Architecture Sitemap - Page 4 2014-11-27
Choose Siding Materials for Your New House
You're building a new home or remodeling. What materials should you use? Explore these pages for information about vinyl, concrete, and other siding materials. Find out which siding materials provide the most protection during storms, which are easiest to maintain, and which are the most economical.
Architecture and Society
How should we build? The articles and Web sites listed here are devoted to our efforts to design buildings that address social needs and our attempts to resolve environmental and humanitarian problems through architecture.
Dams and Resevoirs
Is a dam architecture? Or, is it a marvel of engineering having little to do with art? You decide: Here are facts and photos for a few of the world's most famous dams and resevoirs.
Guest Writers for the Architecture Pages
The following people have contributed articles to the architecture pages at About.com.
Lighthouses and Lighthouse Restoration
Your source for information on lighthouses and lighthouse restoration, with histories, photos and resources.
Mail Order Houses and Catalog House Plans
Sears was just one of many companies that sold mail order houses in the early 20th century. Learn about catalog homes and find historic mail order house plans from Sears, Aladdin, Craftsman, and Ye Planry.
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.
Towers - TV Towers and Radio Towers and Observation Towers
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House Style Workshops
Learn about house styles and get renovation ideas in our free online workshops. See see photos and join discussions.
Reader Showcase Gallery
A wonderful array of houses submitted by our readers. Browse the photos, and submit pictures of your own home.
American Colonial Architecture
Your starting place for exploring architecture in the American colonies, with facts, photos and resources.
Art Deco Architecture
Zigzag patterns and vertical lines create dramatic effect on jazz-age, Art Deco buildings. Here are facts, photos and resources.
Barn Building Plans - Barn Photos - Barn Histories - Barn Resources
Whether you want to build a new barn, restore an old one, or simply to learn about barn history and construction, you'll find facts and photos on these sites.
In Italy, the Baroque style is reflected in opulent and dramatic churches with irregular shapes and extravagant ornamentation. In France, the highly ornamented Baroque style combines with Classical restraint. Russian aristorcrats were impressed by Versailles in France, and incorporated Baroque ideas in the building of St. Petersburg. Elements of the Baroque style are found throughout Europe.
Architecture Discussion Forums
Directory of online discussion forums where you can post questions and participate in discussions about architecture.
Architecture Libraries and Information Databases
Use this index to find databases and libraries with extensive facts and statistics about buildings, structures, architects, urban design and other topics related to architecture.
Building Plans for Houses inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright designs
Use these resources to find construction plans for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and also building plans for new homes which suggest the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright® and Taliesin® are registered trademarks of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. While new plans incorporate many of Wright's ideas, they do not duplicate the originals.
Homework Help - Architecture
These resources will help you find the information you need to complete high school assignments, write essays and do creative projects related to architecture and building design.
Architecture Mailing Lists
Directory of email mailing lists and newsletters related to architecture.
Neoclassical Architecture Resources
Your source for information on Neoclassical and Federalist or Idealist architecture in Europe, Great Britain and the United States, from 1750 to 1880.
Architecture and Social Studies
Use this directory to find ideas and general resources for combining social studies, geography and history lessons with discussion of architecture and building design. Teaching aids for all ages.
Lesson Plan Collections for Architecture and Engineering Concepts
For teachers and parents, here are Web sites and books offering variety of lesson plans for kindergarten through high school. These lesson plans use an interdisciplinary approach, combining architecture and building concepts with math, writing, art, and other subject areas.
Share Your Architecture Photos and Drawings - Publish Architecture Pictures
Publish your photos, drawings, CAD renderings, floor plans, and other illustrations on the Architecture pages at About.com.
Write About Architecture - Add Your Comments to the Architecture Pages
Here's your chance to share your thoughts and ideas about architecture and home design. Click on a topic below and begin writing. Your writings will appear on the Architecture site within just a few days.
Building Parts and Construction Words
Use these glossaries and illustrated dictionaries to find the meanings for words related to architecture and construction.
Dome Construction and Geodesic and Monolithic Domes
Explore the world of Synergetics and the connection between geometry and architecture. Here are photos and building plans for geodesic domes pioneered by Buckminster Fuller, air form domes, steel reinforced domes, concrete shell monolithic domes and massive modern dome projects.
Architecture in the Middle Ages - Medieval Architecture
Learn about the architecture in Europe during the Middle Ages, from 373 AD through 1200 AD. Find photos and resources for Byzantine, Romanesque, and other architectural periods.
Engineering and Construction Activities for the Classroom
These hands-on construction projects are designed for younger students, but adults will also enjoy the excitement of designing and building. Any of these activities can be easily combined with math, social studies, and language arts activities.
Careers in Engineering
Use these resources to find jobs and job-search advice in the engineering fields, including civil engineering and structural engineering.
Building Plans and House Plan Books - Best Books for Building Plans and House Plans
Browse our online bookstore for the best selection of building plans, construction guides, and mail order houses. Find catalogs for blueprints and floor plans plus illustrated books to inspire you.
Your starting place for exploring Renaissance architecture, with facts and photos for Renaissance architecture in Italy, France and England.
Your house has a rich and exciting history. Find answers to questions about your house, learn about house styles, and research the history of your home.
Use this directory to find colleges, universities, libraries and other education resources for architecture, historic preservation and landscape design. Also listed are school rankings and application advice.
Theaters and Entertainment Centers
Find facts and photos for masterpieces of theater design, including both historic and modern theaters. Also find information about acoustics and sound engineering in theaters.
Architecture Challenge - Submit Your Architecture Designs and Plans and Renderings
Try out your creativity on these fun projects. Each project presents a design challenge and a chance to submit your drawings, plans, or CAD renderings. The best submissions will be published here on the architecture pages at About.com.
Add Character to Your Home
Details make a difference! Listed here are resources with tips and project ideas to help you spruce up your home and to create that special quality Realtors call
Hotels and Inns - Famous Architecture With Rooms to Rent
Spend the night in a famous building! The hotels, inns, and rental houses listed here are my favorites, and are recommended for anyone who loves great architecture. Some are renovated historic buildings, others are modern construction that shows exceptional artistry. All offer something very special in terms of design.
Historic House Tours
The following historic houses are open to visitors. Here are photos and histories of the buildings.
