Architecture Sitemap - Page 5 2016-09-26

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September 11 Destruction, Reconstruction, and Monuments
Self-direct your voyage to buildings damaged and destroyed on September 11, 2001 and find out about reconstruction plans and 9/11 memorials.

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2 World Trade Center Plans and Drawings by Foster
Browse this gallery to view sketches and early renderings from 2006 for 2 World Trade Center by Lord Norman Foster.

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Peter Zumthor - A Portfolio of Selected Architecture
Swiss architect Peter Zumthor carefully crafts his projects, to world acclaim and a Pritzker Prize. Explore selected works in this photo gallery.

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Architecture in the Middle East - Soldiers in Iraq
US military personnel and relief workers have contributed these remarkable photographs of ancient ruins, mosques, palaces, and other great buildings in Babylon, Baghdad, and other parts of Iraq.

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Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful
See photos of interior design by Frank Lloyd Wright, selected from the museum exhibition,

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Is Your House Neoclassical? A Gallery of Photos
Are you living in a Greek or Roman temple, or maybe a modern-day knock-off of Classical design? Check out this photo gallery of neoclassical houses.

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Photos of Homes in Shades of Pink and Red
Take off those rose-colored glasses and browse these house paint color pictures for ideas on how to use shades of pink for your next house painting project.

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Frank Gehry Portfolio, Photos of Buildings
Explore this photo gallery of great buildings by architect Frank Gehry, with information about the architecture and the architect.

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Pictures of Lopsided and Crooked and Leaning Buildings
Most tall buildings stand up straight, but sometimes things go wrong. The buildings in this picture gallery seem about to collapse. What holds them up? Read on.

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Paulo Mendes da Rocha, A Portfolio of Selected Works
Explore selected works of Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, born October 25, 1928 and winner of the 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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

Photos of Observation and Communication Towers
Communications towers, built for height and not for occupancy, are some of the tallest structures on Earth. Explore these towering giants made by man.

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Katrina Cottage II - Building on Success
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, architects continue designing prefab, energy-efficient, affordable homes, like this second-generation Katrina Cottage.

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Theaters and Performing Arts Centers - Photos and Facts
Explore how architects have faced the special challenges involved with building for performers. Compare innovative designs from around the world.

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Antoni Gaudi, Art and Architecture Portfolio
Join us for a photo tour of the sensuous, surreal architecture of Spanish Modernist Antoni Gaudí.

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What is Antebellum Architecture? Time and Place
What is American Antebellum architecture? Learn the history behind these majestic homes of the south, and find out what's become of them.

Dutch Colonial House Styles
What style is your house? Browse our photo gallery for the most popular housing styles in North America. Shown here: Dutch Colonial. Page 57.

Creole Plantation House
This photo shows a small French Creole plantation house with the traditional sloping roof. Page 56.

Dutch Colonial House Style
Learn about the brick and stone houses constructed by Dutch settlers in the American colonies. Page 3.

Octagon House Style
Learn about Victorian Octagon houses from our Picture Dictionary of House Styles. Page 15.

Minimal Traditional Style
What makes a house modern? Learn about one of the most popular home styles from mid-century America and see photos. Page 39.

Monterey Revival - California Dreamin' in the Twentieth Century
Monterey Revival styles brought new life to the designs of Monterey, California in the 1800s. Learn about this mix of Spanish and American Colonial dwelling. Page 37.

Chateauesque House Style - American Houses Designed After French Chateaus
Elaborate Chateauesque style homes reflected the tastes of a growing wealthy class of Americans. Learn more. Page 23.

New England Colonial House Style
The Stanley-Whiteman house is a wonderful example of architecture in colonial New England. Learn about the New England Colonial house style. Page 2.

Builder's Colonial or Neocolonial House Style
Learn how to recognize a Neocolonial, Neo-Colonial, or Builder's Colonial style house. Find photos, facts, and resources for modern-day

French Colonial House Style
Learn about the practical houses that French colonists built in the Mississippi Valley. Page 9.

German Colonial House Style
Learn about German Colonial architecture in our House Style Picture Dictionary. Page 4.

Spanish Colonial House Style - Early American Architecture in Florida and the South
The earliest European homes in the American colonies were constructed by settlers from Spain. Learn how to recognize historic Spanish Colonial architecture. Page 8.

House Styles - The Look of the American Home
Use this illustrated dictionary to identify house styles and learn about influences on American home design. A chronological tour of photos.

About Richard Neutra and the Architecture of Modernism
Born in Vienna April 8, 1892 and educated in Europe, Richard Neutra introduced the International Style to America and took LA design to Europe.

California Architecture for the Casual Traveler
With all of the picture-book architecture in California, do you really need Disney? Here's a sampling of architecture to expect on your next trip.

