Architecture Sitemap - Page 9 2016-09-26

A Classical Peristyle Memorial at the LA Coliseum
The classical peristyle defines the grandeur of the LA Memorial Coliseum. Learn more about this 20th century iconic outdoor arena.

Classical Super Bowl at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Learn more about the first Super Bowl stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Taliesin West - Organic Design in a Desert Garden
Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's grand desert experiment in Arizona, continues to grow and change. Learn about Wright's architecture.

Walter H. Gale House, 1892-1893, by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's house for Walter Gale in 1893 shows the beginnings of the architect's break with traditional Victorian style. Learn more.

Thomas Gale House, 1892, by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright designed Thomas Gale's house in the Victorian style of the day, the Queen Anne. What was Wright's thinking? Learn more.

Frank Lloyd Wright Before 1900 and the Prairie Style
Frank Lloyd Wright began his residential building career designing the architectural style of the day, the Queen Anne. What led him to the Prairie?

Blades Residence - Modern Houses - Architecture Pictures
The modern houses in these pictures illustrate bold new ideas in home design. This picture: Blades Residence by Thom Mayne. Page 5.

Farnsworth House - Picture of the Glass Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe
The transparent glass Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is often celebrated as his most perfect expression of the International Style. Page 4.

Philip Johnson's Glass House - Modern Houses - Famous Architecture
The glass house designed by Philip Johnson has been called one of the world's most beautiful and yet least functional homes. Here are facts and resources from our photo gallery of modern houses. Page 3.

Luis Barragan House - Casa de Luis Barragán - Architecture Pictures - The Minimalist Luis Barragan House - Casa de Luis Barragán
The modern houses in these pictures illustrate bold new ideas in home design. Shown here: the former home of Pritzker Prize-winning Mexican architect Luis Barragan. Page 9.

Lovell House in Los Angeles by Richard Neutra - Modern Houses - Photo of the Lovell House
The modern houses in these pictures illustrate bold new ideas in home design. Shown here: the Lovell House in Los Angeles by Richard Neutra is a Landmark example of the International Style. Page 7.

Magney House by Australian architect Glenn Murcutt - Modern Houses - Architecture Pictures
The modern houses in these pictures illustrate bold new ideas in home design. Shown here: the energy-efficient Magney House by Australian architect Glenn Murcutt. Page 6.

Miller House by Richard Neutra - Modern Houses
The modern houses in these pictures illustrate bold new ideas in home design. Shown here: The sleek glass and steel Miller House is an example of Desert modernism. Richard Neutra, architect. Page 8.

Vanna Venturi House
The modern houses in these pictures illustrate bold new ideas in home design. Shown here: the Vanna Venturi House.

Walter Gropius House - Modern Houses - Architecture Pictures
The modern houses in these pictures illustrate bold new ideas in home design. Shown here: the Walter Gropius House. Page 2.

What is Organic Architecture? Description and Examples
Frank Lloyd Wright was famous for his theories on Organic Architecture, though other architects also believed in these principles. See examples here.

About Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Home of the Dallas Cowboys football team, AT&T Stadium has the world's longest single-span roof. Learn more about this Texas architecture. Page 5.

About a Pirate Ship in a Tampa Bay Football Stadium, Florida
Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NCAA's South Florida Bulls football team, the Raymond James Stadium is famous for its 103-foot, 43-ton pirate ship. Page 20.

About Denver Broncos' Stadium INVESCO Field at Mile High
The Broncos' Stadium claimed the national spotlight when Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama chose it as the site for his acceptance speech. Page 7.

About David S. Ingalls Rink at Yale University
Renovations to the David S. Ingalls Rink at Yale University stayed true to the original design by architect Eero Saarinen. Page 4.

About Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany
The 1972 Munich Olympic Games was to showcase German ingenuity in architecture. The nation turned to Frei Otto to engineer the Alps into Olympic Stadium. Learn more. Page 26.

About Pepsi Center in Denver Colorado
Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado hosts hockey and basketball games, music and theatrical performances, and large events like the 2008 Democratic Convention. Page 8.

About Italy's San Nicola Stadium by Renzo Piano
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano incorporated vast expanses of sky into the design of this saucer-shaped soccer stadium in Bari, Italy. Page 19.

About the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul Minnesota
Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota hosts more than 150 sporting and entertainment events each year and is the site of the 2008 Republican National Convention. Page 6.

About Lucas Oil Stadium - Super Bowl XLVI Stadium
Learn about Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, and host to Super Bowl XLVI. Page 2.

About Aquatics Centre, London 2012, Designed by Zaha Hadid
Designed by Pritzker architect Zaha Hadid, the roof of the Aquatics Centre was one of the most difficult construction projects for London's 2012 Olympics. Find out more about this modern venue. Page 21.

About Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
The Tampa Bay Times Forum, one of Florida's premier sports and entertainment centers, was once called the Ice Palace. Page 22.

About Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
The Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina is a publically-funded sports and entertainment venue, which hosts a variety of events including professional basketball and hockey, Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers' Circus, and the 2012 Democratica National Convention. Page 23.

About Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
The Bank of America Stadium is big enough to be home to the Carolina Panthers football team and the venue where President Barak Obama accepted his party's renomination in 2012. Page 24.

About NRG (Reliant) Park in Houston, Texas
Reliant Park is a multi-sport and entertainment center in Houston, Texas. Learn more about the Houston Astrodome and Reliant Stadium. Page 25.

About MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands - Super Bowl XLVIII
Learn about MetLife Stadium, the only home built for two NFL teams, the NY Giants and the NY Jets, and host to the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII.

About Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida
From our photo gallery of sports stadiums, picture of Sun Life Stadium, formerly known as Dolphin Stadium, in Miami Gardens, Florida, with facts about the Super Bowl stadium of the Miami Dolphins. Page 11.

About Ford Field, Indoor Site of Super Bowl XL in 2006
Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, is not just a football stadium. In addition to hosting Super Bowl XL, the complex holds many performances and events. Page 14.

About the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
With a 290-foot high roof, the Georgia Dome is as tall as a 29-story building. Page 18.

About Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome--better known as the Louisiana Superdome--is a record-breaking stadium that has become a symbol of strength and survival. Page 12.