Prehistoric Architecture and Stone Circles and Megaliths
Find photographs, maps and information for stone circles, megaliths, monoliths, and other forms of prehistoric architecture.
Remodel Your House : Repair and Restorations
Follow these links for resources, information and tips for home remodeling, restorations and repairs. Find ideas for your design and home improvement projects.
Repair and Restoration Problems and Solutions and Tools and Tricks
Follow these links for help with common repair and restoration problems, including painting damaged wood, restoring stucco, and repairing mortar. Also be sure to explore our Historic Preservation resources for more information about the care of older buildings.
Googie - American Roadside Architecture of the 20th Century
Take a virtual tour along America's roads and highways: Here are photos and discussions of America's billboards, neon signs, diners, shopping plazas, and other offbeat buildings from the mid-twentieth century. Discover Googie, Tiki, mimetic architecture, and other forms of roadside buildings.
Weird Architecture and Funny Buildings
Architecture has a purpose, but some buildings are so unusual they are just plain silly. This directory presents a sampling of weird, funny, absurd, playful, or odd architecture. Also included is
Submit Your Home Improvement Tips - Help With Home Improvements
Here's your chance to submit tips and advice for a variety of home improvement projects. Tell us how you cut costs, saved energy, or added curb appeal. Read tips and advice from other readers and find links and resources to help with your home improvement projects.
Architecture and Art Activities
These lesson plans and learning activities use building design to explore concepts of shape, form, perspective and pattern.
Earth Architecture - Buildings Made With Natural Materials
Some of the world's most practical buildings are made with earth. Learn about energy-saving, sustainable adobe, cob, straw, and other earthen materials used for construction.
How Buildings Stand Up - How Buildings Work - Building Structure and Structural Engineering
Learn how buildings and other structures are made, what materials are used, how buildings stand up, and the techniques engineers and architects use to make buildings resistant to hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and other forces of nature.
Museums and Art Galleries
Architects create some of their most innovate works when designing museums, art galleries, and exhibition centers. The buildings in this directory don't merely house art; they are art.
Stadiums and Arenas and Sport Facilities
Architects face special challenges when they design large structures for sports and special events like concerts, conventions, and theatrical performances. In addition to designing the seating for optimal views, the architect must provide for parking, rest rooms, meeting halls, and efficient flow of pedestrian traffic.
Tunnels: Great Underground Structures
Explore the world of underground construction. These resources introduce the engineering and design of the the world's great tunnels, subways, and underground transportation systems.
Windmills and Windmill Architecture
Use this directory to find facts and photos for wind powered architecture, including windmill histories and information on windmill construction.
Sacred Buildings - Unity Temple by Frank Lloyd Wright
See photos and learn the history of Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Unity Temple, made of poured concrete. Page 2.
Learning Design with Frank Lloyd Wright
Design a house with Frank Lloyd Wright? With this free software, anyone can learn architecture from America's most famous architect. Learn more.
Sacred Buildings - Kulturerbe Wieskirche - Wies Pilgrimage Church of the Scourged Saviour
The Wieskirche, or the Wies Pilgrimage Church is a masterpiece of Rococo design on the inside. The exterior is a simple, white structure located in a cow pasture. Page 29.
Architecture and Home Design Products and Services
Get consumer advice and find products and services related to architecture and home design, including construction materials, house plans, decorative items, home design software, and professional services.
Computers for Architects
One of our readers asked what type of computer to buy for college, but the readers' comments took an unexpected turn. The high school grad got an earful.
Civil Engineering software
Civil Engineering software. Architecture.
Black to the Future, Architects Working Under the Radar
Paul Williams is one of many historically important African-American architects, but what about now? Let's look at some Black architects working today.
How to Handle Your Architect’s Ego
Does your architect have big a ego? Like other successful professionals, architects do have definite viewpoints. But do their egos get in the way of good design?
What is the Oldest Town?
The US is a relatively young country, so the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia brought much fanfare and festivity. But is it the oldest town?
Easy Tools to Draw Simple Floor Plans
You don't need expensive, complicated software to draw simple floor plans. Check out these easy online drawing tools.
Add Light to a Dark House - Beauty and Healthy Living Inside Your Home
Homeowners do not have to live in darkness. Here are some ideas for adding light to a dark house.
Designing For Dementia
The best universal design happens at the time of building, but any space can be made safer. Here are some design ideas to help people with memory loss.
Vinyl Siding Houses - Durability, Maintenance & More
Should you install vinyl siding? Builders praise it, but environmentalists raise many concerns.
Feng Shui For Modern Kitchen Design
The ancient Asian art, Feng Shui, offers practical wisdom for kitchen design. Follow these tips to plan a kitchen that's beautiful and accessible.
Women in Architecture - Great Names and Forgotten Women in Architecture and Design
The role of women architects is often overlooked. Here are resources for learning more about women and architecture.
Roman Ruins in Turkey - Ancient Library of Celsus in Ephesus
In ancient Turkey when civilizations began to record their histories, the architect Vitruoya designed a building to house thousands of parchment scrolls. Join us as we explore the ancient library of Celsus in Ephesus.
Optical Illusions at the Library of Celsus in Ephesus
How did ancient builders give the Library of Celsus in Ephesus the sense of enormous size? The answer likes in clever engineering, and optical illusions.
Grand Entrances at the Library of Celsus in Ephesus Turkey
Our tour of the ancient Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey continues with an examination of the inscriptions and sculptures at the grand entrance.
Cavity Construction at the Library of Celsus in Ephesus Turkey
How did the peoples in the ancient Roman Empire store their books? Let's look at the ingenious cavity construction at the Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey.
Ornaments at the Library of Celsus in Ephesus Turkey
As we look at the ruins of the ancient Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey, we can easily imagine the beauty of the lavish ornaments and carvings.
Brothel in Ephesus Turkey - Ancient Roman Empire Town Brothel
Where are the mysterious footprints in Ephesus, Turkey headed? Why to the town brothel! Let's look at ruins from the ancient Roman Empire.
How Much Will Your New Home Cost?
Don't be blindsided by hidden expenses. Use these handy tips to estimate building costs for your new home - the tricks to saving money when you build.
1776 is the Magic Number for New York's Freedom Tower
1776 is the year the United States declared its independence as a nation. The number also represents the height (feet) of the proposed Freedom Tower.
