Architecture Sitemap - Page 6 2016-09-26

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery:Taliesin West in Arizona
Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices gathered desert rocks and sand to build tho 600 acre Taliesin West complex near Scottsdale, Arizona. Page 23.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Unity Temple
Unity Temple was one of Frank Lloyd Wright's favorite commissions. See photos and learn what makes this building special. Page 14.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Blue Sky Mausoleum
Photo of the Blue Sky Mausoleum in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY. Designed in 1928 by Frank Lloyd Wright for Darwin D. Martin, and constructed in 2004. Page 31.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Martin Complex Conservatory
Photo of the Conservatory in the Martin House Complex, Buffalo NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 11.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, NY
Photo of the Prairie Style Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 10.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Fontana Boathouse in Buffalo NY
Photo of the Prairie Style Fontana Boathouse in Buffalo, NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 32.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Martin Complex Gardener's Cottage
Photo of the Gardener's Cottage in the Martin House Complex, Buffalo NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 13.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: George F Barton House
Photo of the George F Barton House in the Martin House Complex, Buffalo NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 8.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Graycliff, Isabelle Martin House
Photo of Graycliff, the Isabelle R. Martin House in Buffalo, NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 20.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: William R. Heath Residence
Photo of the Prairie Style William R. Heath residence, 76 Soldiers Place, Buffalo, New York. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for a Larkin Company executive. Page 12.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Kentuck Knob, the Hagan House
Kentuck Knob, also known as the Hagan House, in Stewart Township, PA, is an excellent example of Frank Lloyd Wright's organic design. Page 27.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Walter V Davidson House
Photo of the Prairie Style Walter V Davidson House in Buffalo, NY, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Page 15.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photos: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the circular church for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Congregation in Wisconsin in 1956. He died before the church was completed. Page 28.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Dana-Thomas House
The Prairie Style Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's best preserved designs. Page 6.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Gammage Theater in Arizona
A cultural building in Baghdad, Iraq guided Frank Lloyd Wright when he designed the Gammage theater at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Page 29.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Larkin Company in Buffalo NY
This exterior view of the Larkin Company Administration Building in Buffalo, NY was part of a 2009 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Frank Lloyd Wright worked on the building between 1902 and 1906. The Larkin Building was demolished in 1950. 18 x 26 inches. Page 9.

Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery: Price Tower
Frank Lloyd Wright modeled the H.C. Price Company tower - or, the

Performance Architecture - The Esplanade in Singapore
From our photo gallery, pictures of Theaters and Performing Arts Centers. Shown here: The Esplanade in Singapore. Page 8.

Performance Architecture - Tenerife Concert Hall - Canary Isles
Bridging land and sea, the Tenerife Concert Hall by Santiago Calatrava is an important part of the urban landscape in Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. Page 11.

Chairs By Famous Architects - Architect's Chairs
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.

Chairs By Famous Architects - Architect's Chairs
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.

Chairs By Famous Architects - Designs to Sit In
Architects of the modern era didn't stop at designing exteriors. They also designed furnishings. Chances are you know some of these famous chairs.

An Architect's Design, the Barrel Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright often designed furniture to perfectly control all aspects of his designs. The 1937 Barrel Chair is one of his most famous pieces.

An Architect's Design, the Hill House Chair by C.R. Mackintosh
Like many architects, Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed furniture for specific residences. Furniture was an interior decoration, and not necessarily functional.

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.

An Architect's Design, 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.

An Architect's Design, the Nonconformist Chair by Eileen Gray
The Nonconformist Chair by Eileen Gray has only one armrest. It is designed to accommodate the owner's favorite resting position.

Chairs By Famous Architects - Architect's Chairs
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.

Chairs By Famous Architects - Architect's Chairs
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.

Chairs By Famous Architects - Architect's Chairs
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.

Performance Architecture - Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Since 1971, the Kennedy Center has served as a living memorial to the 35th US President. Learn more about this Washington, DC building and how it was built. Page 4.

Performance Architecture - Disney Concert Hall by Gehry
Pritzker Prize Laureate Frank O. Gehry designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California using a flowing stainless steel exterior.

Performance Architecture - Fisher Center at Bard College, NY
Frank Gehry's performing arts center in New York State has a shiny, metal exterior similar to his Walt Disney Concert Hall in California. Page 14.

Performance Architecture - Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis
Pritzker Prize-Winning architect Jean Nouvel experimented with color and light when he designed the nine-story Guthrie Theater complex in Minneapolis. Page 7.

Performance Architecture - Lyon Opera House in France
Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect Jean Nouvel created a dramatic new theater from an old building when he renovated the Opera House in Lyon, France. Page 9.

Performance Architecture - National Centre in Beijing
The opera house is one of several performing venues at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Page 5.

Performance Architecture - Oslo Opera House in Norway
Architects from Snøhetta designed for Oslo a dramatic new opera house that reflects the landscape of Norway and also the aesthetics of its people. Page 6.

