Architecture Sitemap - Page 4 2013-12-08
How Old Is Your House?
The real estate lady says the house was built in 1962. The elderly man down the street remembers playing on the porch when he was a boy... 60 years ago. But one
Edwardian Architecture on Broadway
Think Edwardian architecture is heavy? Not the 11-ton house in the Disney musical Mary Poppins. Created by set designer Bob Crowley, the three-story,
House Helpline: Old, or Very Old?
The owner knows her home is old, but how old? There are so many clues, and they just don't add up. Could the current house have been constructed on a
Ando Reaches New Heights
Tadao Ando, Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate (1995), has collaborated with sculptor Kiichi Sumikawa to design what may become the world's tallest
What is a Pueblo?
A pueblo is a pueblo is a pueblo, right? Not quite. You'll find a lot of variety in the adobe-walled homes inspired by ancient Native American pueblos.
There's nothing like an oddly shaped roof to raise the eyebrows. Check out these photos from our House Helpline. • Lopsided Farmhouse • Not
Brad Pitt at Fallingwater
What do you get for the man who has everything? How about champagne and caviar in the living room at Fallingwater? Last week the famous Frank Lloyd
House Helpline: 1920 Cottage
Built in the 1920s, this house looks small, but it has five bedrooms and 2,100 square feet of living space. What's the style? • See more photos, and
Gift Idea: Frank Lloyd Wright Doodads
If the one you love loves Frank Lloyd Wright, you're in luck. The work of the master has inspired an amazing array of gifts and novelty items. Sure you can get
Hottest Houses of 2006: Katrina Cottages
Never mind the skyscrapers and flashy modernist designs. The most important architecture of 2006 may also be the most modest. The hottest buildings on the
Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home
Built two hundred years ago for a wealthy merchant in southeastern China, Yin Yu Tang is the first house brought from China to the United States. American
Surfing to Machu Picchu
Remember the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World? Well, over the past few years, there's been a movement afoot to create another list: the New 7 Wonders of
Call in the Architects
I've been browsing through the photo gallery of artists' studios posted by our About Guide to Painting, and I must say... painting is a messy business. Many of
Beautiful... but is it a castle?
When the folks at Disney World designed the Cinderella Castle, they must have been inspired by Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Germany. But, if you
Rooms Around the World
I must be something of a voyeur, because I love to look inside other people's homes... especially when the homes are far away from my own. A new Web site from
Brad and Angelina in New Orleans
Ever since Hurricane Katrina, the French Quarter of New Orleans has been in a financial slump. But locals say things are looking up in the Big Easy, now that
Where's the Front?
A visitor in our Forum wonders where his front door is. What? Doesn't he know? Well, defining the front door isn't always easy when the house has has several
Do you use home design software?
Do you use a computer software program to draw floor plans and house designs? Is it easy and fun? Or, is the program complicated and frustrating? To expand our
Cozy Prehistoric Houses
It's not often that prehistoric architecture hits the headlines, but the news at Stonehenge is pretty exciting. Near the ancient Stonehenge monument on
Dolphin Stadium, Home of Super Bowl XLI
During half-time, take a break to check out Miami's Dolphin Stadium, site of Super Bowl XLI. The football, lacrosse, soccer, and baseball stadium is
Architecture Goes Goth
It's a cathedral! No, it's a grand manor! No, it's a simple country farmhouse! Join us for a photo tour of Gothic Revival architecture in England and the
New Orleans Celebrates
The year's biggest day for New Orleans, Mardi Gras, falls on February 20 this year. Memories of Katrina's floods can't stop this party, and to celebrate,
House Helpline: Mutt House
The owner of this 1915 home calls it a mutt because it seems to be a blend of several styles. Can a house built this late be called a Victorian? Does
Build With Trash
People throw away the damnedest things. Stained glass. Steam radiators. Porch columns. Pedestal sinks. Victorian moldings. That's why I spend so much time
House Helpline: Is it a Tudor?
The owners of this 1949 cottage are renovating, and would like to know a bit about the home's history. Is it a Tudor... or something else?
House Helpline: California Western
According to legend, WC Fields once stayed at this 1927 California home overlooking Wildwood Canyon. I am sooooo curious about the style, the owner says.
Before You Remodel
It all begins with a dream. Cathedral ceilings! Skylights! Room-sized closets! But, watch out... The dream may turn into a nightmare, unless you plan ahead.
No, those aren't eggs stuck in concrete. The unusual wall is a type of cobblestone construction unique to western New York State. The stones come from
Richard Rogers Wins the Pritzker
In the world of architecture, a Pritzker is like an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Nobel Prize all rolled into one. This year's winner, British architect Richard
Time flies when you're high
Want to live longer? Get down from that penthouse, modern physicists are saying. Gravity curves space and stretches time, so the guy down in the basement, where
The Berlin Holocaust Memorial
Architect Peter Eisenman stirred controversy when he unveiled plans for the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. The Memorial is made up of 2,711 massive rectangular
Virginia Tech and Campus Design
When we speak of campus security, we often talk about building fences and walls. But the campus at Virginia Tech sprawls across 2,600 acres, and the Virginia
Top Engineers Among the Killed
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia is a highly respected university for engineering, architecture, and interior design. Every individual who died in the
Moscow's Exotic Buildings
All eyes are on Russia as the country lays to rest former president Boris Yeltsin. If you follow the news on TV, you'll see the exotic domed buildings of
Go Go Dubai
The Wall Street Journal calls oil-rich Dubai a playpen for architects where big-name firms scramble to design eye-catching iconic buildings. The Burj
Skyscrapers on Exhibit
Speaking of the world's tallest building, the record-breaking Burj Dubai is the focus of a special exhibition at the Skyscraper Museum in New York City. Now
Al Gore, the champion spokesman for environmental issues, is the keynote speaker at the 2007 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in San Antonio, Texas
English Mud and Stud
Red carpets are unfurling in Jamestown, Virginia today as Queen Elizabeth II of England comes to commemorate the historic colony's anniversary. The pageantry
Zoom, Zoom, Va-Rooooom!
With the sleek, streamlined appearance of a modern machine, these homes expressed the spirit of a new, technological age. Important Features: Flat roof
Al Gore's Big House
Poor Al Gore. Critics of his environmental campaign are calling his Greek Revival style home in Belle Meade area of Nashville, Tennessee a McMansion. Some
House Paint Pictures
Choosing exterior paint colors is so difficult, a lot of people simply paint their houses white or beige. But even a white or beige house will have some
What is the Oldest Town?
