Urbanism - Principles of New Urbanism
Full text of the Charter of the New Urbanism, which outlines the principles of New Urbanism, written by the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Definition of New Urbanism
Do you live in a New Urbanist community? Find out what New Urbanism is, and is not. Definitions and resources from our Architecture Glossary.

Is Rodef Shalom Temple Jewish architecture?
The Hanukkah Menorah is a common element in Jewish architecture. Sometimes examining history gives us a better understanding of the elements of style.

What Is Green Architecture and Green Design?
From our Architecture Glossary, definition of the green architecture with resources for learning more about green design and sustainable architecture.

Longaberger Company Headquarters, Ohio
Longabergers has made handcrafted picnic baskets for decades, so when the Ohio-based company designed a corporate headquarters, what did it look like?

Book Review: 20th-Century World Architecture, The Phaidon Atlas
The Phaidon Atlas presents many photos, elevation drawings, and floor plans of world architecture built between 1900 and 1999. Read a review of this hefty reference book.

Sacred Buildings and Churches and Temples and Cathedrals and Mosques and Shrines
Around the world, spiritual beliefs have inspired great architecture. This overview of sacred buildings includes churches, temples, cathedrals, mosques and shrines.

Sea Ranch Chapel Fountain
A fountain outside Sea Ranch Chapel borrows ocean motifs. Page 5.

Sea Ranch Chapel Stained Glass
Light filters through stained glass inserts in windows, doors, and the roof at Sea Ranch Chapel near Gualala, on the coast of California. Page 4.

Sea Ranch Chapel Door Detail
Stained glass inserts in the doors inspire a feeling of peace and reverence at Sea Ranch Chapel near Gualala, California. Page 3.

Sea Ranch Chapel Entry Doors
At Sea Ranch Chapel near Gualala, California swirling suggest ocean waves. Page 2.

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

Sea Ranch Chapel
Artist and architectural designer James Hubbell used wood, metal, and stained glass to sculpt the unique Sea Ranch Chapel in California. Learn more in this photo tour.

Chiat/Day "Binoculars" Building, Venice, California
Travel to southern California and you may see a pair of binoculars by the side of the road. No, really. Forty-five foot high field glasses. What's the story?

Art or Architecture? Frank Gehry's Chiat/Day Complex
Frank Gehry's Chiat/Day Complex brings together art and architecture. Literally. Learn more about the Binoculars Building in Southern California.

Frank Gehry and Deconstructivist Architecture
Your starting place for learning about the life and works of the controversial architect, Frank Gehry, born February 28, 1929, with links, photos, and more.

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

Looking at Architecture From the Bottom Up
At the Paris Exposition on March 31, 1889, the French saw little beauty in this tower's iron lattice-work. Maybe they were looking from a different point of view.

Air Force Memorial - About the Air Force Memorial in Arlington VA
Curved spires symbolize jet stream patterns at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Learn about this memorial to Air Force veterans. Page 8.

Berlin Holocaust Memorial by Peter Eisenman - Photo of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial
Berlin Holocaust Memorial by Peter Eisenman. Page 4.

The Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial Sundial
From our photo gallery, picture and information for the The Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial Sundial in Frankfort, Kentucky. Page 13.

Monument of Light, Spire of Dublin
The Monument of Light, also known as the Spire of Dublin, is a 393-foot (120-meter) tower made of stainless steel tubes. From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual monuments and memorials. Page 6.

The September 11 Pentagon Memorial
From our gallery of great memorials and monuments, facts about the Pentagon Memorial, honoring those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon in Washington DC. Page 2.

St. Louis Gateway Arch - Great Monument in Missouri
You've seen the famous Saint Louis Gateway Arch in movies. Find facts about this landmark structure designed by Eero Saarinen. Page 7.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington DC
Find out how artists and architects designed the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington DC. Page 3.

Martin Luther King Center - Dr. King Tomb
Learn about the Martin Luther King Memorial where Dr. King and his wife Coretta are buried. Page 11.

World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Designed by Friedrich St.Florian
Architect Friedrich St.Florian used granite, bronze, and much symbolism in his design for the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Learn more. Page 9.

Martin Luther King Memorial in Seattle Washington - Pictures of Monuments and Memorials
Robert Kelly designed the sculpture and fountain for the Martin Luther King Memorial in Seattle, Washington. It was dedicated November 16, 1991. Page 5.

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor - Pictures of Monuments and Memorials
The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor honors the crewmen who died when their ship was bombed. Learn about the design of Hawaii's unique World War II memorial. Page 10.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC
From our photo gallery, picture and information for the The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC. Page 12.