About the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, England
From our photo gallery, pictures of important stadiums, arenas, athletic buildings, and performance centers: Millennium Dome in Greenwich, England. Page 13.

About Beijing Olympic Stadium in China for the 2008 Olympics
Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron collaborated with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to design the Beijing Olympic Stadium, the National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Page 9.

About the Paulistano Athletic Club in São Paulo, Brazil
From our gallery of stadium and arena photos, the Paulistano Athletic Club in São Paulo, Brazil, is an early work of Pritzker Laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Page 16.

About University of Phoenix Stadium, Eisenman in Arizona
Peter Eisenman was the architect for the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, but wait until you see the field. Page 17.

About the Water Cube - The Beijing National Aquatic Centre
Known as the Water Cube, the National Aquatic Centre is the site of the aquatic games at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Page 10.

Big Buildings Designed for Sports and Entertainment
Find facts and photos for popular stadium buildings, arenas, athletic venues, and convention centers. Big events demand big architecture.

About Stadium Australia in Sydney, for the 2000 Olympics
From our photo gallery, pictures of important stadiums, arenas, athletic buildings, and performance centers. Page 15.

About the 2010 Winter Olympic Speed Skating Venue
Learn more about the Richmond Olympic Oval, site of the Long Track Speed Skating competition at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Page 3.

Big Buildings Designed for Sports and Entertainment
Find facts and photos for popular stadium buildings, arenas, athletic venues, and convention centers. Big events demand big architecture.

Chiat/Day "Binoculars" Building, Venice, California
Travel to southern California and you may see a pair of binoculars by the side of the road. No, really. Forty-five foot high field glasses. What's the story?

Art or Architecture? Frank Gehry's Chiat/Day Complex
Frank Gehry's Chiat/Day Complex brings together art and architecture. Literally. Learn more about the Binoculars Building in Southern California.

Who are the World's Most Creative Architects?
Are starchitects the world's most creative people? Check out Jacques Herzog and other so-called starchitects of the 21st century.

Philip Webb, About the Architect of Arts & Crafts
Explore the life and works of Philip Webb, born January 12, 1831 in Oxford, England. This British architect and designer paved the way for the Arts & Crafts movement in architecture.

Grand Central Terminal City - A NYC Neighborhood
How did New York City's Grand Central Terminal change a neighborhood? Learn more about this iconic building and find out how it transformed East 42nd Street and the City.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe - Each Stone a Unique Tribute
Each stone slab at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a unique shape and size. Learn more about the Berlin Holocaust Memorial.

A Memorial Without Names - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
There are no plaques, inscriptions, or religious symbols at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. The solid stones have been compared to anonymous coffins.

Pathways through the Berlin Holocaust Memorial
Visitors to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe can follow a labyrinth of pathways between the massive stone slabs.

Anti-Vandalism at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial
The stone slabs at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial are open to the elements but have been coated with a special solution to prevent graffiti.

A Look at Eisenman's Controversial Holocaust Memorial
Architect Peter Eisenman's controversial Holocaust Memorial in Berlin was called too abstract and almost historically passive. Here's the story.

Undulating Stones at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial
Architect Peter Eisenman designed the Holocaust Memorial as a sea of massive stone blocks arranged between East and West Berlin. Take a visual tour.

Abstract Forms at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial
Does Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe say enough about the events of WWII or does the abstraction speak volumes?

Beneath the Berlin Holocaust Memorial
Beneath the Berlin Holocaust Memorial, a visitor's center includes the inscriptions and historical information not found in Eisenman's Memorial stones.

The Berlin Holocaust Memorial Opens
Designed by US architect Peter Eisenman, plans for the Berlin Holocaust Memorial were approved in 1999. It opened to the public on May 12, 2005.

100 at 11th, Residences Designed by Jean Nouvel
Pritzker-prize winner Jean Nouvel describes his NYC residential high-rise as being like an insect's eye. Find out more. Page 2.

Jean Nouvel Portfolio of Buildings and Projects
Pritzker Laureate Jean Nouvel experiments with light and shadow. This photo gallery presents some highlights of Nouvel's prolific career, one filled with exuberance and Imagination.

Colonial Houses in New England 1600s-1700s
Is your house a New England Colonial? Learn about historic colonial houses in New England and find out how to identify New England Colonial architecture

Did Sullivan's 1889 Auditorium influence the Chicago School?
The Chicago School did not develop overnight. Architect Louis Sullivan experimented with design in both Chicago and St. Louis. Learn about early skyscrapers.

What is the Chicago School? Commercial Style
Learn about Chicago's first skycrapers, built after the Great Fire of 1871. Not very tall by today's standards, these buildings paved the way for today's modern commercial buildings.

Early Chicago School, The Rookery Experiment in Design
The steel-framed Rookery Building displayed new engineering techniques with traditional and experimental styling. Early Chicago School buildings were like that.

What is the Chicago School? 1894: The Old Colony Building
Chicago architects Holabird and Roche designed many of the early skyscrapers that became known as the Chicago School of construction. Learn more about this team.

What is the Chicago School? 1895: The Marquette Building
The 1895 Marquette Building is one of the best surviving examples of what has become known as the Chicago School of architecture. Learn why.

What is the Chicago School? 1895: The Reliance Building
Stay at Chicago's Hotel Burnham and you'll experience one of the very first skyscrapers. Learn about the 1895 Reliance Building and others from the Chicago School.

Highest Toilets in the World - Bathroom Design
Where are the highest toilets in the world and how do architects and engineers design toilets for very high places?

Architecture in Portmeirion, Wales
Every September Portmeirion plays host to Festival No6, billed as a

The Piazza in Portmeirion, Wales
Along the southern edge of the Piazza in Portmeirion, Wales, two columns support gilded figures of Burmese dancers.

Bristol Colonnade in Portmeirion, Wales
The Colonnade in Portmeirion, Wales once stood in front of a bathhouse in Bristol, England.

Bridge House in Portmeirion, Wales
Tapering walls make Bridge House in Portmeirion, Wales seem larger than it really is.

Promenade at Portmeirion, Wales
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, designer of Portmeirion, Wales, wanted to show that

Unicorn Cottage at Portmeirion, Wales
This minature of a stately Chatsworth home creates the illusion of a classic Georgian estate.

