Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:12:03 +0000
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZUse this illustrated dictionary to identify house styles and learn about influences on American home design. A chronological tour of photos.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZYou don't need expensive, complicated software to draw simple floor plans. Check out these easy online drawing tools and magical mobile apps.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZFrom Prehistoric to Neo-modern, a whirlwind tour of architecture in the Western world, with links to historic styles and great buildings / structures.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZDon'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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZBe 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZThese tips and resources will help you choose the best paint color combinations for the exterior siding of your house. Remember, it's just paint.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWhat type of material should you use when you install siding on your house? Compare these options.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZFind 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZHow 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZYou 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWhile still in high school, aspiring architects should plan a strong college preparatory program. Think about taking these courses.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZIs your house a New England Colonial? Learn about historic colonial houses in New England and find out how to identify New England Colonial architecture
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZYou know your house is a Victorian...but, what style is it? This handy guide to American Victorian house styles has facts and photos.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZVisiting France? Bypass Disneyland Paris and explore the real architecture of France. Here is your starting point, with photos, features, and links.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZAre you looking for just the right color for your home painting project? Choose a color chart from this list for architecturally-tested color schemes.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWould you like to become an architect? This page leads you to answers for some of the most frequently asked questions about careers in architecture.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZExplore the types of homes built in the United States that met the needs of an expanding American middle class from roughly 1930 until 1965.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWhat color should you paint your house? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for house paint color advice and ideas.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZIs your home a Colonial? Here's everything you need to know about American colonial architecture, including German, Dutch, French, and Spanish styles.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZLearn how to identify neoclassical architecture, from great buildings to modest homes, with links to examples, photos, and videos.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZOver the years, your home has seen many remodelings. What did it used to look like? Here's how to find out.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZThis concise guide traces the history of residential architecture in the US and Canada, with links to facts and photos for popular home styles.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZGet up-to-speed with green architecture, defined with resources for learning more about green design and sustainable building practices.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZFrom prehistoric to modern, here are the key periods and styles in architectural history, with links to photos and resources, and thoughts on beauty.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZNew home construction can be a costly puzzle. Before you build, make sure you follow these five steps.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZThe phrase Queen Anne suggests British royalty, but don't be confused! Here are facts about a popular American architecture during the Victorian era.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZIs your house a Cape Cod? Learn about Cape Cod houses and find out how to identify the Cape Cod style.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZLearn about the TurboFLOORPLAN Instant Architect, an older version of the DIY home design software by IMSI/Design.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZFrom our photo gallery, pictures of bungalow houses, including Craftsman Bungalows and other popular bungaloid types. Explore the variety.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZYou admire the plans for your new home, but do you know what the measurements and symbols mean? A home architect shares secrets.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZShould you install vinyl siding? Builders praise it, but environmentalists raise many concerns.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZTo 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZDuring Architecture Week (April 10-16, 2016) we celebrate the power of the architect to create an architecture of change. What's architecture?
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWhat did Frank Lloyd Wright build? This index lists all the projects that Wright completed during his lifetime, in the US and abroad.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZDo you dream of designing houses? Do you need design help with your renovation? Consider a Professional Building Designer. Here's how to begin.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZArchitecture offers a world of possibilities for classroom learning. Here is a sampling of fascinating lessons and activities for free.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZTake a photo tour of Modernist, Post-modernist, and other 20th and 21st century approaches to architectural design by visionary architects.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZFor basic facts about architecture, from famous buildings to the design of your own home, begin with these links.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZArchitecture is an interdisciplinary pursuit. Here is a suggested six week curriculum outlining architecture basics for students in upper grades.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZHow much will your building or remodeling project cost? Maybe less than you think! Here's how to cut costs without compromising comfort and beauty.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZBungalows come in many shapes and styles. Learn to recognize the various types, see pictures, and learn the history that spans from 1905-1930.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZGet 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZUse 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZSlash your utility bills and help the environment by energy-efficient design. These resources will help you save when you build or remodel your home.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWilliam Le Baron Jenney is associated with Chicago and the birth of the American Skyscraper, yet he was born in Massachusetts on September 25, 1832.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZIs 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZYour home's columns have an interesting history. Here is an introduction to the types and styles of columns found in architecture through the ages.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZThe Italianate house style, suggesting the romantic villas of Renaissance Italy, was the most popular home built during America's early Victorian era.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWhat is a Corinthian column? Learn about the Corinthian Order and the Corinthian column style, with links to examples of the design is used.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZYou might be surprised at all architects do. Here are explanations and resources to help you better grasp the responsibilities of an architect.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZBeauty 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZSee pictures of Cape Cod houses from historic Colonial Cape Cods to modern-day versions of this popular American home style.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZMinimal Traditional describes a simple style of American home built between the World Wars. Explore the history of this style and see floor plans.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZExplore 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZLearn 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWhat is a Doric column? Learn about the Doric Order, the Doric column style, and facts about Doric columns.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZLearn about the most popular roof types in Western architecture in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWhich color combinations will look best on your home? Browse these photos for ideas on how to use shades of green in your next house painting project.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWhen terrorists struck New York's Twin Towers, people wondered why the skyscrapers collapsed so quickly. Could the buildings have been made stronger?