Visual Architecture of Monuments and Memorials
See pictures of creative and unusual memorial architecture, from the National 9/11 Memorial to small monuments with original approaches.

Visual Architecture of Monuments and Memorials
See pictures of creative and unusual memorial architecture, from the National 9/11 Memorial to small monuments with original approaches.

National 9/11 Memorial - Reflecting Absence
See the newly completed National 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero, as photographed on the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Monuments and Memorials Resources
Net links index of resources for learning about great monuments and memorials.

Alhambra Palace - Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada Spain
Alhambra Palace, or the Red Castle, in Granada, Spain contains some of the world's finest examples of Moorish architecture. Page 10.

Angkor, Cambodia - New Wonders of the World Photo Gallery
See photos and find information for Angkor, Cambodia. This UNESCO World Heritage site was a finalist in the campaign to choose the

Chichen Itza - New World Wonder Chicken Itza - Mayan Ruins in Yucatan Mexico
Between the 10th and 15th centuries, Mayan and Toltec civilizations built the great temples, palaces, and monuments of Chichen Itza. See photos and find information for Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico.

Christ Redeemer Statue, Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Art Deco-style Christ Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado not only protects Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but is one of its most popular tourist spots. Page 3.

Moai - Easter Island Statues - 3 Lessons from Moai
Enormous and mysterious, the Moai of Easter Island have haunted researchers and visitors. What three lessons can these ancient statues tell us about the built environment? Page 12.

The Great Wall of China - Ancient China Great Wall of China
Stretching for thousands of miles, the Great Wall of China protected ancient China from invaders. Learn about the Great Wall of China. Page 4.

Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan - New Wonders of the World Photo Gallery
See photos and find information for Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Kiyomizu Temple was a finalist in the campaign to choose the

The Colosseum in Rome - New World Wonder - Ancient Stadium
The Colosseum of ancient Rome, named one of seven Wonders of the World, became a prototype for modern stadiums. Learn more about this tourist attraction in the heart of Italy. Page 2.

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
See photos and find facts for the magnificient Hagia Sophia in Instanbul, Turkey. Page 14.

Machu Picchu in Peru - Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, nestles in a remote ridge between the Peruvian mountains. See photos and find information for Machu Picchu in Peru. Page 5.

Germany's Fairy Tale Castle - Neuschwanstein Castle
With towering white turrets, Neuschwanstein Castle is a Germany's fairy tale castle, built for the King of Bavaria. See photos and learn more. Page 8.

Eiffel Tower in Paris
See photos and learn about the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Page 13.

Pyramids of Giza Egypt - Ancient Wonders - Giza Pyramids in Egypt
See photos and find information for the most famous pyramids in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza. Page 17.

Shell-Shaped Theater - Sydney Opera Heritage Site
See photos and find information for the shell-shaped Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Page 20.

Statue of Liberty in New York USA - World Wonder Finalist
Sculpted by a French artist, the Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol of the United States. Learn about the famous Statue of Liberty. Page 18.

Stonehenge - Prehistoric Stone Monoliths in Amesbury, United Kingdom
Stonehenge dates back thousands of years, yet the design shows skill and sophistication. Learn more about the Prehistoric Stone Monoliths in Amesbury, United Kingdom. Page 19.

Taj Mahal in Agra India
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India is a world famous masterpiece, but some experts say the landmark is in danger of collapsing. Page 7.

Petra, Jordan - Ancient Desert City
Carved from rose-red limestone, Petra, Jordan was once lost to the Western World. Learn about the ancient desert city of Petra, Jordan. Page 6.

The Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow Russia
Find facts about the fantastic architecture of the Kremlin, Russia's center of government. Page 16.

The Acropolis in Athens Greece - The Athens Acropolis and Parthenon
Crowned by the Parthenon temple, the ancient Acropolis in Athens, Greece holds some of the world's most famous architectural landmarks. See photos and find information for the Acropolis and the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Page 9.

Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa - New Wonders of the World Photo Gallery
Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa, was a finalist in the campaign to choose the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007. More recently, the area has been the target of terrorists. Page 21.

Wonders of the World - New Seven Wonders List
According to millions of voters around the world, these Wonders of the World are the greatest man-made structures built since ancient times. See photos and find facts.

Wonders of the World - New Seven Wonders List
According to millions of voters around the world, these Wonders of the World are the greatest man-made structures built since ancient times. See photos and find facts.

Architecture in France for Travelers
Your starting place for exploring architecture in France, with photos, features, and links.

