Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:11:29 +0000
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZUse this illustrated dictionary and chronological tour of photos to identify house styles and learn about influences on American home design.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZYou don't need expensive, complicated software to draw simple floor plans. Check out these easy online drawing tools and magical mobile apps.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZFrom Prehistoric to Modern, take a tour of architecture in the Western world, with links to historic styles, great buildings, and notable structures.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZDon't be blindsided by hidden expenses. Use these handy tips to estimate building costs for your new home - the tricks to saving money when you build.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZWhile still in high school, aspiring architects should plan a strong college preparatory program. Think about taking these courses.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZYou know your house is a Victorian...but, what style is it? This handy guide to American Victorian house styles has facts and photos.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZWould you like to become an architect? This page leads you to answers for some of the most frequently asked questions about careers in architecture.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZFind home design software programs that are inexpensive (or free!) and easy to use. Here are our top picks in the changing world of DIY software.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZYou don't have to be a computer whiz to use home design software -- but follow these tips to find the software that's right for your skills and needs.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZWhat type of material should you use when you install siding on your house? Compare these options.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZVisiting France? Bypass Disneyland Paris and explore the real architecture of France. Here is your starting point, with photos, features, and links.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZThe phrase Queen Anne suggests British royalty, but don't be confused! Here are facts about a popular American architecture during the Victorian era.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZBe lobbied by the paint companies. You deserve a sales pitch. Use these easy, free digital painting tools to try out paint colors for your house.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZHow do you find the original building plans for your old house? Here are some starting points, with tips, resources, and suggestions of where to look.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZArchitecture is traditionally a male profession, but the women listed here overcame obstacles to become world famous for their achievements.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZIs your house a New England Colonial? Learn about historic houses of the northeast and find out how to identify American Colonial architecture
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZIs your home a Colonial? Here's everything you need to know about American colonial architecture, including German, Dutch, French, and Spanish styles.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZThis concise guide traces the history of residential architecture in the US and Canada, with links to facts and photos for popular home styles.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZExplore the types of homes built in the United States that met the needs of an expanding American middle class from roughly 1930 until 1965.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZThe built environment is touching the sky. Here's a chart of the tallest buildings in the world, with statistics for more than 100 skyscrapers.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZLearn how to identify neoclassical architecture, from great buildings to modest homes, with links to examples, photos, and videos.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZThese tips and resources will help you choose the best paint color combinations for the exterior siding of your house. Remember, it's just paint.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZNew home construction can be a costly puzzle. Before you build, make sure you follow these five steps.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZOver the years, your home may have seen many remodelings. What did it used to look like? Here are some tips on how to find out.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZGet up-to-speed with green architecture, defined with resources for learning more about green design and sustainable building practices.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZFrom prehistoric to modern, here are the key periods and styles in architectural history, with links to photos and resources, and thoughts on beauty.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZDo you dream of designing houses? Do you need design help with your renovation? Consider a Professional Building Designer. Here's how to begin.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZIs your house a Cape Cod? Learn about Cape Cod houses and find out how to identify the Cape Cod style.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZYou admire the plans for your new home, but do you know what the measurements and symbols mean? A home architect shares secrets.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZTake a photo tour of Modernist, Post-modernist, and other 20th and 21st century approaches to architectural design by visionary architects.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZWhat did Frank Lloyd Wright build? This index lists all the projects that Wright completed during his lifetime, in the US and abroad.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZLearn about the TurboFLOORPLAN Instant Architect, an older version of the DIY home design software by IMSI/Design.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZDuring National Architecture Week, architects celebrate what they do and help the public better understand their profession. But what is architecture?
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZShould you install vinyl siding? Builders praise it, but environmentalists raise many concerns.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZAre you looking for just the right color for your home painting project? Choose a color chart from this list for architecturally-tested color schemes.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZFrom our photo gallery, pictures of bungalow houses, including Craftsman Bungalows and other popular bungaloid types. Explore the variety.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZWhat color should you paint your house? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for house paint color advice and ideas.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZFor basic facts about architecture, from famous buildings to the design of your own home, begin with these links.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZArchitecture offers a world of possibilities for classroom learning. Here is a sampling of fascinating lessons and activities for free.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZArchitecture is an interdisciplinary pursuit. Here is a suggested six week curriculum outlining architecture basics for students in upper grades.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZHere is what you need to know about gables, with definitions and links to examples. Learn how one book changed the way we look at gables today.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZThe Italianate house style, suggesting the romantic villas of Renaissance Italy, was the most popular home built during America's early Victorian era.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZHow much will your building or remodeling project cost? Maybe less than you think! Here's how to cut costs without compromising comfort and beauty.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZSlash your utility bills and help the environment by energy-efficient design. These resources will help you save when you build or remodel your home.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZYour home's columns have an interesting history. Here is an introduction to the types and styles of columns found in architecture through the ages.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZEngineering and architectural design really combine over the buttress. Explore types of exterior supports, including the famous Flying Buttress.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZYou might be surprised at all architects do. Here are explanations and resources to help you better grasp the responsibilities of an architect.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZWhat is an Ionic column? Learn about the Ionic Order, the Ionic column style, and facts about Ionic columns.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZGet your home improvement project off to the right start. The dream of remodeling your house may turn into a nightmare, unless you follow these steps.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZHow do you choose the best college or university for studying architecture and design? Explore these tips and resources from professional architects.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZWhat is a Corinthian column? Learn about the Corinthian Order and the Corinthian column style, with links to examples of the design is used.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZBungalows come in many shapes and styles. Learn to recognize the various types, see pictures, and learn the history that spans from 1905-1930.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZAnswers to your questions about careers in architecture: What's the college curriculum like? What's the Design Studio all about?
