Monday, May 20, 2019

Iconic architecture: Sports arenas

The great English writer George Orwell once suggested that sport was "...war minus the shooting" and he may have been close to the mark....

Sandra Bullock New Orleans Victorian House

Sandra Bullock purchased this New Orleans Victorian Goth house in 2007. The title of the property is Koch-Mays House. Even back then the architects...

Commemorating Rachel Carson’s Environmental Influence

Born: May 27, 1907 Springdale, Pennsylvania Died: April 14, 1964 Silver Spring, Maryland Our planet needs more people to bring light to the environmental impacts of our ignorant...

Chicago Architecture Versus New York Architecture

Comparing Architecture of Two Prominent American Cities Take a look at two very large metropolitan areas in the United States, Chicago and New York. They...

Wright’s Glencoe Subdivision Markers are Crumbling

One of the most unique details at Frank Lloyd Wright's Ravine Bluffs subdivision in Glencoe is in need of some significant Tender loving care. The...

The Rookery Building Atrium Chicago

Set in the core of Chicago’s financial area, at 209 South LaSalle Street, Daniel Burnham and John Root’s Rookery Building is a Chicago landmark,...

Architect, Mary Jane Colter’s Buildings

Mary Jane Colter is one of America's prized woman architects. Born on April 4, 1869 and died on January 8, 1958, made her a contemporary of...

Presidential Palaces Around the World

An image shows 1000+ words. The following images represent the different architecture styles of the presidential/king/queen or whatever their official leader's house/palace or whatever...

Richard Buckminster Fuller’s Architecture Influence

Buckminster Fuller is a historically famous architecture, scientist and inventor that is known for making 28 patents, authoring 28 books and he received 47 honorary...

Emperor Justinian 1 (Justinian the Great) Architectural Influence

Intro My intent for writing this post is to enlighten you on what I found thought provoking about the history of Justinian the Great, specifically...

Architectural Gem: Barcelona Pavilion in Barcelona Spain

The Barcelona or German Pavilion located in Barcelona Spain was designed and created for the 1929 International Exposition. Originally the building was constructed to be...

Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Elvis Presley  bought Graceland for his family. He let his parents, Gladys and Vernon by the house house with is budget of $100'000 on...

A Recycled Glass Masterpiece House

The glass house in Christiania, Copenhagen (in Freetown), shows that high-powered architects are not the only ones who will build stunning glass structures. This...

All About Obama’s House in Chicago

// // President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, own this home in the Kenwood community area of Chicago. It is situated in...