Arch of Constantine, 315 AD
Triumphal arches are one of the oldest forms of architecture, thought to be from Roman times. Here's a look at some famous arches around the world.

Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, Paris, France
The Arc de Triomphe, ordered built by Napoleon, is considered one of the world's largest triumphal arches and has become a patriotic symbol of France.

Patuxai Victory Gate, Vientiane, Laos
The people of Laos ironically chose to model their triumphal arch of independence from France after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Learn about this famous arch.

Arch of Triumph, Pyongyang, North Korea
This North Korean triumphal arch, traditionally Roman with a Buddhist temple top, is slightly taller than the French Arc de Triomphe.

Hundertwasser-Haus - Hundertwasser House in Vienna
Learn about the amazing Hundertwasser House in Vienna, Austria.

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.

Victorian Gothic Revival Architecture - Lyndhurst in Tarrytown New York
Gothic ideas never completely vanished. During the nineteenth century, builders created an eclectic Victorian style and Gothic Revival was born.

Gothic Architecture- Medieval Churches and Synagogues
What was the Gothic look hundreds of years ago? Explore Gothic style architecture and the ideas that transformed cathedrals in medieval Europe.

The Medieval Synagogue in Prague and Gothic Style Architecture
Gothic style architecture was not limited to cathedrals. Jewish synagogues of the era also incorporated Gothic ideas. Look at Prague's Gothic side.

Pointed Arches in Gothic Style Architecture
The pointed arch was an important innovation of Gothic architecture. These arches revolutionized Medieval churches and cathedrals. What's the point?

Flying Buttresses and Gothic Style Architecture - Sainte-Chapelle in Riom, France
Walls in Gothic buildings achieved new heights, thanks to the flying buttress system, a revolutionary design that changed Medieval architecture.

Stained Glass Windows and Gothic Style Architecture - Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Magnificent stained glass windows became possible during the Medieval era. Examine Paris' Notre Dame and other important Gothic style buildings.

Gothic Architecture- Gargoyles Guard the Cathedrals
Gothic style architecture is known for its gargoyles, but these strange, leering sculptures were more than decoration. They had a practical role.

Gothic Style Floor Plan - Salisbury cathedral in England
During Medieval times, the great Gothic cathedrals were constructed according to a spatial plan. The English built a little different than the French.

Diagram of a Medieval Cathedral - Gothic Style Engineering
In this diagram we see how Gothic style engineering allowed medieval cathedrals to achieve greater height and elegance. Look behind the rafter.

Ribbed Vaulting and Gothic Style Architecture - Royaumont Abbey
Dramatic ribbed vaulting transformed architecture during the Gothic era. Join us for a photo history of medieval Gothic churches and cathedrals.

Direccion De Faros in Veracruz
A reader finds a mysterious postcard from his grandfather. Join us as we uncover the mystery of Faro de Venustiano Carranza.

Traditional Colors for a Revival Home
Colonial revival houses in the United States have been traditionally painted white with black shutters. The photo gallery shows other options.

Almost Black Farmhouse, c. 1851
The almost black color of this old farmhouse has not held up well, but could it be the asbestos cement shingle siding and not the paint?

Harmonizing Color with Your Neighbor
Painting your rowhouse can be tricky when a brick facade is shared. Find out how these neighbors worked it out.

Bold White Trim, Sunlight on Gray
Architectural trim, storm windows, and how the sun hits your house -- all considerations when choosing exterior colors.

Traditional White on a Gray-Roofed House
As with all color schemes, the roof and landscaping must be considered when choosing exterior paint colors. Architecture affects color choices.

Consider Going Darker with Bold Bright White Contrasts
Painting your home's exterior can bring simplicity to your hectic world. Black and white is not dangerous thinking when it comes to exterior house color schemes.

Whitewashed Brick, Black Shutters
Painted brick can be historically accurate and aesthetically pleasing. Whether pure white or dark gray, painted brick with accent shutters can be authentic.

Shades of Gray, White Shutters
The red front door on this otherwise gray and white house enlivens the entrance to a home's interior design. Exteriors are doorways to interiors.

A Real Colonial, House of the Seven Gables
The dark exterior of The House of the Seven Gables perfectly suits Hawthorne's themes in his 1851 novel. Explore the black and white world of exteriors.

Passages to Black or White
Many people have painted their houses white. You know who you are. Why not the darker hues? Blacks and grays? Here are some photos to get you thinking.

Corwith House, c. 1837
A 19th century farmhouse on Long Island sports a traditional white exterior but with a peaceful country green added to its shutters. Photos from our black/white gallery.