Performance Architecture - Radio City Music Hall in NYC
Learn about the world's largest indoor theater, Radio City Music Hall at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Page 10.

Performance Architecture - Sydney Opera House in Australia
Photo of the Sydney Opera House with links to information about the famous, shell-shaped structure by architect jorn utzon. Page 3.

Performance Architecture - Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia
How does the Bolshoi Theater compare with other theaters around the world? Find out in this photo gallery of theaters and performing arts venues. Page 16.

Performance Architecture - Paris Opera - Palais Garnier
Home to the Phantom of the Opera, the Palais Garnier is Paris' homage to classical ideas and lavish ornamentation. Learn more about the Paris Opera House. Page 12.

Performance Architecture - Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO
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.

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.

Performance Architecture - Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria
The Burgtheater is 19th century Viennese architecture at its most elegant. Compare this Austrian theater with others from around the world. Page 15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Gallery of Bungalow Photos
From our photo gallery, pictures of bungalow houses, including Craftsman Bungalows and other popular bungaloid types. Explore the variety.

A Gallery of Bungalow Photos
From our photo gallery, pictures of bungalow houses, including Craftsman Bungalows and other popular bungaloid types. Explore the variety.

Guide to American Bungalow Styles, 1905 - 1930
Bungalows come in many shapes and styles. Learn to recognize the various types, see pictures, and learn the history that spans from 1905-1930.

10 Greatest Buildings of the Modern Architecture Era
During the 20th century, architects revolutionized the way we think about buildings and design. Our readers call these the greatest of the modern era.

Dakota Apartments, Architecture of the Rich and Famous
Could you live in The Dakota Apartments? Would you want to? Learn more about the 1884 building best known today as the site of John Lennon's murder.

The Dakota in 1894
This historic photo of The Dakota Apartments might indicate how the name was chosen. New York City's 19th century

What makes Lady Liberty stand so tall?
Who designed the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty? Trace the long process of putting Lady Liberty on a pedestal. How does a sketch become reality?

10 Famous Architects Communicate Their Visions
How does an architect's idea move from the mind to the construction site? Most likely hundreds of pieces of paper are involved. Here is a sampling.

What are HardiPanel and Fiber Cement Siding?
Learn more about cement siding and cement siding materials, commonly known as HardiePlank, HardiePanel, and HardiBoard.

7 Lighting Solutions to Get Your Home Out of the Dark
Homeowners shouldn't live in darkness. Here are some ideas for adding light to your home's interiors. Let the sunshine in, beyond the Age of Aquarius.

John Augustus Roebling, Builder of the Brooklyn Bridge
German-born John A. Roebling became famous for building suspension bridges, like the one in Brooklyn, but his patents for wire rope made him wealthy.

Sacred Buildings - Adare Friary in Limerick, Ireland
Founded in 1316 by the Earl of Kildare, the Adare Friary was once known as the Black Abbey. Today, Adare Friare is St. Nicholas' parish church and school. Page 15.

Sacred Buildings - Barcelona Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain
The Cathedral of Santa Eulalia (also called La Seu) in Barcelona is both Gothic and Victorian. Learn more. Page 28.

Sacred Buildings - William H. Danforth Chapel at Florida Southern College by Frank Lloyd Wright
The non-denominational William H. Danforth Chapel is a landmark Frank Lloyd Wright design on the campus of Florida Southern College. Page 32.

Duomo Cathedral of San Massimo - Sacred Buildings - Duomo Cathedral of San Massimo in L'Aquila Italy
Earthquakes have taken a toll on Duomo Cathedral of San Massimo in L'Aquila, Italy. Page 34.

Sacred Buildings - Neue Synagogue or New Syhagogue in Berlin, Germany
Explore the 1995 Neue Synagogue in the heart of Berlin's once large Jewish district.

Sacred Buildings - the Old-new Synagogue in Prague
The medieval Old-New Synagogue (Altneuschul) in Josefov, the Jewish quarter of Prague, is one of Europe's oldest synagogues. Page 14.

Sacred Buildings - Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon, Ireland
Built during the Victorian era, Sacred Heart Church is lavished with Gothic Revival details. Learn more. Page 23.

Sacred Buildings - Santa Maria di Collemaggio in L'Aquila Italy
Alternating pink and white stone create dazzling patterns on the medieval Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio. Page 35.

Sacred Buildings - St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland
St. Patrick's Cathedral is the largest church and oldest Christian site in Ireland. Learn more about Dublin's Anglican attraction. Page 2.

Sacred Buildings - 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.

Cathedral Architecture - St. Vitus Cathedral - St. Vitus Cathedral at Hradcany in Prague - Sacred Buildings
St. Vitus Cathedral is part of the vast Hradcany Castle complex and one of the most famous landmarks of Prague. Page 33.

Sacred Buildings - Stone Church in Glendalough, Ireland
Glendalough, Ireland has a monastery founded by St. Kevin, a hermit monk, in the early 600s and several old churches like this one. Page 26.