Thom Mayne, Short Bio of an American Pritzker Winner
Thom Mayne, born in Connecticut January 19, 1944, uses his California-based Morphosis to create a unique American Pritzker-winning architecture.

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Why the Hollyhock House is Important Architecture
Hollyhock House moved Frank Lloyd Wright into Hollywood with a vision that forever changed California architecture. Explore Wright's Barnsdall House and see how it inspired the ranch style.

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What's So Special About the Getty Center?
What makes the Getty Center in Los Angeles so appealing? Here's an overview of what the critics say about Richard Meier's masterpiece.

A Bauhaus Life: Too International for America?
European designers fleeing Nazi Germany brought a modern style of architecture to the East Coast of America, so why live in a Cape Cod home?

Highlights from the Gates Project in Central Park
The 2005 Gates Project in Central Park was a carefully planned enhancement of NYC public spaces See highlights of the Christo and Jeanne-Claude art.

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

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

Wonders of the Modern World - Chichen Itza
Between the 10th and 15th centuries, Mayan and Toltec civilizations built the great temples, palaces, and monuments of Chichen Itza. See photos and find information for Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico. Page 2.

Christ Redeemer Statue: 5 Reasons for its Popularity
The Art Deco-style Christ Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado not only protects Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but is one of its most popular tourist spots.

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

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

Wonders of the Modern World - Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
See photos and find facts for the magnificient Hagia Sophia in Instanbul, Turkey. Page 14.

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

Wonders of the Modern World - The Colosseum in Rome
The Colosseum of ancient Rome, named one of seven Wonders of the World, became a prototype for modern stadiums. Learn more about this tourist attraction in the heart of Italy. Page 3.

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

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

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

Wonders of the Modern World - Eiffel Tower in Paris
See photos and learn about the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Page 13.

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

Wonders of the Modern World - Shell-Shaped Sydney Opera House
See photos and find information for the shell-shaped Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Page 20.

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

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

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

Not a World Wonder? Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa
Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa, was a finalist in the campaign to choose the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007. More recently, the area has been the target of terrorists. Page 21.

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

Wonders of the Modern World - Moscow's Kremlin and St. Basil's
Find facts about the fantastic architecture of the Kremlin, Russia's center of government. Page 16.

What are the New Seven Wonders of the World?
Voters around the world chose these Wonders of the World as the greatest man-made structures built since ancient times. See photos and find facts.

About Arata Isozaki, Architect of Japanese New Wave
Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, born July 23, 1931, helped invent a new modernism, integrating old ideas with new and resisting a singular brand.

The Central Park Gates - Against An Historic New York Skyline
New York City's dignified art deco buildings overlooked the flowing orange nylon panels erected by Christo & Jeanne-Claude. See photos of the 16-day temporary installation in Central Park.

Frederick Law Olmsted and the Central Park Gates
When the nineteenth century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed New York's Central Park, he aspired to preserve the natural landscape. What would Olmsted have to say about the brilliant orange Gates created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude? See photos of the 16-day temporary installation in Central Park.

The NYC Gates, One Project by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The Gates in Central Park was one of many art installations by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. During their fifty year career, they created many other enormous creative environments.

What Happened to the 2005 Central Park Gates Art Installation?
Art installations are temporary. The Gates in Central Park were designed to last only sixteen days. See photos of recycling the Christo and Jeanne-Claude installation.

The Central Park Gates - Construction of a NYC Installation
The 7,500 Gates by Christo and Jeanne-Claude were constructed with steel supports encased in bright orange vinyl. See photos of the 16-day temporary installation in Central Park.

Bright Orange Banners at the Central Park Gates in 2005
See photos of the 16-day temporary installation in Central Park. Designed and installed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 2005, the Gates created an inviting public space.

The Central Park Gates - Art In Motion in Central Park New York City
Can a public space like Central Park become even more inviting? The Gates - A Project For New York proved it possible in 2005

Design of the Central Park Gates - The Central Park Gates
Christo and Jeanne-Claude spaced each Gate about 12 feet (3,65 meters) apart along the winding walkways through Central Park. See photos of the 16-day temporary installation in Central Park.

The Central Park Gates in 2005 - A Public Space Gets Used
Roller skating amongst the Gates in Central Park was a to-do activity in February 2005. See photos of the 16-day temporary installation by Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

About J. Max Bond, Jr. - A Life in Architecture
The last important work of architect J. Max Bond, Jr., born July 17, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky, was developing the National 9/11 Museum in NYC.

Concrete Homes - Best Bet on a Windy Day
Homes made of concrete are much more storm-resistant than houses constructed of wood and steel. Here's the research, both structural and chemical.

Top 10 Trends In Home Design
Architects, engineers, and designers are creating new housing styles to accommodate the way we live and think. Look for these top home design trends.