Alexander Home - Twin Palms Neighborhood - Palm Springs California Alexander Home
Working with several architects, George Alexander constructed more than 2,500 homes in Palm Springs and established a modernist style that was imitated throughout the United States. Page 2.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Alpine Station
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Alpine Station at the top of the Tram in Palm Springs, California. 1961-1963. E. Stewart Williams, architect.

Miller House by Richard Neutra - Modern Houses
The modern houses in these pictures illustrate bold new ideas in home design. Shown here: The sleek glass and steel Miller House is an example of Desert modernism. Richard Neutra, architect. Page 15.

Edris House by E. Stewart Williams in Palm Springs, CA
Learn about the Edris House in Little Tuscany Estates, Palm Springs, California. E. Stewart Williams, architect. Page 10.

Alexander Steel House by Donald Wexler in Palm Springs, CA
Between 1961 and 1962, the Alexander Construction Company set a new tone for prefab housing with several steel houses in Palm Springs, California. Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison, architects. Page 3.

Butterfly Roof on House in Palm Springs California
Constructed during the mid-twentieth century, this home in Palm Springs, California had an angular butterfly roof. Page 6.

Bob Hope House in Palm Springs - Palm Springs California
The Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, California. 1979. John Lautner, architect. Page 5.

Coachella Valley Savings and Loan - Washington Mutual - Palm Springs California
Coachella Valley Savings and Loan (now Washington Mutual), 499 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California. E. Stewart Williams, architect. Page 7.

Community Church - Palm Springs California Community Church
The Community Church in Palm Springs, California. Dedicated in 1936. Charles Tanner, architect. Northern addition by Harry. J. Williams. Page 8.

Circular Room at Arthur Elrod House by John Lautner - Palm Springs California
The Arthur Elrod House in Palm Springs, California was used in the James Bond film, Diamonds are Forever. John Lautner, architect. Page 11.

Kaufman House by Richard Neutra, Palm Springs, CA
Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, California. 1946. Richard Neutra, architect. Page 14.

Frey House II - Palm Springs Home of Architect Albert Frey
Completed in 1963, Albert Frey's International Style Frey House II is set in the craggy mountainside overlooking Palm Springs, California. Page 13.

The Indian Canyons Golf Club - The Canyon - Palm Springs
Indian Canyons Golf Club, Palm Springs, California. Page 12.

Oasis Hotel in Palm Springs, California
Lloyd Wright, son of the famous Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the Art Deco Oasis Hotel and Tower, located behind the Oasis Commercial Building designed by E. Stewart Williams. The hotel was built in 1925, and the commercial building in 1952. Page 16.

Palm Springs City Hall - Palm Springs California City Hall
City Hall in Palm Springs, California. Started in 1952. Albert Frey, John Porter Clark, Robson Chambers, and E. Stewart Williams, architects. Page 19.

Palm Springs Airport Main Terminal, Palm Springs, California
Designed by architect Donald Wexler, the main terminal of Palm Springs International Airport has a unique tensile structured canopy, conveying a sense of lightness and flight. Started in 1965. Page 17.

Sinatra House by E. Stewart Williams. Palm Springs, California
The Sinatra House in Twin Palms Estates, 1148 Alejo Road, Palm Springs, California. E. Stewart Williams, architect. 1946. Page 21.

Ship of the Desert - Palm Springs California Modern House
Ship of the Desert, a Streamline Moderne home in Palm Springs, California. 1936. Wilson and Webster, architects. Page 20.

Swiss Miss House on Rose Avenue in Palm Springs, California
Photo of a Swiss Miss style house on Rose Avenue in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood, Palm Springs, California during the mid-20th century. Page 23.

St. Theresa Catholic Church, Palm Springs, California
St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Springs, California. 1968. William Cody, architect. Page 22.

Palm Springs Art Museum - Palm Springs Desert Museum. CA
The Palm Springs Art Museum, formerly known as the Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California. 1976. E. Stewart Williams, architect. Page 18.

Del Marcos Hotel - Palm Springs California Del Marcos Hotel
The Del Marcos Hotel in Palm Springs, California. 1947. William F. Cody, architect. Page 9.

Tramway Gas Station, Palm Springs California Visitors Center
The Tramway Gas Station became a landmark of mid-century modernism. See the Tramway Gas Station, now the visitors center for Palm Springs, California. Page 24.

Palm Springs Pictures - Pictures of Buildings in Palm Springs California
Palm Springs, California combines mountain views with an eclectic mix of Spanish Revival and mid-twentieth century modern buildings. Browse this photo gallery for architecture's best.