The United States is a relatively young country, so the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia has brought much fanfare and festivity. But there's a darker
Architecture you can Download
If you missed the 2007 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, take heart. In keeping with this year's theme, Growing Beyond
See 3D Architecture Online
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has partnered with Google to create two nifty sites that let you see 3D views of architecture: Blueprint for
Online Architecture Degrees
Can you earn an architecture degree by taking courses online? Can you become a licensed architect by surfing the web? Think before you click. Readers in our
What is a "Colonial?"
In the USA, real estate professionals often use the term Colonial to describe a modern-day house that looks somewhat like the buildings from colonial
How Old is Your House?
Unless your house is brand new, it may be difficult to pinpoint its birthday. Houses often aren't built all in one piece. Written records (if there are any) can
Born June 2: Solomon Willard
Leading Boston architect Solomon Willard was born in 1783. Willard is best known for designing the famous Egyptian revival Bunker Hill monument. Willard also
Richard Rogers Collects his Prize
Today's the day English architect Richard Rogers officially receives the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize, along with a $100,000 grant and a bronze
Craftsman House Plans
A reader asks... I saw a Craftsman Bungalow in North Carolina that I just can't get out of my head. It was such a wonderful plan - very spacious
Why I Hate Vinyl
Recently several people asked me what I have against vinyl. Don't homeowners deserve some relief from maintenance woes? Sure they do! But, vinyl isn't
Do You Need an Architect?
The stunning homes you see in glossy magazines are almost always custom-designed by licensed architects. They are the unique creations of men and women with the
See Inside Johnson's Glass House
For many years, Philip Johnson lived in his Connecticut house made of glass, overlooking a 47-acre site studded with buildings he designed over the course
Who says accessibility has to be dull?
A single story Ranch Style house may seem like a good idea if you worry about accessibility. But can a home be accessible and still offer dramatic
Last Chance to Vote for World Wonders
You only have a couple more weeks to cast your vote for the New 7 Wonders of the World, a list of the world's greatest structures, according to a
World Wonders Announced
The votes are in! After a long and widely-publicized global campaign, voters have officially chosen seven New Wonders of the World. Which 7 buildings came in
Is it a BUNGODA?
Amlacey writes: I recently purchased my first home and I'm puzzled... It has a few Craftsman decorative features and built-ins, but the fireplace, the
Angry About Angkor
Angkor, Cambodia is the largest sacred temple complex in the world, and was a finalist in the campaign to select the New 7 Wonders of the World. But,
World Wonders & World Heritage
Seems I'm not the only one to grumble about the final vote in the New 7 Wonders of the World campaign. Agreeing with my anger about Angkor, one reader wrote, I
Cobbing Together an Outhouse
A reader from Toronto writes, My local park is building a cob structure to house a composting toilet with volunteer labour and materials. Cob is an
How to Read a House
You've studied the line of the roof and the placement of the windows. You've questioned neighbors, and perhaps even talked to a historian. What style is it? Who
On the Fast Track in Dubai
It's not finished yet, but the Burj Dubai is now the tallest building in the world, according to its developer, Emaar Properties. Dubai has become a
Craftsman or Prairie?
This charming California home has lots of Craftsman features, but the long low shape of a Prairie Style house. What is it? • More About this House
It was an architect's dream of utopia, built by the Walt Disney Company. Some of the world's most famous architects were brought in to build an entire
Paint this Dutch Colonial
Anything but white! the owner pleads. But a look at old records suggests that white was the traditional color for Colonial Revival homes built in the
Why Bridges Fall Down
The shocking collapse of the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis has engineers shaking their heads. Pavement on the 40-year-old single span bridge was being
Who needs computers and fancy CAD software? For more than 30 years, architect-turned-author David Macaulay has enchanted readers with pen and ink drawings
Loving Frank (Lloyd Wright)
Ever since Ayn Rand, writers have been fascinated by the stormy personal life of Frank Lloyd Wright. Never mind the genius of Fallingwater or his Prairie
BRIDGE DESIGN: Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board are now saying that the collapse of the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis may
Mies van der Rohe Gets Sued
Frank Lloyd Wright wasn't the only famous architect to be embroiled in a steamy love affair. Some say there was more than meets the eye in that law suit
The 15 green cities named by the environmental news site, Grist don't necessarily have a lot of trees, but they do go a long way toward eco-friendly design.
And speaking of urban design, AARP The Magazine has their own list of favorites: Five Best Cities for Baby Boomers and Seniors. The criteria? Folks over fifty
The House That Katrina Built
Architects and builders say that Hurricane Katrinia encouraged the development of small, energy-efficient housing such as the Katrina Cottage.
A Bridge to Beauty?
The tragic collapse of the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis has presented City officials with a tough choice: What's more important, speed or aesthetics?
Architecture or Sculpture?
From the distance, you might think this curving structure is a piece of driftwood tossed onto the rocky California shore. Step closer and you'll see
Free ArchiCAD Software
Find out how to download version 11 of the professional architectural design software, ArchiCAD
Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful
The traveling exhibition “Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful” has been stirring quite a bit of media attention. The New York Times praises the
eHarmony for Architects
If you've ever wanted to remodel, you know how hard it is to get past the dreaming stage. Should you hire an architect? And if so, how can you be sure you're
Free Read: Loving Frank
I haven't yet received my copy of the hot new book Loving Frank, so I was thrilled to find out that I can read Chapter One online at the New York Times.
Inconvenient Truth in S.F.
Designing with Nature: The Art of Balance is the theme for the year's biggest event for landscape architects, happening October 5 through 9 in San Francisco,
See a Solar House
Spiraling energy costs and fears of global warming have inspired some interesting innovations in home design. This weekend Americans are invited to tour more
Architecture Days in NYC
In a city like New York every day is an architecture day, but this week the Big Apple pulls out all stops with tours, lectures, workshops, and events sponsored
Pei's Johnson Museum: Bold Yet Transparent
When he was invited to design the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, architect I.M. Pei wanted to make a dramatic statement
Secrets of Dubai
How is it that in just a few years, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum managed to transform Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from desert to empire?
Castle Kashan Destroyed
All eyes are on Southern California as residents assess the damage caused by wind-swept wildfires. Destroyed is Castle Kashan (also known as Hodges’
Hansel and Gretel Lived Here
Well, not really. But this picturesque Cotswold Cottage may remind you of a storybook house. Inspired by the cottages built since medieval times in the
The Dawn of Art Deco
King Tut, the 3,000-year-old Egyptian ruler, has now shown his time-blackened face to the world, and it's a very different image than the glittering
Saving New York's First World Trade Center
The first World Trade Center in New York City wasn't the twin towers destroyed by terrorist attacks. It was located in a cluster of 19th century buildings, and
Architect... or Artist?