What is Adaptive Reuse? Repurposing Old Buildings
Historic preservationists and environmentalists praise the values of Adaptive Reuse. But what is it? Find out, with examples from Europe to the US.

What is Rammed Earth Construction?
Learn about one of the oldest methods of home construction, rammed earth, and how modern builders are adapting (and adopting) the process.

Build a Better House - With Dirt
Architects and engineers are taking a new look at ancient building techniques with modern designs. Here's an introduction to the dirty little secrets.

Is there Nothing New in New Construction?
American's love of Victorian and Country cottage homes can be satisfied with new construction. Explore the designs of old-fashioned new buildings.

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

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

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What is a Manufactured Home? Modular? Prefab?
Do you live in a manufactured home? Should you buy a modular house? Explore the world of prefabs - architecture in a box, built off-site and trucked.

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

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

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

About Anne Griswold Tyng, an Overlooked Influence
Anne Tyng, born July 14, 1920, was an architect-scholar of mid-20th century geometric design. In this profile, learn how she influenced Louis Kahn.

Who was Louis I. Kahn? About the Modernist Architect
Born in Estonia February 20, 1901, architect Louis I. Kahn influenced generations with his modernist designs. Here is a great 20th century architect.

Architecture by Moshe Safdie , Yad Vashem, 2005
Some say Yad Vashem in Jerusalem is Moshe Safdie's most important building. Learn more about this Holocaust History Museum and Safdie's other projects.

Looking at the Architecture of Moshe Safdie
Moshe Safdie's architecture, a lifetime of functional spaces of grandeur and light, beginning with his most opulent Marina Bay Sands Resort.

Architecture by Moshe Safdie - Virasat-e-Khalsa in India
Learn about architect Moshe Safdie's design for a Sikh cultural museum and research center in India. This complex is one of Safdie's many projects around the world.

Architecture by Moshe Safdie, U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)
US tax dollars paid for this government headquarters devoted to peace, designed by Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie. Take a short tour of the architect's projects.

Architecture by Moshe Safdie - U.S. Federal Courthouse
The federal courthouse in Springfield, Massachusetts gives anyone clear access to a Moshe Safdie architecture. Stop by to compare his designs.

Architecture by Moshe Safdie - Crystal Bridges Museum
Moshe Safdie favored a bridge motif when he designed Crystal Bridges Museum. Today the visitor can view a Frank Lloyd Wright house, too. Learn more.

Architecture by Moshe Safdie - Vancouver Public Library
The public library in Vancouver was the first of two dynamic public libraries designed by Moshe Safdie. Compare the architect's designs in this short portfolio of projects.

Architecture by Moshe Safdie - Toronto's Pearson Airport
When you're flying into Toronto, choose Pearson Airport. Moshe Safdie was on the design team. The glass roofing will give you a bird's eye view of your flight.

Architecture by Moshe Safdie - Kauffman Center, Kansas City
Moshe Safdie's glass walls and roofs let you see all parts of the world. When visiting Kansas City, make sure you see his Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Who is Moshe Safdie? A Short Profile of the Architect
Who is Moshe Safdie? Born in Israel, July 14, 1938, he is a citizen of three countries whose international career earned him the AIA's highest honor.

What are Castles and Why are They Important?
What is a castle? Find definitions, history, and resources about castles, palaces, and fortresses. Discover the architecture we've taken from them.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Taliesin in Wisconsin
Designed in the Prairie tradition, Frank Lloyd Wright's summer home in Wisconsin became a hub for creative activity and also a center of tragedy. Learn about Talieson by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 17.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery:The Hollyhock House
Known as the Hollyhock House, the Aline Barnsdall House by Frank Lloyd Wright resembles an ancient Mayan temple. Learn more. Page 18.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Wingspread, the Johnson House
The Wisconsin home built for the President of Johnson Wax is a monumental prairie-style estate centered around a thirty foot chimney. Learn more details about this mid-century home. Page 25.

Frank Lloyd Wright - A Portfolio of Selected Works
Explore a photo gallery of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright with facts, resources, and extra links for even more Wright buildings and structures.

Frank Lloyd Wright - A Portfolio of Selected Works
Explore a photo gallery of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright with facts, resources, and extra links for even more Wright buildings and structures.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Herbert Jacobs House in Madison
The Herbert Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936–37. This exterior view was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim. Page 22.

One Plan for Teaching and Learning About Architecture
Architecture is an interdisciplinary pursuit. Here is a suggested six week curriculum outlining architecture basics for students in upper grades.

About Architect Michael Graves and Postmodernism
Here is postmodern architect Michael Graves, born in Indiana July 9, 1934, and well-known today for his product designs and whimsical buildings.