Palm Springs Pictures - Pictures of Buildings in Palm Springs California
Palm Springs, California combines mountain views with an eclectic mix of Spanish Revival and mid-twentieth century modern buildings. Browse this photo gallery for architecture's best.

Spanish Revival House in Palm Springs, California
Spanish Revival home in Palm Springs, California. Page 25.

Welwood Murray Memorial Library, Palm Springs, California
Welwood Murray Memorial Library in Palm Springs, California. 1940. John Porter Clark, architect. Rear addition in the 1950s by Harry J. Williams. Page 26.

Palm Springs Pictures - Pictures of Buildings in Palm Springs California
Palm Springs, California combines mountain views with an eclectic mix of Spanish Revival and mid-twentieth century modern buildings. Browse this photo gallery for architecture's best.

Royal Hawaiian Estates - Tiki Style Condos in Palm Springs, CA
Architects Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison combined modernist ideas with tiki themes when they designed the Royal Hawaiian Estates condominium complex in south Palm Springs, California. Page 4.

Architecture Tours and Travel
Take a learning vacation! These links lead to information about architecture travel and guided tours to great buildings around the world, with sample itineraries and recommended destinations.

Richard Neutra and the International Style and Desert Modernism
Born in Vienna April 8, 1892 and educated in Europe, Richard Neutra introduced the International Style to America, and also introduced LA design to Europe.

Mies van der Rohe - Modern Architect
Believing that less is more, Mies van der Rohe, born March 27, 1886 in Germany, built rational, minimalist skyscrapers that set the standard for modernist design.

What Is Neo-Miesian
The word Neo-Miesian crops up a lot in articles about the 2011 Pritzker Prize winner. But what does Neo-Miesian mean? Here's the answer.

William Morris, Pioneer of the Arts & Crafts Movement
Familiar textile and furniture designs? Learn about the life and work of Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris, born in Walthamstow, England, March 24, 1834.

Philip Webb - Arts and Crafts Architecture
Your starting place for exploring the life and works of English architect and designer Philip Webb, who championed the Gothic Revival style and paved the way for the Arts & Crafts movement in architecture.

Sunnylands Rancho Mirage - A Midcentury Modern Retreat
A dream winter residence in southern California - take a short tour of the wealthy Annenberg's midcentury modern estate built in 1966 by A. Quincy Jones.

Sunnylands Interior Atrium
The Atrium of the historic 1966 Sunnylands residence showcases the fine art collection of Walter and Lee Annenberg. Take a brief look at this modern contemporary home by architect A. Quincy Jones.

Sunnylands Interior Living Area
The Living Room of the historic 1966 Sunnylands residence showcases the fine art collection of Walter and Lee Annenberg. Take a brief look at this modern contemporary home by architect A. Quincy Jones.

Sunnylands Golf Course at Rancho Mirage
The nine-hole golf course surrounds the 1966 Annenberg estate at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage. Learn more about this historic, private course.

Inside Denver International Airport
A visitor to Denver International Airport can experience tensile architecture both aesthetically and structurally. Learn more in this photo overview.

What is Tensile Architecture?
What is tensile architecture? Here's an easy-to-understand explanation, with photographs of examples like the Denver airport.

Three Basic Shapes Typical of Tensile Architecture
Tensile architecture created the undulating, iconic roof line throughout the 1972 Olympic Village in Munich, Germany - a design that was imitated worldwide.

Large in Scale, Light in Weight: Olympic Village, 1972
Munich's 1972 Olympic Park not only showcased German culture, but also German ingenuity and engineering. Learn more about tensile architecture in this photo essay.

Detail of Frei Otto's Tensile Structure in Munich, 1972
Mario Salvadori explains how tensile structures stand up, using German architects and engineers as examples.

German Pavilion at Expo '67, Montreal, Canada
The German Pavilion built for the 1968 Exposition in Montreal, Canada is often cited as the first large-scale tensile structure. Learn more about tension structures.

Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene or ETFE
Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene, better known as ETFE, is a big word for a fascinating substance. Find out how ETFE is used in architecture -- most famously at the Beijing Olympics.

Short Profile of Frei Otto, 2015 Pritzker Laureate
German architect Frei Otto, the 2015 Pritzker Laureate, influenced the large-scale use of Tensile Structures, including fabric architecture. Learn more from this short bio.

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.

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.

When Women Are Partners
Female partners in architecture firms are often overlooked, yet several famous men and women partnerships have endured. Should they collaborate?