Festival No6 at the Hercules Gazebo in Portmeirion, Wales
Cast iron mermaid panels, salvaged from Liverpool's Old Seaman's Home, form the sides of the Hercules Gazebo in Portmeirion, Wales, site of the annual Festival No6.

Cottages at Portmeirion, Wales
When Sir Clough Williams-Ellis began building Portmeirion, Mermaid house was all that was on the Welsh peninsula. One building at a time makes a village.

Elvis Presley Family Memorial and Burial Grounds at Graceland
Elvis Presley is now buried in the family grave site in Meditation Garden at Graceland Mansion. Learn more.

Game Room at Graceland in Memphis Tennessee
Elvis Presley chose red paisley for the game room at Graceland, his home in Memphis Tennessee. Learn more.

Front Room at Graceland Mansion - Home of Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley chose white, Louis XIV furnishings for the front room at his home, Graceland Mansion

Dining Room at Graceland Mansion
See the red and black dining room at Graceland, the Memphis home of rock star Elvis Presley.

Graceland Mansion, Home of the King
Join us for a photo tour of Graceland, the Memphis, Tennessee home of rock star Elvis Presley.

Dulles International Airport Designed by Eero Saarinen
Dulles International Airport Terminal, Chantilly, Virginia. Eero Saarinen, architect. Page 6.

The Best Woods for Decks and Porches
To build a better deck or porch, be sure to choose a better wood. Here are our top picks for the best wood to use for decks and porches.

Eco-thinkers and Earthships in America's Southwest
New Mexico is enchanted with sustainability, and they want you to be, too. Here are some reasons to go -- and stay.

How and Why Alejandro Aravena Won the 2016 Pritzker Prize
Learn about Alejandro Aravena, a Chilean architect who won the Pritzker Prize in 2016.

David Adjaye - African-Born Architect Designs Architecture for the World
Learn about David Adjaye, an African-born British architect, who designed the Museum of African American History and Culture for the last space on the DC Mall.

What Is CAD? What is BIM? Definitions with Examples
The future of architecture lies in CAD and BIM technologies. Learn the meaning of these acronyms and find examples and resources.

The Psychology of Planning a Dream House
The houses from our dreams and imaginations reveal secrets about our inner selves. Join us in a discussion of dream houses. Share your writing and drawings.

House as a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home
Once featured on Oprah, House As A Mirror of Self may not be for everyone, but Clare Cooper Marcus may take you to a dwelling you've never before been.

4 Months to Build a New House - Photos by the Homeowner
Construction of a new home begins with an empty lot and forms that only suggest a finished product. Journey through the process of new construction.

Steps to Building a New House - Installing Plumbing
Plumbing for the new house is installed before the concrete slab is poured. These photos show the process of new home construction.

Photo Steps to Building a New House - Raising the Walls
Less than two weeks after the framing was started, the exterior walls were raised. These photos show the process of new home construction.

Installing Fixtures and Cabinets in a New House
Three months after construction began, the Hudson's construction project started to look like a

Installing a Bathtub in a New House
The tub was put in early, but the tile didn't go in until most of the rough interior was finished - a step-by-step process in new home construction.

Photo Steps to Building a New House - Framing
After the foundation was cured, the framing went up.These photos show the process of new home construction.

Photo Steps to Building a New House - Installing Wallboard
In this stage of the new home construction, the interior wallboard was installed.These photos show the process of new home construction.

Photo Steps to Building a New House - Adding Brick Details
Once most of the inside was finished, the builders spent time doing finishing touches on the outside. A brick facade was installed on some of the exterior walls. These photos show the process of new home construction.

Photo Steps to Building a New House - Finishing Touches
After four months of construction, the new house was ready. These photos show the process of new home construction, beginning to end.

House by Tracy Kidder, A Short Review of the Book
House by Tracy Kidder is the compelling true story of the construction of a home in Massachusetts. Learn more from this brief review.

Top 9 Architecture Project Books for Kids
You can build what you can dream. Inspire your kids with these easy-to-read books packed with projects they can build using things they find around the house.

Norman Foster Buildings - Century Tower Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
The Century Tower Bunkyo-ku in Tokyo, Japan is one of many skyscrapers designed by the British architectural firm headed by Pritzker Laureate Norman Foster. Page 4.

Norman Foster Buildings - Commerzbank, Frankfurt, Germany
Commerzbank Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany is one of Sir Norman Foster's high-tech skyscrapers. View a portfolio of his designs. Page 5.

Norman Foster Buildings - Cranfield Library, Bedfordshire, UK
British architect Norman Foster has designed a variety of building types. With Cranfield University Library in Bedfordshire, UK, Foster brings high-tech modernism to the campus. Page 6.

Norman Foster Buildings - 30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin)
The Swiss Re building at 30 St Mary Axe has changed the London skyline and created an iconic piece of architecture for Norman Foster's firm. Here is a gallery of Foster's works. Page 7.

Norman Foster Buildings - HSBC Building, the bank, Hong Kong
The HSBC Building, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Hong Kong, is a good example of how Norman Foster uses exterior lighting as part of his architectural design. Page 9.

Norman Foster Buildings - Reichstag Dome, Berlin Germany
A tour of the iconic architecture of Norman Foster must include the transformative glass dome designed for the 19th century Reichstag in Berlin, Germany. Page 13.

Norman Foster Buildings - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UK
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is one of the many high-tech designs by Pritzker Laureate Norman Foster. Take a short visual tour of his buildings and projects. Page 11.

Norman Foster Buildings - Willis Faber & Dumas, Ipswich, UK
One of Norman Foster's early works, the Willis Faber and Dumas Building in Ipswich, UK. was a good indication that

Norman Foster Buildings - Metro Station "Fosterito" in Bilbao, Spain
The Metro Station Entrance Enclosure in Bilbao, Spain has made British architect Norman Foster a beloved local. Tour a world of architecture designed by this Pritzker Laureate. Page 10.

Norman Foster Buildings - the Scottish Armadillo
Glasgow, Scotland is another showcase for the architecture of Norman Foster. Tour some of Foster's works in this gallery of selected projects. Page 15.

