Architecture Sitemap - Page 7 2016-09-26
Art Deco Architecture - Chrysler Building in New York
Jazzy details and Egyptian shapes gave Art Deco buildings a modern flare early in the twentieth century. Learn about Art Deco architecture. Page 13.
Baroque Architecture - Architecture History Photo Guide
What do imperfect pearls have to do with French Baroque building design? Learn more about a 17th century movement in art, music, and architecture. Page 8.
The Beaux Arts Style - Architecture History Photo Guide
From our Architecture History photo guide, an introduction to elaborate Beaux Arts architecture. Page 11.
From our picture dictionary of architecture history, an introduction to Classical architecture. Page 3.
Gothic Architecture - Chartres Cathedral and Gothic Architecture
During the middle ages, builders developed new approaches to building that made the great Gothic cathedrals possible. Learn about Gothic architecture. Page 6.
Modernist Styles in Architecture
With an emphasis on function, modernism transformed the way we think about building design. Learn about modernist architecture. Page 14.
Neo-Gothic Architecture - The Neo-Gothic Tribune Tower in Chicago
In the early 20th century, skyscraper architects found inspiration from medieval Gothic cathedrals. Learn about Neo-Gothic architecture. Page 12.
Neoclassicism in Architecture - New Approaches to Classical Architecture
The rise of Neoclassicism brought us stately buildings that resemble the temples and monuments of Classical Greece and Rome. Learn about Neoclassicism in architecture. Page 10.
Postmodernism in Architecture
Learn about the postmodernist movement in architecture and postmodernist buildings such as Philip Johnson's At&T Headquarters (now the SONY Building). Page 15.
Renaissance Architecture - Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio
Villa Almerico-Capra, also known as Villa La Rotonda, by Andrea Palladio is a famous and beautiful example of Italian Renaissance architecture. Page 7.
Rococo Architecture - architecture history photo guide
Natural shapes and graceful lines characterize the delicate Rococo style. Learn more about Rococo architecture. Page 9.
21st Century Architecture - What makes a building beautiful?
Is today's neo-modern architecture beautiful? Architecture enthusiasts have the best insights. Here are some answers from our readers. Page 16.
What makes a building beautiful? Architecture in Photos
From prehistoric to modern, here are the key periods and styles in architectural history, with links to photos and resources.
Architecture History - Eastern Roman Empire of Byzantine Istanbul and Beyond
Byzantine architecture is rooted in the Roman Empire, East and West. Learn more about the history, characteristics, and examples. Page 4.
Romanesque Architecture - Architecture History Photo Guide
You may have difficulty identifying Romanesque architecture, which has many variations. Learn about the historic period and see examples. Page 5.
Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry
The stainless steel Walt Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry takes advantage of the Los Angeles, California sunshine, providing heat and light for the community. Learn more about this controversial performing arts venue. Page 2.
Fisher Center at Bard College by Frank Gehry - Theater by Frank Gehry
The unusual shape of Frank Gehry's Fisher Center at Bard College grew out of the design for the two interior theaters. Page 9.
The IAC Building by Frank Gehry
The IAC Building is architect Frank Gehry's first New York building. It is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Page 3.
MARTa Museum by Frank Gehry
The Gehry-designed MARTa museum in Herford, Germany offers 2,500 square meters of exhibition space. Learn more about Gehry's works. Page 5.
Maggie's Centre in Scotland designed by Frank Gehry
The Maggie's Centre at the Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland is a cancer care facility. It was designed free of charge by architect Frank Gehry. Page 4.
Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion by Frank Gehry
The Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion in Chicago. Designed by Frank Gehry. Page 6.
Ray and Maria Stata Center by Frank Gehry - Frank Gehry and the Stata Center
The Ray and Maria Stata Center, designed by Frank Gehry, is an odd jumble of lopsided buildings. The Center houses three departments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. Page 7.
Weisman Art Museum by Frank Gehry
The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is the prototype design for many of architect Frank Gehry's future works. The curvy, stainless steel facade at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, was the first. Page 8.
Skyscraper Pictures: Emeritas Towers in Dubai
Emirates Office Tower and its smaller sister, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, are soaring symbols of Dubai City. Page 17.
Skyscraper Pictures: Tuntex Sky Tower in Taiwan
Also known as the Tuntex & Chien-Tai Tower, the T & C Tower, and 85 Skytower, the 85-floor Tuntex Sky Tower is the tallest building in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Page 16.
Gehry House in Santa Monica California - Frank Gehry Buildings
Architect Frank Gehry used corrugated metal and chain link when he constructed his home in Santa Monica, California. Page 10.
Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain by architect Frank Gehry
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain ensured a place in building design history for architect Frank Gehry.
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney. Australia
From our photo gallery of great works by architect Frank Gehry: a surreal, crinkled design for the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, coined the
The Experience Music Project (EMP) in Seattle, WA
Frank Gehry's high-tech design embraces Seattle's interactive museum dedicated to rock 'n roll, science fiction, and popular culture. Page 11.
Skyscraper Pictures: AIG Building at 70 Pine Street
The former home of the ill-fated AIG is an architectural gem and a landmark New York skyscraper. Page 9.
Skyscraper Pictures: AT&T Headquarters - SONY Building
Philip Johnson's design for the AT&T Headquarters (now the Sony Building) in New York City was the most controversial of his career. Page 14.
Skyscraper Pictures: - The Chicago Tribune Tower
Architects of the Chicago Tribune Tower borrowed details from medieval Gothic architecture. Page 7.
Skyscraper Pictures: Chrysler Building
Learn about the Art Deco Chrysler Building and see photos. Page 8.
Skyscraper Pictures: Flatiron Building in New York City
Learn about the iconic, wedge-shaped Flatiron Building in New York City. Page 5.
Skyscraper Pictures: John Hancock Tower
Many Boston residents worried that the modernist Hancock Tower would be out of place in the 19th century Copley Square neighborhood. Page 12.
Skyscraper Pictures: Seagram Building in New York City
A classic example of the Interntional Style, the Seagram Building was designed by Mies van der Rohe in collaboration with Philip Johnson. Page 11.
Skyscraper Pictures: Williams Tower (Transco Tower) in Houston
Formerly the Transco Tower, the Williams Tower in Houston, Texas is one of the world's tallest buildings not in a central business district. Page 13.
Skyscraper Pictures: The Woolworth Building
Learn about the Gothic Revival Woolworth Building in New York City and its fate after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Page 6.
Cape Cod House Pictures - Cape Cod House With Dormers
Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes, including many twentieth century Cape Cod houses with large dormers and decorative shutters. Page 2.
