Architecture Styles and Their Defining Characteristics

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Have you ever looked at a building and wondered what style is it? Is it Romanesque or Bauhaus? There are a lot of characteristics which define different architecture styles. Let’s take a look at 10 styles and their uniqueness. These short descriptions will help. Victorian Style Main features: bay or sash windows, steep Mansard roofs, […]

Bizarre architecture in United States

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The United States of America has stunning buildings designed by famous architects like Frank Lloyd Wright or Louis Kahn, but it also has some ugly ones which became center of attraction because how crazy they look. Weird shapes and forms can be mesmerizing too.  It is also known as programmatic or mimetic style architecture which […]

What Makes a Good Architect

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An architect is a very sought after occupation for many. A job in architecture is very demanding, but fulfilling and respectable. The pay is good and for many, they don’t look at it as work, simply because they truly have a passion for design. Since architecture is such a common dream job for so many […]

Best Architecture Magazines for You to Discover

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Information on the internet and all these news and social media sites can be over whelming sometimes, and you just need a good old fashion paper magazine (or digital nowadays) to inspire you more than just about one thing that you are interested in without distracting you with unnecessary news or just to relax and […]

Residential Solutions

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In the industry’s publications in 2017, it was claimed that in the United States, especially the first home buyers, so-called “millennials”, want bigger homes. The results are the accumulative effect of economic growth in recent years and statistics that the size of the first home has increased by 20 percent since the beginning of the […]

Europeans value different building solutions

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Finland is one of the best countries in the world. This has often been proven in international comparisons. Finnish construction is at the top of the world. But there is life in it elsewhere, and each country has its own specialties, which often affect outsiders. Here are some examples of Finland, Great Britain and Spain. […]

The story of architect Gustave Eiffel

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Gustave Eiffel founded a company which specialized in metal constructions. The most famous construction of his is the Eiffel Tower. He was born in Dijon, east part of France in 1832. In 1855 Paris hosted the first World’s fair and, the same year he graduated from the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures. Eiffel supervised […]

Sustainability in Architecture

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Architect are receiving more and more requests for sustainable projects and everything starts with research. The first thing to do is to inspect the site and determine the existing conditions of the environment. That also includes, regulations, laws and requirements for the project. If you are building something that will serve a community you have […]

Iconic Glasses of Architects

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One of the most loved accessories of an architect are eyeglasses. It is not just a statement piece but also a necessity. Architects have to work long hours in front of sketching boards and plans with details that are measured in millimeters and eyesight gets worse because of that. Glasses are a piece of architecture […]

Architecture Trivia

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People have been building shelters for thousands of years. Overthe years there was a lot of progress on this end, because people moved to different climates or the conditions changed over time, and it required moredurable shelters. Then urbanization happened, and different types of building were required to fulfill certain roles, that’s how the profession […]