In this article we take a look at the largest, and the last, of the British New Towns: Milton Keynes. We explore the futuristic architectural vision for this new city and take a look at some of the best examples of modernist architecture.
Anyone, irrespective of their careers, can have the necessary skills needed to read and interpret a building drawing or plan correctly. This article brings to focus the main things to consider to be able to interpret architectural blueprints as intended by the architect and draftsmen.
A mix of high property prices, new construction techniques, and extreme wealth has produced a new architectural trend in New York: the super-slender skyscraper.
This is an introduction to some of the finest examples of modernist architecture in Manchester from the peak 'modernism' period of the 1960s. At various times, these buildings have been derided for their ugliness; but in recent years, there has been a growing fondness for them and their stories.
Here, we take a look at some of the finest examples of brutalist architecture built in the UK during the mid-20th-century modernist period. We'll examine 5 iconic buildings of the 20th Century which have managed to escape the fate of the wrecking ball and still stand proud.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
This guide will show you how to make grout prisms in the field for compressive strength testing.
This ASTM standard will help you learn how to properly sample freshly mixed concrete from truck mixers and stationary mixers.
This guide will show you how to do the ASTM C138 procedure to calculate the unit weight of a sample of concrete, as well as other important parameters such as yield, gravimetric air content, and theoretical density for the whole batch.
This article will help you learn how to find the bulk specific gravity and volumetric thickness of asphalt cores, in order to find out how effectively a patch of asphalt has been compacted.
ASTM C617 discusses how to cap concrete cylinders in order to create a plane, level surface to break them on. This guide will help you learn how to cap cylinders with molten sulfur mortar, including safety tips, the equipment you will need, and the ASTM C617 procedure itself.
This guide will teach you how to perform compressive strength testing. It covers the reasons you are performing this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C39. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM as well as a study tool for the ACI exam.
This guide will teach you how to perform the slump test on hydraulic cement concrete. It covers the reasons you are performing this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C143. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM as well as a study tool for the ACI exam.
This guide will teach you how to take the temperature of freshly mixed concrete. It covers the reasons to perform this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C1064. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM standard as well as a study guide for the ACI exam.
Throughout history different populations have occupied the Iberian Peninsula. The most influential group that occupied what is now Spain were the Middle-Eastern and North African Islamic peoples that entered from the Maghreb, bringing their styles of art and architecture with them.
This guide will teach you how to cast concrete cylinders for compressive strength testing. It covers the reasons you are performing this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C31. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM as well as a study tool for the ACI exam.
Today, the White City is a trendy section of Tel Aviv, Israel and a UNESCO Heritage Site. Originally, parts of the large urban area were built by German-Jewish architecture students after they had fled Nazi Germany.
Church architecture refers to the architecture of buildings of Christian churches. It has evolved over the two thousand years of the Christian religion, Given below are the fundamental features which are used in church architecture.
19th century female authors, George Eliot and Charlotte Brontë use the image of Cleopatra to show their own female protagnists' moral sensibilities and frustration with the roles available to women.
Sometimes we defeat ourselves through the common practice of making it just good enough, while focusing on excellence makes us standout among others in the field.
Here are the Burj Khalifa, the current tallest building in the world and taller skyscrapers already being planned. Learn how high man is willing to build. Will it be possible to construct a skyscraper over a mile high? The article includes video of the ten tallest buildings between 2010 and 2050.
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.
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!
Examples of architecture designed, constructed or renovated with malice by a seriously annoyed and very determined individual. A fun page of quirky buildings!
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.
A look at some excellent examples of modern contemporary architecture in Manchester, England focusing on the architectural styles of the 21st century. We take a look at some of the finest new buildings that have gone up in the city since the turn of the century.
Chicago architect George W. Maher was influential in the development of the Prairie Style of architecture for which Frank Lloyd Wright was more famous. This is a photo gallery of 23 of his Chicago area homes.
No other major architect in history has had so many prominent buildings fall to disaster as Minoru Yamasaki, the designer of the World Trade Center, the Pruitt-Igoe Public Housing Project, and several other ill-fated buildings. Was it due to his vision and design principles, working during a period of architectural design changes, or just very bad luck?