A New Look for Freedom Tower at Ground Zero
Learn about the early revisions of Daniel Libeskind's plan for Freedom Tower. The 2003 redesign is not quite like the 2005 redesign.
Twin Tower Design
Terrorists destroyed the Manhattan Twin Towers, but twin tower design can be found in other cities around the world. Check out these iconic twin tower designs.
American Home Styles & Residential Architecture Since 1600
This concise guide traces the history of residential architecture in the US and Canada, with links to facts and photos for popular home styles.
American Home Styles & Residential Architecture Since 1600
This concise guide traces the history of residential architecture in the US and Canada, with links to facts and photos for popular home styles.
Made of clay-like clumps of earth, cob homes are generally smooth and sculpted with sloping walls. Learn more.
Definition of Trompe l'oeil in Architecture
Definition of the term trompe l'oeil with examples and photos of how trompe l'oeil is used in architecture.
The Radical Michelangelo
Michelangelo is not known for his architecture, but one scholar thinks he's one radical architect. Learn more about the Rebel of the Renaissance.
Choosing Exterior House Paint
You've picked the perfect paint color for your house. But, will it last? These tips will help you select the best type of exterior paint for beauty and durability. Page 2.
Pick Paint Colors for Your House - Exterior Colors
Find paint colors for your house! These tips and resources will help you choose the best color combinations for your exterior painting project.
Architecture History Photo Guide
From prehistoric to modern, here are the key periods and styles in architectural history, with links to photos and resources.
Architecture Timeline - Historic Periods and Styles
From Prehistoric to Postmodern, a whirlwind tour of architecture in the Western world, with links to historic styles and great buildings / structures.
What is Cast Iron, Wrought Iron, and Cast Iron Architecture?
Cast iron as a building material was a global phenomenon during the 19th century Industrial Revolution. Learn more about cast iron and wrought iron.
Research Your Home
This simple guide lists how to find information about your house, research history, choose paint colors, add curb appeal, and explore other resources.
What Is Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND)
Learn the definition for TND -- Traditional Neighborhood Development -- and find links, resources, and more.
10 Question Architecture Quiz - July Birthday Trivia
Test your knowledge about architects and architecture. Answer this summer puzzler and you may be taken to great architectural and geometric heights.
Architecture Quiz - Test Your Wits in July
Answers to top 10 questions about architects born in July. Test your wits with this architecture quiz. Page 2.
Richard Buckminster Fuller - Architect, Philosopher and Poet
Explore the life and works of R. Buckminster Fuller (Bucky), the architect, philosopher, and poet who conceived the geodesic dome.
Tech Nouveau, With a Twist
Some call it zoomorphism. Some call it neo-organicism. Some call it biomorphism. This fascinating new trend in design combines flowing forms from nature with computer aided engineering.
Remodeling a Ho-Hum Ranch Style House
Character. A quality that is difficult to define and many times elusive, a home's character is often the start of curb appeal. How do you do it?
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Building: Architecture
Learn about the architecture of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City. Neo-classical design is described in a photographic essay about this historic building.
The Trading Floor, Inside the NYSE
The interior design of the NYSE trading floor area makes use of natural light from George Post's 1903 architectural design.
The Relationship Between the NYSE and Wall Street
Examine the architecture of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City. Neo-classical design is described in a photographic essay about this historic building.
Illustration of second empire architecture of the new york stock exchange from 1865 until 1901
Compare the architecture of the 1865 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City with the 1903 neo-classical design.
The Modern New York Stock Exchange Building of 1903
An historic 1910 photograph shows the neoclassic architecture of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City.
Broad Street front of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building in New York City
The Broad Street facade of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building in New York City is described in a photographic essay about this historic building.
The grand portico of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City
The temple-like portico of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City is described in a photographic essay about this historic building.
Corinthean columns in front of the Broad Street face of the NY Stock Exchange
Roman-inspired architecture of the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City includes a colonnade or row of classical columns.
The Triangular Pediment on the Portico of the 1903 NY Stock Exchange building
A classical pediment is described in an architectural photographic essay about the 1903 New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City.
High-Relief Symbolic Statues within the Pediment of the 1903 NY Stock Exchange Building
The Wall of Windows behind the Colonnade on the NYSE Building
In 1903, a wall of glass, a window curtain, provided natural light to the interior of the New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street in New York City.
Bargeboard (Vergeboard) Definition
Bargeboards, also called verge boards, hang from the projecting end of a roof. They are often elaborately carved and ornamented.
A Remodeled Ranch - A Remodeled House With Curb Appeal
The house shown here looks very different from a traditional Raised Ranch. Yet this house began with many of the same features and the same problems.
How to Decorate a Ranch House Exterior
The house shown here is a Raised Ranch built in the 1970s. The location fits the family's needs, but the new owners knew that something was missing.
A House in Disrepair - Remodeling to Add Curb Appeal
The Hudson Valley hideaway Abby and Michael wanted to purchase was not merely unattractive... It had serious flaws. What to do?
Home Improvement Ideas - The Roof - Add Curb Appeal
In spite of the problems with this rundown Raised Ranch, the new owners believed it had potential. They began to list home improvement ideas.
Home Improvement Ideas - Windows - Add Curb Appeal
Window ideas for a rundown Raised Ranch? Sometimes adding curb appeal solves more than one problem.
Home Improvement Ideas - Siding - Add Curb Appeal
Different exterior siding can add character to a ho-hum Raised Ranch. What did these homeowners consider?
What can we learn from architects about additions and curb appeal?
What can we learn from architects? Ideas and cautions for adding or changing additions to a rundown Raised Ranch house.
Home Improvement Ideas - Porches and Decks - Add Curb Appeal
Porches and decks can move the eye away from ho-hum parts of a house. Here are ideas for adding or changing porches and decks on this Raised Ranch.
Home Improvement Ideas - Landscaping - Add Curb Appeal
Landscaping can change the focus of a ho-hum house, adding curb appeal through diversion. Here are ideas for this boring Raised Ranch style house.
The Serpentine Gallery, Home of London Pavilion Architecture
Experience the best of modern architecture every summer at London's Serpentine Gallery - for free. Explore pavilion designs by world-known architects.
London 2008 Pavilion by Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry built a public space in 2008 London. The modern Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery was temporary, but the memory is permanent. See why.
