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Photo Gallery of Roof Types

Photo Gallery of Roof Types

Learn the difference between a gable and an eyebrow roof.

Do You Recognize the 5 Warning Signs of Bad Home Design?

Do You Recognize the 5 Warning Signs of Bad Home Design?

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 […]

Would You Buy A Frank Lloyd Wright House?

Would You Buy A Frank Lloyd Wright House?

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 […]

Best Cities For Design & Architecture

Best Cities For Design & Architecture

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 […]

The Gamble House: Arts and Crafts Architecture at it’s Best

The Gamble House: Arts and Crafts Architecture at it’s Best

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 Homeowners want Old and Historical House Styles

New Homeowners want Old and Historical House Styles

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.

Maximize Energy and Luminosity by Day Lighting Your Home

Maximize Energy and Luminosity by Day Lighting
Your Home

“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 […]

Skyscrapers from Around the World

Skyscrapers from Around the World

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 […]

American Architecture is Moving in the Right Direction

American Architecture is Moving in the Right Direction

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 […]

American Architectural Timeline

American Architectural Timeline

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 […]

Big Easy Rebuild

Big Easy Rebuild

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 […]

Architectural Digest Holds Open Auditions

Architectural Digest Holds Open Auditions

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