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 3.

Sacred Buildings - Westminster Abbey in London, England
Westminster Abbey in London is one of the world's most famous examples of Medieval Gothic architecture. Page 31.

Sacred Buildings - Basilique Saint-Denis, Church of St. Denis
The Church of Saint-Denis became a model for most of the late 12th-century French cathedrals, including those at Chartres and Senlis. Page 24.

Sacred Buildings - Boston's Trinity Church by architect Henry Hobson Richardson
New Orleans architect Henry Hobson Richardson designed a church for Boston that would change the face of architecture throughout the U.S. Learn more about Trinity Church. Page 36.

Sacred Buildings - Al Kadhimain Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq
Explore the stunning Al-Kadhimiya Mosque in Baghdad, Iraq. Page 7.

Sacred Temples in Angkor, Cambodia
Ancient temples found in Angkor, Cambodia date back to the 800s. Explore this historic wonder. Page 12.

Sacred Buildings - Assumption Cathedral in Moscow
Learn about Moscow's Assumption Cathedral (the Cathedral of the Dormition) and its glittering onion domes. Page 17.

Sacred Buildings - Bagsvaerd Church in Denmark
Explore the innovative Bagsvaerd Church in Denmark, designed by architect Jørn Utzon. Page 6.

Sacred Buildings - Chapel of Saint Peter Campos de Jordão
Discover the modernist Chapel of Saint Peter Campos de Jordão SP Brazil designed Paulo Mendes da Rocha . Page 9.

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 5.

Sacred Structures - Cristo Redentor or Christ Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is locally called Cristo Redentor. Built for the times in 1931, the iconic statuary is the architecture of protection. Page 20.

Sacred Buildings - Church of the Transfiguration in Russia
Made of wood without a single nail, Russia's Church of the Transfiguration has 22 onion shaped domes. Learn more. Page 19.

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.

Sacred Buildings - Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco
Discover the enormous Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. Page 18.

Sacred Buildings - Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan
Explore the beautiful and serene Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Page 16.

Sacred Buildings - Kizhi Wooden Churches in Russia
Discover the centuries-old wooden churches on the island of Kizhi in Russia. Page 27.

Sacred Buildings - La Sagrada Familia or Holy Family Church, by Gaudi
See La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi's uncompleted masterpiece. Page 25.

Sacred Buildings - New Main Synagogue Ohel Jakob, Munich Germany
Ohel Jakob, the new main synagogue in Munich, Germany, replaced the old one destroyed during Kristallnacht. This space is at the center of Bavarian Jewish life in southern Germany. Page 4.

Sacred Buildings - Rumbach Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary
Designed by architect Otto Wagner, Rumbach Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary is Moorish in design. Page 11.

Sacred Spaces - Sea Ranch Chapel, California
Artist and architectural designer James Hubbell used wood, metal, and stained glass to sculpt the unique Sea Ranch Chapel near Gualala, on the coast of California, USA. Page 22.

Sacred Buildings - Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia
Explore the lavish Rococo style Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. Page 13.

Sacred Buildings - St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia
St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia combines the architecture of the East and West. Learn more. Page 21.

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 for our Spirit and Soul
Compare photos of sacred spaces from around the world, including churches, cathedrals, temples, shrines, and mosques.

Architecture for our Spirit and Soul
Compare photos of sacred spaces from around the world, including churches, cathedrals, temples, shrines, and mosques.

Architecture. Where you go is what you see.
Your next vacation can turn into a learning adventure with tours of the world's great architectural wonders. Here's how.

Urban Design - Planned Communities
Follow these links for information about the planning and design of model cities and towns, gated neighborhoods, New Urbanist communities, and other planned communities around the world.

Astors' Beechwood Mansion
Learn about the magnificient Astors' Beechwood Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. Page 4.

Belle Meade Plantation - Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville Tennessee - Great American Mansions
The Belle Meade Plantation house is a Greek Revival mansion with a wide veranda and six massive columns made of solid limestone quarried from the property. Page 9.

Biltmore Estate in Asheville North Carolina
Learn about the opulent Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, the largest residential home in the USA. Page 8.

Great American Mansions - Breakers Mansion - Breakers Mansion in Newport RI
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Breakers Mansion, sometimes called simply Breakers, is the largest and most elaborate of Newport's Gilded Age summer homes. Page 3.

Great American Mansions - Hearst Castle in San Simeon California
Hearst Castle showcases the painstaking craftsmanship of Julia Morgan. The lavish structure was designed for William Randolph Hearst, the publishing mogul. Page 7.

Long Branch Estate in Millwood Virginia
Learn about the historical, Greek Revival Long Branch Estate, an old plantation in Northern Virginia. Page 11.

Great American Mansions - Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown NY
Designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, NY is a model of the Gothic Revival style. Page 6.