Cape Cod House Pictures - Embellished Cape Cod House
Pilasters at the corners and sidelights at the door are 18th-century embellishments on the Cape Cod style. Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes. Page 12.
Cape Cod House Pictures - Keeping Tradition
What is a traditional Cape Cod style home? Explore our photo gallery to find out. Page 15.
Cape Cod House Pictures - Cape Cod With Center Chimney
In Colonial New England, Cape Cod homes were heated by a single fireplace with a chimney rising from the center of the house. Explore our Gallery. Page 11.
Cape Cod House Pictures - Colonial Cape Cod House
When Colonists settled in New England, they built simple, one-story homes like this one. There were no dormers, and the chimney was at the center. Page 10.
Cape Cod House With Portico Vestibule
This Cape Cod home has a portico. See photos of Cape Cod homes and learn about Cape Cod house styles. Page 9.
Cape Cod House With Tudor Cottage Details
This Cape Cod home has Tudor details enhanced by a patterned brick facade. Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes. Page 8.
Cape Cod House Pictures - Cape Cod With Pilasters
Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes. Pilasters, side windows, and other Federal Style refinements decorate this historic home in Sandwich, NH. Page 4.
Cape Cod House Pictures - Plimoth Plantation
The Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts may be the beginnings of the Cape Cod style movement. Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes. Page 14.
Cape Cod House Pictures - Cape Cod With Sidelights
This photo shows a historic Cape Cod house with narrow side windows flanking the front door. Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes. Page 3.
Cape Cod Home With Patterned Brick
Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes, including this Tudor style Cape with patterned brickwork. Page 7.
Cape Cod House Pictures - Cape Cod with Stone Facing
The owners of this 20th century Cape Cod house gave it a brand new look by adding mock stone facing. Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes. Page 6.
Cape Cod House Pictures - Cape Cod House With Pediment
Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes. This photo shows a Cape Cod house with a small pediment. Page 5.
Cape Cod House Pictures - Brick Cape Cod House
Dormers like these were often added to the Cape Cod style houses built during the mid-twentieth century. Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes. Page 13.
Building a Dream - the Cape Cod House Style
What is the appeal of the Cape Cod house style? Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes, which suggest a simpler lifestyle.
A Photo Gallery of Cape Cod Houses
See pictures of Cape Cod houses from historic Colonial Cape Cods to modern-day versions of this popular American home style.
Cape Cod House Pictures - The Beach House
The Cape Cod style is both old and new. It is the simple American style home. Explore our Gallery of Cape Cod homes. Page 16.
Chapel of Saint Peter in Campos de Jordão, SP, Brazil designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Photo of the Chapel of Saint Peter in Campos de Jordão, SP, Brazil designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 6.
Paulo Mendes da Rocha Residence in São Paulo, Brazil, by Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Photo of the Paulo Mendes da Rocha Residence in São Paulo, Brazil by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 3.
The Forma Store in São Paulo, Brazil, by Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Photo of the Forma Store in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 5.
Guaimbê Residential Building in São Paulo, Brazil by Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Photo of the Guaimbê Residential Building in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Brazilian Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate for 2006. Page 4.
Residence for Mario Masetti - Cava Estate - Cabreuva, SP, Brazil, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Architect
Photo of the residence for Mario Masetti, Cava Estate, in Cabreuva, SP, Brazil, by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 10.
Brazilian Museum of Sculpture in São Paulo, Brazil by Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Photo of the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 7.
Studies for the 2008 Olympic Games in Paris, France, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Architect
Studies for Installations for the 2008 Olympic Games in Paris, France, by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 11.
The Patriarch Plaza and Viaduct do Cha in São Paulo, Brazil, by Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Photo of the Patriarch Plaza and Viaduct do Cha in São Paulo, Brazil, by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 8.
The Paulistano Athletic Club in São Paulo, Brazil - Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Architect
Photo of the Paulistano Athletic Club in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Brazilian Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Pritzker Prize winner for 2006. Page 2.
Paulistano office chair by Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Photo of the Paulistano office chair designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.
State Museum of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, architect
Photo of the Brazilian State Museum of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 9.
Master plan for the Technological City, University of Vigo, Spain, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Architect
Rendering of the master plan for the Technological City, University of Vigo, Spain, by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Page 12.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman House - Woodwork
Frank Lloyd Wright described the Usonian house as
Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman House - Furnishings
The fireplace and integrated furnishings are central to Frank Lloyd Wright's interior designs, and the Zimmerman house is no exception. Explore more.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman House - Dining Area
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the dining area of the Zimmerman house to be open and integrated with living. Explore this New Hampshire Usonian design.
Zimmerman House, Photos of the New Hampshire Usonian
Long and low, the Isadore and Lucille Zimmerman residence in New Hampshire is a classic Usonian by Frank Lloyd Wright. Join us for a photo tour.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman House - Kitchen
Frank Lloyd Wright's kitchen design for the Zimmermans tells more about the architect than the residents. Explore Wright's ideas in this photo tour.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman House - Usonian Simplicity
Frank Lloyd Wright's design of the Zimmerman house in New Hampshire is typically Usonian. Is it typically New England? You decide with this photo tour.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman House - Organic Design
F. L. Wright's plans for this Usonian house left in place the rocks and trees of New Hampshire. Materials of nature are part of the Zimmerman home.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman House - Windows
Typical of the Usonian style, Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman house is built for the land it occupies. Street-side, the home is private.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman House - Harmonious Spaces
Explore the inner harmony of space in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Isadore and Lucille Zimmerman House in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman House - Natural Views
Frank Lloyd Wright's plans specified the rear of the Zimmerman house to be open to the natural woodlands, the blurring of inside and outside. See how.
Review of Phaidon's 20th-Century World Architecture
Read a review of the hefty Phaidon Atlas, a tome filled with photos, drawings, and floor plans of world architecture built between 1900 and 1999.
Cathedral of Brasília by Oscar Niemeyer architect
Learn about the Oscar Niemeyer-designed Cathedral of Brasília in the capital of the Federative Republic of Brazil. Page 4.
Sambadrome, Carnival parade ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The marathon finish line in the 2016 Summer Olympics was designed by one of the most famous architects in the world - for samba dancers. Learn more. Page 9.
Modern Houses by Oscar Niemeyer
Like other architects, Oscar Niemeyer designed many exclusive residences for wealthy clients. How do his house designs fit in with his other projects? Page 10.
Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre in Aviles, Spain
Oscar Niemeyer's design for an International Cultural Centre in Aviles was his very first in Spain. He was 103 when it opened. Page 12.
