Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:10:26 +0000
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZUse this illustrated dictionary and chronological tour of photos to identify house styles and learn about influences on American home design.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZYou don't need expensive, complicated software to draw simple floor plans. Check out these easy online drawing tools and magical mobile apps.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZDon'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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZBe 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZFrom Prehistoric to Neo-modern, a whirlwind tour of architecture in the Western world, with links to historic styles and great buildings / structures.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZThese tips and resources will help you choose the best paint color combinations for the exterior siding of your house. Remember, it's just paint.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZWhat type of material should you use when you install siding on your house? Compare these options.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZWhile still in high school, aspiring architects should plan a strong college preparatory program. Think about taking these courses.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZFind 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZYou know your house is a Victorian...but, what style is it? This handy guide to American Victorian house styles has facts and photos.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZYou 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZHow 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZExplore the types of homes built in the United States that met the needs of an expanding American middle class from roughly 1930 until 1965.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZWould you like to become an architect? This page leads you to answers for some of the most frequently asked questions about careers in architecture.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZOver 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZIs your house a New England Colonial? Learn about historic colonial houses in New England and find out how to identify New England Colonial architecture
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZAre you looking for just the right color for your home painting project? Choose a color chart from this list for architecturally-tested color schemes.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZVisiting France? Bypass Disneyland Paris and explore the real architecture of France. Here is your starting point, with photos, features, and links.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZIs your home a Colonial? Here's everything you need to know about American colonial architecture, including German, Dutch, French, and Spanish styles.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZNew home construction can be a costly puzzle. Before you build, make sure you follow these five steps.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZThis concise guide traces the history of residential architecture in the US and Canada, with links to facts and photos for popular home styles.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZWhat color should you paint your house? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for house paint color advice and ideas.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZThe phrase Queen Anne suggests British royalty, but don't be confused! Here are facts about a popular American architecture during the Victorian era.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZLearn how to identify neoclassical architecture, from great buildings to modest homes, with links to examples, photos, and videos.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZLearn about the TurboFLOORPLAN Instant Architect, an older version of the DIY home design software by IMSI/Design.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZFrom prehistoric to modern, here are the key periods and styles in architectural history, with links to photos and resources, and thoughts on beauty.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZYou admire the plans for your new home, but do you know what the measurements and symbols mean? A home architect shares secrets.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZGet up-to-speed with green architecture, defined with resources for learning more about green design and sustainable building practices.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZDo you dream of designing houses? Do you need design help with your renovation? Consider a Professional Building Designer. Here's how to begin.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZIs your house a Cape Cod? Learn about Cape Cod houses and find out how to identify the Cape Cod style.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZWhat did Frank Lloyd Wright build? This index lists all the projects that Wright completed during his lifetime, in the US and abroad.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZFrom our photo gallery, pictures of bungalow houses, including Craftsman Bungalows and other popular bungaloid types. Explore the variety.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZShould you install vinyl siding? Builders praise it, but environmentalists raise many concerns.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZTake a photo tour of Modernist, Post-modernist, and other 20th and 21st century approaches to architectural design by visionary architects.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZTo 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZDuring Architecture Week (April 10-16, 2016) we celebrate the power of the architect to create an architecture of change. What's architecture?