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

Frank Lloyd Wright Quotations in a Long Life
Frank Lloyd Wright's life spanned two of the most exciting centuries in architectural history. He had a lot to say. Here are some better-known quotes.

Spaceship Earth - More than a Disney Attraction
When Buckminster Fuller conceived the geodesic dome, he dreamed it would house humanity on our planet, Spaceship Earth. That was Disney's dream, too.

Geodesic Dome Homes
The inventive Geodesic Dome by Buckminster Fuller promised to provide economical, eco-friendly housing. Learn more. Page 45.

House Styles - The Look of the American Home
Use this illustrated dictionary to identify house styles and learn about influences on American home design. A chronological tour of photos.

How to Build a Geodesic Dome Model - Introduction
Triangles. Try angles. Make your own geodesic dome model by following these detailed step-by-step instructions. Bucky will be pleased with you.

Geodesic Dome Model - Build a Geodesic Dome Model - Step Four - Pentagons
Step Four: To build a geodesic dome model, connect your triangles to form pentagons. From our step-by-step instructions for constructing a geodesic dome model.

Geodesic Dome Model - Build a Geodesic Dome Model - Step Six - Connect the Pentagons
Step Six: To build a geodesic dome model, connect five pentagons to the hexagons. From our step-by-step instructions for constructing a geodesic dome model.

How to Build a Geodesic Dome Model - Introduction
Triangles. Try angles. Make your own geodesic dome model by following these detailed step-by-step instructions. Bucky will be pleased with you.

Geodesic Dome Model - Build a Geodesic Dome Model - Step One
Step One: To build a geodesic dome model, cut triangles from heavy paper or transparencies. From our step-by-step instructions for constructing a geodesic dome model.

Geodesic Dome Model - Build a Geodesic Dome Model - Step 2 - Hexagons
Step Two: To build a geodesic dome model, connect the triangles to form hexagons. From our step-by-step instructions for constructing a geodesic dome model.

Geodesic Dome Model - Build a Geodesic Dome Model Step 5 - Connect the Hexagons
Step Five: To build a geodesic dome model, connect your hexagons. From our step-by-step instructions for constructing a geodesic dome model.

Geodesic Dome Model - Build a Geodesic Dome Model - Step Seven - Connect Hexagons
Step Seven: To build a geodesic dome model, connect six more hexagons. From our step-by-step instructions for constructing a geodesic dome model.

Geodesic Dome Model - Build a Geodesic Dome Model - Step Eight - Connect the Half-Hexagons
Step Eight: To build a geodesic dome model, connect the half-hexagons. From our step-by-step instructions for constructing a geodesic dome model.

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Mimetic Architecture - It Used to Make You Laugh
Those strange buildings shaped like flying saucers or hot dogs have a name and a history. Learn about Mimetic Architecture and how it's changing.

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Mimetic Architecture - It Used to Make You Laugh
Those strange buildings shaped like flying saucers or hot dogs have a name and a history. Learn about Mimetic Architecture and how it's changing.

The Marika-Alderton House by Glenn Murcutt - Architecture by Glenn Murcutt
Designed by Glenn Murcutt, the Marika-Alderton House ingeniously adapts to the hot, tropical climate of Australia's Northern Territory.

The Marika-Alderton House by Glenn Murcutt - Architecture by Glenn Murcutt
Designed by Glenn Murcutt, the Marika-Alderton House ingeniously adapts to the hot, tropical climate of Australia's Northern Territory.

The Marika-Alderton House by Glenn Murcutt - Architecture by Glenn Murcutt
Designed by Glenn Murcutt, the Marika-Alderton House ingeniously adapts to the hot, tropical climate of Australia's Northern Territory.

Simple Construction - Glenn Murcutt's Marika-Alderton House
The Marika-Alderton House by Glenn Murcutt is open to fresh air, yet insulated from intense heat and protected from strong cyclone winds.

Flexible Shutters - Glenn Murcutt's Marika-Alderton House
Along the long central hall at the Marika-Alderton House, tilting plywood panels can be raised and lowered like awnings.

The Marika-Alderton House by Glenn Murcutt - Architecture by Glenn Murcutt
Designed by Glenn Murcutt, the Marika-Alderton House ingeniously adapts to the hot, tropical climate of Australia's Northern Territory.

The Marika-Alderton House, Cool Design by Glenn Murcutt
Designed by Glenn Murcutt, the Marika-Alderton House ingeniously adapts to the hot, tropical climate of Australia's Northern Territory. Find out how.

Who was Philip Johnson? The First Pritzker Laureate
Explore the life and works of the first Pritzker Prize Laureate, Philip Johnson, born July 8, 1906, and best known for his Glass House in Connecticut.

Christopher Wren, Bio of the Man Who Rebuilt London
Born October 20, 1632, the English architect, mathematician, and scientist Christopher Wren had the skills to rebuild London in 1666. Learn more.