Norman Foster Buildings - The Bow, Calgary, Canada
The Bow skyscraper in Calgary, Canada is an award-winning, high-tech design by British architect Norman Foster. Learn more about the work of this Pritzker Laureate.

Norman Foster Buildings - Hearst Tower, New York City
The controversial Hearst Tower in New York City is an award-winning, high-tech design by British architect Sir Norman Foster. Learn more. Page 8.

Norman Foster Buildings - American Air Museum, Duxford, UK
The American Air Museum in Duxford, UK, is one of many large hanger-like project of Norman Foster. Foster is known for

Norman Foster Buildings - Great Court at the British Museum
High profile architecture is a specialty of British architect Norman Foster. His

Norman Foster Buildings - Faculty of Law, Cambridge, UK
The Faculty of Law building brought high-tech modernism to the University of Cambridge in England. Check out more designs from this Pritzker Laureate. Page 3.

Norman Foster Portfolio of Buildings and Projects
Pritzker Laureate Norman Foster often uses modular elements in his

Selected Bungalow Floor Plans from 1908-1921
Use this directory to find original floor plans and drawings for small homes and bungalows advertised in mail order catalogs and The Craftsman magazine between 1908 and 1921.

How to Choose Building Plans for Your Dream Home
Browse the Web and you'll find hundreds of companies that sell stock house plans. What features should you look for? How can you follow your dream?

Addison Mizner and Florida's Resort Architecture
Explore the life and works of Addison Mizner, noted for his Spanish Revival buildings and Florida resort architecture.

Can 'Instant Architect' Help with Your Design Needs?
Learn about the TurboFLOORPLAN Instant Architect, an older version of the DIY home design software by IMSI/Design.

What is an Oriel Window? From the Architecture Glossary
The Oriel window is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill bay window. Find out more from our Architecture Glossary.

Park51 - Whatever happened to the Ground Zero Mosque?
The 2010 plans for a

5 Steps to Building Your New Home
New home construction can be a costly puzzle. Before you build, make sure you follow these five steps.

Traditional Chinese House Details - Yin Yu Tang, a Traditional Chinese House
The ancient laws of feng shui acted as guiding principles in the construction of Yin Yu Tang, a traditional Chinese House.

Historic Reconstruction of Chinese House - Reconstructing a Chinese House
Architects, conservators, and craftspeople faced many challenges in recreating the eighteenth century Chinese home, Yin Yu Tang.

Chinese House - Yin Yu Tang, a Traditional Chinese House
Built 200 years ago for a wealthy merchant in the Chinese village of Huang Cun, Yin Yu Tang is the first Chinese house brought from China to the U.S.

Where is Yin Yu Tang now? Rebuilt in New England
Visit Yin Yu Tang, a real house brought piece by piece from a rural village in China and reconstructed in Salem, Massachusetts in the US.

Typical Chinese House Rebuilt in New England
Visit Yin Yu Tang, a real house brought piece by piece from a rural village in China and reconstructed in Salem, Massachusetts in the US.

Typical Chinese House Rebuilt in New England
Visit Yin Yu Tang, a real house brought piece by piece from a rural village in China and reconstructed in Salem, Massachusetts in the US.

5 Features That Will Define the Homes of the Future
What will homes of the future look like? The architect of the Katrina Cottage, Marianne Cusato, gives us 5 ideas to ponder.

5 Surprising Predictions Beyond the Katrina Cottage
Architect Marianne Cusato became famous for designing a Katrina Cottage back in 2005. Today she suggests 5 features to be found in homes of the future.

A List of Notable African-American Architects
Discover the rich heritage of Black architects who achieved important accomplishments in the USA, even while facing enormous obstacles.

A List of Notable African-American Architects
Discover the rich heritage of Black architects who achieved important accomplishments in the USA, even while facing enormous obstacles.

Jay Gatsby is no Otto Kahn - Neither is Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift may make her next music video at your house. It could happen, just like it did with Otto Kahn's Oheka Castle. Can architecture become symbolic?

Oheka Castle - Monopoly on the Gold Coast
Learn the fascinating history of Otto Kahn's lavish Gilded Age mansion, Oheka Castle, on Long Island in Huntington, New York.

The Romantic Road to Oheka Castle -- Long Island New York
This photo tour of Oheka Castle takes us along a tree-lined road through landscaped grounds. Learn about the Gilded Age estate.

Olmsted-Designed Grounds at Oheka Castle on Long Island New York
The landscaped grounds at Oheka Castle were designed by the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted. Learn about the restoration of the grounds and gardens at the Long Island estate.

The Grand Stairway at Oheka Castle on Long Island New York
Learn about the beautifully designed stairway and wrought iron banisters at Oheka Castle on Long Island.

Library at Oheka Castle on Long Island New York
The library at the Gilded Age Oheka Castle has secrets. Learn more.

Restoration of Oheka Castle on Long Island New York
The Gilded Age Oheka Castle on Long Island has been rescued from the ruins. Learn about the historic restoration.

The Building and Remodeling Contract
Before you hire a builder, make sure the contract has certain wording and conditions. Find out what to consider before you sign on the dotted line.

What is a gable? Find out in the architecture glossary
From our architecture dictionary, definition for the term Gable with links for learning more about gable roof styles, and references to gables in stories, books, and literature.

Minnesota State Capitol, Architecture by Cass Gilbert
Since January 2, 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol has been a model of modern technologies within stately, classic design. How did the young Cass Gilbert pull it off?

About Architect Steven Holl, Time, Space, and Light
American architect Steven Holl, born in Washington State December 9, 1947, has created designs all over the world, each one capturing the local light. Learn more about this thought-provoking artist.

Art Deco Buildings in Miami - South Beach Playground
The love of the Art Deco style in architecture and design is celebrated to this day, especially in Miami. Learn more about Art Deco in Florida.

A Field Guide to American Houses - Book Review
A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia and Lee McAlester provides everything you need to recognize American house styles. Has the book been updated?

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4 Popular Bungalows from The Craftsman, July 1916
Visit the source of Craftsman design and vision with these four house plans from the July 1916 issue of The Craftsman magazine.