Palazzo Mondadori in Milan, Italy
The Italian publisher Mondadori has its headquarters in a complex designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Glass, stone, and water bring a little Rio to Milan. Page 11.
Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Pampulha, 1943
Oscar Niemeyer's career really took off in Pampulha, the resort he designed in Belo Horizonte for the Brazilian elite. Learn more about the church. Page 7.
Edifício Copan in São Paulo, Designed by Oscar Niemeyer
Learn about Copan, the apartment building designed by Oscar Niemeyer for the city of São Paulo. Page 8.
Brasília National Stadium
Learn about National Stadium, the official soccer venue in Brasilia, Brazil, designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. FIFA and the Olympics have used it. Page 5.
Queen of Peace Military Cathedral, Brasilia, Brazil
Learn about the church in Brasilia, Brazil, that modern architect Oscar Niemeyer designed for the military. Page 6.
About Architect Oscar Niemeyer of Brazil
The Pritzker Prize winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, born December 15, 1907, is a modernist who transformed Brazil. Learn more about his work.
Brazilian National Congress by Oscar Niemeyer architect
The Brazilian National Congress designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer was a major part of the planned city of Brasilia. Learn more. Page 3.
Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Oscar Niemeyer Portfolio
Learn about the Niemeyer Museum of Contemporary Arts in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Oscar Niemeyer, architect.
Oscar Niemeyer Museum Curitiba Brazil - NovoMuseu by Oscar Niemeyer architect
Learn about the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba, Brazil (the NovoMuseu). Oscar Niemeyer, architect. Page 2.
About Zaha Hadid, First Woman Architect to Win a...
Born in Baghdad, Oct. 31, 1950, Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win a Pritzker, advancing the place of women in architecture. Thank you, Dame Zaha.
Zaha Hadid - Citation from the Pritzker Prize Jury
Does Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid deserve praise? The Pritzker Prize Jury says she does. Examine her work in words.
What Is Style? An Architectural Conundrum
Before you try to identify an architectural style, it's important to know what style is... and what style is not.
Cobblestone Houses in New York and Other States
Houses of stone are found throughout the world, but cobblestone houses are unique. Knowing these buildings will give you second thoughts about siding.
Building Plans and House Plan Books - Best Books for Building Plans and House Plans
Browse our online bookstore for the best selection of building plans, construction guides, and mail order houses. Find catalogs for blueprints and floor plans plus illustrated books to inspire you.
8 Must-See Cities in the USA
As you plan your architecture trip, be sure to put these great American cities at the top of your must-see list - then learn what cities our readers picked.
Top 10 Books About Palladian Architecture
Find great books and other resources about one of the most influential architects of all time, Andrea Palladio.
10 Great Planbooks for One-Story Homes
These great plans will help you build a one-story home that meets your special needs. Select from an array of publishers in the US and abroad.
Mansions of the Antebellum South - Top Photo Books
These fascinating books have lush photos of antebellum mansions and plantation homes from the American South.
Top Adventure Movies with an Architecture Character
Since the dawn of Hollywood, highrises have played leading roles in the movies. Here are our favorite adventure movies that take place in or around skyscrapers and famous buildings.
Best Books About America's Favorite Architect, FLW
Architects, critics, and fans have written extensively about the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Listed here are a few of our favorite books.
Get Your Preschooler Thinking About Architecture
Children become aware of their environment at a very young age. These books will encourage discussion of architecture, design, engineering, and living in spaces.
What Is a Dentil? What Is a Dentil Molding?
Should your house have dentil molding? Before you begin, check out this illustrated definition from our Architecture Glossary.
About Florence Knoll, Architect of Corporate Interiors
Born on May 24, 1917, Florence Knoll transformed modern office spaces by integrating architecture and interior design. She was a mid-century pioneer.
Disaster Strikes the White House in Washington DC
Disaster struck the U.S. White House in 1812. Here's what happened and the people who fixed it.
Early Floor Plans for the White House
See historic floor plans for the White House, drawn in about 1803.
What is an impost? What is an impost block?
An impost is part of an arch. From our architecture glossary, here are definitions, photos, and examples of what homeowners can do with impost blocks.
Inventing the Skyline, The Architecture of Cass Gilbert
Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert is a hefty, picture-packed book on the works of skyscraper pioneer Cass Gilbert. Learn more.
Architecture in France, What to See
Visiting France? Bypass Disneyland Paris and explore the real architecture of France. Here is your starting point, with photos, features, and links.
Norma Merrick Sklarek - African-American Architect
Norma Sklarek, born in Harlem, NY April 15, 1926, broke barriers by becoming a licensed architect. Learn about this African-American professional woman.
David M. Childs, Design Partner
Architect David Childs, born April 1, 1941, was 60-years-old when terrorists attacked NY. His collaboration experience at SOM helped rebuild the city.
What Is Architecture? Definition and Resources
During Architecture Week (April 10-16, 2016) we celebrate the power of the architect to create an architecture of change. What's architecture?
Bright Yellow Colonial Farmhouse
Colonial styles are usually conservative, but Herman Melville's farm was restored to a yellow mustard color. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 2.
Colonial Cream Cape Cod
A cheerful red door adds a welcoming touch to a traditional Cape Cod home, painted Colonial cream with crisp white trim. The window sashes are also white. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas.
Yellow Bungalow with Green and Red
Olive green trim and and a dramatic splash of red accent a sunny yellow Bungalow in southern Texas. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 3.
Accessories to a Yellow House
Explore what paint colors combine well with yellow siding in our gallery of golden hues. Page 12.
Stucco Cream with Red Tile
What exterior colors work best for a Spanish Revival house with a red tile roof? Learn more from our gallery of yellows and golds. Page 5.
Salem Yellow, Dark Mansard
Explore what paint colors combine well with yellow siding in our gallery of golden hues. Page 11.
Yellow and Olive Bungalow House
Olive green is a natural complement for the cream-colored siding on this bungalow. See more in our gallery of yellows and golds. Page 6.
Pale Yellow, Pale Blue
Explore what paint colors combine well with yellow siding in our gallery of golden hues. Page 10.
Yellow and Blue in Delray Beach
The paint colors on this house in a Florida beach community bring the ocean inland. See more in our gallery of yellow and gold exterior paints. Page 8.
German House Painted Yellow and Red
This house in Germany turned dramatic when painted yellow with red accents. Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color ideas. Page 4.