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

Funny Picture of a Pod House or Mushroom House in New York State
This funny looking Pod House, or Mushroom House, is shaped like a plant. Learn about the house and the architect. Page 9.

Free Spirit House in British Columbia Canada
Free Spirit Houses in British Columbia, Canada float from tree branches. Page 4.

Funny Picture of an Upsidedown House in Syzmbark Poland
Daniel Czapiewski, a designer and philanthropist, built this Upside-Down House as a satirical commentary on communism and the current state of the world. Page 8.

Funny Picture of a Beer Can House in Houson Texas
John Milkovisch, a retired employee of Southern Pacific railroad, spent 18 years ornamenting his home in Houston, Texas with about 39,000 beer cans. Page 10.

Wonderworks Upsidedown Museum Building in Florida
The upsidedown Wonderworks building is a fun-loving museum on International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Page 7.

McDonald's Restaurant Building Shaped Like French Fries
This McDonald's restaurant uses architecture to advertise its function -- large soda and fries. Page 6.

Banna Park Birdwatch - Egg-Shaped Overlook in Okinawa Japan
Bird watchers get a great view from this egg-shaped lookout at Banna Park on Ishigaki Island, Japan. Page 5.

Wacky Restaurant in Aruba
Visitors vacationing on the Caribbean island of Aruba can snack at this wacky restaurant with dinosaurs, cars, and other things on the roof. Page 3.

Weird House in the Alps - House Shaped Like a Bedpan
This weird house in the Alps looks strangely like a hospital bedpan. Page 2.

Weird Building - The Amazing Smith Mansion in Wyoming
Many people wonder about an unusual log structure in Wyoming. The builder's daughter gives a firsthand account of this strange building.

Theme Building at Los Angeles Airport, California
The Theme Building at the Los Angeles International Airport has become an iconic homage to the Space Age. Built in 1961 by an architecture team including Paul Williams, the circular structure was meant to predict the future of air travel -- or was it just a silly structure? Page 11.

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

Tiki Architecture - Bring on the Palm Trees
If you grew up in the 1950s, you may have seen Tiki Architecture. What is it, and where is it now?

Googie Architecture - Futuristic Design of the 1950s
The 1950s brought a futuristic, fanciful style known as Googie. Learn about this Space Age architecture.

Modern Day Shingle Houses
These famous modern-day architects have built shingle-sided houses.

History of the Shingle Housing Style
Famous architects experimented with shingle siding during the Victorian era. Learn the history of the Shingle housing style.

Shingle Architecture in Brick
Surprisingly, a Shingle Style house does not have to be sided with shingles. See this photo.

Frank Lloyd Wright and Shingle Architecture
Even Frank Lloyd Wright was influenced by Victorian Shingle Style architecture.

Shingle-Sided Houses
Learn about the many shapes of a Victorian Shingle Style home.

About Shingle Style Architecture, an American Original
Shingle Style architecture is called indigenous. It's native to America, a creation of the country's values and pioneer spirit. Explore some examples.

About Shingle Style Architecture, an American Original
Shingle Style architecture is called indigenous. It's native to America, a creation of the country's values and pioneer spirit. Explore some examples.

Features of the Shingle Home Style
To identify a Victorian Shingle Style home, look for these common features.

Variations in the Shingle House Style
Some Victorian Shingle Style homes had ornamental details like the ones listed here.

The Shingle Style Defined
Here's how architectural historian Vincent Scully defines the Shingle Style.

Plan Your Remodeling and Home Improvement Projects
Get your home improvement project off to the right start. The dream of remodeling your house may turn into a nightmare, unless you follow these steps.

How can you tell if the architecture is Art Nouveau?
A brief discussion of Art Nouveau and Jugendstil architecture circa 1900 will get you up-to-speed with this decorative design used in architecture.

David Childs Revises the Freedom Tower Plan
Find out how David Childs worked with Daniel Libeskind to revise plans for Freedom Tower (1 World Trade Center) at the New York World Trade Center.

One World Trade Center Redesigned for Security
See the changes that architect David Childs proposed to make Freedom Tower (1 World Trade Center) more secure in the event of another attack.

Ten Years After 9/11, 1WTC Under Construction
Even while the skyscraper is under construction, architect David Childs continues to revise the design for New York's Freedom Tower, now known as 1 World Trade Center.

The Final Look, One World Trade Center, 2014
One World Trade Center opened in late 2014. David Childs' design is complete. Daniel Libeskind's vision is modified but largely in tact.

One World Trade Center With Glass Prisms
Architect David Childs proposed wrapping the base of New York's Freedom Tower (1 World Trade Center) with prismatic glass. Learn more.