It was bad enough when neighbors complained about Frank Gehry's shimmering Disney Concert Hall. Toning down the glitter cost a whopping $90,000. But the
Architects in Trouble
Of course, Frank Gehry isn't the only famous architect to get in legal trouble. I.M. Pei and Partners faced law suits and public scorn when windows started
Architecture in Iraq
Since the war began, readers living and working in the Middle East have been sending us remarkable photographs of ancient ruins, mosques, palaces, and
1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die
Don't you just love all those long lists of things you MUST do before you die? I think I'd need to live a very long time to achieve the goal set forth
Piano's Pretty Skyscraper
My boss, the New York Times, has a new home, and it's a far cry from the neo-Gothic building it inhabited for so long. Designed by the Pritzker
Coloring the Guggenheim
I thought I had trouble picking colors for my house. But surely an exterior paint project has never aroused such controversy as choosing colors for the
Architecture Gifts for Kids
You can help children learn about building and design by choosing books that speak to their imaginations and encourage them to create their own architectural
Star-chitect in New Orleans
Brad Pitt has earned fame not just as a movie star, but as a star promoter of architecture. No matter what you think of his movies, you have to admire the
Saddam's Ugly Architecture
December 13 was the day in 2003 when American forces captured Saddam Hussein, the violent dictator of Iraq. Using architecture as an emblem of power,
Gift Idea: Magazine Subscriptions
Is your special person a Bungalow lover? Give a subscription to American Bungalow magazine. Or, how about Architectural Digest or, for serious architecture
Hottest Houses of 2008 : Sleek, Sexy, Solar
Who says solar houses have to be ugly? Ever since the Solar Decathlon this fall, I've been taking a second look at energy-efficient, earth-friendly
Spiritual beliefs have inspired some of the most interesting and most beautiful buildings in every part of the world. This holiday season, join us for a
The Millennium Dome Reborn
Remember the days leading up to 2000? All the excitement and panic seem a bit silly now, as we approach 2008. And as I look back, the silliest part of the
Top Trends In Home Design
New materials and new technologies are reshaping the way we build. Floor plans are also changing to accommodate the shifting patterns of our lives. Still, many
What makes a building Gothic? What's the difference between Renaissance architecture and Baroque architecture? You don't have to become a scholar to explore
Get the Wright House Plans
Ever dream of building a house like the ones Frank Lloyd Wright designed? Maybe you can.
Like many investors, I've been wondering how the erratic stock market will affect the housing industry. Will Americans finally start building smaller homes? How
Hodge Podge Houses
Ever wondered about the style of your house? If it was built in the past decade, chances are that it doesn't represent any one style. Your builder may have
Even the Stadium is Super
Even if you don't follow football, you'll want to tune into Super Bowl XLII this Sunday. The New York Giants will play the New England Patriots in a
Most Romantic Castles
A castle isn't supposed to be romantic. In medieval days, castles were built for war, not love. But something about the stone towers and fanciful parapets
Wedding Cake Houses
Speaking of romance, what could be more romantic than a big, white Neoclassical house? Inspired by the classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome,
Designing Safer Schools
Over the past decade, school officials in the United States have developed extensive plans to protect students and staff from violence like the tragic shootings
Washington's Most Historic Buildings
Of course, the White House (see below) is only one of many architectural landmarks in Washington DC. Dozens of remarkable buildings illustrate the ways
Earthquakes and Architecture
It's hard to imagine any house withstanding the kind of earthquake that shook western Indonesia this week. Even the much smaller quake in Wells, Nevada managed
Love Those Queen Annes!
Fanciful Queen Anne architecture takes on many shapes. Over the past year, readers have been sending us photos of their favorite Queens, from towered
What is a Victorian?
A historian might argue that the house featured below isn't really a Victorian, because it was built in 1905... a few years after the reign of England's Queen
Find Architecture on the Internet
Whether you are writing a research paper or simply curious about buildings and design, you want to find answers fast. Where are the best places to go for facts
Street of Nightmares
The word McMansion has been in the news a lot this week as we watched in horror the destruction of several showcase homes in a Seattle, Washington Street
Designers Give Free Advice at Architectural Digest Show
If you are near New York City this week, don't miss the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94. From March 6 through March 9, nearly 300
What do the letters after your architect's name mean?
Architects, engineers, builders, and home designers often wear a string of letters after their names. What do initials like AIA and RA really mean? Before you
Tornado Strikes the Georgia Dome
It's no wonder that the tornado that struck Atlanta, Georgia this weekend poked some holes in the famous domed roof of the Georgia Dome. The tornado winds
When Buildings Fall Down
Lately it seems that every time I turn on the news, I encounter images of buildings devastated by horrific and unexpected disasters. Friday, a tornado hit
Architecture in Ireland
When it comes to architecture, the Emerald Isle has it all: ancient monoliths, medieval castles, arts & crafts houses, and modern design. This St.
It's hard to imagine any house withstanding the force of the tornadoes that hit Atlanta, Georgia last week. Fortunately, there are some steps builders and
Spring is the season when the earth is honored with all kinds of festivities, beginning with International Earth Day held on March 20 this year, and
Help for a Ho-Hum House
What gives a house character? Big bay windows? Porches and pillars? Pink flamingos on the lawn? On many older homes, character comes from
Roofs That Bloom
A condominium building in my town is preparing to install new roof. I want them to plant grass and flowers up there. The condo board thinks I'm nuts, but
Jean Nouvel Wins the Pritzker
This year's prestigious Pritzker Prize goes to Jean Nouvel, a French architect known for opulent, sensual designs that defy conventions. His works
The Isms of Modernism
Styles come and go, but when it comes to the Modern Age, there are enough isms to make your head spin. Constructivism. Deconstructivism. Expressionism.
Spring is Sprung! (Almost)
Even if the daffodils aren't blooming yet, the time is ripe for planning spring projects. But before you start knocking down walls, follow these steps to get
Is it Here Yet?