Yellow Monterey Revival with White and Green Trim
The paint colors on this Monterey Revival house in Florida are appealing without being showy. See more photos is our yellow and gold gallery. Page 7.
Yellow and Blue in Racine
Explore what paint colors combine well with yellow siding in our gallery of golden hues. Page 9.
Architecture: A Crash Course by Hilary French
Don't be fooled by the comic book look. Hilary French's illustrated Architecture: A Crash Course is a handy guide that grasps architecture's history.
William Morris Designs for Today's Consumer
The 19th century Arts and Crafts movement is alive and well today with a variety of consumer products inspired by William Morris. Choose simple intricacy.
William Morris' Intricate Tapestries and Simple Designs
Arts and Crafts pioneer William Morris promoted simplicity yet his intricate tapestries may be more popular today than in the 19th century.
John Ruskin, Profile of the Writer and Philosopher
Rage against the machine with English writer, artist, and philosopher John Ruskin, born February 8, 1819. His influential writings spawned a movement.
What color contrasts? Sometimes it's the landscaping
Browse these house paint color pictures for ideas on how to use shades of pink for your next house painting project. Page 2.
What Color Dominates? It doesn't have to be pink.
Browse these house paint color pictures for ideas on how to use shades of pink for your next house painting project.
Historic Rose Colored House in Salem, Massachusetts
An historic rose colored house is one of the paint color pictures in this gallery of shades of pink, idea photos for your next house painting project. Page 8.
Follow the Sun When Choosing Colors
Without light, color does not exist. Browse these house paint color choices for ideas on how to use shades of pink for your next painting project. Page 11.
Is pink just for Florida bungalows? Browse these house paint color pictures for ideas on how to use rosy shades on your own home. Page 12.
Deep Rose Home with Contrasting Gable
What do you do with the gable of a 2-story home? Browse these house paint color pictures for ideas on how to use shades of red with natural siding. Page 9.
White, the Safe House Trim Color with Red
Browse these house paint color pictures for ideas on how to use shades of red for your next house painting project. Page 10.
Red and Green House - Color combinations for your home
You might feel like Christmas when you visit this Jackson, New Hampshire cottage. Page 3.
Contrasting Colors on Architecture
Should you paint your house green? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color combinations. Page 9.
What color to paint a Tudor Cottage? Color Combinations For Your Home
This photo suggests color combinations for a Tudor Cottage with a multicolored slate roof. Find more house paint color ideas in our gallery. Page 4.
Gray Green with Contrasting Gable
Should you paint your house green? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color combinations. Page 5.
Leaf Green Ranch House - Color Combinations for Your Home
How bright can you paint your house? Let's look at the green color combinations on this ranch style house in Texas. Page 8.
Moss Green Cedar Shakes on a Victorian Home - House Color Combinations
What color should you paint your Victorian house? If it's sided in cedar shingles, consider using muted color combinations. Page 7.
Gray Green Bungalow - Earthy color combinations for your home
What color to paint a bungalow? This gray green bungalow has rich, earthy tones. Find more house color combinations in our gallery of paint ideas. Page 2.
Tropical Green in Delray Beach
Can a house color be too bright? Check out the tropical green on this home ina Delray Beach neighborhood.
Should you paint your house green? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color combinations. Page 11.
What Colors Go With Brick? - Red Brick With Green Trim
Brick houses come ready-made with color, but what what color combinations go with brick? It depends on the type of brick used on your home. Let's look at a red brick home with green trim. Page 6.
Green Stucco Elegance
Should you paint your house green? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for more color combinations. Page 12.
White, the Safe Trim Color with Green
Architecture. Page 10.
Architecture in Ireland and Northern Ireland
Ancient monoliths, medieval castles, and grand mansions are all part of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Here is architecture for the casual traveler.
The Greek Revival Gaineswood plantation house was built around a more modest Alabama home. Page 8.
Celebration, Florida is a planned community first owned by the Disney Corporation. The community is a theme park of house styles. Page 7.
What Is a Diocletian Window?
Roman windows are all around us. Here is an illustrated definition for the term Diocletian window from our Architecture Glossary.
Neoclassical Foursquare Home
This American Foursquare house has Neoclassical details. Page 3.
This house is a traditional Ranch style, with neoclassical features added on. Page 5.
Neoclassical House Pictures
What style is your house? Browse our photo gallery for the most popular housing styles in North America. Shown here: Neoclassical house. Page 6.
Neoclassical House in Delaware
Photo of a Neo-classical House in Delaware, stone but with Classical architectural details. Page 4.
Rose Hill Manor in Texas
Rose hill Manor in Texas is an example of early Classical Revival, or Neo-Classical, architecture.
South Carolina Neoclassical Tidewater House
Built in 1890, this Tidewater home in Lexington, South Carolina has Neoclassical features. Page 2.
Find Your Home's Original Floor Plan
Over the years, your home has seen many remodelings. What did it used to look like? Here's how to find out.
How Old Is Your House? Determining a Building's Age
Learn how to find the age of your old house. Use these tips and resources to research the history of your home and estimate when it was built.
South Bank Centre - Urban Design in London
Although now a thriving arts center, South Bank Centre in London has been criticized for its cold, harsh architecture. The following commentary comes from Caroline Jones, a resident of London.
Where Do People Live in the U.S.? (Census)
Explore U.S. Census data to map population growth and distribution, which often affects the growth and distribution of architectural styles in the United States.
Star Wars Architecture - Architecture on the Planet Coruscant
Coruscant in the Star Wars movie is an unending, multileveled megalopolis where skyscrapers extend to the lower fringes of the atmosphere. But this is no Mies van de Rohe version of modernism.
Star Wars Architecture - Architecture on the Planet Tatooine
Architecture on the Star Wars planet Tatooine combines primitive construction with high technology.
Star Wars Architecture - Architecture on the Planet Naboo
The small, sparsely populated planet, Naboo, has romantic cities built by advanced civilizations. Here's a photo tour of Star Wars architecture.
Star Wars Architecture - Architecture in George Lucas's Star Wars Movies
Director George Lucas looked to traditional buildings from planet earth when he envisioned the alien architecture for his Star Wars movies.
Film Reveals the 10 Buildings That Changed America
A PBS broadcast suggests architecture that has influenced the way Americans live, work, and play. Learn more about these ten buildings in the U.S.
Find facts for all types of construction materials, including steel, concrete, asphalt,and composits.
A geographical guide to the world's great architecture destinations with facts, photos, and itineraries.
Civil Engineering and Community Design
City planners and designers work closely with civil engineers to design safe, efficient communities. Listed here are resources related to civil engineering, including hydrolics, waste water management, traffic patterns, and public utilities.