Building for Climate Change, Building Near Water
On March 11, 2011 a wall of water decimated a Japanese village. Tsunamis are not caused by climate change, but nature's power should catch our attention. How do we best design for climate change? Or should we?

Park51 Community Center - What were the intentions?
The Park51 Community Center in Lower Manhattan was to have a swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant, and other facilities for use by everyone. Protests ensued.

Original Plans for Park51, the Ground Zero Mosque
The 2010 preliminary sketches for Park51, the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, presented a bright, airy, white modernist building. Was it smart geometry?

Inside Park51 - Opinions Flew at the 2010 Renderings
Preliminary sketches for the Park51 Community Center promised a sophisticated, elegant 16-story building that combined Islamic motifs with modernist ideas.

Wall Street Architecture at One Wall Street and Broadway
Begin your walk down Wall Street at architect Ralph Walker's 50-story, Art Deco skyscraper in New York's financial district.

Wall Street Security and Occupy Wall Street and Trinity Church
Occupy Wall Street protesters gather nearby, but architectural street security by Rogers Marvel Architects safeguards historic Wall Street.

Wall Street Architecture in New York's Financial District
Explore the architecture of Wall Street in New York City. Here are facts and photos for famous buildings in the powerful center of finance.

Wall Street Architecture: NYSE Corporate HQs - 11 Wall Street
The New York Stock Exchange corporate headquarters architecturally complements the more famous 1903 NYSE building on 18 Broad Street.

Wall Street Architecture - House of Morgan at 23 Wall Street
Learn about the fortress-like J.P. Morgan building on the corner of Wall Street and Broad Street in New York City.

Wall Street Architecture at the Corner, A Hub of History
The Corner at Wall Street and Broad in New York City has architectural treasures and a history of terrorist activity.

Wall Street Architecture - Federal Hall National Memorial
Learn about the historic Federal Hall National Memorial at 26 Wall Street in New York City.

Wall Street Architecture - The Trump Building at 40 Wall Street
The 1930 Manhattan Company building at 40 Wall Street has had its architectural history preserved by Donald Trump. Learn more.

Wall Street Architecture - Classical at 55 Wall Street in NYC
Classical Greek and Roman colonnades provide architectural and visual unity at 55 Wall Street in New York City.

Wall Street Architecture - Art Deco at 120 Wall Street
Architect Ely Jacques Kahn has created a simple and elegant art deco building at the eastern end of Wall Street.

Castles, Fortresses, and Palaces - Fortified Houses
Designs for some of the houses we live in today have been influenced by the great châteaux and manor houses of Europe and the imperial residences of the East. Learn about the world's most remarkable castles, fortresses, and palaces in this architectural photo gallery.

Picture This: Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom
The central quadrangle of Buckingham Palace is a surprising feature unseen by most visitors. Learn more about this interesting part of British history and architecture. Page 6.

Picture: Chateau de Versailles, La Grande Galerie des Glaces
The Versailles Treaty that ended World War I was signed in the Galerie des Glaces or Hall of Mirrors. Learn more about this historic room within the Baroque Chateau. Page 7.

Picture This: Kronborg Castle, Hamlet's Elsinore
Learn about castles around the world, including Kronborg in Denmark, considered the location of Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. Page 8.

Picture This: Dunguaire Castle in County Galway, Ireland
Dunguaire Castle in Kinvara, County Galway, Ireland, included in a select photo gallery of castles around the world.

Picture This: Johnstown Castle in Ireland
Johnstown Castle is a Victorian recreation of medieval architecture. The turreted home was built between 1810 and 1855. Page 2.

Neuschwanstein, the Victorian Palace of Mad King Ludwig
Explore the fanciful Victorian Palace, Neuschwanstein Castle, built during the 19th century for the King of Bavaria, known as Mad King Ludwig. Page 4.

Picture This: Rock of Cashel in Ireland
Ancient Celtic Kings ruled from the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland - one of a select photo gallery of castles around the world. Page 5.

Picture This: Tully Castle in County Fermanagh, Ireland
In the 1600s, inhabitants of Tully Castle were imprisoned in its vaults, and the stronghouse was turned to ruins. Learn about castles around the world. Page 3.

Classic Florida Style
Architects and designers promote Florida's natural beauty. Learn more about Classic Florida Style from the Miami-based firm of Taylor & Taylor.

Julia Morgan - Architect of Hearst Castle
California-born Julia Morgan, designer of Hearst Castle, was the first woman to be awarded the AIA's Gold Medal. The architect's organization recognized her work in 2014, although Morgan was born January 20, 1872.