We've still got snow on the ground here in the northeastern USA, and plans for spring projects are piling up. Here are a few more must-do home improvements
Teach Kids About Green Architecture
In the United States, April 13 through 29 is National Environmental Education Week, when schools offer special programs to introduce students to concepts of
If you think spiritual geometry is interesting, how about smart geometry? Smart Geometry is another way of describing parametric design, an approach that uses
Architecture to Drool Over
I wish National Architecture Week (April 7-13) was National Architecture Month. Now that the AIA (American Institute of Architects) has wrapped up their
Going for the Green
With the push to slow down global warming, green architecture has become the hottest trend in home design. The problem is, marketing folk have latched onto word
A visitor in our Discussion Forum sends us this photo of an elegant old estate in Kansas City, Missouri. Can you give us some direction on the home
Bidding for History
Wanna win a weekend at an historic inn? A subscription to Arts & Crafts Homes? How about private tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Beth Sholom Synagogue in
Building Emergency Shelter in Myanmar
The devastating cyclone in Myanmar left up to one million people homeless. Damaged infrastructure and a despotic military rule have hampered relief efforts.
Can any home withstand a storm as powerful as the cyclone that devastated Myanmar or the tornadoes that swept through the American Midwest? Some
Can Any Building Survive an Earthquake?
After the earthquake in the Sichuan Province of China, we explore ways to build saver buildings.
Priceless Architecture Books Destroyed
What a week. Earthquakes... cyclones... tornadoes... and now a fire. A raging blaze at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has destroyed one of
If you missed the 2008 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Boston, take heart. The American Institute of Architects has posted video highlights of
Construction Corruption in China
The earthquake that killed thousands in China was an act of nature, but building experts are asking whether poor planning and shoddy construction contributed to
The twisted building that Santiago Calatrava plans for Chicago will need to follow a twisted path to get past the drawing board. Like so many aspiring
Jean Nouvel Collects His Prize
Today's the day French architect Jean Nouvel officially receives the 2008 Pritzker Architecture Prize, along with a $100,000 grant and a bronze
No Challenge for Spiderman
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano should have designed a slippier skyscraper. Piano's 52-story New York Times Building was no challenge for
Can the Texas Mansion be Saved?
A magnificent example of Greek Revival architecture was devastated this week when an arsonist's fire engulfed the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas. Built
A Building that Baffles
Every home has its mysteries (what's that knocking sound in the wall?), but designer Eric Clough turned architecture into a 4,200 square foot puzzle when he
Moving to a new home can be the most exciting time of your life, and also the most difficult - both emotionally and physically. For our Summer Safety roundup,
Streamline Your Closet
Can't find what you need in your closet? Our About Guide to Interior Decorating has a great tip to help you streamline your closet and separate good clothes
Louis Sullivan and the Floods
The floods in Iowa that have brought so much devastation damaged an historic building by Frank Lloyd Wright's mentor, Louis Sullivan. The overflowing Cedar
The Eros of Eero
When I was in high school, the brand new Washington Dulles International Airport was a favored spot for romantic teenagers. We thought we liked the anonymity
Most of us will never get to live in a home designed by a Pritzker Prize-winning architect, but the elephants at the Copenhagen Zoo are in luck. Their new digs
One Big Toy
Artist Chris Burden has turned child's play into an architectural event. Using a whopping 1,000,000 stainless steel pieces, he constructed an Erector Set
Gaudi For Sale
If you really love Gaudí and have 30 million euros to spare, you can buy an early and especially colorful example of his work. The mosaic-studded Casa
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert had fun with skyscrapers the other night when he interviewed New Yorker Magazine architecture critic Paul Goldberger. We are
Why does my house have two front doors? asks a visitor in our discussion forum. Does anyone know the purpose of the second door? More: Two Front Doors >
Lost Wrights Found?
A team of researchers say they've found 29 undiscovered works by Frank Lloyd Wright in the suburbs of Chicago. The houses have many of the characteristic
House Without a Name
A visitor in our Forum is wondering about this 1920s-era house. It's called a Bungalow in the listing, and the one just like it down the street is called a
Keep the Vinyl?
From the Forum: I bought a house built in 1946 that has been covered with vinyl siding. I am wondering if the vinyl should be removed or left intact. I don't
In the early 1920s, the Chicago Tribune wanted to build the most beautiful office building in the world. Yet, out of all the proposals submitted to
How Many Years to Become an Architect?
Best course of study to become an architect? Check these resources.
Cottage With Columns
A reader asks, I'm wondering what type house my house would be considered. Built in 1920, the house is somewhat reminiscent of a bungalow. To answer
Free Online Guide to New York Architecture
You can learn a lot about architecture by looking at photos, but nothing takes the place of seeing the real thing. That's why the best architecture courses
The Lost Towers Recalled
In 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit crossed between New York's World Trade Center Twin Towers on a narrow tightrope, 1,350 high. Petit's daring
Modern architects love to twist the laws of physics, but how about houses that float in the air, hang precariously over ledges, or stand upside down?
I went to a meeting at the New York Times Building this week and noticed something different. The design by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano
Blue in Paris
Blue, blue, my world is blue... or, at least, Paris is. This summer the City's most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower, is lit up with the blue hues of
Critics Eye Beijing
Beijing spent a mind-numbing $43 billion to redesign the City for the 2008 Summer Olympics, with gigantic and startling buildings by some of the world's
Among the famous movie stars who act like architects is singer acress Barbra Streisand. With her actor husband James Brolin, Streisand traveled to New England
Russia: Architecture of Conflict
Deadly clashes between Russia and the breakaway republic of Georgia have put that vast land once again in the spotlight. The mounting tensions are
Beijing's Fuzzy Buildings
Architects who designed new buildings for Beijing were faced with an interesting challenge: how to create powerful, iconic designs in a landscape that
Is Architecture a Team Sport?
No great project is the work of a single individual, and although we often talk about big names like I.M. Pei or Rem Koolhaas, we understand that their
Go Back to School for Free
Anyone can go back to school, thanks to free online architecture classes offered by big name universities. The courses run the gamut, from historic preservation
Will computers change classroom design? See these wired schools
High Drama at Architecture School
Ever wondered what it's like to study architecture at a top university? The Sundance Channel has captured the drama and challenge in their new reality TV show,
Steamrolling Roland Park
Frederick Law Olmsted must be spinning in his grave. Developers are nibbling away at Roland Park, Maryland, a historic suburban community designed by Olmsted's
We'll be seeing a lot of Denver, Colorado this week as all eyes focus on the Democratic National Convention. But let's not keep architecture on the sidelines.
Architecture of Influence
Critics are having a field day with the decor Democrats gave INVESCO Field at Mile High. To prepare the stadium for the nomination acceptance speech by
When Barack Obama formally accepts his nomination as the Democratic candidate for president, he'll address an enormous audience. Instead of speaking at
Will the Levees Hold?