One WTC, Evolution of Design, 2002 to 2014
Learn about the original vision architect Daniel Libeskind proposed for Freedom Tower, now known as 1 World Trade Center.

Lower Lobby at One World Trade Center
See the lower lobby at One World Trade Center and learn about plans for rebuilding in New York City. Page 11.

Freedom Tower Compared to Other Tall Buildings
See how One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) compares with other tall buildings and observation towers. Page 13.

World Trade Center Buildings and Memorial - 2006 Plans
In this picture, we see the proposed World Trade Center buildings clustered around the two pools of the

New York World Trade Center Buildings
This architectural rendering shows the Manhattan skyline with

Glass Curtain Wall at One World Trade Center - Window Wall
See a sectional view of the glass curtain wall, the curtain of glass, at One World Trade Center (

Sectional View of One World Trade Center
This sectional view of the proposed Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) shows the heights for each part of the building. Page 7.

1 World Trade Center Ground Floor Plan
See the floor plan for One World Trade Center (

1 World Trade Center Tower Lobby
See the lobby of the proposed Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) and learn about plans for building on Ground Zero in New York. Page 10.

World Trade Center Master Plan
This site plan for the New York World Trade Center shows the placement of the buildings and the memorial on Ground Zero. Page 3.

1 WTC Spire
See an illustration of the planned 1,776-foot high spire at One World Trade Center (

One World Trade Center Rises - Freedom Tower Construction
See the progress made on building One World Trade Center, also known as Freedom Tower, in New York City. Page 12.

Base of the Freedom Tower
The proposed One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) will have a cube-shaped base. Learn more about construction plans for New York. Page 5.

West Plaza of One World Trade Center
In this 2006 plan for 1 WTC (

One World Trade Center, the 2006 Design
See archival plans for 1 World Trade Center and other buildings at Ground Zero on the New York World Trade Center site in NYC. What was the plan?

See the Best Architecture in Spain
Architecture in Spain is an exotic mix of Moorish influences and surreal modernism. These resources will help you plan your architecture tour through Spain.

Cesar Pelli, Profile of the Petronas Towers Architect
Explore the life and works of Cesar Pelli, born in Argentina on October 12, 1926 but best known as designer of the 1998 Petronas Towers in Malaysia.

Architecture in Texas for the Casual Traveler
For the architecture enthusiast, a guide to the important buildings and must see sites in the state of Texas, with a spotlight on the overlooked MADI.

About Joseph Eichler and West Coast Modernism
Real estate developer Joseph Eichler was not an architect, but he revolutionized residential architecture - and forwarded the case for civil rights.

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.

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 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.

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.

La Sagrada Familia, Antoni 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Sagrada Familia School by Antoni Gaudí
Workers are reminded of the curvaceous Gaudi style as they look down upon the Sagrada Familia School designed by Antoni Gaudí for their children, Page 11.

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.

Robert Venturi, Profile of the 1991 Pritzker Laureate
Learn about the American architect Robert Venturi, born June 25, 1925. Colorful postmodernism characterizes his work with Venturi, Scott Brown.

Who Is Rem Koolhaas? (And Why You Should Care)
The architecture of Rem Koolhaas is so unconventional that scholars have difficulty classifying him. Do labels even fit on style, art, and architects?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rem Koolhaas, About the Modern Dutch Master
Born November 17, 1944, Rem Koolhaas has mystified the world with his modernist, deconstructionist, humanist architecture. Is it possible to know Rem?

Walter Gropius, Short Profile of the Bauhaus Designer
Explore the life and work of German architect Walter Gropius, born May 18, 1883. The name Gropius has become synonymous with Bauhaus.

Houses of the Victorian Period Architecture (1840-1900)
You know your house is a Victorian...but, what style is it? This handy guide to American Victorian house styles has facts and photos.

Second Empire House Style
Photo of a Victorian Second Empire, or mansard, style house with links for learning more about the style. Page 16.

House Styles - The Look of the American Home
Use this illustrated dictionary to identify house styles and learn about influences on American home design. A chronological tour of photos.

Deere and Company Administrative Center by Eero Saarinen - Photo of the Deere and Company Administrative Center by Eero Saarinen
Deere and Company Administrative Center, Moline, Illinois, circa 1963. Eero Saarinen, architect. Page 11.

General Motors Technical Center by Eero Saarinen - Photo of the General Motors Technical Center by Eero Saarinen
General Motors Technical Center, Warren, Michigan, 1948-56. Eero Saarinen, architect.

IBM Manufacturing and Training Facility by Eero Saarinen - Photo of the IBM Manufacturing and Training Facility by Eero Saarinen
IBM Manufacturing and Training Facility, Rochester, Minnesota, circa 1958. Eero Saarinen, architect. Page 3.

