A-frame house designs possess that exotic resort look that is endearing to many people who love to live an adventurous and outdoors lifestyle. Today, the appeal of these timber frame homes has made many prospective homeowners decide to build one in a city suburban area, or on the outskirts of town.
A dam is a barrier built across a water course to hold back or control the water flow. Some dams divert the flow of river water into a pipeline, canal, or channel. Others raise the level of inland waterways to make them navigable by ships and...
Zen-style Japanese architecture: The typical Zen style complex is axial in plan and bilaterally symmetrical, which is reflective of the regimentation of the Zen monk's daily life. Each act of a Buddhist monk's day is devised to contribute to the big picture of their religious discipline. Zen sects...
Dormers are simply delightful and can take an ordinary home design to the next level. The American Cape Cod is a style that is revered and central to the style is the dormer. Learn the many types of dormers and numerous application including garages and sheds.
There are various approaches to designing a room. Using the golden ratio to design a room can create a balanced and interesting room full of color, accents and space.
The spread of knowledge from North Africa and Arabia, following a mysterious region- wide cataclysm, brought the how-to of the arch to Europe in early 1200s. The arch-boom also spread west to India where Muslim conquerors introduced the true arch to Hindu temple-builders. A transformative new...
An introduction to some of the finest examples of modernist architecture in Manchester from the peak 'modernism' period of the 1960's. At various times these buildings have been derided for their ugliness but in recent years there has been a growing fondness for these buildings & their stories.
Agritecture is the fusion of architecture with agriculture, both linguistically and practically. You can also call it vertical farming, but whatever you call it, it could save our planet. Here's why.
During Cook's seagoing career with the Royal Navy he chose the Whitby Collier or 'Cat' for exploration; the Yorkshire 'Coble' has undergone many changes over the years as an inshore fishing vessel
Don’t be intimidated by intersecting lines! Here, find architectural terms and theory for laypersons, with easy to understand definitions. Pictures are included.