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  • 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.

    Photo Gallery: The Houses of Architect George W. Maher

    Photo Gallery: The Houses of Architect George W. Maher

    by John C Thomas5

  • 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?

    Architect of Disaster: Minoru Yamasaki

    Architect of Disaster: Minoru Yamasaki

    by John C Thomas5

  • Architects are in most cases not interested to design economical buildings for their clients. When you've plans to build a home for yourself, you should know some of the basics for cheap building.

    How Much Will It Cost to Build Your New House?

    How Much Will It Cost to Build Your New House?

    by Buildreps4

  • 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.

    Five Roof Types for Home Architecture

    Five Roof Types for Home Architecture

    by Lolcrow0

  • 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.

    Four Major Shapes for Home Architecture

    Four Major Shapes for Home Architecture

    by Lolcrow0

  • 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.

    Burj Khalifa, Jeddah Tower and the Tallest Buildings of the Future

    Burj Khalifa, Jeddah Tower and the Tallest Buildings of the Future

    by Chris Mills11

  • 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.

    Five Foundation Shapes for Home Architecture

    Five Foundation Shapes for Home Architecture

    by Lolcrow0

  • Major plans are afoot to turn the Los Angeles drainage ditch into a real river. One section has already been restored and the city has funding for the rest. This could be a cool tourist spot soon.

    The Building of a Real Los Angeles River

    The Building of a Real Los Angeles River

    by Susette Horspool16

  • 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.

    Barcelona Pavilion: Techniques of Perception

    Barcelona Pavilion: Techniques of Perception

    by Victoria Anne3

  • 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.

    The Different Types of Interior Walls in a Shipping Container

    The Different Types of Interior Walls in a Shipping Container

    by Alexander Okelo2

  • The monolithic churches of Ethiopia are some of the greatest architectural marvels in Africa. These churches are carved out of single rock structures.

    Monolithic Churches of Ethiopia

    Monolithic Churches of Ethiopia

    by Haley0

  • 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.

    ASTM Standard C1064: Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    ASTM Standard C1064: Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    by Melissa Clason0

  • 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.

    Four Critical Properties for Your Building Lot

    Four Critical Properties for Your Building Lot

    by Lolcrow0

  • A look at some of the more classic Manchester architecture, and the influence of gothic in architecture in Manchester that form an interesting juxtaposition with the citys' more modern architecture.

    Architecture in Manchester, UK

    Architecture in Manchester, UK

    by Matt Doran0

  • 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.

    ASTM C617: Capping Concrete Cylinders With Sulfur Mortar

    ASTM C617: Capping Concrete Cylinders With Sulfur Mortar

    by Melissa Clason1

  • 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.

    ASTM C173 - Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method

    ASTM C173 - Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method

    by Melissa Clason0

  • 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.

    5 Beautiful Examples of Organic Architecture

    5 Beautiful Examples of Organic Architecture

    by Rachel Vega33

  • 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.

    Balinese Architecture - Gates and Gardens

    Balinese Architecture - Gates and Gardens

    by Viet Doan2

  • 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.

    ASTM Standard Test Method C143: Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    ASTM Standard Test Method C143: Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    by Melissa Clason0

  • 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.

    Five Traditional Home Building Styles

    Five Traditional Home Building Styles

    by Lolcrow0

  • The Ruins of Tulum, near Cancun, Mexico, have many stark similarities to Solomon's Temple in the Old Testament. These similarities are too great to be mere coincidence.

    Tulum Ruins: America's Solomon's Temple

    Tulum Ruins: America's Solomon's Temple

    by kbdressman5

  • The American foursquare house is present in almost every urban neighborhood developed in the first half of the 20th century. Due to its inexpensive, yet practical, spacious, and attractive design, the American foursquare became the dwelling of choice for families looking to buy or build new homes at a reasonable price across the United States.

    American Foursquare House Style

    American Foursquare House Style

    by Haunty7

  • This article showcases my art collection of river rock homes in Southern California. Most of these homes were built between 1900 and 1920 and are located in the San Gabriel Valley near the mountains where the rocks are located.

    Vintage River Rock Homes in Los Angeles County, CA

    Vintage River Rock Homes in Los Angeles County, CA

    by Sherry Venegas21

  • 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.

    Where Is the White City? And Why Is It Important Today?

    Where Is the White City? And Why Is It Important Today?

    by Harry Nielsen2

  • Maine has over 60 lighthouses located along its rocky coastline. They come in all sizes and shapes and offer visitors numerous opportunities to admire these popular seaside towers.

    The Lighthouses of Maine

    The Lighthouses of Maine

    by Harry Nielsen2

  • Ancient Roman architecture adopted the external language of classical Greek architecture for the purposes of the ancient Romans, but differed from Greek buildings, becoming a new architectural style.

    Terminologies in Roman Architecture

    Terminologies in Roman Architecture

    by Mugdha0

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