Find An Architect or Other Building Professional
Find an architect or building professional by name, building type or region using these Internet directories of architects, building trade professionals and architecture firms. Also, get help finding and evaluating an architect.
Architecture and Home Design Products and Services
Get consumer advice and find products and services related to architecture and home design, including construction materials, house plans, decorative items, home design software, and professional services.
Architecture in Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Explore the architecture of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including prehistoric monoliths, medieval castles, Georgian estates, and new construction.
Landscape Architects design open places such as city parks, recreation areas, pedestrian malls, school campuses, public gardens and game reserves. Follow these links for information on all phases of landscape architecture, including famous gardens and their designers, research, organizations, publications, how-to tips, and career advice.
Use this directory to find organizations, associations and clubs for architects, architecture students, landscape architects, historic preservationists, and other persons interested in architecture or the building trades.
Outdoor Art - Murals and Sculpture and Fountains and Graffiti
Find photos of innovative outdoor art projects, including art installations, murals, wall art, sculpture, and monuments.
Architecture and Building Design Books and Publishers and House Plans
This page is your starting place for finding books, house plans, and reference works related to architecture and building design. Included are photo books, research aids, biographies, children's books, building guides, house plan books, and gift books.
Save Energy - Energy-Efficient Design
Conserve heat and power, protect the environment, and spend less money on utility costs. These resources include construction information, supplies, and how-to tips for building energy-efficient buildings, including solar homes.
The Ancient World - Great Architecture from 3000 BC to 1000 AD
Explore the great temples, tombs, monuments, and other architecture built in ancient times. Find resources for ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and other ancient civilizations, from 3000 BC to 1000 AD.
Residential Architects and Architecture - Consider the Possibilities
Finding the right architect to help you design and build your home is like finding the right life partner. You form a relationship with the entire architectural firm, large or small, and that association becomes a partnership. These architecture portfolios will make you feel more comfortable when you choose the firm of your dreams.
Browse our main index to find house plans and floor plans for many types of building projects, plus get tips to help you find the best plans and save money.
Design and Build Your Home and Other Building Projects
Directory of facts and resources to help you design and build, including choosing a site, finding materials, drafting plans, and estimating costs.
Architecture Research and Reference Tools
These pages are absolutely the best resources for finding information about architecture and home design. Links include the top databases, publications, organizations, and more.
Lessons and Activities For Architecture
Teachers and parents will love these architecture lesson plans and activities. Students can also use them to plan school projects that incorporate math, science, art, social studies, and language arts.
Romanesque Revival House Style
Based on the work of Henry Hobson Richardson, Romanesque Revival Homes are grand and imposing. Learn to recognize the Romanesque style.
Words on Monuments - Mistakes and Misquotes on Memorials and Statues
Explore the challenges that architects and artists face--and the controversy that sometimes ensues--when quotations are incorporated into design.
Transportation Systems, Highway Planning, and Road Maintenance
The resources on this page are for engineers and city planners who are concerned with planning, designing, and maintaining safe, efficient roads, highways, and public transit systems. Included are links to information about Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), GIS and Mapping software, and other technical approaches to transportation design.
Architecture in the Ancient Roman Empire
In ancient times, the Roman Empire extended across much of the Western world. This page is your source for information about the great architecture of the ancient Roman Empire, with photographs, maps, and drawings.
Architectural Salvage - Salvaged Building Supplies
Find used or antique building parts for your remodeling or construction project. These resources tell you how and where.
Ancient Near & Middle East - Architecture in Iraq, Mesopotamia, Nippur, Ur, and Beyond
Find facts and photos for the art and architecture of ancient Iraq and other countries in the Near and Middle East, including great buildings in these ancient kingdoms: Mesopotamia, Nippur, Ur, Sumer, Babylon, and Assyria.
Ancient Roman Empire - Great Architecture
In ancient times, the Roman Empire extended across much of the Western world. This page is your source for information about the great architecture of the ancient Roman Empire, with photographs, maps, and drawings.
Castles in Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Find facts and photos for medieval castles and castle ruins in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.
Learn about earthquake engineering and the science of seismic design. Find information about famous earthquakes, learn how buildings are designed to help withstand earthquake damage, see photos of earthquake damage, and browse research and statistics related to earthquakes.
Architecture Book Reviews - Reviews of Architecture Books
Find reviews, summaries, and excerpts of architecture books, with links to related resources.
Railroads - Rail Planning and Engineering
Railroad resources, maps, schedules, and other train information.
Stormwater Management - Preventing Floods
How can we provide safe, efficient drainage of storm water to prevent flooding and soil erosion? The links on this page provide tools and techniques for civil engineers, architects, and city planners who are concerned with storm water and watershed management.
Frank Lloyd Wright Gifts and Collectibles
Frank Lloyd Wright designs make excellent fashion accessories, decorative ornaments, and gifts. The companies listed here offer a wide range of gifts, household items, and art based on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Frank Lloyd Wright House Plans
Use these resources to find construction plans for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and also building plans for new homes that suggest the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright® and Taliesin® are registered trademarks of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. While new plans incorporate many of Wright's ideas, they do not duplicate the originals.
Architecture in Australia and Oceania - Great Buildings in Australia and Oceania
The vast lands in the southern hemisphere are home to some of the world's most interesting architecture. Explore the architecture of Australia, New Zealand, and islands of the South Pacific, or Oceania.
L - Architecture Terms Starting With L - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter L, including Levee.
S - Architecture Terms Starting With S - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter S, including Scullery, Stick built, Stucco, Structuralism, and more.
N - Architecture Terms Starting With N - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter N, including Neoclassical, New Urbanism, and more.
Ancient Egypt - Pyramids, Temples and other Great Architecture
Explore the pyramids, tombs, temples, and other great architecture of ancient Egypt. These resources have photos, diagrams, construction details, histories, and more.
Ancient Greece and Crete - Great Temples and Other Architecture
Your source for information about the art and architecture of ancient Greece, including Crete, Mycenae, Acropolis, the Parthenon, and ancient Athens.
Bridge Construction and Engineering
Explore these links for information about the engineering of bridges and bridge types and construction. Also find construction information, statistics, and interesting facts about bridges.
Castles in Europe
Explore the great castles of Europe and Eastern Europe. Here are facts and photos.
Castles in the United States
During America's Guilded Age, wealthy industrialists built lavish homes which are often called
Architecture in Egypt
Find important buildings, temples, tombs, shrines, monuments, pyramids, houses, and other architecture on the African continent, including Egypt.