Monticello - Virginia Home of Thomas Jefferson
See the Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson and find facts about its architecture. Page 12.

Great American Mansions - Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie Louisiana
Massive oak trees frame the Antebellum Oak Valley Plantation house in Vacherie, Louisiana. Page 10.

Vanderbilt Marble House in Newport RI
Learn about the lavish home that railroad baron William K. Vanderbilt built in Rhode Island. Page 5.

Chelsea Clinton wedding site - Astor Courts in Rhinebeck NY
See the Beaux Arts Astor Courts, where President Clinton's daughter Chelsea was married. Page 13.

Great American Mansions - Belle Grove Plantation in Virginia
When Isaac and Nelly Madison Hite decided to build Belle Grove Plantation in the Shenandoah Valley, Nelly's brother, the future president James Madison, suggested they seek design advice from Thomas Jefferson. Page 2.

Rosecliff - Great American Mansions - Rosecliff in Newport RI
Gilded Age architect Stanford White lavished Beaux Arts ornaments on Rosecliff mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.

Great American Mansions and Grand Manor Homes Photos
Find facts and photos for some of America's most famous mansions, including Newport mansions, Gilded Age mansions, plantation homes, and grand manors.

Emlen Physick Estate - Great American Mansions - Cape May New Jersey
Designed by Frank Furness, the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May, New Jersey is a hallmark example of Victorian Stick Style architecture. Page 14.

Pennsbury Manor, 1683, Morrisville, Pennsylvania, USA
William Penn designed and built Pennsbury Manor in the 17th century, yet the Pennsylvania house we see today was finished in 1939. Learn more. Page 15.

CN Tower - Canadian National Tower
Measuring 553.33 meters (1,816 feet, 5 inches), the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada is among the tallest structures in the world.

Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai China - Photo of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai China
Chinese legends inspired the pearl-like shapes of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. Page 3.

Ostankino Tower - Photo of the Ostankino Tower - Ostankino Tower
Ostankino Tower in Moscow was the world's first free-standing structure to rise higher than 500 meters. Learn more about Ostankino Tower in Moscow. Page 2.

Space Needle in Seattle Washington
Learn about the history and design of the futuristic Space Needle, or Seattle Center, in Seattle, Washington. Page 4.

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.

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.

See the Best Architecture in Seattle, Washington
The Great Fire of June 6, 1889 and the 1890s Gold rush forever changed the architecture of Seattle, WA. Explore some of what the city has rebuilt.

About the Influential Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Although born in 1868, Charles Rennie Mackintosh may have influenced the Arts and Crafts style of your home. Explore the life and works of this Scot.

Computers for Architects? Not the Right Question
One of our readers asked what type of computer to buy for college, but the readers' comments took an unexpected turn. This student got an earful.

About Marcel Breuer, Bauhaus Architect and Designer
Born in Hungary, May 21, 1902, Marcel Breuer continues to influence modern design and interior furnishing. Find out how in this short profile.

9 Building Plans for Cozy, Affordable Cottages
Nothing says peace, tranquility, and relaxation better than a cottage. These great resources will help you plan and build your own dream cottage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building a Tomb for Unknown Soldiers - Civil War Unknowns Momument at Arlington National Cemetery
The Civil War Tomb of the Unknowns was the first memorial at Arlington Cemetery to be dedicated to soldiers who had died in battle, and who later could not be identified.

Unknowns and Knowns at Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknowns is a simple white marble sarcophagus (coffin) with powerful symbolic meaning. Learn more at Arlington National Cemetery.

Pierre Charles L'Enfant Tomb in Arlington National Cemetery
Pierre Charles L'Enfant's grave was moved to Arlington National Cemetery to look upon the city he planned, Washington, DC

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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, born December 15, 1837.

What are stock plans? A Way to Save Time and Money
Before you purchase stock building plans, find out what stock plans are and what to expect from your off-the-shelf blueprints.

Top 10 Tools to Help You Choose House Paint Colors
Be lobbied by the paint companies. You deserve a sales pitch. Use these easy, free digital painting tools to try out paint colors for your house.

Buildings that Mix Styles and Materials
Even the greatest architects have been known to create uneasy partnerships. Explore how opposites attract in architecture.

What Is a Production Home Builder? A Way to Save Money
What do we mean when we speak of a Production Home Builder? What do these builders do, and how do their services differ from those of an architect?

When You Want Your Home Made Just for You, Customize
Will your new house be a custom home? If you don't build it, a custom home will not be built. Find out what a custom home is...and is not.

Urban Design and New Urbanism
Urban and community planners are architects and designers who examine neighborhoods, streetscapes, highways and the total fabric of our built environment. New Urbanists seek to create traditional, pedestrian-friendly communities. Here are resources and links.

Smart Growth, How to Transform Your Community
Learn the definition for the term Smart Growth and find examples of smart growth communities and case studies of intelligent urban design.

