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Futuristic Architecture of the Lloyds of London Building

Intro to the Vision of the Architect – Why Cover Up? The Lloyds Building located in London is also referred to the “inside out building” because of its mechanical-like architecture. From an outside perspective, the way that humans tend to cover up what makes something work, such as the gears …

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Examples of Art Deco in Architecture

Examples of Art Deco in Architecture The artistic/architectural era called art deco evolved from France after WWI. Technological advancements brought the demand for fast production where art deco became suitable. Art deco resembled luxury, and forward thinking. Bold shapes, colors, and intricate straight lines encase the art deco style. I …

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Architecture Occupation – Outlook for the Future

Personal Experience so Far: I recently visited Illinois Institute of Technology’s architecture department, and was quite impressed. I enjoy the close proximity to the city of Chicago, and the high energy campus feel. The campus also had many modern buildings. Overall IIT is defiantly staying on my list of colleges. The entire architecture building …

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Best Architecture Schools of 2012

The supply/demand for new architects in America has changed drastically in the last few years. After 2008 a lot of careers took a cut, but most can argue that architecture is one of the biggest cuts. To be an architecture now, you need extreme determination and talent.  Here are some of the …

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Best Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

Frank Lloyd Wright was a revolutionary architect that implemented contemporary designs incorporating environment into his designs. He was also a great writer. Here are some of my favorite quotes from him. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. Less is only more where more is no good. Maybe we can show …

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Architecture Terms Used Within the Site

Not everyone is familiar with some of the vocabulary used within this website and hopefully these definitions will help you in the future. If you do know all of these terms then congratulations for being architecturally savvy! Façade– The front of a building that looks onto a street or open …