London 2009 Pavilion by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa were not the first or last Japanese architects to tackle a Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Explore their 2009 design.
London 2010 Pavilion by Jean Nouvel
See what the French architect Jean Nouvel designed for London's Kensington Gardens just two year after he won the Pritzker Prize.
London 2011 Pavilion by Peter Zumthor
Peter Zumthor designed the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2011, but the Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf made the sweet smells of summer for London.
London 2012 Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei
Herzog & de Meuron designed London's summer Pavilion in 2012, but artist Ai Weiwei made it a special summer Olympic venue. See the results.
London 2000 Pavilion by Zaha Hadid
The first Pavilion commissioned by London's Serpentine Gallery was in 2000. See what Zaha Hadid designed, before she won the Pritzker Prize.
London 2001 Pavilion by Daniel Libeskind with Arup
The second Pavilion commissioned by London's Serpentine Gallery in 2001 was designed by Daniel Libeskind - before his Master Plan for rebuilding NYC.
London 2002 Pavilion by Toyo Ito
The Pavilion at London's Serpentine Gallery in 2002 was designed by Toyo Ito. See the work of this Japanese architect before he won a Pritzker Prize.
London 2003 Pavilion by Oscar Niemeyer
The 95-year-old Pritzker Laureate Oscar niemeyer designed London's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2003. See what the Brazilian architect created.
London 2004 Pavilion by MVRDV (unrealized)
The Pavilion commissioned by London's Serpentine Gallery in 2004 was designed by the Dutch architects at MVRDV. See why it was never built.
London 2005 Pavilion by Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura
See what the Portuguese team of Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura came up with in the summer of 2005 for London's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion.
London 2006 Pavilion by Rem Koolhaas
See what the 2000 Pritzker Laureate Rem Koolhaas designed for the 2006 Serpentine Pavilion in London.
London 2007 Pavilion by Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen
Norwegian architect Kjetil Thorsen and visual artist Olafur Eliasson designed the temporary 2007 Pavilion for London's Serpentine Gallery. See more.
London 2013 Pavilion by Sou Fujimoto
Young Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto designed an airy Pavilion for London's Serpentine Gallery in 2013. Nobody got hurt in this modern structure.
London 2014 Pavilion by Smiljan Radić
Chilean architect Smiljan RadiÄ‡ created a great stone shell for London visitors in 2014. Learn more about the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions.
Shrewd engineering combined with a swift, efficient warning system can save thousands of lives. Engineers and other experts suggest these strategies for tsunami-resistant construction.
Discover Dutch Modernism in the architecture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld and the philosophy of Theo Van Doesburg. It's all in The Style.
California Academy of Sciences by Architect Renzo Piano
In the design for the California Academy of Sciences, Renzo Piano combined his love of architecture with nature. Learn more about the green roof in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Page 13.
Renzo Piano: Buildings and Projects
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designs High-Tech buildings that showcase technological shapes and materials. Yet as you view these photos, you will notice refined, classical styling and a nod toward the past.
Odile Decq, French Architect for the 21st Century
Paris-based Odile Decq built her own notoriety after the death of her partner, Benoît Cornette. Learn more about this artist, educator, and architect.
The Bow, Calgary, Canada
The Bow skyscraper in Calgary, Canada is an award-winning, high-tech design by British architect Sir Norman Foster. Learn more.
Hearst Tower by Norman Foster, New York City
The controversial Hearst Tower in New York City is an award-winning, high-tech design by British architect Sir Norman Foster. Learn more. Page 8.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
Since 1971, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has served as a living memorial to the 35th President of the United States. Learn more about this building in Washington, DC. Page 4.
El Capricho in Comillas, early Antoni Gaudi
Very early in his career Antoni Gaudi was heavily influenced by the exotic. The Persia-inspired minaret of El Capricho de Gaudí is early evidence of the color yet to come. Page 12.
Great Hall of the People - Historic Architecture in Beijing, China
The Great Hall of the People, located in Tiananmen Square, is the main venue for China's government activities and formal ceremonies. Page 10.
Tall Towers - Facts about Sky Tree, the tallest tower in the world.
The Tokyo Sky Tree, a mixed use structure that opened in 2012, was named the world's tallest tower in November 2011. Page 6.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri opened in 2011. The architect, Moshe Safdie, designed the sweeping glass walls to welcome in the city. Page 13.
WTC Tower 4 in August 2012
Four World Trade Center at 150 Greenwich Street achieved its full structural height in 2012. Page 8.
Gordon Strong Automobile Objective and Planetarium by Frank Lloyd Wright
Gordon Strong Automobile Objective and Planetarium in Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland was a scenic overlook designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924â€“25. This section drawing was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Ink on paper. 17 x 35 7/8 inches. Page 8.
Unity Temple Interior by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit at the Guggenheim
Built in 1905â€“08, Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois shows Frank Lloyd Wright's early use of open space. This photo of the church interior was featured in a 2009 exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. Page 20.
Unity Temple Drawing by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit at the Guggenheim
Frank Lloyd Wright experimented with concrete construction for Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois, built 1905â€“08. This drawing was featured in a 2009 exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. Ink and watercolor on art paper. 11 1/2 x 25 inches. . Page 19.
Imperial Hotel in Japan by Frank Lloyd Wright Exterior View - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo between 1913â€“22. The hotel was later demolished. This exterior view was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim. Page 21.
Herbert Jacobs House by Frank Lloyd Wright - Interior - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
The Herbert Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936â€“37. This interior photo was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim. Page 10.
Gordon Strong Automobile Objective and Planetarium by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
Gordon Strong Automobile Objective and Planetarium in Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland was a scenic overlook designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924â€“25. This perspective was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Colored pencil on tracing paper, 20 x 31 inches. . Page 7.
Imperial Hotel in Tokyo by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo between 1913â€“22. The hotel was later demolished. This view of the promenade was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim.. Page 22.
The Herbert Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin by Frank Lloyd Wright - Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim
The Herbert Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936â€“37. This exterior view was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim.. Page 9.
September 11 Museum Pavilion
The September 11 Museum Pavilion by Snøhetta will include columns salvaged from the destroyed World Trade Center buildings. Page 9.
Casa Solar - Prize-Winning Solar-Powered Houses
Casa Solar opens directly to a deck that has seating and vegetation. The solar house was designed by students from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid for the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. Page 2.