As Hurricane Gustav roars toward New Orleans, all eyes are on the levees. When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans three years ago, the failure of the levee
For better or worse, lavish conventions at grand arenas have become a part of America's political process. Although the Republicans have scaled back their
Big Kids, Small Rooms
It sounds like the opening to a joke: how much space does it take to educate 25 teenagers? For school designers, the problem is real. An architect in our forum
Sailing to Architecture
I love a cruise, so next time I'm in New York City, I'm going to hop aboard the AIA boat. Departing at 10am every Wednesday and Saturday through December 31,
Last Chance For Bucky
If you've ever yearned to see those ingenious 3-wheeled Dymaxion cars or the early models for geodesic domes that Buckminster Fuller designed, you still
Are Schools Too Gothic?
Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, architecture critic Lawrence Biemiller calls modern-day Gothic-inspired buildings the worst thing that ever
Architects Seek Solutions to School Shootings
After deadly school shootings in the United States, architects sought new approaches to school design, called CPTED, or Crime Prevention Through Environmental
Building Costs Going Through the Roof?
When prices soar, the problem often starts at the roof. A house with lots of peaks and corners will cost more. The least expensive houses? Domes! More
This Roof Will Grow on You
The great buildings of the 20th century may have been made of glass, but in the 21st century the boldest designs will be... grass. Italian architect
How to Save a Building
Does your town have a valuable old building falling into disrepair? Is urban sprawl nibbling away at important landmarks? Has a flood or earthquake shaken the
Free Classes From a MacArthur Winner
A $500,000 MacArthur grant sure would be handy right now, but they didn't pick me this year. Still, it's nice to know that I can study at the feet of winner
Farnsworth After the Flood
After last month's floods, I wondered whether there was any hope of saving Mies van der Rohe's Modernist masterpiece, the Farnsworth House in Piano,
Design That Gives a Damn
Today, on World Food Day, the humanitarian organization Mercy Corps celebrates the grand opening of their World Hunger Action Center in New York City.
How Big Should a Room Be?
A reader in the midst of a remodeling project wonders: How big does a room need to be? Is there a rule of thumb to tell the builder the best size for a bedroom,
Bucky Gets His Due
When visionary and designer Buckminster Fuller invented the Geodesic Dome, he dreamed it would house humanity. Humanity didn't flock to these practical
Design a Better Office
Your desk might be square, but your office doesn't have to be. To create a work space that works for you, you may want to break away from traditional shapes and
Too Old to be an Architect?
How in the world do I go about pursuing a degree in Architecture at the age of 38? asks a visitor in our Forum. Between my current job and family
Change in the White House
After a long and heated campaign, voters in the USA are about to choose a new president. But if the presidential debates have been controversial, so has
Mark Twain's Grand House
You might think the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn would settle down in Mississippi, but Samuel Clemens (alias Mark Twain) married into
Buy the Plans, Consult With the Designer
With the economy taking a nose dive, those cosy, cost-effective Katrina Cottages are really taking off. The 19 plans in the Lowe’s Cottage Series sell
What Will Obama Build?
Home construction has taken a tail spin, but some architecture enthusiasts see a glimmer of hope. US President-elect Barack Obama is proposing a new office of
Poverty: Good for Preservation?
New York Times writer Nicolai Ouroussoff raves about the architectural heritage of Buffalo, NY. Just look at all the famous architects who built there:
Which Home Design Software is Best?
I've been taking a new look at home design software programs, trying to decide which ones would make the best gifts. Some are so easy, even a beginner can draw
The Billion Dollar Makeover
It took a billion dollars, but the infamous Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel has been resurrected. Built in 1954, the Fontainebleau was designed to fool the eyes
Don't you just love looking at buildings in sci-fi movies? Take, for example, the strangely familiar Star Wars architecture from the early films by
Feng Shui Kitchens
As you cook the holiday meal (or watch someone else cook it) just think about how important kitchen design is to the well-being of everyone in the family. The
Prayers for Mumbai, India
Here in the midst of Thanksgiving preparations and holiday shopping, it's horrifying to watch events unfold in Mumbai, the historic city once known as
Jorn Utzon Dies
Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who captivated the world with his design for the controversial Sydney Opera House, has suffered a fatal heart attack. He was
Frederick Law Olmsted must be spinning in his grave. The United States Capitol grounds that he conceived has a new look, thanks to the brand new Capitol
What is a "Home Designer"?
A visitor in our Forum writes: I am 16 and going through my major/career options. I want to know the difference between a degree in Home Design and
Why Glenn Murcutt?
A lot of people were surprised when Glenn Murcutt won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2002. But Murcutt's selection for the 2009 AIA
Norway's Field of Peace
Learn about the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.
World's Ugliest Buildings
Everyone loves to be a critic, so VirtualTourist.com has put together a list of the World’s Top 10 Ugliest Buildings. I don't see my neighbor's new garage on
Architecture and Sacred Geometry
Are our buildings shaped by sacred numbers and hidden codes? For some architects, designing beautiful buildings begins with choosing shapes and proportions
Money From Old Houses?
A visitor in our Forum writes: From the time I was 7 or 8 years old, I have had this passion for old mansions, farmhouses, barns etc. To this day when I see an
Fun for Future Architects
A visitor in our Forum writes that her 11-year-old has decided to be an architect. The boy has been drawing designs for cars, clocks, cities, and islands, and
The Winter-Ready A-Frame
There's something about an A-frame house that seems so right for the winter season. Snow slides right off the sloping roof, making the house a natural for
How to Choose Home Design Software
If you've ever wanted to build a new house, home design software can seem like a dream come true. But with so many programs to choose between, how do you pick?
Free Classes at Top Universities
All it takes is a computer or an iPod to study architecture from big name professors at top universities. Studio courses, urban design workshops, you name it -
Good News About the Bad Economy
If there's any silver lining to the economic cloud that hovers over us, it would have to be the demise of the McMansion. In a recent interview with the
A reader in our Forum asks this provocative question: As concerns grow over the future of our our planet's civilisation and environment... are we ready to
No More Gehry Greats?
There's no doubt that the economic downturn is affecting architecture. Even while big, showy hotels dominate in Dubai, builders in many parts of the world
Why Washington's Buildings Look Like That
If you've ever wondered why buildings in Washington, DC have so many columns, pediments, and arches, the answer goes back 500 years to the Italian
Free Classes at MIT
When it comes to architecture, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) leads the pack, and you can download more than 100 of MIT's architecture classes -
America's new president, Barack Obama, often talks about his interest in architecture. But, what architectural style does he favor? Some say Classicism. After
Mr. President, Pleeeease?