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZLearn 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.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZFrank Lloyd Wright was famous for his theories on Organic Architecture, though other architects also believed in these principles. See examples here.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZWhat is a Doric column? Learn about the Doric Order, the Doric column style, and facts about Doric columns.
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2017-01-16T11:11:29ZExplore the life and works of Frank Lloyd Wright, born in Wisconsin, June 8, 1867. This profile is a great intro to America's most famous architect.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZTo 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.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZBalustrades have not always had the architectural significance they have today. Learn about balusters and how to preserve these decorative details.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZArchitecture in America's capital, Washington, DC, showcases the international melting pot that is the nation. In these photos discover the influences of many foreign lands.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZArchitecture begins with geometry. Find out how math relates to architecture and why some architects still believe in principles of the golden ratio.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZWhat Is Beaux Arts? Find definitions and examples of Beaux Arts architecture in our Architecture Glossary.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZUse this handy guide to see if your house has characteristics of charming styles borrowed from France. Take a photo tour of French styles in America.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZEvery homeowner can learn from Glenn Murcutt. The Australian architect provides five basic ideas for designing energy-efficient, earth-friendly homes.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZSee pictures of Cape Cod houses from historic Colonial Cape Cods to modern-day versions of this popular American home style.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZArchitect earnings aren't high right now. Should this worried student change his job search and career plans? Here's our advice.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZSee floor plans and historic advertising flyers for Cape Cod houses built during the 1950s. Learn about mid-twentieth century housing in the USA.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZDiscover the simple Usonian style houses that Frank Lloyd Wright designed, and see photos of Usonian architecture.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZIs green too ordinary? Pink too bold? The answer depends on how you use the colors. These photo galleries in this list will help you visualize color combinations on a variety of house styles.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZSee floor plans and historic advertising flyers for Ranch houses built during the 1950s. Learn about mid-twentieth century housing in the USA.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZFind architectural definitions for styles, concepts, and technical words in this glossary of glossaries for architecture, design, and construction.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZLearn about the most popular roof types in Western architecture in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZMinimal Traditional describes a simple style of American home built between the World Wars. Explore the history of this style and see floor plans.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZThis list defines the most common acronyms, initials, and abbreviations used by architects, designers, engineers, and other building professionals
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZThese resources and surveys reveal the average income for architects and landscape architects in the United States.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZYou don't HAVE to be an architect just because you have the degree. Architecture study offers many pathways to jobs related to building and design.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZFind unusual and useful gifts for architects and builders, new homeowners, old house rehabbers, or anyone with a fascination for buildings and design.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZYou need more than a floor plan and a picture to build a house, but a simple floor plan gives you important information, but maybe not all the facts.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZExplore a photo gallery of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright with facts, resources, and extra links for even more Wright buildings and structures.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZFind facts and photos for some of America's most famous mansions, including Newport mansions, Gilded Age mansions, plantation homes, and grand manors.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZDo you live in a manufactured home? Should you buy a modular house? Explore the world of prefabs - architecture in a box, built off-site and trucked.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZUse 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.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZBorn in London July 25, 1936, Australian architect Glenn Murcutt designs homes that conserve energy and blend with the environment. He lives simply.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZHow a balcony is defined determines what it is. Here's a common definition that you can use, with cautions to what others may try to sell you.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZStudents often worry about the math courses they'll need to take in college. Is all that mathematics really necessary to be an architect?
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZExplore this photo gallery of great buildings by architect Frank Gehry, with information about the architecture and the architect.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZWhat is infrastructure and who pays for it? Explore definitions of the term, how the meaning has changed, and what infrastructure may mean to you.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZHow much do you know about America's White House - really? Check out these surprising facts.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZThe cornice is the uppermost section of moldings along the top of a wall or just below a roof. See an example from a building in Madrid, Spain.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZTaliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's grand desert experiment in Arizona, continues to grow and change. Learn about Wright's architecture.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZLearn the pros and cons of TurboFLOORPLAN Home & Landscape Pro home design software and get shopping advice.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZBuy reproductions of original Bungalow house plan catalogs, find bungalow plans online, and find resources for bungalow facts and photos.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZYears after the terrorist attacks, buildings are rising from the ashes of Ground Zero in New York City. Here's part of what you may see.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZUse these resources to find plans and information sources about Sears, Aladdin, Craftsman, and other historic mail order houses and catalog homes.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZLearn about the life and works of controversial architect, Frank Gehry, born February 28, 1929. Explore links and photos, then decide what you think.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZAdolf Loos scorned nonsense, including ornamentation in architecture. Learn more about Loos, Europe's early modernist, born December 10, 1870.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZLearn about Metabolist architecture, a futuristic urban design that influenced postwar Japan and 20th century modern architecture in the 1960s.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZDo you dream of building the kind of home that Frank Lloyd Wright might have designed? Check out the house plans in this directory.
2017-01-16T11:11:29ZBeauty is in the details, but you have to look. Even DIY projects can make your home more inviting and boost property value. Here are some ideas.