Architecture Photos: Metro Station Entrance Enclosure, "Fosterito" in Bilbao, Spain, Sir Norman Foster, architect
British architect Sir Norman Foster is known for
Orchard House - Colonial Home of Louisa May Alcott
From our photo gallery of colonial homes, the historic Orchard House where Louisa May Alcott lived with her family.
Architect's Plan for 175 Greenwich Street at the New York World Trade Center
Site plan for 175 Greenwich Street at the World Trade Center Site in New York City by Richard Rogers Partnership.
3 World Trade Center Plan by Richard Rogers
The skyscraper at 3 World Trade Center will be an important New York landmark. Page 2.
New York World Trade Center Towers
This illustration compares the proposed Towers 2, 3, and 4 at the New York World Trade Center. Page 6.
New York World Trade Center Tower 2 Plans and Drawings
Tower 2 at the New York World Trade Center will have a distinctive diamond-shaped top. See picture. Page 6.
World Trade Center Tower 2 at the New World Trade Center
Norman Foster's Tower 2 is integral to the plans for the new World Trade Center in New York. See drawings. Page 7.
Plan for New York World Trade Center Tower 3
See plans for the 71-story Tower 3 at the New York World Trade Center site. Page 4.
Model of New York World Trade Center Tower
Model of the new World Trade Center Tower 3, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership. Page 3.
New York World Trade Center Tower 3 Proposal
Tower 3 at the World Trade Center site will have no columns. See plans by Richard Rogers Partnership. Page 7.
New York World Trade Center Tower 3 Rendering
WTC Tower 3 by Richard Rogers Partnership offers views of the National 9/11 Memorial. Page 5.
Fumihiko Maki WTC Tower 4 Plans
See Fumihiko Maki's vision for the New York World Trade Center. Page 3.
Elevation Drawing of WTC Tower 4 by Fumihiko Maki
This elevation drawing shows Fumihiko Maki's plan for Tower 4 at the New York World Trade Center site. Page 4.
Proposal for WTC Tower 4 by Fumihiko Maki
Architect Fumihiko Maki had a two-fold plan for Tower 4 at the New York World Trade Center site. Page 5.
Sloped Elevation at WTC Tower 4 by Fumihiko Maki
This illustration shows Fumihiko Maki's treatment of the sloped elevation at Tower 4 at the World Trade Center site. Page 6.
Atrium at WTC Tower 4 by Fumihiko Maki
See Fumihiko Maki's plan for a soaring atrium at World Trade Center Tower 4. Page 7.
WTC Tower 4 Plans by Fumihiko Maki
See drawings and plans for the new World Trade Center Tower 4, designed by Fumihiko Maki and Maki and Associates.
Sketch of WTC Tower 4 Plans by Fumihiko Maki
This sketch reveals plans for World Trade Center Tower 4, designed by Fumihiko Maki and Maki and Associates. Page 2.
Drawing of World Trade Center Tower 2
Norman Foster plans rooms with sweeping views at Tower 2 on the World Trade Center site. Page 2.
Norman Foster's Plan for WTC Tower 2
See Norman Foster's plans for Tower 2 at the World Trade Center site in New York City. Page 3.
Sectional View of World Trade Center Tower 2
Architect Norman Foster discusses his design for Tower 2 at the World Trade Center site. Page 4.
Picture of World Trade Center Tower 2
Architect Norman Foster designed WTC Tower 2 as part of the master plan for reconstruction at the World Trade Center site. Learn more. Page 5.
Drawing of World Trade Center Tower 2
WTC Tower 2 by Foster and Partners has an innovative design. See sketches and plans.
New World Trade Center Exposed Slurry Wall
See the architects' proposal for an explosed slurry wall at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Page 6.
Entering the World Trade Center Memorial
Architects envisioned a peaceful, tree-lined space at the National 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero. Page 7.
National 9/11 Memorial Aerial View
This early drawing shows an overview of the Reflecting Absence memorial that architects Michael Arad and Peter Walker envisioned for the World Trade Center site. Page 2.
National 9/11 Memorial - Sectional View of the North Pool
This model illustrates Michael Arad's vision for galleries and waterfalls at the National 9/11 Memorial. Page 3.
Fulton Street Transit Terminal for the New World Trade Center
The Fulton Street Transit Terminal by Santiago Calatrava will connect six existing New York subways to the new World Trade Center. See picture. Page 8.
WTC Transit Center - Interior View
The WTC Transit Center by architect Santiago Calatrava will have a bright, domed interior space. See picture. Page 9.
WTC Transit Center - Street View
This rendering shows a street view of the proposed transit center for the new World Trade Center in New York City. Page 10.
Fulton Street Transit Center for the New World Trade Center
Six New York subways will link to the Fulton Street Transit Center designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. See picture. Page 7.
Rendering of the New World Trade Center Transportation Terminal
Architect Santiago Calatrava plans bird-like wings for the new Transportation Terminal at the New York World Trade Center. Page 2.
The New World Trade Center Transportation Terminal Aerial View
See an aerial view of the Transportation Terminal for the new World Trade Center at Ground Zero, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
New World Trade Center Transit Terminal
Santiago Calatrava's original design for the World Trade Center transit terminal has been adapted to provide greater security. Learn more. Page 4.
A Bright Above-Ground Transit Center for New York
Architect Santiago Calatrava has proposed a bright, above-ground transit center for the new World Trade Center in New York City. See picture. Page 5.
New World Trade Center Transportation Hub Street Level
The new transit buildings at ground zero will suggest a sense of flight. See the architect's rendering. Page 3.
Transportation Hub for the New World Trade Center in New York
Plans by architect Santiago Calatrava propose a central transportation hub to provide easy access to the New York City transit system. See picture. Page 6.
National 9/11 Memorial Waterfall
See details of a flowing waterfall at the newly opened National 9/11 Memorial on Ground Zero in New York City. Page 12.
New York World Trade Center Memorial Plaza at Night
Michael Arad joined forces with landscape architect Peter Walker to create this early design for the National 9/11 Memorial Plaza in New York City. Page 8.
Plot Plan for the Reflecting Absence Memorial
Architect Daniel Libeskind changed his plans for the World Trade Center site to include the proposed Reflecting Absence memorial. See the plot plan.