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZFor basic facts about architecture, from famous buildings to the design of your own home, begin with these links.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZGet 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZArchitecture offers a world of possibilities for classroom learning. Here is a sampling of fascinating lessons and activities for free.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZIs 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZHow much will your building or remodeling project cost? Maybe less than you think! Here's how to cut costs without compromising comfort and beauty.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZArchitecture is an interdisciplinary pursuit. Here is a suggested six week curriculum outlining architecture basics for students in upper grades.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZYour home's columns have an interesting history. Here is an introduction to the types and styles of columns found in architecture through the ages.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZUse 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZExplore 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZWhat is a Corinthian column? Learn about the Corinthian Order and the Corinthian column style, with links to examples of the design is used.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZWhat is a Doric column? Learn about the Doric Order, the Doric column style, and facts about Doric columns.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZHere 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZBungalows come in many shapes and styles. Learn to recognize the various types, see pictures, and learn the history that spans from 1905-1930.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZWhat is an Ionic column? Learn about the Ionic Order, the Ionic column style, and facts about Ionic columns.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZMinimal Traditional describes a simple style of American home built between the World Wars. Explore the history of this style and see floor plans.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZBeauty 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZLearn 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZSee floor plans and historic advertising flyers for Ranch houses built during the 1950s. Learn about mid-twentieth century housing in the USA.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZSlash your utility bills and help the environment by energy-efficient design. These resources will help you save when you build or remodel your home.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZSee pictures of Cape Cod houses from historic Colonial Cape Cods to modern-day versions of this popular American home style.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZArchitecture 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZThe Italianate house style, suggesting the romantic villas of Renaissance Italy, was the most popular home built during America's early Victorian era.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZHow do you choose the best college or university for studying architecture and design? Explore these tips and resources from professional architects.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZArchitecture begins with geometry. Find out how geometry relates to architecture and why some architects believe in principles of
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZThe built environment is touching the sky. Here's a chart of the tallest buildings in the world, with statistics for more than 100 skyscrapers.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZWhat Is Beaux Arts? Find definitions and examples of Beaux Arts architecture in our Architecture Glossary.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZYou might be surprised at all architects do. Here are explanations and resources to help you better grasp the responsibilities of an architect.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZFind facts and photos for some of America's most famous mansions, including Newport mansions, Gilded Age mansions, plantation homes, and grand manors.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZDo 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZExplore historic skyscrapers in these pictures of tall buildings and high-rises. Compare the early days of skyscraper history with the 20th century.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZExplore a photo gallery of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright with facts, resources, and extra links for even more Wright buildings and structures.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZDo you dream of building the kind of home that Frank Lloyd Wright might have designed? Check out the house plans in this directory.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZDiscover the simple Usonian style houses that Frank Lloyd Wright designed, and see photos of Usonian architecture.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZAnswers to your questions about careers in architecture: What's the college curriculum like? What's the Design Studio all about?
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZWhen terrorists struck New York's Twin Towers, people wondered why the skyscrapers collapsed so quickly. Could the buildings have been made stronger?
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZIllustrated definition of the word Balustrade from our Architecture Glossary
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2016-10-21T11:10:26ZVoters around the world chose these Wonders of the World as the greatest man-made structures built since ancient times. See photos and find facts.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZSearching for original house plans for your American Foursquare style home? They might be part of this group of Sears and Aladdin catalog favorites.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZLouis Sullivan, born in Boston, September 3, 1856, is widely considered America's first modern architect. Learn why in this short profile.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZLearn about the most popular roof types in Western architecture in our Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZHow much do you know about America's White House - really? Check out these surprising facts.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZYou 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZSee floor plans and historic advertising flyers for Cape Cod houses built during the 1950s. Learn about mid-twentieth century housing in the USA.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZWhich 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZUse these resources to find plans and information sources about Sears, Aladdin, Craftsman, and other historic mail order houses and catalog homes.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZA brief discussion of Art Nouveau and Jugendstil architecture circa 1900 will get you up-to-speed with this decorative design used in architecture.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZYou 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZIn the early 1900s, the American Craftsman home became popular throughout the U.S. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement in England and Scotland, imported craftsman handiwork and ideas are explored in this photo gallery.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZYears 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZLove Frank Lloyd Wright? Are you comfortable in the Prairie style? To buy an original Wright or build a look-alike, begin right here with these ideas.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZTips, techniques, and tools for painting house exteriors, interior rooms, and solving common paint problems. Also, color schemes and paint finishes.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZFrank Lloyd Wright was famous for his theories on Organic Architecture, though other architects also believed in these principles. See examples here.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZEngineering and architectural design really combine over the buttress. Explore types of exterior supports, including the famous Flying Buttress.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZThe 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZUse 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZSee pictures of the world's highest skyscrapers and find facts about each building, from China to Chicago and Dubai to New York City.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZThis list defines the most common acronyms, initials, and abbreviations used by architects, designers, engineers, and other building professionals
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZLearn the pros and cons of TurboFLOORPLAN Home & Landscape Pro home design software and get shopping advice.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZFind architectural definitions for styles, concepts, and technical words in this glossary of glossaries for architecture, design, and construction.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZAll about stucco. Summary of Preservation Brief 22, US Interior Dept, includes history of stucco, guidance on repair, maintenance, tinting, and recipes for stucco mixes.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZFrom charming cottages to towered mansions, these photographs show the beauty and variety of Victorian Queen Anne style houses.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZThe 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.
2016-10-21T11:10:26ZDiscover the rich heritage of Black architects who achieved important accomplishments in the USA, even while facing enormous obstacles.