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

World's Great Bridges - Millau Viaduct in Southern France
Norman Foster's high-tech bridge in southern France has been called the tallest bridge in the world. How does it stack up against older bridges? Compare with photos. Page 6.

Brooklyn Bridge in New York - World's Great Bridges
Photo of the Brooklyn Bridge, taken before the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers. Page 2.

Who Is Marcel Breuer and Who Cares?
Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), the Bauhaus protege of Walter Gropius, is often overlooked as a designer of furniture and buildings. Find out why.

What is Board and Batten in Architecture?
How can you achieve a country-cozy look to your home's exterior? Try board-and-batten siding, especially to make a small house look larger.

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.

Build a Factory-Made or Prefabricated Home
You can save money when you build by constructing a factory-made modular or prefabricated home. Explore these resources to learn more about modular home construction and to find important tips for choosing a factory-built home.

Skyscraper Architect William Le Baron Jenney
William Le Baron Jenney is associated with Chicago and the birth of the American Skyscraper, yet he was born in Massachusetts on September 25, 1832.

What is a Mansard Roof?
Learn to recognize a mansard, or French, style roof found on Second Empire buildings. Page 3.

Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles, Including the Hip Roof
A hip (or hipped) roof slopes down to the eaves on all four sides. Learn about roof styles, types, and details in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles. Page 2.

Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles, Including the Side Gable
The gable on this house faces the sides. This house also has two roof dormers. Learn about roof styles, types, and details in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles.

Roof Styles - Jerkinhead Roof
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, Connecticut has a hipped gable, or jerkinhead. Learn about roof styles, types, and details in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles. Page 4.

What is a Gambrel Roof? Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles
The Dutch Colonial Revival Amityville Horror house in Amityville, New York has a gambrel roof. Learn about roof styles, types, and details in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles. Page 5.

Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles, including the Butterfly Roof
Built by the Alexander Construction company in the mid-twentieth century, this Palm Springs home has a butterfly roof. Learn about roof styles, types, and details in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles. Page 6.

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What is a Pilaster? Classical Architectural Detail
Illustrated definition of the word Pilaster from our Architecture Glossary. Explore the use of this architectural detail throughout history.

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What can I do with a major in architecture?
You don't HAVE to be an architect just because you have the degree. Architecture study offers many pathways to jobs related to building and design.

These Homes Faced Destruction - Just Look at Them Now!
Explore the rescued architecture of Oxnard, California. Now a tourist attraction, Heritage Square is one town's attempt to preserve its Victorian history.

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What Is a Bargeboard? What Is a Vergeboard?
Bargeboards, also called verge boards, hang from the projecting end of a roof. They are often elaborately carved and ornamented.

How to Begin Your Career in Architecture
Don't wait until graduation day to begin your career in architecture. Know the stages to becoming an architect by following this good advice.

How to Read and Understand House Plans
You admire the plans for your new home, but do you know what the measurements and symbols mean? A home architect shares secrets.

What is a Floor Plan and Can You Build a House With It?
You need more than a floor plan and a picture to build a house, but a simple floor plan gives you important information, but maybe not all the facts.

Bixby Bridge in Big Sur California - World's Great Bridges
In a photo gallery of world bridges, the Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, California is one of the tallest single-span concrete bridges in the world.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco California - World's Great Bridges - Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California was the world's longest suspension bridge when it opened on May 27, 1937 - but is it golden? Page 3.

Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal - World's Great Bridges
With its viaducts, Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal is the longest bridge in Europe. Page 4.

Alamillo Bridge - World's Great Bridges - by Santiago Calatrava
Architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava designed the Alamillo Bridge for the 1992 Expo on La Cartuja Island in Seville, Spain. Find facts here. Page 5.

What is Half-Timbering? Get That Medieval Look
Definition of the terms half-timbered, half-timbering, and half-timbers, with examples and resources, from our Architecture Glossary.

How Strong is the Louisiana Superdome Roof?
The 1975 Louisiana Superdome has been described as the largest domed structure in the world. What makes it so strong and hurricane resilient?

Mexico - Architecture in Mexico
Explore the great buildings and historic structures of Mexico, including Chichen Itza, the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Fine Arts Palace, the Latin American Tower, and much more.

About Daniel Libeskind, New York's Master Planner
Explore the life and work of Daniel Libeskind, born in Poland on May 12, 1946 but known in the US as the master planner of Ground Zero reconstruction.

Who was Modernist Architect Gordon Bunshaft?
Born in Buffalo, NY, May 9, 1909, architect Gordon Bunshaft pushed boundaries at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for his entire life.

About The White House in Washington D.C.
The White House has stirred controversy and conflict over the years. Should we blame L'Enfant, Hoban, and Latrobe for building delays and remodelings?

The White House Today
After 200 years, the White House still has many original details. Learn about the architecture of the US Presidential Palace.

Looking at Architecture From the Bottom Up
At the Paris Exposition on March 31, 1889, the French saw little beauty in this tower's iron lattice-work. Point of view matters in architecture.