Links to the world's more famous bridges.
Links to the world's more famous bridges.
Murals, Wall Art, and Graffiti
Murals, wall art, and sometimes even graffiti are important parts of the overall landscape and urban design.
J - Architecture Terms Starting With J - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter J, including Jerkinhead.
O - Architecture Terms Starting With O - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter O, including Oriel Window, Organic Architecture, and more.
T - Architecture Terms Starting With T - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter T, including Traditional neighborhood development, Trompe l'oeil, Tudor, and more.
U-V - Architecture Terms Starting With U or V - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letters U and V, including Usonian, Vergeboard, and more.
Architecture in South America - Great Buildings in South America
Central America and South America have great architecture that spans the centuries, from ancient Mayan monuments to modern skyscrapers.
Castles in Great Britain and Ireland
Your source for information and photos for castles in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Concrete Design, Construction, Research, and Standards
For students and professionals in Civil Engineering, architecture, construction, and other building professions, the following links and resources provide information on concrete design, construction, research, and standards.
Landscape Design Help and Ideas
Listed below are resources to help you design your yard, garden, and other outdoor spaces.
Landscape Design Publications
These books and magazines are excellent resources for information about landscape architecture and garden care and design.
A - Architecture Terms Starting With A - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter A, including Adaptive Reuse, Antebellum, Arts & Crafts, and more.
C: Architecture Terms Starting With C
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter C, including Corbel, Cornice, Craftsman, Crenellation, and more.
E: Architecture Terms Starting With E
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter E, including Earth sheltered, Eave, Eastlake, Embrasures, and more.
I - Architecture Terms Starting With I - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter I, including International Style, Ionic Column, and more.
Q - Architecture Terms Starting With Q - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter Q, including Quatrefoil, Queen Anne, and Quoin.
R - Architecture Terms Starting With R - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter R, including Rammed Earth and more.
Statues and Sculpture and Fountains - Architecture and Statues
Statues, sculptures, and fountains are integral to the overall design of outdoor spaces. Listed here are some of the world's most famous outdoor statues, sculptures, and fountains, from the Moai of Easter Island to the Statue of Liberty in New York.
F - Architecture Terms Starting With F - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter F, including Fanlight, Flying buttress, Formalism, Foursquare, Frieze, and more.
G - Architecture Terms Starting With G - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter G, including Gable, Gargoyle, Geodesic dome, Googie, and more.
H - Architecture Terms Starting With H - Architecture Dictionary
From our Architecture Dictionary, find definitions for architecture terms and building vocabulary starting with the letter H, including HardiPlank, HardiPanel, Half-timbered, Hipped roof, and more.
Share Your Architecture Photos and Drawings - Publish Architecture Pictures
Publish your photos, drawings, CAD renderings, floor plans, and other illustrations on the Architecture pages at About.com.
Write About Architecture - Add Your Comments to the Architecture Pages
Here's your chance to share your thoughts and ideas about architecture and home design. Click on a topic below and begin writing. Your writings will appear on the Architecture site within just a few days.
Careers in Architecture and Related Professions
This page is your source for information about careers in architecture, landscape design, urban planning, historic preservation, and related fields. Find employment agencies, job listings, job message boards, and career advice.
Engineering and Construction Activities for the Classroom
These hands-on construction projects are designed for younger students, but adults will also enjoy the excitement of designing and building. Any of these activities can be easily combined with math, social studies, and language arts activities.
Homework Help - Architecture
These resources will help you find the information you need to complete high school assignments, write essays and do creative projects related to architecture and building design.
Hotels and Inns - Famous Architecture With Rooms to Rent
Spend the night in a famous building! The hotels, inns, and rental houses listed here are my favorites, and are recommended for anyone who loves great architecture. Some are renovated historic buildings, others are modern construction that shows exceptional artistry. All offer something very special in terms of design.
Architectural Museums and Exhibits
Explore these museums for photos, models, drawings, prints and other resources related to architecture and architecture history.
Use this directory to find colleges, universities, libraries and other education resources for architecture, historic preservation and landscape design. Also listed are school rankings and application advice.
Architecture and Social Studies
Use this directory to find ideas and general resources for combining social studies, geography and history lessons with discussion of architecture and building design. Teaching aids for all ages.
Career Advice, Considerations, and Options
What are some of the pathways toward a career in architecture? Find out how to receive professional licensing for architecture, engineering, and other professions in the building and design fields.
Lesson Plan Collections for Architecture and Engineering Concepts
For teachers and parents, here are Web sites and books offering variety of lesson plans for kindergarten through high school. These lesson plans use an interdisciplinary approach, combining architecture and building concepts with math, writing, art, and other subject areas.
Architecture Challenge - Submit Your Architecture Designs and Plans and Renderings
Try out your creativity on these fun projects. Each project presents a design challenge and a chance to submit your drawings, plans, or CAD renderings. The best submissions will be published here on the architecture pages at About.com.
Dams and Resevoirs
Is a dam architecture? Or, is it a marvel of engineering having little to do with art? You decide: Here are facts and photos for a few of the world's most famous dams and resevoirs.
Guest Writers for the Architecture Pages
The following people have contributed articles to the architecture pages at About.com.
Architecture Mailing Lists
Directory of email mailing lists and newsletters related to architecture.
Mail Order Houses and Catalog House Plans
Sears was just one of many companies that sold mail order houses in the early 20th century. Learn about catalog homes and find historic mail order house plans from Sears, Aladdin, Craftsman, and Ye Planry.
Remodel Your House : Repair and Restorations
Follow these links for resources, information and tips for home remodeling, restorations and repairs. Find ideas for your design and home improvement projects.
Home Improvement Tips
A variety of tips and advice for home improvement projects. About.com readers have suggestions on everything house-related. Here are some first-person narratives to remind you that you are not alone in your home remodeling journey.
Arches - Great Arches - Engineering and Construction of Arches
From the playful arches of McDonald's restaurants to the soaring arches of some of the world's great structures, curved architecture has helped shape our skylines. Here are resources to explore famous arches and arch construction.
Architecture and Art Activities
These lesson plans and learning activities use building design to explore concepts of shape, form, perspective and pattern.
Tunnels: Great Underground Structures
Explore the world of underground construction. These resources introduce the engineering and design of the the world's great tunnels, subways, and underground transportation systems.
