Category: Construction
February 21, 2014
City destinations for architecture enthusiasts

For those who arrange their vacation itineraries around the appreciation of architecture, here are three cities that score highly on the world’s list as having some of the most interesting and beautiful buildings.   Florence Renaissance architecture abounds in this vibrant Italian City. It is difficult not to become overwhelmed by the scale and richness […]

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January 6, 2014
Chicago's Union Station - Historical Architecture

Union Station was masterfully designed by renown Chicago architect Daniel Burnham and opened in May 1925 after ten years of construction at a cost of $75 million dollars. That would equal more than $935 million in 2010 dollars. Burnham died before construction began and the work was completed by the firm Graham, Anderson, Probst and […]

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December 30, 2013
30 St Mary Axe Modern Architecture London

What is the "30 St Mary Axe" Building? 30 St Mary Axe is a modern, sustainable building located in London's financial district. The building is also widely known as the the Gherkin building and previously called the Swiss Re Building. It was built in 2003 and opened in 2004. In 1992 the Baltic Exchange (a trading center) […]

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December 29, 2013
Statue of Liberty Neoclassical Architecture, New York

The Statue That Represents America The Statue of Liberty, located in New York, is well known around the world as an icon of freedom and opportunity in America. The statue takes on a Neoclassical style of architecture as a realistic appeal. The sculptor was Auguste Frederic Bartholdi, Structural Engineer: Gustave Eiffel and the pedestal was […]

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December 28, 2013
Sydney Opera House Architecture

The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was opened on October 20th 1973 an exists to be a great architectural achievement today. The architecture of the building has a modern style with large concrete shells. The design was completed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon. The architect was young at the time, […]

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December 27, 2013
AT&T Stadium (Home of the NFL Cowboys) Architecture, Texas

The AT&T Stadium is the most expensive sports complex in the world. Originally estimated to cost $650 million, the stadium's current construction cost was $1.15 billion. It is located in Arlington Texas. It is the official home of the Cowboys of the NFL. The original stadium was completed in 1971 and completely renovated in 2005-2009. The stadium […]

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December 25, 2013
Angkor Wat, Cambodia - Largest Religious Monument in the World

First Hindu and now Buddhist, The Angkor Wat temple complex is the largest in the world. The temple complex was built in the 12th century by the Khmer (now Cambodia) King Suryavarman II. The complex is a high-class example of Khmer architecture. The attraction continues to amaze people and attract tourists, and is even on the […]

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December 17, 2013
Seattle Washington Tower: Space Needle

The Space Needle observation tower located in Seattle Washington. The building/tower is an official landmark of the Pacific Northwest and an icon of Seattle. Additionally, tt was built for the the 1962 World's Fair. It gets around 20,000 people every day using it's elevators. Check out the Seattle Washington Tower. Architecture/Design Edward E. Carlson and […]

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December 13, 2013
Taj Mahal, Finest Mughal Architecture, India

The Taj Mahal is by far the finest example of Mughal Architecture. The Taj Mahal is covered in fine white marble, and is a mausoleum. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in remembrance of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is recognized around the world as a key to Muslim art within […]

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December 12, 2013
Apple's New Headquarters Building Approved For Construction

Cupertino City approved the renderings of Apple's new headquarters campus. Images of 3d renderings have been floating everywhere on the internet. The campus is a 2.8-million-square-foot UFO within a man-made forest of northeast corner of Cupertino California. The first images leaked out as far back as 2011 but we did not understand how the workers live […]

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December 4, 2013
Ree Drummond, Pioneer Woman's Amazing Kitchen

What a True Pioneer Woman Lives In Check out the Pioneer Woman kitchen! It is simply amazing. Ree Drummond does an amazing job at making the best kitchen there is. Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, who started a blog that inspired many home cooks and has a show on the Food Network. Her ranch in […]

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December 3, 2013
Ryugyong Hotel Building North Korea Took 20 Years?

The Ryugyong Hotel located in North Korea was designed in 1987 yet looks modern to this day. The fact that it essentially took 20 years to complete this building shocks me. After the Soviet Union collapsed, so did the North Korean economy, therefore the construction for the Ryugyong Hotel halted in 1992. After many years without […]

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December 1, 2013
Styles of Kitchens, Renovating a Kitchen yourself DIY

Over the last 20 years kitchen have become a central socializing area within the house. Kitchen designs have flourished since then. Kitchens are becoming more efficient and in many cases also larger. Its not always about having a large kitchen, its more about how the space is actually used and how appealing it is. Kitchens […]

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November 27, 2013
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 or mechanical substances, is quit […]

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November 25, 2013
Is a Fixer Upper Right For You?

Fixing up old homes can bring joy and feeling of accomplishment, but for some it can turn into a real disaster. Your result will depend on a few factors. If you love old homes and the unique charm that comes with them then fixing up one should be right for you. It is obvious that […]

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November 23, 2013
Adam Levine's Sexy House in Hollywood Hills California

Intro/Facts about Adam Levine He currently lives with his close friend, Korean writer Gene Hong. His house was impressive enough to be featured on the Architectural Digest in 2012. When he was 6 years old, he took the winning shot of a basketball game, with barely any time left on the clock. This event inspired him to be successful […]

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November 15, 2013
Top 50 Most Dangerous Cities in the United States

Which American Cities Rank as the Most Dangerous? The United States has always had crime in not only urban areas, but also some rural towns. This is one reason to not be surprised that the "Top 50 Most Dangerous Cities in the United States" has some small towns on it. Some reasons for rural areas […]

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November 9, 2013
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 hope for a revival of […]

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October 20, 2013
Modern Transparent Slot Table by Eric Pfeiffer

Modern Furniture at its Finest The Slot Table is AMAC’s first piece of furniture produced. Inspired by the clean, square design of classic M Series boxes, this versatile acrylic side table is very functional and cool looking. Its transparency gives the Slot Table an unexpected lightness, while the reflective nature of the acrylic brightens a room […]

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April 9, 2013
Mosaic Building Made of 100% Front Doors

In Seoul Korea a building that has a facade made completely from recycled front doors. To some traditionalists it may be an eyesore, but in fact it's materials show a deeper meaning for only the intellectuals to see. Choi Jeong-Hwa worked his magic for this creation in South Korea. He is known for his the artistic statements he […]

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April 5, 2013
Controversal Destruction of Lathrop Public Housing Chicago

History During the lowest points of the Great Depression livable affordable housing was in high demand. During this time federal government decided to build a much needed public housing project near the Northwest area of Chicago in 1938. At this time segregation was still in effect leaving the projects to only white citizens. Later on the area […]

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March 28, 2013
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 was practically filled with students […]

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March 15, 2013
Sustainable California Beach House for Retired Couple

  The imposing Coastlands House was especially developed by Carver + Schicketanz for a retired couple in Big Sur, California, USA. The majestic oaks located on the site dominate the neighboring landscape and direct the views towards the Pacific coast to the West. According to the architects, “a massive stone base connects the structure to […]

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March 14, 2013
Craziest Architecure Images Around the World

Here is a glimse of some of the weirdest architecture from around the world, amazingly enough none of it is photoshoped! The Guitar Store in Southampton England This building in Ukraine has a gigantic, 100-foot-tall, crossword puzzle on the side. Yes, you can actually work it. The clues are hidden around the city, and each […]

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