Urban Design and Landscape Architecture
Explore the world of landscape architecture and urban design. Here are top resources for learning about planning public spaces, including parks, streetscapes, and entire communities.

Debris Netting Shrouds New York's "Ground Zero Mosque"
The 2010 plans for a

Bungalow House Definition
Learn the ins and outs of bungalows and bungalow revival homes in America -- your starting point for all things bungalow.

Bungalow With Gabled Front Porch
This colorful bungalow in Texas has a a gabled porch in front. View photos of American Bungalows and learn about bungaloid architecture. Page 26.

Colorful Texas Bungalow
From our photo gallery, picture of a colorful bungalow in Texas, with facts about Craftsman architecture. Page 5.

Chalet Bungalow
Learn about the charming Swiss Chalet style of bungalow.

Pink California Bungalow
From our photo gallery, picture of a pink California Bungalow in Sacramento, CA. Page 2.

Gable-front Bungalow
From our photo gallery, picture of a Craftsman Bungalow with a large gable facing the front. Page 24.

Sacramento Craftsman Bungalow
From our photo gallery, picture of a craftsman bungalow in Sacramento, California. Page 7.

Sacramento Bungalow Picture
From our photo gallery, picture of a Sacramento, CA bungalow home. Page 4.

Craftsman Bungalow
Photo of a Craftsman Bungalow with a traditional low, sloping roof. Page 21.

Art Moderne Bungalow
From our photo gallery, picture of an Art Moderne Bungalow. Page 12.

Colonial Revival Bungalow
Colonial Revival bungalows of the early 20th century combined simplicity with elegance. Learn about the Colonial Revival Bungalow house style. Page 25.

California Bungalow
The Bungalows that evolved in California set the standard for bungaloid architecture across the USA. Learn about the California Bungalow house style. Page 6.

Idaho Craftsman Bungalow
Picture of a Craftsman Bungalow in Idaho, from our photo gallery of bungalow types and styles. Page 11.

Craftsman Bungalow Gables and Rafters
From our photo gallery, picture of gables and rafters on a Craftsman Bungalow. Page 17.

Mediterranean Style Bungalow
From our bungalow photo gallery, picture of a Mediterranean style bungalow. Page 15.

Spanish Bungalow
Learn about Spanish Revival bungalows and other popular bungalow styles. Page 10.

Sacramento Bungalow Porch
This Craftsman Bungalow in Sacramento has a wide porch with square pillars. Page 14.

Simple Sacramento Bungalow
From our photo gallery, picture of a small, simple bungalow in Sacramento, CA. Page 9.

Earthy colors on a Sacramento California Bungalow
From our bungalow photo gallery, picture of a bungalow in Sacramento, CA painted earthy colors. Page 13.

Stone Bungalow in Sacramento
From our photo gallery, picture of a bungalow house with a rugged stone foundation. Page 16.

Craftsman Cottage
This Craftsman bungalow has rustic stone details. Page 3.

Painted Craftsman Bungalow
Picture of a Craftsman Bungalow painted non-traditional blue. Page 23.

Craftsman Details
Photo of a bungalow house with Craftsman handiwork. Page 18.

Craftsman Bungalow Porch Pillars
Picture of a Craftsman Bungalow with thick, round porch pillars. Page 22.

Stucco-sided Bungalow
From our bungalow photo gallery, picture of a stucco-sided bungalow. Page 8.

Chicago Bungalow
Learn about the distinctive bungalow architecture of Chicago. Page 19.

Queen Anne Bungalow
See a bungalow that has been remodeled to resemble a Victorian Queen Anne cottage. Page 20.

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

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

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

Building Plans for Bungalows
Buy reproductions of original Bungalow house plan catalogs, find bungalow plans online, and find resources for bungalow facts and photos.

Short Bio of America's Black Architect, Robert R. Taylor
Born June 8, 1868 in North Carolina, Robert Robinson Taylor has long been associated with Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, but his academics came from Boston. Learn 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.

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.

The Main Lobby of this Building is Pure Gehryland
The main lobby entryway in this Australian school is stainless steel Frank Gehry. Explore interiors and exteriors of this interesting Sydney building.

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.

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

Who thinks Frank Gehry can't be Traditional?
Frank Gehry's first building in Australia is a mix of tradition and Gehry stylings. Explore the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney, inside and out.

The Student Common Areas in Gehry's Australian Building
Explore interior spaces in Frank Gehry's first building built in Australia, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney.

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.