Opening Day at the National 9/11 Memorial
See the completed 9/11 Memorial at dawn on the day it was dedicated. Page 10.
Reflecting Absence Memorial Hall - Original Plan
Drawn in 2003, this rendering shows architect Michael Arad's original vision for the National 9/11 Memorial, Reflecting Absence. Page 4.
Memorial Hall at the National 9/11 Memorial
In this early design for the National 9/11 Memorial, we see the architect's plans for subterranean galleries with waterfall views. Page 5.
The Completed National 9/11 Memorial
Now completed, the Reflecting Absence Memorial at the World Trade Center has two deep voids with streaming waterfalls. Page 11.
WTC Tower 4 Plans by Fumihiko Maki
See drawings and plans for the new World Trade Center Tower 4, designed by Fumihiko Maki and Maki and Associates.
World Trade Center Transportation Hub
Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has a grand vision for the transportation complex at new World Trade Center in New York City. See site plans and renderings.
2 World Trade Center Plans and Drawings
Browse this gallery to view sketches and early renderings for 2 World Trade Center by Lord Norman Foster.
National 9/11 Memorial and Museum Plans and Models
Many years went into the design for the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero. See early renderings of the project, and also photos of the completed Memorial.
3 World Trade Center Plans and Drawings
See drawings and plans for 3 World Trade Center, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership.
Theaters and Performing Arts Centers - Photos and Facts
See how architects have faced the special challenges involved with building theaters and performing arts centers. This brief photo gallery presents several of the world's most innovative designs.
Architecture Photos - Buildings by Sir Norman Foster
British architect Sir Norman Foster is known for
New Main Synagogue in Munich Germany - Ohel Jakob - Sacred Buildings Photo Gallery
Ohel Jakob is the new main synagogue in Munich, Germany, built to replace the old one destroyed during Kristallnacht. This sacred place is at the center of Bavarian Jewish life in southern Germany. Page 4.
Sacred Buildings - Gothic Cathedral in Chartres, France
Chartres is one of the most famous cathedrals in France, and is widely praised for its sculpture, stained-glass windows, and high gothic style. Page 3.
Sacred Buildings - Barcelona Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain
The Cathedral of Santa Eulalia (also called La Seu) in Barcelona is both Gothic and Victorian. Page 28.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Buildings That Changed the World From Last 1,000 Years
Over the past millennium, these pioneering buildings changed the world of architecture - according to our About.com readers. And they know architecture.
The Psychology of Planning a Dream House
Do you ever dream about houses? What do house dreams mean? Psychologists have theories.
Fantasy Houses - Homes from Dreams and Imagination
The houses from our dreams and imaginations reveal secrets about our inner selves. Join us in a discussion of dream houses. Share your writing and drawings. Page 2.
Brick Patio / Walkway: Six Steps to Paving and Tips
A brick patio and walkway will enhance the beauty of your home. For perfect pavement, follow these easy steps.
Antoni Gaudí - Spanish Modernist Architect
Born June 25, 1852, architect Antoni Gaudí became a leader of the Spanish Modernist movement. You may know him for the unfinished Sagrada Familia.
When Women Are Partners
Female partners in architecture firms are often overlooked, yet several famous men and women partnerships have endured. Should they collaborate?
Creole Cottage - Small Plantation Home in Louisiana
One-story wooden Creole Cottages in the Mississippi Valley combine French building traditions with ideas from the Caribbean and the West Indies.
French Colonial Architecture
Learn about the practical homes that French colonists built in Louisiana and other parts of the Mississippi Valley.
Antebellum Plantation Homes in the Mississippi Valley
Magnificent antebellum plantation homes are an important part of the architectural history of Louisiana and the Mississippi Valley.
House Styles in New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley
The Garden District and other fashionable neighborhoods in New Orleans have many of these two story houses. The homes have covered porches with columns on both levels.
Louisiana Shotgun Houses
Learn about the economical and practical Shotgun house style that evolved in New Orleans.
Creole Townhouse - French Creole Townhouse in New Orleans
Although few wooden homes from the 1700s remain, you will find the artistry and skill of Creole builders in the eighteenth century cottages and townhouses of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Victorian Era Shops and Apartments in New Orleans - New Orleans Victorian
During the Victorian era, town homes and apartments in New Orleans were lavished with elaborate wrought iron porches or balconies.
Creole Ironworkers - Wrought Iron in New Orleans
In New Orleans, Louisiana, Creole blacksmiths added elaborate wrought iron details to cottages, townhouses, and business buildings.
Wrought Iron Balconies in New Orleans
Although we use the term
Architecture in Prague
Known as the. Architecture.
Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers: Centre George Pompidou in Paris, France
The escalator is housed within a tube attached to the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, France, a design by future Pritzker Laureates Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers
Photographs of Museum Architecture - Centre Pompidou
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: Centre Pompidou in Paris. Page 12.
Museum Architecture - Photographs of Museum Architecture
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture.
Centre Pompidou in Paris - High-Tech Architecture
Designed in partnership with Renzo Piano, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (1971-1977), revolutionized museums.
Buildings and Projects by Richard Rogers Partnership
See sketches, drawings, models and photos of buildings by Pritzker-prize winning architect Richard Rogers.
Renzo Piano and High-Tech Architecture
Born September 14, 1937 and coming of age after World War II, Renzo Piano ushered in a new modernism to Paris, London, Genoa, Bern, San Francisco....
Buildings and Projects by Jean Nouvel - Photos of Buildings by Jean Nouvel
Defying expectations, Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel experiments with light and shadow. His works have been called exuberant, imaginative, and experimental. This photo gallery presents some highlights of Nouvel's prolific career.
Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jean Nouvel, architect.. Page 9.
Tall Towers - Facts and Photos for Tall Towers and Observation Towers and TV and Radio Towers
The towers in this photo gallery are truly amazing. Some are among the world's tallest man-made structures. Others are remarkable for the ingenuity of their engineering.
Tall Towers - Montjuic Communications Tower - Barcelona Spain Olympic Tower
The Montjuic Communications Tower by Santiago Calatrava was built to transmit television coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympics Games in Barcelona, Spain. Page 5.
See pictures of tall buildings that rose in the early days of skyscraper history.
