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Pitched Roofs Make a Point in Modern and Contemporary Homes
Flat roofs may be the modernist standard, but angled ones say 'home' loud and clear. See how architects are giving pitches a place today
"modernist standard, but angled ones say 'home' loud and clear. See how architects are... at an architectural crossroads. We think of ourselves as contemporary architects... a New Architecture and fell in love with the idea of being able to occupy and plant... in the architectural world. But what is it about this shape — those angled lines that... everyday architecture and are fine examples of pushing the boundaries and notions of..."
Trim Color Tips: Get Your White Trim Right
Set off wood tones, highlight architectural features, go minimalist ... white trim is anything but standard when you know how to use it
Modern or Contemporary Architecture? The Interiors Edition
See how one expert distinguishes between two popular camps of interior architecture. Do you agree with his choices?
"interior architecture. Do you agree with his choices?... ntury architecture that broke with traditional architecture by "embodying the ideals... contemporary architecture by looking at the exteriors of 10 homes. In my view modern ar... contemporary architecture is what is being produced now, but that which does not follow... interior architecture rather than interior design. This means I'll focus on the spaces... against the architecture, depending on the client's wishes, therefore complicating matters..."
Discover the Real Meeting Grounds of Architecture
Do smooth transitions or stark contrasts define your home? Hone its architectural style by understanding what happens at the intersections
"Hone its architectural style by understanding what happens at the intersections... Architecture is created where two things meet. This is the case whether it's where... to see architecture as what occurs at these intersections, we get a sense of and... ways each architectural style is defined by what happens at these intersections. This... differing architectural designs and the beautiful examples of the differences. Thanks..."
Roots of Style: The Birth of Modern Architecture
Learn how Prairie, Craftsman, art deco and other styles of the early 20th century came to influence architecture today
"residential architecture? Consider the meaning of “modern” within the context of the d... in US architectural history means we don't have a lot of information to work with... odern-Architecture Nice article !!! :-) Karen Great article. Great article! The... few more architectural styles to consider as origins of our 1938 Los Angeles house near... famous architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Historic home buffs-- enjoy..."
Ox-Eye Windows Hit the Mark in Architecture
"An architectural detail that I find really wonderful is the round or oval window... strong architectural punctuation mark in an otherwise ordinary space while bringing... wonderful architectural element's origins don't really matter. What does matter is that... bit of architectural grammar that's needed to complete your home's statement.... beautiful architectural element that give the space character. Two thumbs up! And a..."
Efficient Architecture Suggests a New Future for Design
Homes that pay attention to efficient construction, square footage and finishes are paving the way for fresh aesthetic potential
"to be architecturally significant far exceeds that of standard built dwellings..... $200. Standard custom would be $250-ish with anything more architecturally interesting... Meaningful architecture and efficiency is typical design practice of many Eichler remodels... another architectural trend for the wealthy; sprawling second or third homes that do... points. Standardized construction methods have been optimized to be cost-efficient..."
Have It Your Way — What Makes Architecture Successful
Universal appeal doesn't exist in design. The real beauty of any home lies in individualization and imagination
"piece of architecture can look great in a magazine, but if it does not meet the client's... create architecture that is successful? The answer lies in its very purpose.... between architecture and sculpture. To me much of the current architecture is really... LinkedIn Architecture & Planning newsfeed and it was added to the activity on my LinkedIn... guidance "standard appliances" "stay within the existing footprint" an architect may..."
Design Workshop: Kinetic Architecture
"netic architecture, which moves or changes to adapt to seasonal, functional or daylight... traditional architecture? Is there traditional kinetic, or just canvas canopies? wow something... facades in architecture. Drawn from the idea of a classic orangery, a conservatory used... residential standards, measuring 10 by 24 feet, but they’re easily controlled by small... fit any architectural system, because they perform much like a door. Play with levels..."
Innovative Screens Add Architectural Wonder on 3 Modern Homes
Aiding privacy and filtering sunlight may have been important, but these screens offer dazzling visuals as part of the package
"using architectural screens to enhance the beauty of the structure and increase comfort... is an architectural sunshade manufacturer in Los Angeles, CA called BIO-TECture -... design and architectural beauty of traditional screens/shades. The solar collectors lay... these architectural screens are interesting, but in general i think they are like... modern architecture, but that last screen is to die for. It would work beautifully..."
Architecture and the Art of the Wall
See how common building materials can become uncommonly beautiful displays of color, pattern, texture and light
"modern architecture is that expression is often relegated to manufacturers’ products... that this architecture does not poke the neighbors in the eye. I feel sorry for the... modern architecture is not the problem, what is being built across the country (and... provide many standard color options, allowing architects to design patterns across facades..."
Glass Box Architecture Endures
"Style architecture possible also allowed for the Glass Box. It's funny, as I was... glass box architecture, I came across a Time Magazine article that reported a recent... glass box architecture has endured and proved that it was much more than a trend, and... These two architectural icons continue to influence design today. Apparently, less is... the gold standard precedents in architecture, Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan..."
Book Tour: Contemporary New York City Architecture
"notable architecture, and the city has experienced a surge in new construction in the... chronicled the architecture of this decade, selecting buildings that have a point of view... York City Architecture, lets you read up on the buildings and plan your tour — and it... these architectural gems among the skyscrapers that he also writes about is a really... Finio Architecture, 2006 This facade near the High Line includes a piece of Cor-ten..."
Top 10 Solutions for Architectural Peeves
Cavelike hallways, immovable shutters, poorly proportioned doors ... avoid these and other common gaffes with these renovation solutions
"and is architecturally honorable. Thank you! Tricia Rose - Though I do understand... about architectural pet peeves I found it ironic that the shutters in #1 are installed... counts as architectural. How about fences that go no where? Fences that face the street... so many architectural peeves. We just bought a low country house, clearly designed... in its architectural series is our only choice for our brick Georgian home. Want..."
Building or Remodeling? Get the Lowdown on Load Codes
Sometimes standard isn’t enough. Learn about codes for structural loads so your home will stay strong over time
"times standard isn’t enough. Learn about codes for structural loads so your home... highest standard. But that’s not necessarily so. What the building codes do is... minimum standard. This minimum may not be what you need in your home. You could,... articles on architecture for the lay person, and I found this one very enlightening and..."