Have you ever wondered what organic architecture looks like? Does the name Frank Lloyd Wright ring a bell? Wonder no more as you check out this short list of organic architectural marvels.
Some consider architecture the mother of all arts, combining artistic beauty and scientific precision. Here are ten examples of strange buildings and unconventional designs that became famous, even landmarks.
This guide will teach you how to test the air content of concrete with a roller meter. It covers the reasons you are performing this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C173. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM as well as a study tool for the ACI exam.
Chicago is known for it's iconic buildings. Take a self-guided walking tour in Downtown Chicago to discover these 1920's era gems.
There are different types of interior walls in a shipping container that is being converted into a shipping container home, restaurant, emergency hospital, shipping container pool, among others. This article takes an in-depth look at some of the shipping container interior walls that can be used.
10 'nail houses' - examples of buildings which have remained in place long after their neighbourhood has changed - the result of great obstinacy or business acumen. A fun page of quirky buildings!
The IECC requires Commercial Roof Replacements to comply, some think this is bad, I for one think that most building owners will benefit from compliance.
Balinese architecture is strongly influenced by traditional Balinese Hinduism beliefs. This photo gallery shows a collection of gates and gardens found in homes and temples across the island. The photos were taken by the author in Sanur, Ubud, and Nusa Lembongan in Bali, Indonesia.
The historic Esperson Buildings in downtown Houston get their names from Niels and Mellie Esperson. The first one, the Niels Esperson Building, constructed in 1927, was the tallest in Texas at the time!
Did you know that it's possible to construct a house using plastic bottles? In this article, I explain how it works.
Examples of architecture designed, constructed or renovated with malice by a seriously annoyed and very determined individual. A fun page of quirky buildings!
The Barcelona Pavilion, Mies van der Rohe's iconic work of modern architecture, is a unique perceptual experience shaped using techniques such as symmetry, staging, and reflectivity.
Was Frank Lloyd Wright really as great as we claim him to be? Learn how Wright forever changed American architecture - and why the home you now live in could be one of his descendants.