Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:55:47 +0000
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZThis concise guide traces the history of residential architecture in the US and Canada, with links to facts and photos for popular home styles.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZUse this illustrated dictionary and chronological tour of photos to identify house styles and learn about influences on American home design.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZDon'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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZYou don't need expensive, complicated software to draw simple floor plans. Check out these easy online drawing tools and magical mobile apps.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZWhile still in high school, aspiring architects should plan a strong college preparatory program. Think about taking these courses.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZFrom Prehistoric to Modern, take a tour of architecture in the Western world, with links to historic styles, great buildings, and notable structures.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZHow much will your building or remodeling project cost? Maybe less than you think! Here's how to cut costs without compromising comfort and beauty.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZThe built environment is touching the sky. Here's a chart of the tallest buildings in the world, with statistics for more than 100 skyscrapers.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZThe simple Foursquare style home is found throughout the US. Many of our About.com readers have purchased and restored them. Here are a few examples.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZYou 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZFind 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZPlans 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZBrowse this selection of mail order house plans from Sears Roebuck and the Aladdin Company, both competing for catalog sales from 1918 to 1920.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZDiscover the simple Usonian style houses that Frank Lloyd Wright designed, and see photos of Usonian architecture.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZThese tips and resources will help you choose the best paint color combinations for the exterior siding of your house. Remember, it's just paint.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZWhat color should you paint your house? Browse our gallery of house paint pictures for house paint color advice and ideas.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZGet up-to-speed with green architecture, defined with resources for learning more about green design and sustainable building practices.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZExplore the types of homes built in the United States that met the needs of an expanding American middle class from roughly 1930 until 1965.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZNew home construction can be a costly puzzle. Before you build, make sure you follow these five steps.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZBe 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZYou 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZLove 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZWhat type of material should you use when you install siding on your house? Compare these options.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZWhat did Frank Lloyd Wright build? This index lists all the projects that Wright completed during his lifetime, in the US and abroad.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZHow 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZYou know your house is a Victorian...but, what style is it? This handy guide to American Victorian house styles has facts and photos.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZDuring National Architecture Week, architects celebrate what they do and help the public better understand their profession. But what is architecture?
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZJoin us for a photo tour of Art Deco architecture and learn how the Art Deco style influenced building design around the US.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZWould you like to become an architect? This page leads you to answers for some of the most frequently asked questions about careers in architecture.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZIs your house a New England Colonial? Learn about historic houses of the northeast and find out how to identify American Colonial architecture
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZIs your home a Colonial? Here's everything you need to know about American colonial architecture, including German, Dutch, French, and Spanish styles.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZDo you dream of building the kind of home that Frank Lloyd Wright might have designed? Check out the house plans in this directory.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZTraveling to Italy? Make this your starting place for exploring the country's rich architecture, with plenty of links to more info.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZThe phrase Queen Anne suggests British royalty, but don't be confused! Here are facts about a popular American architecture during the Victorian era.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZFrom our photo gallery, pictures of bungalow houses, including Craftsman Bungalows and other popular bungaloid types. Explore the variety.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZTo 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZDo you dream of designing houses? Do you need design help with your renovation? Consider a Professional Building Designer. Here's how to begin.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZFrank Lloyd Wright was famous for his theories on Organic Architecture, though other architects also believed in these principles. See examples here.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZIn 2009 the Guggenheim Museum in New York City exhibited more than 200 original Frank Lloyd Wright drawings and photos. Here is a sampling.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZWhat strategies do engineers and emergency responders suggest for tsunami-resistant construction? Here are the latest ideas.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZDon't wait until graduation day to begin your career in architecture. Know the stages to becoming an architect by following this good advice.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZAre you tempted by a DIY house design software program? How hard is it, really? Here's the scoop on Home Designer(R) from Chief Architect.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZTake a photo tour of Modernist, Post-modernist, and other 20th and 21st century approaches to architectural design by visionary architects.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZTo know where architecture is going, don't look at the past. Just look around you at the present. Here are some buildings that predict the future.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZExplore a photo gallery of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright with facts, resources, and extra links for even more Wright buildings and structures.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZYou might be surprised at all architects do. Here are explanations and resources to help you better grasp the responsibilities of an architect.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZFind architectural definitions for styles, concepts, and technical words in this glossary of glossaries for architecture, design, and construction.