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May 31, 2013
Bruce Willis House: The Beverly Hills Palace

Bruce Willis' $22 million mansion is up for grabs. The “Die Hard” actor has listed his Beverly Hills estate for sale, and if he gets his asking price he will be making some nice money off of it. TMZ shared the details on May 29. Check out the Bruce Willis house. Introduction The Willis $22 […]

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May 23, 2013
Hwy 101: The Ultimate California Road Trip

Introduction: Hwy 101 Over the summer I had a chance to understand the Golden State of mind by visiting California. The trip consisted of various stops mainly along the Pacific coastline. The vacation started after landing at LAX in Los Angeles. The sun shinning into the windows of the plane during landing gave me a […]

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May 9, 2013
The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture

  Looking back on architectural history, you could be forgiven for thinking that women were an invention of the 1950’s, alongside spandex and power steering – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Big names like Le Corbusier, Mies, Wright and Kahn often had equally inspired female peers, but the rigid structure of society […]

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April 17, 2013
A Change in Our City's Infrastructure After Boston Marathon Bombing

In a city with garbage cans, mail boxes, dumpsters and parked cars, it is practically impossible to prevent such a catastrophic event such as the one that took place on Monday April 15th 2013. Reports were made that the two bombs deployed in the Boston marathon were placed in garbage cans. Many dense cities have […]

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April 4, 2013
Reed Kroloff on Modern and Romantic Architecture World Trade Center

Reed Kroloff gives us another view for judging new architecture: is it modern, or is it romantic? Look for inspirational images from two leading practices - and a blistering critique of the 9/11 planning process. The use of different materials in architecture changed drastically after the devastating but revolutionary event that took place on 9/11. Warning, some […]

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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 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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February 21, 2013
5 Architectural Fails

Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Tacoma, WA The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a suspension bridge that connected the port city of Tacoma, WA, with the Kitsap Peninsula. It was the third-longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened to the public on July 1, 1940, but it closed four months later after a spectacular collapse. The […]

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February 20, 2013
Extraordinary Tiled Private Home Pools

I personally love the pools that are juxtaposed with nature. The use of the swimming pool tiles give such great detailing that really brings the pool to another level. (Above) If you plan on creating your own pool, then you should consider marble mosaic tiles. This bring a high-end traditional look to any pool, and […]

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February 14, 2013
SimCity 5 Coming March 2013- Architect's Favorite Game

If you like playing Sims, then you are more than likely to like playing Sim City. Sim City 5 is supposed to be released for the PC in February 2013. I am already an addict to The Sims 3 and Sim City 4 so I am worried about my soon to be addiction to Sim City 5! […]

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February 3, 2013
The Marshall Fields Building Chicago Architecture

The Marshall Fields Building Chicago is a masterpiece that is one of a kind. From all the history to the cool stores that are now inside, take a look below at some amazing facts and pictures. Overall Structure Although the building seems to be one complete building, its actually 5 separate ones blinded together seamlessly. […]

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January 21, 2013
Michelle Obama's Underprivileged Childhood Home

Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Princeton University, graduating cum laude in 1985, and went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. Following law school, she worked at a Chicago law firm, where she met her husband, President Barack Obama. The couple married […]

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January 3, 2013
Chinese City Built From Scratch Released by KPF

While China still has so many empty cities still waiting more than 10 years to be occupied, they still plan on building up another large city. This city is much different, read more to find out how. Directly from the  international architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF). The KPF design for the Meixi Lake master plan […]

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December 31, 2012
Diverging Diamond Interchange: The Ultimate Guide

Here is a little something for you Civil Engineers and Road "Architects". Transportation and infrastructure in the modern world advances everyday. We see examples while driving, flying, and even biking around our cities, towns, and villages. Keeping traffic to a minimum for CE's is as vital as CAD to an architect. Civil engineers attempt to […]

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December 31, 2012
You Must Read- Integrating Marine with Architecture (A New Light for Urban Splatter)

The true goal behind this website is to unite a community of people with a common interest in architecture. Like the header says, I want to bring architecture to you. My dreams for this website are bigger than reality, but hopefully the spark will ignite. I write this website to express my passion for mainly architecture. I […]

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December 14, 2012
Hovering Observation Deck Above Grand Central Terminal

Architecture firm SOM has proposed adding a floating observation deck that slides up and down the sides of two new skyscrapers. SOM states that the hovering deck would increase the quality of the public space surrounding the building by adding an “iconic landmark” with a 360-degree panorama of the city skyline. New York City could use […]

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November 22, 2012
China Builds Highway Around House That Refuses to Move

In the city of Wenling, located in China’s eastern region of Zheijang, an interstate has been constructed around a residential building that forbids to move. Luo Baogen, disappointed with the relocation compensation offered by the government decided to remain in the half-demolished building with his wife. According to China Daily, the road, which leads to […]

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November 9, 2012
The Bloomingdale Rail Line Converted Into Greenway/Linear Park Chicago

Transforming retired railroad lines is a new trend within cities. As you might remember the same type of transformation also took place in New York: Click here to see the post. CDOT, along with numerous community partners, is constructing the Bloomingdale Trail and Park-- a multi-use linear park that will be the first of its […]

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October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Photo Collection

Here are just some of the pictures that have surfaced now that Hurricane Sandy has passed. These photos locations range from New York City to the shores of Virginia. As of now at least 11 deaths have been reported from accidents caused by the hurricane conditions. These pictures help the rest of America see what […]

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October 29, 2012
New Shocking Photos of New York Hurricane Sandy REVEALED
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October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy- New York Destroys Fragile Architecture

  The hurricane has the possibility of being the largest to hit the east coast. New York city was set to evacuation mode, as people boarded up for the long-run. People all over the east coast have also been taking cover as Sandy blows right past with power. As of Noon on 10/30/12, at least […]

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September 24, 2012
Shocking Aerial Images of the Best Cities

Aerial images of city provide a completely different viewpoint, that brings intense feelings within. When one sees such a massive area filled with buildings, one might be afraid of human kind taking over nature. One may also see the great achievements of mankind. What kind of emotions do these images provoke in you? Fear, shock, amazement, hope, sadness, love for architecture? […]

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September 22, 2012
Roman Heritage in Algeria- Breath Taking Images of Timgad

Timgad (called Thamugas or Tamugadi in old Berber) was a Roman colonial town in the Aurès Mountains of Algeria, founded by the Emperor Trajan around AD 100. The full name of the town was Colonia Marciana Ulpia Traiana Thamugadi. Trajan commemorated the city after his mother Marcia, father Marcus Ulpius Traianus and his eldest sister […]

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September 20, 2012
Mitt Romney's 6 Houses

After much tension to release his tax forms, presidential candidate Mitt Romney has generated over $43 million in just the past 2 years. As you can see from all of his previous houses Mitt Romney can not relate to the average American on economic conditions. While much of Romney’s assets comes from his tenure at […]

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