Category: Travel
June 21, 2019
5 things to do in San Jose

San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica. Although it is not its main attraction, it is worth knowing some of the treasures of the most important city in the country. You will not be short of things to do in San Jose: from strolling down Central Avenue to disconnecting in La Sabana. In this […]

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May 29, 2019
Why You Should Move to Palo Alto, CA

Looking for properties for sale in Palo Alto? Read this article to learn why we think our town is the perfect choice for you!

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September 18, 2017
An Analytical Look into The Marina Towers In Chicago

  NAME: MARINA CITY BUILT IN: 1964 LOCATION: CHICAGO (RIVER NORTH) ARCHITECT: BERTRAND GOLDBERG As seen above, the floor plans all are organized to radiate around the central shaft-core. The balcony space proportionally large in comparison to the rest of the condos. The cyan lines indicate a unique organizational method as a result of the […]

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July 23, 2015
Capturing the Architectural Significance of Chicago's "L" Trains
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May 22, 2015
Louis Kahn Famous American Architect

Intro to Louis Kahn Louis Khan was very unique in his designs. He was known for his fusion of contradictory sources into his architecture. His education from the University of Pennsylvania gave him a Beaux Arts influence with a modern style. He admired works of Greek and ancient Roman temples. To him Brunelleschi was to […]

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October 3, 2014
How Architecture Will Change in 50 Years

The World of Architecture in 50 Years Architecture is a constantly changing art form, yet any era of architecture can be admired and some prefer historical architecture for many different reasons. The construction materials have stayed fairly constant over the years with slight modifications along the way. Some of these modifications include fire resistant materials, […]

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September 10, 2014
A Civil Engineering Internship Experience

Just Some Hands On Work Before You Launch You Career When looking for an internship, many people look for one that concerns their professional field, pays well, and is fairly close. Being able to advance your skills in your own professional area is amazing and even better when you can get a salary as well. […]

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June 20, 2014
The Top Influential Architecture Talks from "Ted Talks"

If you are looking to absorb some information regarding architecture right now then watch the following videos of amazing people talking about amazing things! You are sure to learn something new today. Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities Before agriculture, permanent settlements did not and could not exist. Architect Carolyn Steel discusses how food […]

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February 8, 2014
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 Frank Lloyd Wright. Her trademark is buildings that capture the history and materials of their environment. She was affluent in Native American cultures, and typically would incorporate traditional symbols and design […]

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December 19, 2013
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 a look into his architectural influence during his Byzantine Empire. Read more to find out about Justinian architecture. Before we get into the in-depth historical lens, lets first put ourselves […]

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December 10, 2013
Chicago's Heroin Highway Is a Real Problem

How a Major Chicago Interstate Allows Drug Trade to Prosper Have you ever wondered how drugs appear in new and unexpected places everyday? One answer: easy access and transportation. One new place the drug heroin has become extremely prevalent is the suburbs of Chicago. Many families have turned to reliable rehab centers in order to […]

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November 13, 2013
Underground Pedway System Chicago - Everything you Need to Know

Part of thriving within an urban setting is discovering crazy, mind blowing factoids about the city that you call home. Urban Splatter is only scratching the surface of what this world's urban development has to offer to you. So get off the computer and start discovering! Well actually first read this article. You might be […]

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October 15, 2013
Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) Rebuilt in Dresden Germany

The Frauenkirche was originally built in 1743 and designed by Dresden's city architect George Bähr. It was placed on the outskirts of town and was surrounded by a graveyard. The church entails Baroque architecture with dramatic curves and bold complex details. The most distinct feature of the church is the 96 meter tall dome, resembling a lot of […]

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October 7, 2013
Most Affordable Cities in the United States

Where are the cheapest cities in the United States? Have you ever wondered what U.S. cities have the lowest cost of living? The Council for Community and Economic Research studied the after tax prices of common things in over 300 United States urban areas. The council dealt with calculating over 40,000 prices. Some of the […]

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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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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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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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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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July 11, 2012
The World’s Largest Aquarium in Berlin

Have you ever asked yourself, what is the world’s largest aquarium? If so, then you are in the right place! The Aquadom was constructed in 2004 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin-Mitte. This complex also includes offices and a restaurant. The aquarium actually contains a glass elevator in the center of it. With over 1,000,000 […]

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July 11, 2012
Contemporaine Building Downtown Chicago

Introduction Let me introduce you to the Contemporaine Building located in River North Downtown Chicago. Construction for this building started in 2002 and was finalized in 2004. In 2005 the building won an Honor Award for Outstanding Architecture from the American Institute of Architects National Body. In my opinion, this was well-deserved. As you can […]

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