Flatiron Building in New York City
Learn about the iconic, wedge-shaped Flatiron Building in New York City. Page 5.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome of Louisiana
Completed in 1975, the Louisiana Superdome has been described as the largest domed structure in the world. The structure is now officially called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
What Is a Prefab House?
Prefab homes are made from easy-to-assemble building parts that were manufactured off-site. Find pictures, plans, links, and other resources.
How Is Geometry Used in Architecture?
Architecture begins with geometry. Find out how geometry relates to architecture and why some architects believe in principles of
French House Styles - Architecture Inspired by France
Use this handy guide to see if your house has characteristics of charming styles borrowed from France. Take a photo tour of French styles in America.
French House Styles - Architecture Inspired by Normandy
Some French style homes borrow ideas from Normandy, where barns attached to living areas. American French Normandy house styles have these features.
French House Styles Architecture Inspiration
American French Provincial houses resemble small manor homes with massive hipped roofs and window shutters. See features of this inspired style.
French House Styles - Architecture Inspired by Combined French Influences
French Eclectic homes combine a variety of French influences. Here are characteristics of America's French eclectic house styles.
French House Styles - Architecture Inspired by the Châ:teaux of France
Chateauesque American homes were inspired by the manor houses of France. Learn more about these French-inspired American houses.
House Paint Encyclopedia
Tips, techniques, and tools for painting house exteriors, interior rooms, and solving common paint problems. Also, color schemes and paint finishes.
Chairs By Famous Architects
The greatest architects of modern times didn't stop at buildings. They designed lamps, tables, sofas, beds, and chairs. Here are four famous chairs by four master architects.
The Barrel Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright
The Hill House Chair by Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Chairs by Famous Architects
hill house chair charles rennie mackintosh scottish architect designer photograph description furniture famous architects HILL HOUSE CHAIR MACKINTOSH
Modernist Chairs - Chairs by Famous Architects
A new breed of designers, the Modernists, rebelled against the concept of furniture that was merely decorative. Striving for functionality and universality, they worked to build a better chair.
The Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe
The Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe was a custom design, created for the King and Queen of Spain. It was also an artistic statement. Photograph and description of the Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe.
The Nonconformist Chair by Eileen Gray - Chairs by Famous Architects
The Nonconformist Chair by Eileen Gray has only one armrest. It is designed to accommodate the owner's favorite resting position. Photograph and description of the Nonconformist Chair by Eileen Gray.
What Is a Pilaster?
Illustrated definition of the word Pilaster from our Architecture Glossary
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.
Neotraditional Architecture Styles
Neotraditional architecture is contemporary architecture that borrows from the past. Learn about Neotraditional architecture from our architecture glossary.
Selecting House Exterior Paint Types and Colors
A simple how-to that tries to turn a necessary household job into a family fun event. Put color into a dull job.
How to Buy or Build a Frank Lloyd Wright House
Love Frank Lloyd Wright? Buy a house he designed, or build a look-alike. Get started here.
It's a Wonderful Life at the Swim Gym
The 1946 movie It's a Wonderful Life is about architecture and money. Learn about the Beverly Hills High School Swim Gym and Bedford Falls values.
Universal Design - How to Build for Accessibility
Universal design means creating spaces that meet the needs of all people, young and old, able and disabled. Listed here are a few general concepts.
Architecture in France for Travelers
Your starting place for exploring architecture in France, with photos, features, and links.
George Browne Post, Architect of the American Renaissance
George Post's work after the U.S. Civil War makes him one of the most important architects in American history. Learn about Post and his times.
Symmetry and Proportion, what da Vinci learned from Vitruvius
Is design intuitive or mathematical? How do architects and designers put together elements to create a unified whole? The answers might surprise you.
Paul R. Williams - Hollywood Architect
Paul Williams, a Black American, became renown for designing over 2000 celebrity homes in Southern California and one iconic cafe at LAX. Diversity.
Palau Güell - Guell Palace by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain
With limited space but an unlimited budget, Antoni Gaudí built Guell Palace in Barcelona for a wealthy industrialist.. Page 3.
Casa Vicens by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain
Antoni Gaudi's exuberance was shown early in his architectural life, as seen in his vibrant design for Casa Vicens in Barcelona. Page 2.
La Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudí - Gaudi's Unfinished Cathedral
La Sagrada Familia, or Holy Family Church, in Barcelona is Antoni Gaudi's most ambitious work, and construction is still ongoing.
Casa Milà Barcelona - La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí
Casa Milà Barcelona, or la Pedrera, by Antoni Gaudí is an apartment building with wavy walls. . Page 10.
Colegio de las Teresianas by Antoni Gaudí
Antoni Gaudí used Gothic-inspired parabola-shaped arches for the hallways and exterior doorways at Colegio Teresiano in Barcelona, Spain. Page 4.
Casa Botines - Casa Fernández y Andrés by Antoni Gaudi
Casa Botines, or Casa Fernández y Andrés, is a granite, neo-gothic apartment building by Antoni Gaudí. Casa Botines is located in León, Spain. Page 5.
Casa Calvet by Antoni Gaudí
Yes, it's now a restaurant, so even the general public can experience Antoni Gaudi's less exuberant, more conservative design in Barcelona's Casa Calvet. . Page 6.
Finca Miralles by Antoni Gaudí - Miralles Estate
Antoni Gaudí built a wavy wall around the Miralles Estate in Barcelona. Only the front entrance and a short expanse of wall remain today.. Page 8.
Casa Batllo by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain
Casa Batlló, decorated with colored glass fragments, ceramic circles, and mask-shaped balconies, is a favorite tourist destination for fans of Antoni Gaudí. Page 9.
Guell Park - Parque Güell by Antoni Gaudi
Parque Güell by Antoni Gaudi is surrounded by an undulating mosaic wall, and lots and lots of colorful tile. Page 7.
Sagrada Familia School by Antoni Gaudí
As the builders of the Sagrada Familia looked down upon the nearby Sagrada Familia School that Antoni Gaudí built for their children, the workers were forever reminded of the curvaceous Gaudi style. Page 11.
Architecture of Antoni Gaudi - Gaudí's Great Buildings
Join us for a photo tour of the sensuous, surreal architecture of Spanish Modernist Antoni Gaudí.
Is Your House Making You Sick?
A guide to healthy, environmentally safe building practices and designing healthy homes.
