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In your search for the perfect home you’ll undoubtedly come across many that are complete junk, from both an aesthetic and construction point of view. Bad home design comes in many different flavors but here are some warning signs that can help you steer clear from the mayhem. Don’t get […]
Do you have an extra $2 million laying around? Then you could be the owner of a sprawling Frank Lloyd Wright home in Los Banos, Calif. Known as the Fawcett House, the six-bedroom home rests on 80 acres of land. According to a story in the New York Times, the […]
The folks at opentravel have created a list of the top destinations in the world for modern architecture and great design. I wasn’t surprised by their top picks. Their choices were based on urban landscape, planning and a blend of appearance and functionality. Only two cities in the U.S. made […]
Beautiful residential architecture in Los Angeles is no secret. From Richard Neutra, Rodney Walker, and John Lautner, mid-century modern is well represented. But we have fallen in love with Charle’s and Henry Greene’s Gamble House.
New home developers are noticing an increase in demand for period architectural details that hearken to a historical style. Homeowners are requesting these homes in reaction to the run of the mill models that tend to look like McMansions.
“The best way to light a home is God’s way.” –Frank Lloyd Wright As a pioneer in modern day architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright was also a proponent for day-lighting a home which consists of maximizing natural light through roof windows and skylights. Contemporary architects are pushing the window size into […]
Growing up far from the buildings I’m surrounded by now, I’ve always been fascinated by these structures that seem to touch the sky and can make you dizzy just by looking up at them. The canyon these highrises create in mid-town Manhattan is spectacular and a I recommend all visitors […]
Frank Gehry’s IAC building in New York City The Architectural Record sat down with six critics from across the country to discuss the current state of American Architecture. From building affordable and sustainable housing to the latest projects from the minds of “starchitects”, they cover it all and the overarching […]
This architectural timeline of American homes is one of the best examples we’ve seen of portraying house styles in context with each other. Each style is also sub-categorized into a larger grouping that is often termed a “movement”. Similarities and distinctions are made between styles within the same sub-category which […]
Since hurricane Katrina a new architectural style has emerged in New Orleans that can only be described as Defensive (houses on pillars), Defiant (pristine homes surrounded by devastation), and Do Good (affordable housing built by non-profits) as opposed to Greek Revival, Italianate, and Creole. Many are concerned that the lack […]
Paige Rense, Editor-In-Chief of Architectural Digest, is seeking inspiration for feature stories. Architectural Digest will be holding open auditions in New York, Florida, California, and Texas for design professionals as well as non-pros. Details after the jump
We’d like to highlight one of our favorite sites, Hewn and Hammered. One of the few web sites dedicated to early American architecture, specifically; prairie, mission, and craftsman. You may find a bungalow in Venice that needs to be saved or a link to a mint-condition craftsman armchair for sale. […]
Lifehacker has turned us onto yet another amazing application from Google called SketchUp. No longer is home 3D modeling reserved for the architects and CAD experts of the world. SketchUp allows you to easily put your 3D ideas onscreen and work with the elements of texture, color, and shadowing to […]