Miller House by Eero Saarinen - Photo of the Miller House by Eero Saarinen
Miller House, Columbus, Indiana, circa 1957. Eero Saarinen, architect. Page 2.

Patent drawing for pedestal chairs by Eero Saarinen - Copy of Patent drawing for pedestal chairs by Eero Saarinen
Patent drawing for pedestal chairs, June 7, 1960, by architect Eero Saarinen. Page 9.

St. Louis Gateway Arch - Eero Saarinen Photo Gallery
Designed by architect Eero Saarinen, the iconic Saint Louis Gateway Arch is hallmark of Neo-expressionist design. Page 7.

TWA Terminal at JFK Airport by Eero Saarinen - Photo of the TWA Terminal by Eero Saarinen
The TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York. Eero Saarinen, architect. Page 8.

Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen - Furniture Design by Eero Saarinen
Made of fiberglass-reinforced resin, the seat of Eero Saarinen's famous Tulip Chair rests on a single leg. Page 10.

Sketch of David S. Ingalls Hockey Rink by Eero Saarinen - Ingalls Rink by Eero Saarinen
Sketch of David S. Ingalls Hockey Rink, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1953. Page 4.

Yale University - David S. Ingalls Rink - Ingalls Rink by Eero Saarinen
Renovations to the David S. Ingalls Rink at Yale University stayed true to the original design by Eero Saarinen. Page 5.

Folk Victorian House Style
Is your house a

Lustron Homes
After World War II, all-steel Lustron homes rolled off the assembly line. Learn the fascinating story of these pre-fab houses. Page 43.

Monolithic Dome Homes
Some of the world's sturdiest homes are the storm- and earthquake-ready monolithic domes, or EcoShells. Learn more. Page 54.

Eastlake Victorian House Style
This colorful Victorian home in California has lacy, ornamental details. Page 21.

Shotgun House Style
Learn how to recognize a Shotgun Style house. Page 18.

Alexander Houses
Real estate developers in California showed how suburban tract homes could express the spirit of modernism. Learn about Alexander Homes from the 1950s and '60s. Page 46.

Swiss Miss House
Learn about Swiss Miss A-Frame houses from our Picture Dictionary of House Styles. Page 48.

Eichler Houses
Eichler houses brought mid-century modernism to the suburbs. Learn about this popular variation on Ranch style housing. Page 44.

Art Moderne House Style - Streamline Modern
During the mid-twentieth century, these sleek homes were all the rage. Learn about the Art Moderne, or Streamline Modern, house style. Page 38.

Bungalow Architecture
What is a bungalow? Learn about American bungalow architecture, see pictures, and find historic bungalow house plans and other great bungalow resources. Page 34.

Tudor Cottage House Style
Charming cottage style houses seem to be drawn from a fairy tale, but they borrow ideas from the English Cotswolds. Learn about Tudor Cottage houses and other cottage styles. Page 29.

Masonry Gothic Revival House
Photo of the Gothic Revival Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York with resources for learning about the Gothic Revival house style. Page 11.

Postmodern Homes
Unique, whimsical, and surprising, Postmodern houses give the impression that anything goes. The impossible is not only possible, but exaggerated. Learn more from our Picture Dictionary of House Styles in North America and Beyond. Page 53.

Raised Ranch House Style
Is your house a

Ranch Style and Rambler House Styles
Easy, economical Ranch and Rambler style homes became enormously popular during the mid-twentieth century. Learn about Ranch house styles. Page 40.

Renaissance Revival House Style
These wonderful homes imitate the Italian villas from the Renaissance era. Learn how to identify Renaissance Revival architecture. Page 14.

Split-Level Ranch House Style
From our picture dictionary of house styles, facts and photos for the popular Split-Level Ranch. Page 42.

The Prairie House Style
Pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright, Prairie Style houses revolutionized residential architecture in the USA. Learn about the Prairie house style. Page 31.

Arts and Crafts House Style
Inspired by the British Arts & Crafts movement, American Craftsman houses came in many shapes and forms. Learn about Arts and Crafts and Craftsman architecture in the USA. Page 33.

A-frame House Style
An A-frame house with a steep, sloping roof offers pros and cons. Learn the about the interesting A-frame house style. Page 47.

Katrina Cottages -- A House Style Influenced by Hurricane Katrina
Pretty and practical, Katrina Cottages can be assembled from prefab kits. Learn about the Katrina Cottage homes. Page 55.

Neoeclectic House Styles
Can't figure out the style of your house? Maybe it's

Beaux Arts House Style
Beaux Arts was a favored style for the homes of the rich and famous. Learn about Beaux Arts architecture and see photos. Page 27.

Italianate House Picture
Picture of an Italianate style house. Page 13.