Add Character to Your Home
Details make a difference! Listed here are resources with tips and project ideas to help you spruce up your home and to create that special quality Realtors call
Build Accessible Spaces - Accessibility and Universal Design
Universal design means designing buildings that meet the needs of all people, both abled and disabled. Here are resources, guidelines, and information on how our buildings can provide for all people, including the handicapped and people with special needs.
Build Decks, Patios, and Other Outdoor Spaces
Find building plans and instructions to help you design and build outdoor spaces - decks, patios, and other architectural additions to your landscape.
Design and Build Student Projects
You may not be ready to construct the world's tallest skyscraper, but you can learn about architectural design and structural engineering by building models, computer generated structures, and other smaller projects. The links listed here will take you to a variety of easy building projects designed for beginners.
Build a Dome Home - Domes and Biodomes and Dome Homes
Explore the world of Synergetics and the connection between geometry and architecture. Here are photos and building plans for geodesic domes pioneered by Buckminster Fuller, air form domes, steel reinforced domes, concrete shell monolithic domes, yurts, biodomes, and other energy-efficient and affordable dome projects.
How Buildings Stand Up
Learn how buildings and other structures are made, what materials are used, how buildings stand up, and the techniques engineers and architects use to make buildings resistant to hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and other forces of nature.
Build With Natural Materials and Earth and Cob and Straw
Build an economical, environmentally-friendly home using natural materials. These resources provide information about earth, earth bermed, straw bale, cob, and underground construction, and other varieties of ecological building materials.
Your house has a rich and exciting history. Find answers to questions about your house, learn about house styles, and research the history of your home.
Choose Siding Materials for Your New House
You're building a new home or remodeling. What materials should you use? Explore these pages for information about vinyl, concrete, and other siding materials. Find out which siding materials provide the most protection during storms, which are easiest to maintain, and which are the most economical.
American Colonial Architecture
Your starting place for exploring architecture in the American colonies, with facts, photos and resources.
Art Deco Architecture
Zigzag patterns and vertical lines create dramatic effect on jazz-age, Art Deco buildings. Here are facts, photos and resources.
Art Nouveau Architecture
Art Nouveau buildings often have asymmetrical shapes, arches and decorative surfaces with curved, plant-like designs.
Arts and Crafts Architecture
Arts and Crafts was a late 19th-century movement to revive handicrafts. Arts and Crafts architecture sought a spiritual connection with the surrounding environment, both natural and manmade. Here are facts and photos.
In Italy, the Baroque style is reflected in opulent and dramatic churches with irregular shapes and extravagant ornamentation. In France, the highly ornamented Baroque style combines with Classical restraint. Russian aristorcrats were impressed by Versailles in France, and incorporated Baroque ideas in the building of St. Petersburg. Elements of the Baroque style are found throughout Europe.
Learn about the architecture in Europe during the Middle Ages, from 373 AD through 1200 AD. Find photos and resources for Byzantine, Romanesque, and other architectural periods.
Earth Architecture - Buildings Made With Natural Materials
Some of the world's most practical buildings are made with earth. Learn about energy-saving, sustainable adobe, cob, straw, and other earthen materials used for construction.
Green Building Resources
What is Green Architecture? What is Sustainable Architecture? What is Arcology? These resources provide an overview of ideas and philosophies related to sustainable development and the relationship between architecture and ecology.
Neoclassical Architecture Resources
Your source for information on Neoclassical and Federalist or Idealist architecture in Europe, Great Britain and the United States, from 1750 to 1880.
Prehistoric Architecture and Stone Circles and Megaliths
Find photographs, maps and information for stone circles, megaliths, monoliths, and other forms of prehistoric architecture.
Googie - American Roadside Architecture of the 20th Century
Take a virtual tour along America's roads and highways: Here are photos and discussions of America's billboards, neon signs, diners, shopping plazas, and other offbeat buildings from the mid-twentieth century. Discover Googie, Tiki, mimetic architecture, and other forms of roadside buildings.
Building Plans for Houses inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright designs
Use these resources to find construction plans for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and also building plans for new homes which suggest the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright® and Taliesin® are registered trademarks of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. While new plans incorporate many of Wright's ideas, they do not duplicate the originals.
Where's the bathroom in a wall-less house?
Shigeru Ban's 1997 house without walls lets us ask ourselves, could this be a design I could live in? Explore Design Psychology with the experts.
Could You Live in a House Without Walls?
Shigeru Ban describes this Japanese residence as having a Universal Floor. What are some of the reasons for open floor plans? How do they work?
Mark Twain House - Billiard Room
The third floor Billard Room in Mark Twain's house was a gathering place for friends and also a private retreat where Mark Twain wrote many of his books. Page 11.
Mark Twain House - Brackets and Trusses
Gables at the Mark Twain house have massive brackets and decorative trusses. Page 12.
Mark Twain House - Brick Details
A row of bricks set at angles adds texture to the walls of Mark Twain's Connecticut home. Page 14.
The Mark Twain House - Conservatory
The library of Mark Twain's Conneticut home opens to a glass-walled conservatory with greenery and a fountain. Page 4.
Mark Twain House - Decorative Brackets
Elaborate decorative brackets support the gables and eaves of Mark Twain's home and carriage house. Page 9.
The Mark Twain House - Dining Room
Tiffany's firm, Associated Artists, created the wallpaper and stenciling for the dining room of Mark Twain's Conneticut home. Page 2.
Mark Twain House - Leaf Motif
Porch pillars at the Mark Twain house are ornamented with a decorative leaf motif. Page 7.
The Mark Twain House - Library
Samuel Clemens told stories, recited poetry, and read from his books in the library of his Conneticut home. Page 3.
The Mark Twain House - Mahogany Room
The luxurious guest bedroom adjacent to the library had mahogany furnishings and a private bathroom. Page 5.
The Mark Twain House
The Mark Twain House is elaborately decorated with patterned brick and ornamental stickwork.
Mark Twain House - Patterned Brick
Patterned Brick at the Mark Twain House. Page 13.
Mark Twain House - Porch
Decorative stickwork forms geometric patterns around the expansive porch of Mark Twain's Connecticut home. Page 6.
Mark Twain House - Slate Roof
Colored slates form patterns on the slate roof of the Mark Twain House. Page 16.
Mark Twain House - Turrets and Bays
Turrets and bay windows give the Mark Twain House a complicated, asymmetrical shape. Page 10.
Mark Twain House - Carriage House
Mark Twain's carriage house had the same careful detailing as the main house. Page 17.
Mark Twain House Chimney Pots
Chimney Pots at the Mark Twain House. Page 15.
Mark Twain House - Conservatory and Turret
A round conservatory floods light into the library of Mark Twain's Hartford, Connecticut home. Page 8.