Four Popular Craftsman Houses from July 1916
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Research Architecture Online
This page will help you research architecture on the Web. You'll find the best sources for architecture facts, architecture statistics, architecture photos, and architecture drawings. Also find tips on how to get help with your architecture research.

Design of the Oslo Opera House in Norway
The 2007 completion of the Oslo Opera House became the linchpin for this Norwegian city's redevelopment. Learn more about this building by Snøhetta.

Oslo Opera House - A Sweeping Plan for Oslo in Oslo Norway
The Oslo Opera House is the foundation of a sweeping urban renewal in the waterfront Bjørvika area of Oslo.

Oslo Opera House - Step Inside the Oslo Opera House in Oslo Norway
The main entrance to the Oslo Opera House is beneath the lowest portion of the sloping roof. Inside, the sense of height is breathtaking.

Oslo Opera House - Amazing Windows at the Oslo Opera House in Oslo Norway
Designing windows 15 meters high poses special challenges. The enormous window panes at the Oslo Opera House needed support, but the architects wanted to minimize the use of columns and steel frames.

Oslo Opera House - Wood Brings Warmth to the Oslo Opera House in Oslo Norway
The interior of the Oslo Opera House is a stark contrast from the glacial landscape of white marble. At the heart of the theater is a majestic Wave Wall made from strips of golden oak.

Oslo Opera House - Move Through Golden Corridors at the Oslo Opera House in Oslo Norway
The random patterns of oak slats also bring warmth to the galleries and passageways at the Oslo Opera House.

Oslo Opera House - Art Projects at the Oslo Opera House in Oslo Norway
Interior details at the Oslo Opera House aren't merely decorations applied to the building. The architects at Snøhetta worked closely with artists to integrate their work with the overall design of the Opera House.

Oslo Opera House - Walk the Roof at Oslo Opera House
From the ground, the roof of the Oslo Opera House slopes steeply up, creating an expansive walkway past the high glass windows of the interior foyer. Visitors can stroll up the incline and stand directly over the main theater and enjoy views of Oslo and the fjord.

Oslo Opera House - Architecture Marries Art at Oslo Opera House in Oslo Norway
The architects at Snøhetta worked closely with artists to integrate subtle details that would capture the play of light and shadow at the Oslo Opera House.

Oslo Opera House - Sound Design at the Oslo Opera House in Oslo Norway
The architects and engineers for the Oslo Opera House designed the theater to place the audience as close as possible to the stage and also to provide the best possible acoustics.

How to Choose the Best Architecture Books for Kids
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10 Reasons Why Architects Love The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie has a lot to say about architecture, building, and Vitruvius. Check out these top 10 truths you can learn from this animated 3-D film.

Top 10 Digital Documentaries About Architecture
These terrific documentary films explore the world of architecture and building design around the world.

Friedrich St.Florian, About the WWII Memorial Designer
Learn more about Austrian-born Friedrich St.Florian, born December 21, 1932, and chosen design architect of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

What's a Craftsman? All You Need to Know From Stickley
Gustav Stickley created Craftsman Farms to practice the theories and principles of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Learn about this master craftsman from his works.

Ceramic Tile Roof on Craftsman Farms Log House
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What are Pediments? Designs from Ancient Greece
Illustrated definition of the word Pediment from our Architecture Glossary.

What Is a Palladian Window?
Illustrated definition for the term Palladian Window from our Architecture Glossary.

Top 10 Architecture Pop-Up Books Made to be Seen
Don't you love books that open up 3-dimensional shapes? Here are our favorite architecture pop-up books for readers of all ages.

Wall Street Architecture at One Wall Street and Broadway
Begin your walk down Wall Street at architect Ralph Walker's 50-story, Art Deco skyscraper in New York's financial district.

Wall Street Security and Occupy Wall Street and Trinity Church
Occupy Wall Street protesters gather nearby, but architectural street security by Rogers Marvel Architects safeguards historic Wall Street.

Wall Street Architecture in New York's Financial District
Explore the architecture of Wall Street in New York City. Here are facts and photos for famous buildings in the powerful center of finance.

Wall Street Architecture: NYSE Corporate HQs - 11 Wall Street
The New York Stock Exchange corporate headquarters architecturally complements the more famous 1903 NYSE building on 18 Broad Street.

Wall Street Architecture at the Corner, A Hub of History
The Corner at Wall Street and Broad in New York City has architectural treasures and a history of terrorist activity.

Wall Street Architecture - Federal Hall National Memorial
Learn about the historic Federal Hall National Memorial at 26 Wall Street in New York City.

Wall Street Architecture - The Trump Building at 40 Wall Street
The 1930 Manhattan Company building at 40 Wall Street has had its architectural history preserved by Donald Trump. Learn more.

Wall Street Architecture - Classical at 55 Wall Street in NYC
Classical Greek and Roman colonnades provide architectural and visual unity at 55 Wall Street in New York City.

Wall Street Architecture - Art Deco at 120 Wall Street
Architect Ely Jacques Kahn has created a simple and elegant art deco building at the eastern end of Wall Street.

Wall Street Architecture - House of Morgan at 23 Wall Street
Learn about the fortress-like J.P. Morgan building on the corner of Wall Street and Broad Street in New York City.

PC Pile House by Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban
Tour five of Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban's early home designs. The 20th century residential architecture, all in Japan, includes the 1992 PC Pile House.

House of Double-Roof by Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban
When Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban calls a home the House of Double-Roof, what could he possibly mean? Explore five early designs from the Japanese architect.

Curtain Wall House by Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban
Curtains as walls? Japanese architect Shigeru Ban creates humble spaces of softness and light within the interiors of these homes. Compare five interiors.

Nine-Square Grid House by Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban
Inside the Nine-Square Grid House by Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban is an open floor plan that can be arranged by the homeowner, creating up to 9 square rooms.

5 Interiors - The Japanese Houses of Shigeru Ban
Here are five interiors that give new meaning to

Brief Guide to the Architecture of Chicago, Illinois
Traveling to Chicago? Before you go, learn about these must-see examples of Chicago architecture, designed by some of America's greatest architects.

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Sears Bungalows and More from 1908 to 1909
The bungalow style home appeared in mail order catalogs from Chicago's Sears, Roebuck & Company and the West Coast-based Ye Planry. Here is a sampling.