Everything You Need to Know About Becoming an Architect
Lee Waldrep has created a well-organized and readable career guide to help any aspiring home designer. Here's a review of Becoming an Architect.

Museum Architecture - 1966 Whitney Museum by Breuer, NYC
The old Whitney Museum on 75th Street was too small even when it opened in 1966. Marcel Breuer's brutalist architecture, however, is huge. Page 19.

Museum Architecture - Yale Center for British Art
Designed by modernist architect Louis I. Kahn, the Yale Center for British Art is a massive concrete structure organized into roomlike grids. Page 15.

Museum Architecture - Broad Art Museum by Zaha Hadid
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University opened in 2012. Its modern design is by Pritzker architect Zaha Hadid. Page 2.

Museum Architecture - LAMOCA by Isozaki
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This Photo: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA). Page 16.

Museum Architecture - The Tate Modern Museum in London
Designed by Pritzker Prize Laureates Herzog & de Meuron, the Tate Modern is one of the world's most celebrated examples of adaptive reuse. Page 17.

Museum Architecture - Suzhou Museum in China by I.M. Pei
Learn about the Suzhou Museum in Suzhou, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China designed by I.M. Pei Architect with Pei Partnership Architects.

Museum Architecture - Yad Vashem by Safdie in Jerusalem
Architect Moshe Safdie spent ten years planning and developing the Holocaust History Museum at the Yad Vashem complex. It is one of the most visited museums in the world. Page 18.

Museum Architecture - Whitney Museum by Piano, NYC
Renzo Piano's 2015 Whitney Museum is as asymmetrical as any prestigious art museum in a city's industrial Meatpacking District. Out of place? You decide. Page 20.

Museum Architecture - Brazilian Museum of Sculpture
Photo of the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 7.

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 - Solomon Guggenheim Museum in NYC
Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright's unique Guggenheim Museum in New York City, including a discussion of the semi-circular design and controversial color selection. Page 3.

Museum Architecture - Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell Univ.
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Architects. Page 5.

Museum Architecture - National 9/11 Memorial Museum Atrium
The National 9-11 Museum in New York City is a unique underground experience. The visitor encounters both the light and darkness of a tragic event. Page 8.

Museum Architecture - East Wing, National Gallery by Pei
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: East Wing, National Gallery in Washington DC by Pritzker Prize Laureate Ieoh Ming Pei. Page 10.

Museum Architecture - Sainsbury Centre by Norman Foster
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts by Sir Norman Foster. Page 11.

Museum Architecture - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This Photo: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA). Page 9.

Museum Architecture - State Museum in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Photo of the Brazilian State Museum of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 6.

Museum Architecture - The Jewish Museum in Berlin
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: The Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, Daniel Libeskind, architect. Page 4.

Museum Architecture - The Louvre Museum in Paris
Learn about the architecture of the famous Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Page 13.

Museum Architecture - Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre)
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture. This picture: The Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre). Page 14.

Museum Architecture - A Picture Dictionary of Styles
Museum architecture worldwide displays a variety of cultural themes. Explore our photo gallery of important, interesting, and unusual showcases.

Career Planning for Architecture
Learn about careers in architecture, explore architecture schools and programs, and find the resources you need to plan a career in architecture and related fields.

How Did Architecture Become a Licensed Profession?
Architecture is ancient, but architects were not formally licensed until the mid 1800s. Learn how architecture became an organized profession.

Who was the influential architect Louis Sullivan?
Louis Sullivan, born in Boston, September 3, 1856, is widely considered America's first modern architect. Learn why in this short profile.

Skyscraper Pictures - The Wainwright Building - Louis Sullivan
Designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, the Wainwright Building became a prototype for modern day office buildings. Page 2.

The Home Insurance Building, the First American Skyscraper
William LeBaron Jenney's 1885 Home Insurance Building in Chicago is often considered the first skyscraper.

Skyscraper Pictures: Leiter II Building
William LeBaron Jenney's second department store for Levi Z. Leiter has outlasted his first. A steel skeleton is the reason why. Page 4.

Skyscraper Pictures: Manhattan Building, Chicago
The Manhattan Building in Chicago, Illinois, has been called the oldest surviving skyscraper in the world. Page 3.

Skyscraper Pictures: Johnson's Lipstick Building in New York
Philip Johnson's design for what has become known as the Lipstick Building in New York City is one of the most popular for tourists. It's also been the headquarters of an infamous investment advisor. Page 15.

Skyscraper Pictures: 30 Rock GE Building at the Plaza
Better known as 30 Rock, the 1933 GE Building is the centerpiece of New York City's Rockefeller Center. Page 10.

Photo Gallery of Historic Skyscrapers and High-Rises
Explore historic skyscrapers in these pictures of tall buildings and high-rises. Compare the early days of skyscraper history with the 20th century.