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZSee floor plans and historic advertising flyers for Ranch houses built during the 1950s. Learn about mid-twentieth century housing in the USA.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZAre you looking for just the right color for your home painting project? Choose a color chart from this list for architecturally-tested color schemes.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZFrom prehistoric to modern, here are the key periods and styles in architectural history, with links to photos and resources, and thoughts on beauty.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZWhat is an Ionic column? Learn about the Ionic Order, the Ionic column style, and facts about Ionic columns.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZIs 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZArchitecture offers a world of possibilities for classroom learning. Here is a sampling of fascinating lessons and activities for free.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZBungalows come in many shapes and styles. Learn to recognize the various types, see pictures, and learn the history that spans from 1905-1930.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZYour home's columns have an interesting history. Here is an introduction to the types and styles of columns found in architecture through the ages.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZGet 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZAmerican architect Marion Mahony led a life of firsts, from MIT to Frank Lloyd Wright and on to an intercontinental life with Walter Burley Griffin.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZLearn how to identify neoclassical architecture, from great buildings to modest homes, with links to examples, photos, and videos.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZArchitecture 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZWhich 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZThese beautifully illustrated books will help you choose exterior paint colors for your home.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZWhat is a Corinthian column? Learn about the Corinthian Order and the Corinthian column style, with links to examples of the design is used.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZWhat is a Doric column? Learn about the Doric Order, the Doric column style, and facts about Doric columns.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZIncrease the storage in your home by building, compartmentalizing, and buying space-saving furnishing. Here are some tips to get you started.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZThis list defines the most common acronyms, initials, and abbreviations used by architects, designers, engineers, and other building professionals
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZLearn more about cement siding and cement siding materials, commonly known as HardiePlank, HardiePanel, and HardiBoard.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZWhat do we mean when we call a house a McMansion? Learn about the term, and what it means for you as you build your own home.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZHere 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZVoters around the world chose these Wonders of the World as the greatest man-made structures built since ancient times. See photos and find facts.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZLearn about Metabolist architecture, a futuristic urban design that influenced postwar Japan and 20th century modern architecture in the 1960s.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZSafe rooms provide security and protection during catastrophic events. Learn more and find resources and construction plans for safe rooms. The moat around your castle has gone high-tech.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZUse 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZTiny 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZFor basic facts about architecture, from famous buildings to the design of your own home, begin with these links.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZArchitecture begins with geometry. Find out how math relates to architecture and why some architects still believe in principles of the golden ratio.
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2017-03-13T11:55:47ZHow do you choose the best college or university for studying architecture and design? Explore these tips and resources from professional architects.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZBy 1921, the bungalow style home appeared in mail order catalogs from many vendors, including Chicago's Sears, Roebuck & Company. Here is a sampling.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZLearn about the TurboFLOORPLAN Instant Architect, an older version of the DIY home design software by IMSI/Design.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZSlash your utility bills and help the environment by energy-efficient design. These resources will help you save when you build or remodel your home.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZBrowse a selection of pages from Sears Roebuck Company's Modern Home mail order catalogs, circa 1915 to 1917 - from Chicago to your doorstep.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZMinimal Traditional describes a simple style of American home built between the World Wars. Explore the history of this style and see floor plans.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZThe 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZHistoric advertisement and floor plan for an Aladdin mail order pre-cut house kit in the American foursquare style.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZThe 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZCheck out these solar homes designed by 14 student teams competing in the 2015 USDOE Solar Decathlon. What are they learning about architecture, engineering, and sustainability?
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZDoes all architecture derive from only three elements found in a primitive form? Explore Marc-Antoine Laugier's 18th century architectural theories.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZBrowse these house paint color ideas on using blue colors in your house painting project. Sometimes the best ideas come from the mistakes of others.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZUse 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZArchitecture is traditionally a male profession, but the women listed here overcame obstacles to become world famous for their achievements.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZPhotos of the Bauhaus style Walter Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZTips, techniques, and tools for painting house exteriors, interior rooms, and solving common paint problems. Also, color schemes and paint finishes.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZThe 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZYears 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZFrom our Architecture Glossary, definition and illustration for the term FANLIGHT.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZYou 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZA brief discussion of Art Nouveau and Jugendstil architecture circa 1900 will get you up-to-speed with this decorative design used in architecture.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZDo 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.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZBuy reproductions of original Bungalow house plan catalogs, find bungalow plans online, and find resources for bungalow facts and photos.
2017-03-13T11:55:47ZThese Frank Lloyd Wright gift ideas meet every budget, ranging from a few dollars to millions. The Master Architect himself often went over budget.