Gehry's Design Idea: The Tree House
Architect Frank Gehry designed the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney as he would a tree -- organic, multi-ringed, and textured. Learn more.

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.

Skyscrapers of China: China World Trade Center, Beijing
Learn more about Beijing's World Trade Center, designed by the American firm who had a hand in the New York World Trade Center. You think NYC has smog?

Skyscrapers of China: Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
One of the first skyscrapers to be built outside the US, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong is still one of the tallest structures in the world. Ask I.M. Pei.

Skyscrapers of China: Shanghai Tower
At 2,073 feet tall, the Shanghai Tower is the city's first tall building with a twist. Learn more about this and other skyscrapers in Shanghai's business district.

Skyscrapers of China: Guangzhou International Finance Center
Built near the Pearl River, the GZIFC skyscraper helped transform Canton's central business district into the modern Zhujiang New Town. Find out more.

Skyscrapers of China: Pagoda and Zifeng Tower, Nanjing
China has been a country of tall buildings for hundreds of years. Today, it is home to the world's tallest skyscrapers, like the Zifeng Tower in Nanjing. Learn more.

Skyscrapers of China: KK100 Shenzhen, Guangdong
In 2011, Kingkey 100 became the tallest building in Shenzhen, China. Learn more about the skyscrapers of China.

Louis Vuitton Foundation Museum, 2014
A 45-minute MRI brain scan inspired Frank Gehry's second building in Paris, the glass-walled Louis Vuitton Foundation Museum. Compare it to Gehry's earlier American Center in Paris.

The American Center in Paris, Frank Gehry, 1994
How does Frank Gehry's first building in Paris architecturally compare with his second? Twenty years can make a lot of difference in design.

Architecture in Asia - Great Buildings in Asia
Explore the architecture of Cambodia, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Pakistan, and other countries on the Asian continent. Here are facts and photos.

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 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.

Wang Shu: Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, 2010
Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, 2010, Shanghai, China, 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

Black Architects Who Helped Build America
Discover the rich heritage of Black architects who achieved important accomplishments in the USA, even while facing enormous obstacles.

Black Architects Who Helped Build America
Discover the rich heritage of Black architects who achieved important accomplishments in the USA, even while facing enormous obstacles.

Minnesota Capitol - Capitol building St. Paul, Minnesota
Since January 2, 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol has been a model of modern technologies within stately, classic design. How did the young Cass Gilbert pull it off?

Architecture of Beitucheng Station in Beijing, China
Picture of Beitucheng Station, the transfer station of Line 10 and the Olympic Branch Line, in Beijing, China. Page 7.

Olympic Forest Park South Gate Station in Beijing China
Beijing opened the Olympic Branch subway line for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Look familiar? Page 6.

T3 Terminal at the Beijing Capital International Airport
Terminal building T3 (Terminal Three) at the Beijing Capital International Airport is one of the largest and most advanced airport terminals in the world. Designed by Norman Foster for the 2008 Olympics. Page 5.

China Central Television - CCTV Building - in Beijing
The new CCTV building is one of the largest office buildings in the world. The Koolhaas design is one of several bold new structures constructed for the Beijing Olympics. Page 4.

Beijing Olympic Stadium - National Stadium Roof Structure
A mesh of steel bands forms the dome of the National Stadium in Beijing, the Olympic Stadium built for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Donchang'an Jie Shopping Centre in Beijing, China
Photo of Donchang'an Jie Shopping Centre in Beijing, China. Page 8.

Architecture of the Beijing National Centre for Performing Arts
An elliptical dome covers the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. The theater is one of several bold new designs constructed for the Beijing Olympics. Page 3.

National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing
The titanium and glass National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing is informally called The Egg - a bold new design constructed for the Beijing Olympics. Page 2.

Modern Architecture in Beijing China
Bold new buildings gave China a dramatic new look for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. Join us for a photo tour of the new modern architecture that has changed the face of an ancient land.

Fast Facts About Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan
Learn about the record-breaking Taipei 101 Tower in Taipei, Taiwan. Its elevator can make your ears pop!

Louis I. Kahn Modernist Architect
Born in Estonia February 20, 1901, architect Louis I. Kahn influenced generations with his modernist designs, making him one of the great architects of the 20th century. Learn more.

What is a facade, and how to you pronounce it?
One of the most-used terms in our Architecture Glossary -- What is a facade, and how do you pronounce it?

J Max Bond Jr - New York Architect
Black American architect J. Max Bond, Jr. played an important role in developing the National 9/11 Museum in New York. Learn about his life and works.