Ming Tombs in Beijing China - Architecture at the Ming Tombs in Beijing
The Ming Tombs are preserved mausoleums of 13 emperors from the Ming Dynasty that ruled between 1368 and 1644. Page 9.

Seventeen Arch Bridge - Picture of the Seventeen Arch Bridge in Beijing, China
The Seventeen Arch Bridge is part of the Summer Palace, where imperial rulers from the Forbidden City went to escape summer's heat. Page 8.

Summer Palace in Beijing - Architecture at the Summer Palace in Beijing China
The Summer Palace in Beijing, China is a vast complex with temples, pavilions, bridges, and winding paths. Page 7.

Temple of Heaven Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest - Temple of Heaven in Beijing China
The Temple of Heaven was once the site of imperial offerings and rites to the heavenly gods. Page 3.

Tiananmen Square Statues - Photo of the Tianamen Square Statues in Beijing, China
This Statue to the People stands outside the Ze Dong Mausoleum at the south end of Tiananmen Square. Page 6.

Tiananmen Square in Beijing China - Architecture in Tiananmen Square in Beijing China
Stretching across one end of the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square is the largest public gathering space in the world. Page 4.

Forbidden City in Beijing China - Architecture in the Forbidden City in Beijing
Occupying a rectangular area of more than 720,000 square meters, the Forbidden City was the imperial home of 24 emperors of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Page 2.

Great Wall of China in Beijing China - Architecture and the Great Wall of China
The Great Wall extends some 3,700 miles (6,000 kilometers) through China. Portions can be seen in Beijing.

Mao Tse-tung Mausoleum in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China - Architecture of Mao Tse-tung Mausoleum
Mao Tse-tung is interred in a mausoleum at Tianamen Square in Beijing. Page 5.

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.

Can architects save the lives of your schoolchildren?
How will architects design tomorrow's schools? Here's a peek at schools for the future, with design guidelines and resources.

Is architecture the answer to safer schools?
In the wake of tragic school shootings, can we design safer campuses? Architects explore answers.

When You Need a Professional Architect
If you are building a new home or even renovating, do you need an architect? Explore the pros and cons, and learn about cost-saving alternatives.

Why did Charles-de-Gaulle Airport Terminal Collapse?
The collapsed terminal at Charles-de-Gaulle Airport near Paris was highly debated back in 2004. What did officials conclude went wrong?

Find the Plans for Your Old House
How do you find the original building plans for your old house? Here are some starting points, with tips, resources, and suggestions of where to look.

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Homes in the Planned Community of Celebration
Take a quick tour through one neighborhood in Celebration, Florida, a Walt Disney planned community designed with nostalgia in mind.

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

Learning Architecture Basics at the Swan and Dolphin Hotels
Learn how architect Michael Graves planned the design of companion resort hotels in Florida.

Playful Statues at the Swan and Dolphin hotels
See the playful statues at this Florida resort hotel.

Water Architecture at the Swan and Dolphin hotels
See the water designs of architect Michael Graves at the Swan and Dolphin hotels.

Streamlined Interiors Designed by Michael Graves
Architect Michael Graves designed the streamlined interiors of the Swan and Dolphin hotels in Florida.

Mural Magic in Florida
Hand-painted murals create magic at the Swan and Dolphin hotels in Florida.

Playful Architecture at the Swan / Dolphin Disney World
Discover the fun world of entertainment architecture at the Swan and the Dolphin, two whimsical Disney World resorts designed by architect Michael Graves.

Do you walk to work? Why not?
Do you live in a New Urbanist community? Find out what New Urbanism is and is not. Definitions and resources from our Architecture Glossary.

List of Famous Architects Born in April
Many of the world's greatest architects and builders were born in April. Here's a list of this month's birthdays with links to photos and resources.

Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and Church Architecture
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, born April 28, 1869, revolutionized church architecture, popularized Hispanic styles, and explored classical forms.

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

Olmsted at the Birth of Landscape Architecture
Born April 26, 1822, the visionary Frederick Law Olmsted was a landscape architect before the profession was founded. Learn more from this profile.

Building Near Water in the Age of Climate Change
For builders and designers in an age of extreme weather, we adapt our processes to new building codes. Nature's power should catch our attention.

The Feng Shui of Your Kitchen's Architecture
The ancient Asian art, Feng Shui, offers practical wisdom for kitchen design. Follow these tips to plan a kitchen that's beautiful and accessible.

Is Your House Making You Sick?
Chemicals inside your house can make you feel lousy. Follow these three steps to design a healthy home, then check out these books for more info.

Contemporary home in California - House Paint Color Workshop - Colors for a Contemporary home in California
This What colors would bring out the beauty of this contemporary home in California? Follow the links for house color charts, house color tools, and resources to help you choose exterior paint colors for your own home.

House Horror Tales of Home Building and Remodeling
Did your dream house turn into a nightmare? Some of our readers tell their tales of woe, worthy of the best American fiction, but it's real.