Healthy Home Information Resources - Learn More About Designing a Healthy Home
For detailed information, construction advice, and tips to help you design a healthy home, check out these resources. Page 2.
What Is a McMansion in Architecture?
What do we mean when we call a house a McMansion? Learn about the term, and what it means for you as you build your own home.
Where Do People Live in the U.S.? (Census)
Explore U.S. Census data to map population growth and distribution, which often affects the growth and distribution of architectural styles in the United States.
John Ruskin: Biography of Writer and Philosopher
Explore the life and works of English writer, artist, and philosopher John Ruskin and how he influenced a nation's architecture.
Olympic Gold Medal Redesign for Sochi 2014
The 2014 Winter Olympics, awarded to the city of Sochi, enabled the Russian Federation to transform and modernize a resort town on the Black Sea. How?
Coastal Cluster Design in Sochi, Russia
The Coastal Cluster at the Sochi Winter Games was designed for Olympic ice events. Learn more about how the venue were arranged.
Designing 2014 Sochi versus 1980 Moscow Olympics
The site design of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow reflected a different approach compared with the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
Floor-to-ceiling windows invite nature into the living room of the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs, California. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.
The Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
Built by the Alexander Construction Company, this Palm Springs home became a private retreat for Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Windows at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
Expansive windows invite nature into the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs, California. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Living Area at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
The living area at the Elvis Honeymoon House is a circular room with stone walls and tall windows. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.
Massive Front Door at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Elvis Presley's Palm Springs Home
Geometric patterns decorate the massive front door of the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs, California. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.
Stepping Stones at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - The Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
Circular stepping stones lead through a natural landscape to the main entrance of the Look magazine House of Tomorrow where Elvis and Priscilla Presley stayed. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Round Sofa at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
A curved sofa circles the free-standing fireplace in the Elvis Honeymoon House. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Bedroom at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
A plush pink bed is the focal point of the round bedroom at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs, California. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Sunroom at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
Animal print furnishings give an African theme to the sunroom in the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs, California. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway - Circular Kitchen at the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California
The Elvis Honeymoon House has a circular kitchen with tile counters along the wall and a round stove at the center. Learn about the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and see photos.
Top 10 Gift Ideas for Architecture Enthusiasts
Find unusual and useful gifts for architects and builders, new homeowners and old house rehabbers, and anyone with a fascination for buildings and design.
Organizations for Rebuilding After Disaster
When disaster strikes, who rebuilds? Check out the amazing work of these non-profit relief organizations.
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai India
When terrorists targeted the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel on November 2008, they attacked an important symbol of Indian art and culture.
Overlooking the Harbor and the Gateway of India
The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel overlooks the harbor and is adjacent to the Gateway of India, an historical memorial built in 1924 during British rule. This well-known landmark and tourist center was also targeted during the November 2008 terrorist attacks.
A Rich Blend of Moorish Design
The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel has become famous for combining Islamic and European Renaissance architecture.
The Taj Mahal Hotel in Flames
Tragically, the luxury and fame of the Taj Hotel may be why terrorists targeted it.
Fire Damage at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
Portions of the Taj Hotel suffered devastating damage during the terrorist attacks.
Impact of Terrorist Attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
This room at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, India was spared serious damage in the terrorist attacks of Novemer 2008
Designing for the Blind
Learn how architects design for the blind and the visually impaired.
Louis I. Kahn Modernist Architect
The designs of architect Louis I. Kahn not only influenced a generation, but made him one of the great architects of the 20th century. Learn more.
A Walk in the Park
Frederick Law Olmsted helped shape the landscape of the United States. Learn more when you visit the Olmsted offices outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
Sears Tower or Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois
Learn about the record-breaking Chicago skyscraper, the Sears Tower, now called the Willis Tower. Page 6.
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.
Dome of the Rock - Sacred Architecture in Jerusalem
Learn about the ancient Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel. Page 10.
Sacred Buildings - Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and Byzantine Architecture
See photos and find information for Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey which has inspired builders through the centuries. Page 8.
St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England
St Paul's Cathedral in London is known for the grand dome that Sir Christopher Wren designed. Page 30.
Millennium Dome in Greenwich, England
From our photo gallery, pictures of important stadiums, arenas, athletic buildings, and performance centers: Millennium Dome in Greenwich, England Page 13.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Definition of Pendentive - Architecture Glossary
How did 6th century engineers figure out how to build higher domes? Here's an illustrated definition of Pendentive from our Architecture Glossary.
How to Build a Home With Earth Blocks (CEBs)
Learn how to build an economical, eco-friendly home using compressed earth blocks (CEBs).
The plaster-coated earth blocks are colored with a lime-based finish. Tinted with mineral oxide pigments, the finish produces no toxic fumes and the colors do not fade.
Sift the Clay
Photo Essay: The soil itself is the most important ingredient in earth block construction.
Stabilize the Clay
Photo Essay: Although clay is essential in earth block construction, blocks that contain too much clay may crack.
Compress the Clay
Photo Essay: A tractor removes the earth mixture and places it into a high-pressure hydraulic ram.
Let the Earth Cure
Photo Essay: Earth blocks could be used immediately after they are compressed in the high-pressure hydraulic ram. However, the blocks will shrink slightly as they dry.
Stack the Blocks
Photo Essay: Compressed earth blocks (CEBs)can be stacked in a variety of ways. For best adhesion, the masons should use thin mortar joints.
Reinforce the Blocks
Photo Essay: Compressed earth blocks (CEBs) are much stronger than concrete mason's blocks.
Parge the Walls
Photo Essay: Both interior and exterior walls are parged. They are coated with lime-based plaster.
Insulate Between the Walls
Photo Essay: Here you see homes near completion in Founders' Neighborhood at Loreto Bay, Mexico. The compressed earth block walls have been reinforced with wire and parged with plaster.
Galley Kitchen of the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
From the main entrance, a narrow galley kitchen leads to the living area of the Frey House II. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.
Swimming Pool of the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
The glass walls of the Frey House II slide open to the patio and swimming pool. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.
Sleeping Area at the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
The north side of the Frey House II wraps around an enormous boulder. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.
Nature's Colors at the Frey House II - Photo Tour - Frey House II in Palm Springs California
The glass-walled Frey House II celebrates earth. Join us for photo tour of the mountainside home by architect Albert Frey in Palm Springs, California.