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.
Learn about the arts and crafts or craftsman style Milwaukee Bungalows and their characteristics and features.
How do artists or architects visually present ideas in their works? How does the audience understand the message? Read on to find out more about how to derive meaning from art and architecture.
For anyone without an art background in Architecture school, model making is a daunting process. Fret no more!
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.
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.
Chicago is known for it's iconic buildings. Take a self-guided walking tour in Downtown Chicago to discover these 1920's era gems.
Man's motivation to build higher is based on national pride as well as the need to conserve real estate. Here are the tallest buildings in the world now and those planned for the future.
The monolithic churches of Ethiopia are some of the greatest architectural marvels in Africa. These churches are carved out of single rock structures.
An architectural tour of Chicago's historic Michigan Avenue Hotels. This article includes the Hilton Chicago, Blackstone, Congress, and Auditorium Building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Examples of architecture designed, constructed or renovated with malice by a seriously annoyed and very determined individual. A fun page of quirky buildings!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.