Barack Obama says he'll rebuild America's crumbling roads and bridges, and city officials are making their wish lists. Which projects should America's new
Power From Architecture
Can architecture make you free? Graeme Bristol, who founded the Centre for Architecture and Human Rights in Bangkok, thinks so. From buildings that accommodate
Infrastructure Gets a D
Ever since the American Society of Civil Engineers released their highly publicized 2009 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, I've been glued to CSPAN and
Cleaner, Smarter is the motto emblazoned on buses in the reconstructed New Orleans. As the Big Easy gears up for Mardi Gras, it's getting praise from
Theology of the Hammer
Millard Fuller, who died this week, is widely praised for developing a non-profit housing ministry that became Habitat for Humanity. He should also be praised
What Are Architects Doing?
A reader in our Forum wonders what architects are doing in the face of the current economic crisis. Are they taking on different types of projects? Changing
How to Defy Gravity
Every time I drive past the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), I wonder how the 221,200-square-foot building stays up. Defying
Koolhaas Masterpiece in Flames
I was so dazzled by the modernist architecture unveiled for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, I never imagined the horror of the fire at the 44-story
Germaine Greer really gave Dubai a thrashing in The Guardian this week. For all its extravagant novelties and its masses of petunias, Dubai is a city
For Valentine's Day, the Royal Institute of British Architects invites enthusiasts to vote for buildings that stir their hearts. Contenders include Portmeirion,
Frank Lloyd Wright Bathrooms
Those wonderful Prairie Style Houses that Frank Lloyd Wright designed have such rich colors and textures. But, what about the bathrooms? Did Wright heed
Naomi in our Discussion Forum has a bone to pick with a novelist who placed her story in a so-called Medieval castle -- complete with carpeting, glass windows,
These Trailers Aren't Trash
From the bare-bones Usonian houses by Frank Lloyd Wright to the mass-produced Lustron Homes pioneered by Carl Strandlund, architects have been searching for
Remembering J. Max Bond, Jr.
Reading obituaries of New York architect J. Max Bond, Jr., I'm reminded once again of how few Black architects have gained prominence in the United
Concrete, Glass & Ice
The Pritzker Prize-winning Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn was a Modernist, yet he was inspired by primitive shapes and Scandinavian tradition. Some
How Women See Architecture
Findings recently published by the National Academy of Sciences have me wondering. If men and women perceive beauty differently, what do women think about
Even Dubai Is Going Down
Home to the world's tallest building and biggest shopping mall, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates seemed to soar above the global financial woes. No dream was
Spend a Weekend With Frank Lloyd Wright
Oak Park, Illinois is already selling tickets for Wright Plus weekend, when visitors can tour private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his
Can Architecture Prevent Crime?
Another school shooting... this time in the German town of Winnenden. What in the world could prevent this type of tragedy? Could the sprawling, modernist
Old Cars = New Houses
What to do when the automobile industry goes bust? Turn junked cars into houses! That's what Rob Boydstun did when his metal works company got caught in the
"Sears Tower" No More?
Say it ain't so. The Sears Tower will be no more if Willis Group Holdings gets its way. The British insurance brokerage company plans to place its own
How Much Do Architects Earn?
According to the DesignIntelligence Compensation Survey for 2009, architect income remains steady despite the economic downturn. Still, times are tough. NPR
Did You Get a Naughty Newsletter?
An irate reader sent an email, calling me a pornographer. Who, me? Hmmm... there's that article about architecture and sex. But the content, like all the
Architects in the Bread Line
The other day I asked how much architects earn, now that we're in an economic downturn. Well, in the United Kingdom, things are worse than I thought. According
Taxes and Design
So I met with our City property assessor to complain about my taxes, and we went head to head about house styles. He said the houses in my neighborhood are Old
That's how much engineering grad Bernard Spitzer gave the School of Architecture at the City College of New York (CCNY). Spitzer is a real estate developer.
Today's Bargain: The AIG Skyscraper
You may hate AIG, but you gotta love the firm's Art Deco skyscraper. And now you can buy it! In the midst of scandal over a multi-billion dollar bailout
A group of performers in Troy, New York is dancing about sentient architecture. Organic structures change shape and size in response to their occupants
The End of Freedom
A lot of people are outraged that New York's new Freedom Tower won't actually be called Freedom Tower. Meanwhile in Chicago, skyscraper loyalists are
Pallasmaa Is a Great Pick
The American Academy of Arts and Letters made a great pick when they chose Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa for the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in
World's Highest Toilets
How high can you go when you gotta go? The question might seem silly, but it's April Fools' Day here in the USA so I figured I'm entitled to be a little silly.
My House Is Making Me Sick
I've been sneezing all winter, so I've finally decided to hire a professional cleaning service. I'm choosing one that specializes in green cleaning, using
The President Is in Prague!
Barack Obama will be surrounded by crowds and he'll give his speech in the protected courtyard of Prague Castle. I hope that he and Michelle can slip away
Lost in Italy
In addition to the devastating loss of lives, the earthquake in central Italy has damaged or demolished many historic structures, some dating from the
Peace Through Architecture
So now President Obama is in Istanbul, home of the Hagia Sophia where the architectural ideas of warring cultures come together in startling beauty. In
Architecture critics are scratching their heads over the selection of Frank Gehry to design a memorial to US president Dwight Eisenhower (Ike). It's not that
Skyscrapers Are on the Rise
Even as the economy slumps, skyscrapers are rising higher, says the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). More record-breaking skyscrapers were
Architecture Week on Facebook
Architecture Week in the USA will debut on Facebook this year. Just go to Facebook.com, log in (or register to join), and type Virtual National Architecture
And the winner is...
Peter Zumthor! And who would've guessed? Once again the Pritzker Architecture Prize will go to an architect who is not a celebrity. The Swiss architect has
Can Young People Live in an Old House?
Instead of selling my old Victorian house, I rented it to college students. What a mess! It's not that they've trashed the place. It's just that they arranged
What About the Garbage Pails?
I've been collecting bids from garbage collectors, and the competition is getting tight. It all boils down to this: Who will give me the most stylish
Not So Big
Architects such as Sarah Susanka sing the praises of the not so big house, and the idea is finally catching on. But in Japan, architect Jo Nagasaka and the
A monumental work of public art has transformed the landscape in St. Helens, England. Soaring 20 meters high, this sculpture by French artist Jaume Plensa
Which Siding Would You Pick?
A property owner in my town asked the historic commission for permission to install vinyl siding on his apartment building. His request was nixed. But I've
How Much Would You Pay to Preview a Piano?