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Sears Bungalow Plans and More, 1918 to 1920
Browse this selection of mail order house plans from Sears Roebuck and the Aladdin Company, both competing for catalog sales from 1918 to 1920.

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The Cupola, Tradition on the Top
Is today's cupola an artifact of the past? Here are some ideas to get you thinking about an architectural detail that can be more than a mere ornament.

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What is a coffered ceiling?
A ceiling that is coffered will not be smooth and even. Find out why.

Coffered Ceilings: An Inside Gallery of Architecture
Coffered ceilings have a long history in architecture. Learn more about the uses and functions of this popular interior detail.

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The Villages of Loreto Bay - Bathroom
The bathroom overlooks an interior courtyard in this

Loreto Bay Fountain
A fountain is the focal point in the interior courtyard of this Loreto Bay home. Page 17.

Loreto Bay Courtyard
The upper level looks down on the interior courtyard in this Loreto Bay home. Page 15.

Loreto Bay Water Channel
Water channels wind through the villages at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Page 29.

Loreto Bay Estuary
The estuary at Loreto Bay is a haven for many forms of life. Look closely and you will see a camouflaged bird perched on the rocky hillside. Page 40.

Loreto Bay Kiva Fireplace
A traditional adobe kiva fireplace brings warmth to the earthen home at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Page 14.

Loreto Bay - Terra Cotta Floors
The terra cotta floors cast a warm glow inside the earth-friendly homes at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Page 13.

Loreto Bay - Founders' Neighborhood
Homes and shops cluster close together in the New Urbanist community at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Page 24.

Loreto Bay - Founders' Neighborhood
Walkways wind past homes and shops in the pedestrian-friendly Founders' Neighborhood at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Page 9.

Loreto Bay Kitchen
Porcelain tiles and woven woodwork give the kitchen a Mexican flavor in this Loreto Bay home. Page 21.

The Villages of Loreto Bay - Architectural Details
The doors and architectural accents are made with Bolivian Cedar (Roble Boliviano). The wood is finished with two coats of hand-rubbed oil. Page 12.

Loreto Bay - Spanish Colonial Styling
Traditional Spanish Colonial architecture inspires the Village Homes at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Notice the terra cotta floors, plaster walls, and natural woodwork. Page 10.

Loreto Bay Mangrove Trees
Mangrove trees help prevent soil erosion in the Loreto Bay estuary. Page 38.

Loreto Bay - Mangroves
Mangrove trees are an important part of the eco-system in the estuaries at Loreto Bay. The roots provide a safe habitat for sea life. Page 39.

Loreto Bay Agriculture Center
At the Agriculture Center, plants are raised to restore the estuaries and to provide greenery for landscaping in the Loreto Bay Villages. Page 37.

Rob Kater of EcoScapes at Loreto Bay
Rob Kater, president of EcoScapes, helps supply saline-tolerant plants for landscaping at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Page 36.

The Villages of Loreto Bay - Air Conditioning
The Villages of Loreto Bay - Air Conditioning. Page 23.

Baja Landscape
The rocky beaches are unspoiled in Baja California Sur. Page 3.

Baja Landscape
Baja California Sur offers dramatic, unspoiled views of mountains and sea. Page 2.

Baja California Beach
Rocks and desert line the coast in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Page 4.

The Villages of Loreto Bay - Construction
The earth block homes are being constructed on the scenic coastline near Loreto in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Page 6.

Loreto Bay Kitchen
Water-saving faucets and Energy Star appliances make Village Homes in Loreto Bay especially efficient. Page 20.

Loreto Bay Landscape Design
Saline-tolerant local plants are used in the landscape design at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Page 35.

Loreto Bay Patio
Gardeners will delight in the outdoor sink and potting station on the patio of this Loreto Bay Village Home. Page 22.

Loreto Bay Terrace
Exhaust vents are incorporated into the architectural design on the roof-top terrace of this Loreto Bay Village Home in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Page 32.

Loreto Bay Terrace
The roof-top terrace of this Loreto Bay Village Home offers sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez. Page 7.

Loreto Bay Cupola - Cupola in Loreto Bay Mexico
The cupola has doors so that residents can control the flow of air through their Loreto Bay Village Home. Page 33.

Loreto Bay Homes in Mexico - Loreto Bay Service Window
Many of the Village Homes in Loreto Bay have a small service window with a door. Residents can opt to have food delivered through this window. Page 25.

Loreto Bay Mountain View
Homes that do not face the sea offer scenic views of the mountains or green spaces surrounding the Villages of Loreto Bay. Page 34.

Loreto Bay Village
The Villages of Loreto Bay may remind you of an old European town with homes nestled close to a meandering walkway. Page 26.

Loreto Bay Window
Open windows and private courtyards allow residents of Loreto Bay to commune with nature. Page 16.

Loreto Bay Kitchen
The tiled kitchen is open to the great room in this Loreto Bay Village Home. Page 19.

Loreto Bay Garden Pergola
A wooden garden pergola shelters the roof-top terrace in this Loreto Bay Village Home. Page 31.

Loreto Bay Terrace
Private terraces and courtyards allow the residents of Loreto Bay enjoy the warm climate of Baja California Sur. Page 30.

Loreto Bay Window View
The Loreto Bay Village Homes are situated to take advantage of scenic views and cooling sea breezes. Page 8.

Villages of Loreto Bay Mexico - Home Designs in Loreto Bay Mexico
The Villages of Loreto Bay is an eco-friendly, New Urbanist community now under construction along the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Explore our photo gallery for home designs and neighborhood views.

Villages of Loreto Bay Mexico - Home Designs in Loreto Bay Mexico
The Villages of Loreto Bay is an eco-friendly, New Urbanist community now under construction along the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Explore our photo gallery for home designs and neighborhood views.

Villages of Loreto Bay Mexico - Home Designs in Loreto Bay Mexico
The Villages of Loreto Bay is an eco-friendly, New Urbanist community now under construction along the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Explore our photo gallery for home designs and neighborhood views.

Loreto Bay Terrace Garden
Residents of Loreto Bay can opt to have the Village landscaping service tend the terrace and courtyard gardens. Page 27.