Focus on Architecture, Photos of the Mark Twain House
With brilliantly colored bricks, bold patterns, and elaborate brackets, the 19-room Mark Twain house is a hallmark of the Stick Style of architecture.
High School Subjects for Careers in Architecture
While still in high school, aspiring architects should plan a strong college preparatory program. Think about taking these courses.
Architectural Treasures of the Middle East
Architecture may have begun in areas of what we call the Middle East. Tourists and soldiers can learn from what's left of our cradle of civilization.
Architectural Treasures of the Middle East
Architecture may have begun in areas of what we call the Middle East. Tourists and soldiers can learn from what's left of our cradle of civilization.
Architectural Treasures of the Middle East
Architecture may have begun in areas of what we call the Middle East. Tourists and soldiers can learn from what's left in our cradle of civilization.
Inside the Transportation Hub
Take a photo journey of the Transportation Hub designed by Santiago Calatrava for the World Trade Center Project. Page 8.
Underground Pedestrian Corridor Connecting WTC
The WTC Transit Center by architect Santiago Calatrava will have a bright, domed interior space. See picture. Page 9.
Transportation Hub Opens in 2016
The Transportation Hub, inside the Oculus, opened in March 2016. Page 10.
Inside the Completed Transportation Hub
Six New York subways will link to the Fulton Street Transit Center. See photos of the completed Transportation Hub. Page 7.
New World Trade Center Transit Terminal
Santiago Calatrava's original design for the World Trade Center transit terminal has been adapted to provide greater security. Learn more.
A Bright Above-Ground Transit Center for New York
Architect Santiago Calatrava has proposed a bright, above-ground transit center for the new World Trade Center in New York City. See picture. Page 5.
Transportation Hub for the New World Trade Center in New York
Plans by architect Santiago Calatrava propose a central transportation hub to provide easy access to the New York City transit system. See picture. Page 6.
New World Trade Center Transportation Hub in 2014
The new transit buildings at ground zero will suggest a sense of flight. See the architect's rendering. Page 4.
Rendering of the New World Trade Center Transportation Terminal
Architect Santiago Calatrava plans bird-like wings for the new Transportation Terminal at the New York World Trade Center. Page 3.
The New World Trade Center Transportation Terminal Aerial View
See an aerial view of the Transportation Terminal for the new World Trade Center at Ground Zero, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Page 2.
Joseph Urban, From Palm Beach to New York City
Austrian architect Joseph Urban, born May 26, 1872, is best known for integrating architectural elements into theatrical stage settings, yet he had a varied career. Learn more.
Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow, Russia
Stalin destroyed the original Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia. Today's architecture is a rebuilding of the original 19th century sacred space. Page 4.
Architecture of Russia - Hermitage Winter Palace in St. Petersburg
The 16th century architect Rastrelli created the most famous building of imperial St. Petersburg, the Rococo style Hermitage Winter Palace. Page 7.
Wooden Churches on Kizhi Island
Complex wooden churches were built on the island of Kizhi (also spelled
Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow, Russia
Designed by Alexei Shchusev, Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow is made of simple cubes in the form of a step pyramid. Page 9.
Viking Log Homes in Novgorod, Russia
Russia not only spans different continents, but its history runs from prehistoric to modern. Here are highlights from an architecture perspective.
Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia
Designed by the famous Italian architect, Rastrelli, the Rococo Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia is like a fancy cake. Page 6.
St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia
Ivan the Terrible erected the exuberant St. Basil's Cathedral just outside the Kremlin gates in Moscow -- all part of Russian architecture. Page 5.
Architecture in Russian - Tavrichesky Palace in St. Petersburg
Learn about Architecture in Russian, including the Tavrichesky Palace in St. Petersburg. Page 8.
Church of the Transfiguration on Kizhi Island
The Church of the Transfiguration on the Island of Kizhi in Russia has 22 onion domes covered with hundreds of aspen shingles. Page 3.
The Vysotniye Zdaniye, Architecture in Moscow, Russia
After the Soviet triumph over Nazi Germany, Stalin launched an ambitious plan to construct a series of Neo-Gothic skyscrapers, the Vysotniye Zdaniye. Page 10.
Siberian Wooden Houses -- Traditional Homes in Irkutsk, Russia
The architecture of Russia is overwhelmed with stone palaces and ornate churches, yet people lived in simple wooden houses, ornamented with intricate wooden designs. Learn more. Page 11.
Mercury City Tower in Moscow
Moscow's 21st century building boom has modernized the city's skyline. The glass facade of the Mercury City Tower reflects both new and old Russian architecture. Page 12.
What Is a Solomonic Column? It's All in the Twist
Definition and illustrations for Solomonic columns, also known as barley-sugar columns, spiral columns, and twisted columns.
Queen Anne House With Brick Tower
Picture of a Queen Anne house with a brick tower
Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne Home with Onion Dome
An onion shaped dome and
Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne Home with Stucco Siding
Here's a more formal - almost Colonial Revival - Queen Anne house with dentil moldings and classical columns raised on stone piers. From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses. Page 20.
Stucco and Stone Queen Anne Home
This home has both Queen Anne and Colonial Revival features. Page 17.
Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne Home with Turret
Patterned shingles, a round turret, and a wrap-around porch make this upstate New York home a quintessential Queen Anne. From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses. Page 27.
Queen Anne Home in Saratoga, NY
Photo of a Queen Anne House in Saratoga, NY. Page 15.
Queen Anne House Pictures - Queen Anne with Stickwork
The Ash Street Inn in New Hampshire is a Queen Anne Victorian with a turret and detailed stained glass windows. From charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses. Page 18.
Kansas City Queen Anne - Queen Anne House Pictures
This Queen Anne home was built in 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri for lumber baron, Charles B. Leach. Page 12.
Brick Queen Anne House
Photo of a brick Queen Anne home in Indiana with a round turret. Page 13.
Queen Anne in Salem, Massachusetts
Picture of a classic Queen Anne house in Salem, Massachusetts. Page 24.
Brick Queen Anne in Independence, Missouri - Queen Anne House Pictures
This house in Independence, Missouri was built in 1888 for T.J. Watson, a retired physician who served as a surgeon on General Grant's staff in the Civil War. The red brick Queen Anne residence contains fine terra-cotta ornaments in stylized leaf shapes. The Victorian house is also distinguished by its conical roofed tower with fish-scale slate shingles, which extends from the second level to the attic, and by cut-brick chimneys. Page 11.