Architecture buffs are paying top dollar for an early look at Renzo Piano's new addition to the Chicago Institute of Art. Tickets to the May 9 Opening Gala
Can Wright's Temple Be Saved?
Prayers might not be enough to save Frank Lloyd Wright's revolutionary Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. The National Trust for Historic Preservation
Older and Still Taller
New York's most famous skyscraper celebrates another birthday today, and after 78 years, it's still the tallest building in the city. The Art Deco
'Tis the month for historical questions as the National Trust honors National Preservation Month. Here are our top four queries, with problem-solving answers:
Time Picks Architects (and it's about time!)
Move over Barack Obama. This year two architects rank among the 100 most influential people in the world, according to the much talked about Time Magazine list.
El Cinco de Mayo: Celebrating Mexico's Architecture
The scary spread of swine flu has put a damper on Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) celebrations in Mexico and the USA. Still, the special day is, as always, a
Free Webcasts & Classes
The 2009 AIA Convention in San Francisco is over, but you can still enjoy keynote sessions, take take classes, and earn continuing education credits from the
High Design in Brooklyn
This energy-efficient two-family house, dubbed the Star Complex, is just one of five innovative modern homes on tour this weekend in Brooklyn, New York.
Hats Off to Snohetta
I was thrilled to see Europe's most prestigious architecture award go to Snøhetta architects. Snøhetta won the biannual Mies van der Rohe architecture prize for
Transforming the Tate
Heads turned when Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron transformed London's old Bankside Power Plant into a new Gallery of Modern Art for the Tate Museum. Now
See Inside Wright's World
Fifty years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright was putting the finishing touches on the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. He worked on the project for
Draw Your Dreams
Forget the buildings. Even the drawings made by famous architects are magnificent. From casual sketches to detailed plans, architectural drawings are
Old House, New Siding
Strolling through a pretty neighborhood, I was dismayed to find yet another 1920s home decked in brand new vinyl. The job was neatly done and the house
One year after the Wenchuan Earthquake killed thousands in the Sichuan Province, an exhibition on Emergency Architecture is on display at the National Art
Cathedral Without Walls
America's Memorial Day, celebrated on May 25 this year, is an ideal time to seek out those special places that inspire awe and reflection. I'm headed to Rindge,
This Architect is Out of the World
Architects can take on some of the strangest projects, but how about designing for outer space? That's just what Italian architect and industrial designer
Peter Zumthor Takes His Prize
Today's the day Swiss architect Peter Zumthor officially receives the 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize, along with a $100,000 grant and a bronze
Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead isn't high literature, but the steamy story of rebel architect Howard Roark is gaining new respect now that it's been
Mackintosh Makes the Grade
Photos don't do it justice, but the British just love the Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art. Designed by Scottish architect Charles Rennie
The LEGO Group and Brickstructures Inc has come out with collectible construction sets modeled after famous buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright. Check out
Architecture to Make You Blush
Don't laugh. Architects and engineers work hard to design bathrooms that are practical and pleasant. But some bathrooms are so elaborate, they take your breath
World's Most Creative Architects
Fast Company magazine asked which architects living today are designing the most interesting and unusual buildings. Among the 10 architects listed are
Sunday we rooted through the New York Times, searching for the promised 2009 Architecture Issue. It's not here! my friend wailed. What threw her off was the
Architecture Toys for Dads
Sunday, June 21 is Father's Day in the USA. Still haven't picked up a gift? Not to worry. Here are 5 Fun Gifts designed for the father who has a passion for
It's a Bauhaus Year
This year Germany is pulling out all stops to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the famous Bauhaus school. Founded in Weimar, Germany in 1919, the Bauhaus
What Color Is It?
Question: My husband and I are building a traditional center chimney cape. We are choosing our exterior paint colors. Could you tell us which brand and
Confession: I used to dive in dumpsters. That was the only way I knew to find old doors, discarded light fixtures, and other construction debris. Then an
From Shotgun to Modgun
Those simple shotgun houses of New Orleans never looked so good. Urban planner Robert Tannen and architect Frank Gehry joined forces to create a new type of
Old Skyscraper, New Thrills
What's a skyscraper to do when it loses its rank as the world's tallest building? The Sears Tower in Chicago has added a daring new attraction: The
Neverland No More?
Now that Michael Jackson is gone, questions are swirling around his former home and amusment park at Neverland Ranch. Jackson had shut the place down a
Would You Live in Glass House?
In photos, Philip Johnson's glass house in Connecticut looks a lot like the glass-walled Farnsworth House that Mies van der Rohe built in Plano, Illinois. But
Thank Goodness For UNESCO
Where would we be without UNESCO? Since 1972, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has identified and helped protect
So Long, Sears Tower
Say goodbye to the Sears Tower. Today the new occupants, a British insurance brokerage company, officially renames the landmark skyscraper the Willis
Buffalo or Bust
I've just got to go to Buffalo this summer. The upstate New York city is pulling out all stops in celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright, with a $35
Traditional adobe homes in the American Southwest have wooden beams and flat roofs, but students at the Adobe Alliance in Texas are discovering the north
If there's a silver lining to disaster, it's in the opportunity for renewal. After Hurricane Katrina, residents in the New Orleans neighborhood of Lakeview
The Cheapest Way to Remodel
It's amazing what a difference color makes. When a major remodel isn't in the budget, a splash of paint can disguise design flaws and highlight the best
Fantasy Camp For Frank Lloyd Wright Lovers
If you really, really love Frank Lloyd Wright, here's a dream vacation for you! The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is hosting a fantasy camp for
Russia at Risk
Russia's historic architecture is at risk, according to the Moscow Architecture Preservation Society (MAPS). An all-round lowering of standards,
Remembering Charles Gwathmey
Can any architect improve upon the work of Frank Lloyd Wright? After much controversy, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates designed a 10-story addition to New York's
What Style Is Your Grocery Mart?
You see these buildings in shopping plazas and along highways all across North America: Applebee's, T.G.I. Friday's, Uno Chicago Grill, and even the
Fighting Floods in China
Another typhoon has struck southeast Asia, flooding villages and toppling a 6-story hotel in Taiwan (see video). Every summer brings these violent tropical
Choose the Best School for Architecture
Choosing a college is one of life's biggest decisions, so it's no wonder that the new school rankings published by US News & World Report are causing such a
Saving the Acropolis
Images of wildfires raging near the Acropolis in Athens, Greece are dramatic, but the most serious damage to the ancient site has been the slow, steady
Who would have thought that the trials and tribulations of architecture students would become the subject of a feature film? Architects David Krantz and Ian
Old Houses Make Fantastic Buys
Who needs McMansions? Several of us in Schenectady, NY have been buying old houses in run-down neighborhoods and doing our best to fix them up. Even with the
The Kennedy Compound
As I watched the memorial to US Senator Edward Kennedy and read about the legacy of the Kennedy family, I began to wonder about the legendary Kennedy compound
A few years ago, I called our local newspaper and asked to place a For Rent ad with the headline Architectural Gem. As soon as the ad was published, my phone
Is Rem Koolhaas Naughty?