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZIllustrated definition of the word Balustrade from our Architecture Glossary
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZSee floor plans and historic advertising flyers for Ranch houses built during the 1950s. Learn about mid-twentieth century housing in the USA.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZArchitecture begins with geometry. Find out how geometry relates to architecture and why some architects believe in principles of
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWhat is an Ionic column? Learn about the Ionic Order, the Ionic column style, and facts about Ionic columns.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZDo you dream of building the kind of home that Frank Lloyd Wright might have designed? Check out the house plans in this directory.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZFind facts and photos for some of America's most famous mansions, including Newport mansions, Gilded Age mansions, plantation homes, and grand manors.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZUse 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZArchitecture 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZFrom 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZUse these resources to find plans and information sources about Sears, Aladdin, Craftsman, and other historic mail order houses and catalog homes.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZDo 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZThe 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZHow do you choose the best college or university for studying architecture and design? Explore these tips and resources from professional architects.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZSee floor plans and historic advertising flyers for Cape Cod houses built during the 1950s. Learn about mid-twentieth century housing in the USA.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZExplore a photo gallery of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright with facts, resources, and extra links for even more Wright buildings and structures.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZBuy reproductions of original Bungalow house plan catalogs, find bungalow plans online, and find resources for bungalow facts and photos.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZYou 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZTraveling to Italy? Make this your starting place for exploring the country's rich architecture, with plenty of links to more info.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZWhat Is Beaux Arts? Find definitions and examples of Beaux Arts architecture in our Architecture Glossary.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZPlans for bungalow style houses were free when you mail ordered materials from the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog. Here is a sampling from 1911 to 1913.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZSearching for the house plans for your American Foursquare style home? They just might be part of this group of Sears and Aladdin catalog favorites.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZYears 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZFind out how post-September 11 building codes and safety laws have changed architecture.
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2016-09-30T11:12:03ZVoters around the world chose these Wonders of the World as the greatest man-made structures built since ancient times. See photos and find facts.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZJoin us for a photo tour of the sensuous, surreal architecture of Spanish Modernist Antoni Gaudí.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZTips, techniques, and tools for painting house exteriors, interior rooms, and solving common paint problems. Also, color schemes and paint finishes.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZThe traditions of many cultures blend in fanciful Spanish house styles, popular in the U.S. from 1915 to about 1940. Learn more from these photos.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZPalladio, born November 30, 1508 in Padua, Italy, continues to influence the world's architecture. Who was Andrea Palladio and how did he transform building design in the Western world?
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZAll about stucco. Summary of Preservation Brief 22, US Interior Dept, includes history of stucco, guidance on repair, maintenance, tinting, and recipes for stucco mixes.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZDiscover the simple Usonian style houses that Frank Lloyd Wright designed, and see photos of Usonian architecture.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZFind architectural definitions for styles, concepts, and technical words in this glossary of glossaries for architecture, design, and construction.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZThe built environment is touching the sky. Here's a chart of the tallest buildings in the world, with statistics for more than 100 skyscrapers.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZDoes all architecture derive from only three elements found in a primitive form? Explore Marc-Antoine Laugier's 18th century architectural theories.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZHow 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.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZA brief discussion of Art Nouveau and Jugendstil architecture circa 1900 will get you up-to-speed with this decorative design used in architecture.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZLearn the ins and outs of bungalows and bungalow revival homes in America -- your starting point for all things bungalow.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZThis list defines the most common acronyms, initials, and abbreviations used by architects, designers, engineers, and other building professionals
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZAnswers to your questions about careers in architecture: What's the college curriculum like? What's the Design Studio all about?
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZNothing says peace, tranquility, and relaxation better than a cottage. These great resources will help you plan and build your own dream cottage.
2016-09-30T11:12:03ZArchitecture is traditionally a male profession, but the women listed here overcame obstacles to become world famous for their achievements.