Cape Cod or Bungalow - House Style Mystery
The owner of this 1924 house wonders whether it is a Cape Cod or a Craftsman Bungalow. Explore these resources.

Cape Cod or Bungalow - House Style Answers
Readers discuss whether this house is a Cape Cod or a Bungalow. Links and resources.

When is a Cape Cod a Bungalow Style?
The owner of this 1924 house wonders whether it is a Cape Cod or a Craftsman Bungalow. Explore the mystery of this common American house style.

What is Infrastructure and why is it Important?
What is infrastructure and who pays for it? Explore definitions of the term, how the meaning has changed, and what infrastructure may mean to you.

School Campuses Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted
Lucky scholars get to study at some of world's most beautiful campuses. Visit some of the campuses designed by Frederick Law Olmsted or his partners.

What's it like to live in a Victorian-era house?
Victorian-era homes have details not found in houses built today. Here are four descriptions of Victorian houses by the homeowners themselves.

De Stijl / Rietveld Schröder House - Modern Architecture Photos
Dutch architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld built the Schröder House in 1924 to express principles of De Stijl and neoplasticism. Page 14.

Postwar Japanese Metabolism - Dictionary of Modern Architecture
The Nakagin Capsule Tower exemplifies Japanese Metabolism, a postwar modern architecture movement that redefined Japanese urbanism in the 1960s and 1970s. Page 15.

Parametricism - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
Why do 21st century buildings look so curvaceous? Take a look at Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Centre and discover the software behind parametric design. Page 18.

Bauhaus Architecture, Walter Gropius, and Modern Architecture
Learn about the Bauhaus Movement in architecture. Links and photos for the work of Walter Gropius and other important Bauhaus architects. Page 4.

Modernism Brutalism - Beton Brute - Brutalism in Architecture
Rugged reinforced concrete construction, or Béton Brut, lead to an architectural style popularly known as Brutalism. Page 11.

Constructivism - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
From our Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture, definition and illustration for the term CONSTRUCTIVISM in architecture. Page 3.

Deconstructivism - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
The Seattle Public Library by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is an example of Deconstructivist architecture. Learn more about modernism. Page 12.

Desert Modernism - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
Architects in southern California and the American Southwest adapted ideas from the European Bauhaus movement to the warm climate and arid terrain, creating an elegant yet informal style known as Desert Modernism. Page 7.

Formalism - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
Modernism was not just another style. It was new way of thinking about architecture. These photos illustrate modernist approaches to building design. Page 9.

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Minimalism - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
Modernism presented a new way of thinking about architecture. The Minimalist home of Mexican architect Luis Barragán exemplifies the lines and planes of less is more. Page 13.

Modernism - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
An introduction to modernist ideas in architecture, with a look at American modernism in the form of Gordon Bunshaft's Beinecke Library at Yale University.

Expressionism and Neo-expressionism Architecture Pictured
Modernism was not just another style - It presented a new way of thinking about architecture. These photos illustrate modernist approaches to building design. Built in 1920, the Einstein Tower (Einsteinturm) in Potsdam is an Expressionist work by architect Erich Mendelsohn. Page 2.

Organic Architecture - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
Organic buildings are never linear or rigidly geometric. Instead, wavy lines and curved shapes suggest natural forms. Study Utzon's Sydney Opera House as modernism. Page 16.

Postmodernist Architecture - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
Learn the ideas that lead to postmodernism in architecture, and see famous postmodern buildings. Page 17.

Structuralism - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
Modernism presented a new way of thinking about architecture. Peter Eisenman's Berlin Holocaust Memorial is still a controversial Structuralist work. Page 8.

Modernism in Architecture - A Picture Dictionary
Take a photo tour of Modernist, Post-modernist, and other 20th and 21st century approaches to architectural design by visionary architects.

Functionalism - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
Architect Louis I. Kahn sought honest approaches to design with the Functionalist Yale Center for British Art. Learn more from our Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture. Page 5.

International Style - Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
One of the most famous examples of the International Style is the United Nations Secretariat building. The smooth glass slab dominates New York's skyline. Page 6.

Remodel and Restore - Home Improvement Resources
Find tips, tools, and ideas for your home improvement projects.

Questions About Your Home? Find the Answers
This simple guide lists how to find information about your house, research history, choose paint colors, add curb appeal, and explore other resources.

Thomas Jefferson and National Architecture Week
Thomas Jefferson was more than a president. Learn more about the designs and architectural influences of the great American statesman, born April 13, 1743.

Monoliths, Mounds, and Prehistoric Architecture - Silbury Hill
Before recorded history, primitive people built mounds, monoliths, and other stone structures. Let's explore prehistoric architecture such as Stonehenge and Silbury Hill. Also find timelines of early civilizations, photos, and research resources.

Ancient Egypt - Architecture History Photo Guide - Pyramids of Giza
Discover the marvels of engineering that began in Ancient Egypt, even before the great pyramids of Giza. Page 2.