Chicago is known for it's iconic buildings. Take a self-guided walking tour in Downtown Chicago to discover these 1920's era gems.
Examples of architecture designed, constructed or renovated with malice by a seriously annoyed and very determined individual. 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.
When building a home of your own, the plot you are going to build on is the most important decision you will make. It will inform a lot of the decisions to be made for the house, and what options you can include or not.
When it comes to designing your home, one of the major steps is to decide on the roof style and material you want for your house. Here are five shapes of roof to consider, as well as some considerations for the materials you can use.
An architectural tour of Chicago's historic Michigan Avenue Hotels. This article includes the Hilton Chicago, Blackstone, Congress, and Auditorium Building.
When it comes to designing your home, one of the major steps is to decide on a rough shape for the house. There are four major shapes that are easy to design for and cheap to build, regardless of material or location.
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.
When you want to build your own home, there are many styles to choose from. Here are five of the more rustic, traditional styles that will serve well when you are looking to create a natural retreat.
Chicago's Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Terminal was an architectural masterpiece in a city noted for its brilliant buildings. So why do so few Chicagoans know about this amazing building?
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 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.
Learn about the arts and crafts or craftsman style Milwaukee Bungalows and their characteristics and features.
When designing your dream home, you must never forget the foundation that it will be built on. Your foundation is not just determined by your need for a stable building surface or desire for storage; the type of plot you build on has a say in it too.
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!