Loreto Bay Garden Pergola
Homes are clustered close together in the Loreto Bay Villages. The roof-top terraces take the place of front yards and gardens. Page 28.

Neotraditional Architecture - Not What it Appears To Be
Neotraditional architecture is contemporary architecture that borrows from the past. Learn about Neotraditional architecture from our architecture glossary.

Performance Architecture - EMPAC at RPI in Troy NY
The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute merges art with science. Page 2.

Cass Gilbert - Architect of Skyscrapers and Capitols
From the Woolworth Bldg to the US Supreme Court, historic themes join modern ideas in the architecture of Cass Gilbert, born November 24, 1859 in Zanesville, Ohio.

Books to Help You Build a Smaller Home
Tiny homes don't have to be primitive. Many books today can get you started finding house plans and ideas for designing compact houses and cottages.

Picture This: Dunguaire Castle in County Galway, Ireland
Dunguaire Castle in Kinvara, County Galway, Ireland, included in a select photo gallery of castles around the world.

Picture This: Johnstown Castle in Ireland
Johnstown Castle is a Victorian recreation of medieval architecture. The turreted home was built between 1810 and 1855. Page 2.

Neuschwanstein, the Victorian Palace of Mad King Ludwig
Explore the fanciful Victorian Palace, Neuschwanstein Castle, built during the 19th century for the King of Bavaria, known as Mad King Ludwig. Page 4.

Picture This: Rock of Cashel in Ireland
Ancient Celtic Kings ruled from the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland - one of a select photo gallery of castles around the world. Page 5.

Picture This: Tully Castle in County Fermanagh, Ireland
In the 1600s, inhabitants of Tully Castle were imprisoned in its vaults, and the stronghouse was turned to ruins. Learn about castles around the world. Page 3.

Picture This: Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom
The central quadrangle of Buckingham Palace is a surprising feature unseen by most visitors. Learn more about this interesting part of British history and architecture. Page 6.

Picture: Chateau de Versailles, La Grande Galerie des Glaces
The Versailles Treaty that ended World War I was signed in the Galerie des Glaces or Hall of Mirrors. Learn more about this historic room within the Baroque Chateau. Page 7.

Picture This: Kronborg Castle, Hamlet's Elsinore
Learn about castles around the world, including Kronborg in Denmark, considered the location of Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. Page 8.

The Power of Place: Versailles
World War I ended when a treaty was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Explore the power of place and an architecture that never forgets.

How to Become an Architect - Architecture Careers FAQ
Would you like to become an architect? This page leads you to answers for some of the most frequently asked questions about careers in architecture.

Books to Help You Plan Patios, Walkways, and Courtyards
Planning a new patio or walkway? Moving the kitchen outside? Before you begin laying your brick or stone, check out these inexpensive how-to books.

Architecture and Design Schools in the US Ranked Best
Which architecture school is best? Find school rankings from the latest DesignIntelligence report, America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.

A Hard Path Doesn't Have to be Difficult
A brick patio and walkway will enhance the beauty of your entire home, so here are the basic steps. Includes links to brick patterns and idea books.

The Griffin in Architecture and Design
The mythical griffin has been a powerful image in buildings through the ages. See photos that show how griffins are used in architecture in design.

Jean Louis Charles Garnier - Designer of the Paris Opera
Phantom of the Opera? Not French architect Charles Garnier, best known today for designing the phantom's Parisian Opera House. Learn more about Garnier, born in Paris on November 6, 1825.

Wang Shu, Rise of the Architect Scholar
Chinese architect Wang Shu, born November 4, 1963, is a craftsman and scholar who won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize for 2012. Learn about Wang Shu's life, works, and partnerships.

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Foursquare House Plans - Is Your Old House From a Catalog?
Searching for the house plans for your American Foursquare style home? They just might be part of this group of Sears and Aladdin catalog favorites.

Sears Catalog Modern Home No. 2090, The Alhambra
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Art Deco Decoration - Skyscrapers Take Shape
Vivid color, strong lines and undulating, repeating patterns are a trademark of Art Deco design, but so is the stepped shape of skyscrapers.

Art Deco Architecture in the US - The Dawn of Deco
Join us for a photo tour of Art Deco architecture and learn how the Art Deco style influenced building design around the US.

Art Deco Influences - King Tut and the Daily News
Art Deco architects often lavished their buildings with symbolic images.

Art Deco - Miami and Art Deco Color and Architecture
Terra-cotta facing and the strong vertical bands are typical Art Deco features borrowed from antiquity.

Art Deco and the Discovery of King Tut's Tomb
Find out how the discovery of King Tut's tomb inspired a jazzy new approach to architecture and design.

Art Deco Ziggurats - Skyscrapers with Zigs and Zags
Art Deco buildings often took on a distinctive Art Deco shape: the ziggurat.

Art Deco in Dallas - Egyptian Influences in Texas
Art Deco designs are found throughout the U.S. especially in post-Depression architecture like from the 1930s Texas State Fairgrounds.

French Architect Jean Nouvel, A Look at the Pritzker Winner
Taking cues from the environment, flamboyant French architect Jean Nouvel plays with light and shadow. Learn more about the Pritzker Laureate, born August 12, 1945.

Climbing Pretty Skyscrapers is Just Too Easy
High-tech architecture can be tempting for the urban climber. Should architects modify skyscraper designs to keep stuntmen on the ground?

Advice to a Young Cuban With a Dream
What advice can we give to a young man with a strong will to become an architect? Here are nine suggestions.

40 Mercer Street in New York City - Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect Jean Nouvel
40 Mercer Street in New York City. 41 luxury apartments and shops, Jean Nouvel, architect. Page 13.

Institut du Monde Arabe - IMA - Arab World Institute - Jean Nouvel Photos
Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), or the Arab World Institute, in Paris, France by Jean Nouvel, architect. Page 4.

Interior view of the metal lenses at the Institut du Monde Arabe - IMA - Arab World Institute
Interior view of the metal lenses at the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA or Arab World Institute). Page 6.

Metal Lenses on the Institut du Monde Arabe - IMA - Arab World Institute
The Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), or the Arab World Institute, has adjustable metal lenses on the exterior wall. Page 5.

Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, France by Jean Nouvel, architect
Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, France by Jean Nouvel, architect. Page 8.

Lyon Opera House - Renovation of the Opera in Lyon, France
Renovation of the Opera House in Loyon France. Jean Nouvel, architect. Page 10.

Nemausus Public Housing in Nimes, France - Picture of Nemausus Public Housing
Nemausus public housing in Nimes, France. Jean Nouvel, architect.

Agbar Tower in Barcelona, Spain, Jean Nouvel, architect
Agbar Tower in Barcelona, Spain, Jean Nouvel, architect. Page 3.

Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art by Jean Nouvel, architect
Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, France. Jean Nouvel, architect. Page 7.

Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jean Nouvel, architect. Page 9.

Quai Branly Museum in Paris, France - Photo of the Musée du Quai Branly
Quai Branly Museum in Paris, France. Jean Nouvel, architect. Page 11.

Tour de Verre in New York City
Tour de Verre is a 75-story tower to be constructed on a site adjacent to theMuseum of Modern Art in New York City. Jean Nouvel, architect. Page 12.

Careers in Engineering
Use these resources to find jobs and job-search advice in the engineering fields, including civil engineering and structural engineering.

Review of Rybczynski's A Clearing in the Distance
Witold Rybczynski's book is not merely a biography of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. It is also a portrait of American life in the nineteenth century.

General Guide to Architecture in Missouri
Vacationing in Missouri? Plan your next trip to include visits to iconic landmarks like the St. Louis Gateway Arch and one of the first skyscrapers ever built.

Are You a New Urbanist?
New Urbanist thinker James Howard Kunstler says our cities have become unattractive and inhumane. Do you agree or disagree? Speak your mind.

Sprawl - The Five Components of Sprawl
What is Sprawl? Find out the key components of sprawl in this excerpt from Suburban Nation by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck. Page 2.

Suburban Nation - Excerpt From The Book On New Urbanism
Find out the meaning of SPRAWL and learn two ways cities can grow in this excerpt from the book Suburban Nation by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck

Sprawl - A Brief History of Sprawl
Read a brief history of sprawl in this excerpt from Suburban Nation by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck. Page 3.

Principles of New Urbanism, from the Charter of the New Urbanism
More principles of New Urbanism and neighborhood design from the Charter for the New Urbanism, written by the Congress for the New Urbanism. Page 2.

Charter of the New Urbanism - Principles of New Urbanism
Full text of the Charter of the New Urbanism, which outlines the principles of New Urbanism, written by the Congress for the New Urbanism.

How To Choose Building Plans - 10 Steps to Your Dream Home
Here's a simple how-to on choosing building plans for your new house or your remodeling project. But, before these steps, do you have the confidence?

How did Frank Gehry cope with Disney Hall's shine?
Frank Gehry's shiny Walt Disney Concert Hall was met with both adulation and concern when it opened October 23, 2003. What did the neighbors think?

Does Architecture Pay? Advice to a Student
Architect earnings aren't high right now. Should this worried student change his job search and career plans? Here's our advice.

Don't Forget the Linen Cabinets!
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8 Secrets for More Storage in Your Home
Increase the storage in your home by building, compartmentalizing, and buying space-saving furnishing. Here are some tips to get you started.

Build High Ceilings
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The Maple Floor Plan
The floor plan of The Maple shows a different design to separate a family's functions - except for that Tower. What do you think about this plan?

Splayed Wings of the Perfect Little House
This architecture team from the Pacific Northwest has designed a home with wings. Take a look at an organic design of the future, available as stock plans.

Photos of The Maple and More About That Tower
The architecture team of Stella Carosso and Peter Brachvogel develop small, affordable, perfect little house plans not just for developers, but for anyone.

Essential Reference Books for Architecture
Architects and professors recommend these reference books for students and others researching architecture and home design.

Disputes Over the Sydney Opera House Remodeling
Remodeling at the Sydney Opera House faced many disputes. Details.

About the Sydney Opera House and Additive Architecture
See photos and learn the history of the startling, shell-shaped Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Jorn Utzon Comments on his Design for the Sydney Opera House
Jorn Utzon comments on his design for the Sydney Opera House

Jorn Utzon's Plan for the Sydney Opera House
Learn about architect Jorn Utzon's plan for the shell-shaped Sydney Opera House.

Theaters at the Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House in Australia is not one theater but many. Learn about the iconic building and see pictures

Remodeling at the Sydney Opera House
Should the iconic Sydeney Opera House be remodeled? How did architect Jorn Utzon feel about the renovation plans?

How the Sydney Opera House Was Built
Find out the how the amazing Sydney Opera House was built and see construction photos.

Jorn Utzon Battles Controversy Over the Sydney Opera House
Jorn Utzon battled controversy over his design for the Sydney Opera House. Learn the history.

Frank Gehry Comments on the Sydney Opera House
Architect Frank Gehry comments on the Sydney Opera House by Jorn Utzon.

Sydney Opera House Photo Tour
Join us for a photo tour of the amazing shell-shaped Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Queen Elizabeth II led the opening celebration on October 20, 1973.

How Is Geometry Used in Architecture?
Architecture begins with geometry. Find out how geometry relates to architecture and why some architects believe in principles of

What is a column? Architecture Glossary
Definition and illustrations for classical columns, Doric columns, Ionic columns, Corinthian columns, Tuscan columns, and other column designs from our Architecture Glossary.

What is a Corbel? Architecture Glossary
A corbel can be a bracket or a building method. Why is that? Learn the history of this descriptive word from our illustrated architecture glossary.

The Primitive Hut - Laugier's Theory About Architecture
All architecture derives from the three elements found in this primitive form. Explore Marc-Antoine Laugier's 18th century architectural theories.

Architecture in Italy - Where to Begin?
Traveling to Italy? Make this your starting place for exploring the country's rich architecture, with plenty of links to more info.

New England Colonial Architecture at the Rabbit Hill Inn
The Rabbit Hill Inn in northern Vermont is one of those rare yet typical New England stopovers. How did a tavern become so upscale? A long history.

Fire Prevention Week and America's Most Famous Architect
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 influenced how urban designers and architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, approached construction and design.