Poor Rem Koolhaas. Nothing has gone right for the Pritzker Prize-winning Dutch architect since he designed the CCTV Building in Beijing, China. First there
Why should people get all the joy of great architecture? Recently Architects' Journal posted photos of ten amazing buildings designed for our animal friends.
Hunting for Symbols
Hot off the presses, The Lost Symbol by best-selling novelist Dan Brown is already stirring a flurry of renewed interest in symbols, codes, and all sorts of
Forget the Football, See the Stadium!
Who are you rooting for this Sunday? Even if you don't follow football, you just have to cheer for the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. OK, so the new
Rem Koolhaas - Modern Dutch Architect
Rem Koolhaas has been called a Modernist and Deconstructivist, yet critics claim that he leans toward Humanism. Learn more about this Dutch architect.
New Home Construction - Building a New Home
Learn about new houses constructed by our readers, see photos of new houses, get home-building advice, and share your own experiences building a new house.
Reader Submissions: Call For Writers
Submit your articles and illustrations to the architecture pages at About.com.
Tell us about your bungalow, share pictures of your bungalow style house, and see pictures of bungalows submitted by our readers.
Tell us about your bungalow, share pictures of your bungalow style house, and see pictures of bungalows submitted by our readers.
Tell us about your bungalow, share pictures of your bungalow style house, and see pictures of bungalows submitted by our readers.
Victorian Houses - House Pictures - Victorians
Tell us about your Victorian house, share pictures of your Victorian house, and see pictures of Victorian houses submitted by our readers.
Reader Submissions: Post-War (WWII) Houses
Was your home built in the middle of the 20th century? This is your place to share photos and also see pictures of post-World War II houses submitted by our readers.
Post-War (WWII) Houses
Was your home built in the middle of the 20th century? This is your place to share photos and also see pictures of post-World War II houses submitted by our readers.
Tell us about your bungalow, share pictures of your bungalow style house, and see pictures of bungalows submitted by our readers.
Architect Barbie - Mattel I Can Be an Architect Doll
Mattel has launched an Architect Barbie doll, complete with pink architectural models. Learn about the toy and find Barbie resources, architecture career resources, and more.
Book Review: 20th-Century World Architecture, The Phaidon Atlas
The Phaidon Atlas presents many photos of world architecture, with accompanying elevation drawings and floor plans, built between 1900 and 1999. Read a full review of this remarkable reference book.
DALE - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
The Dynamic Augmented Living Environment created by students from SCI Architecture and Caltech moves on rails. Page 10.
The Start.Home - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
The students of Stanford University say their Start.Home is easy prefab solar design, competing in the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon. Learn more. Page 11.
Ecohabit - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
The students from Stevens Institute of Technology designed a New Jersey solar home that tries to address all facets of sustainability. See it here. Page 12.
Borealis - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
The challenges of solar home design for remote northern environs was met by a Canadian Solar Decathlon 2013 team. Learn about their Borealis house. Page 13.
LISI - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Students from Vienna, Austria traveled to California to enter the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon. See their First Place LISI design. Page 14.
Harvest Home - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Harvest Home is designed to harvest and replenish natural resources like the sun's energy. See the 7th place entry to the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon. Page 15.
ECHO - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Students from Ontario, Canada joined forces to design a house that echoes into the future. See their sixth place 2013 Solar Decathlon entry. Page 16.
ADAPT - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
El Paso, Texas students designed a solar home suited for the Desert Southwest.See their entry to the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon competition. Page 17.
fluxHome - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Southern California students designed an accessible, low-cost home for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. See it here. Page 18.
PEAK - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
West Virginia students take their Appalachian Knowledge to the 2013 USDOE Solar Decathlon. Page 19.
Radiant House - Solar home entry to 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition
Students from Santa Clara University claim that their Radiant House is driven by three E's - efficiency, economics, and elegance. Page 9.
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. Page 3.
The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
Philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg left their Sunnylands estate in southern California to the people. Learn how The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands turned a 1966 historic residential estate into a sustainable, learning environment.
Walter and Leonore Annenberg continue their philanthropic lives by building and funding the Sunnylands Center in southern California. Learn how The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands built a learning environment for the public. Page 2.
Sunnylands Art Garden
At 200 acres, Walter and Leonore Annenberg's 1966 Sunnylands estate in southern California had land to spare. Discover what inspired the landscape Office of James Burnett to transform fifteen acres of desert into an award-winning landscape open to the public. Page 3.
Sustainability at Sunnylands
The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands opened in 2012. Discover how a 1966 southern California estate for the rich and famous became a learning center for sustainable development. Page 4.
Sunnylands Golf Course
The nine-hole golf course surrounds the 1966 Annenberg estate at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage. Learn more about this historic, private course. Page 4.
Presidential Library Buildings, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Beyond
Presidential libraries are buildings that safeguard the official documents and memorabilia of U.S. Presidents. Library designs, however, can help shape memories, too. Some have called these buildings curious shrines. Explore the architecture of these unique buildings that are located from coast to coast in the United States.
Presidential Library Buildings, George Bush Library in College Station, TX
The George Bush Library on the campus of Texas A & M Univerisity is but one of the many Presidential Libraries found throughout the United States. Learn more about the building of a Presidential legacy. Page 10.
Presidential Library Buildings, Clinton Library in Arkansas
The Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas is but one of the many Presidential Libraries found throughout the United States. Learn more about the building of a Presidential legacy. Page 11.
Presidential Library Buildings, George W. Bush Library in Dallas, TX
The George W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas is but one of the many Presidential Libraries found throughout the United States. Learn more about the building of a Presidential legacy. Page 12.
Presidential Library Buildings, Truman Library in Missouri
The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri is but one of the many Presidential Libraries found throughout the United States. Learn more about the building of a Presidential legacy. Page 2.
Presidential Library Buildings, Eisenhower Library in Kansas
The Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas is but one of the many Presidential Libraries found throughout the United States. Learn more about the building of a Presidential legacy. Page 3.