Neoclassical House Styles - Architects Return to Classical Ideals
Neoclassical was not just one style, but many. Learn how to recognize Neoclassical house styles and find out how architects returned to classical ideals. Page 26.

Neo-Mediterranean House Styles - Modern Day Homes With Exotic Details
Does your new house have details that remind you of Spain, Italy, or Greece? Maybe it's Neo-Mediterranean. Learn about the style. Page 51.

Queen Anne Style - Fanciful Homes in Victorian America
Impressive details give these Victorian houses a regal air. Now wonder they're called Queen Anne! Learn about the Queen Anne style. Page 20.

Richardsonian Romanesque House Picture
Picture of a house in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. Page 22.

Victorian Stick House Style
Learn more about Victorian

Cape Cod House Picture
Photo of a Colonial Cape Cod house with resources for learning about the popular Cape Cod style

Modern House Styles
What makes a house modern? Learn about modern home styles and see photos. Page 52.

French Eclectic House Style
Does your home borrow details from the architecture of France? Learn about the

Greek Revival House Style
Is your house a Greek Revival? Learn to identify the style and explore the history of Greek Revival architecture. Page 10.

Victorian Shingle House
Picture of a Victorian Shingle house with information about the Shingle Style. Page 24.

Tidewater House Style
Learn about Tidewater style houses and see pictures. Page 7.

Tudor House Style
Do you live in a Tudor style house? Learn about Tudor Revival architecture and see pictures. Page 28.

Wood-Framed Gothic Revival House
Photo of a wood-framed Gothic Revival home with links to information about Victorian Gothic Revival and Carpenter Gothic architecture. Page 12.

Federal and Adam House Styles
Do you live in a Federalist house? Learn how to identify Federal and Adam house styles and explore the history of American Federalist architecture. Page 6.

American Foursquare House Styles
Is your home an American Foursquare? Here's how to identify the uniquely American style. Page 32.

Georgian Colonial House Style
The young new country embraced and re-invented European Georgian architecture. Learn how to identify the Georgian Colonial houses. Page 5.

Colonial Revival House Styles
Is your home a Colonial Revival? Learn how to identify Colonial Revival house styles and see photos. Page 25.

Mission Revival House Style - Arts & Crafts Architecture With Spanish Details
The Mission house style often mingles with Arts & Crafts ideas to create these unique and charming homes. Learn about Mission Revival architecture. Page 30.

Pueblo Revival House Style - Adobe Homes With a Southwestern Flavor
Pueblo Revival is a popular housing style in the American southwest. Learn about pueblo and adobe architecture. Page 35.

House Styles - The Look of the American Home
Use this illustrated dictionary to identify house styles and learn about influences on American home design. A chronological tour of photos.

Where are the Famous Monuments and Memorials?
Browse our master index with links to great monuments and memorials around the world, including war memorials and monuments to fallen heroes.

Great Homes of the Gilded Age - Architecture
Learn about America's Gilded Age and the palatial homes and hotels built by wealthy industrialists during that era. Could it happen again?

What is Austin Stone? What color is it?
Is all limestone from Texas? Learn about Austin Stone and stone veneer siding. What questions should you be asking to get that look?

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

Who are Charles and Ray Eames?
Charles and Ray Eames are famous for their furniture, but this husband and wife team also made architecture swing. Learn about this dynamic duo.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: The Waller Gates
In addition to the Waller Gates, Edward Waller commissioned Wright to design apartment buildings and other projects. Page 4.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Arthur Heurtley House
The low, compact Heurtley House by Frank Lloyd Wright has variegated brickwork with vibrant color and rough texture. Page 7.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Charles Ennis House
Many movies were filmed at the textured concrete block Ennis-Brown house by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 19.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Fallingwater
Find facts and photos for Fallingwater, the Pennsylvania masterpiece by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 21.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Wright Home in Oak Park Illinois
Built in the Shingle Style, Frank Lloyd Wright's house was very different from the Prairie Style architecture he pioneered. Page 2.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Wright Studio in Oak Park Illinois
Frank Lloyd Wright added a studio to his Oak Park home in 1898. Here he experimented with light and form, and conceived the concepts of Prairie architecture. Page 3.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Frank W. Thomas House
The stucco-sided Frank W. Thomas house is widely considered Frank Lloyd Wright's first Prairie Style home in Oak Park, Illinois. Page 5.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: The Guggenheim Museum in NYC
See a picture of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and find information about Frank Lloyd Wright's hemicycle design. Page 30.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Johnson Wax Buildings
The Johnson Wax Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright were innovative constructions when they were built, and they remain unique architectural experiments today. Page 24.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Nathan G. Moore House
Needing money, Frank Lloyd Wright agreed to build the Nathan G. Moore House in a style he found repugnant.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Robie House
The Robie House in Chicago is widely considered Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of Prairie style architecture. Page 16.