Tag: Architecture
September 8, 2012
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 best architecture schools of 2012 […]

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September 7, 2012
Architecture Fails: The Ultimate Face Palm Failures

Everybody makes mistakes, everybody has those days according to Miley Cyrus. So I can understand messing up some measurements, but I do not understand how construction for such radical architecture can continue after realizing the mistakes made? Although some of the architecture fails created  a large head ache for some, they created a good chuckle […]

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September 7, 2012
The Finest Architecture in the World

You might be stunned when the following photographs blow your mind. You are about to see some of the finest architecture around so prepare yourself!

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August 31, 2012
Extremely Light Carbon Fiber Bikes

When thinking about architecture what often comes to mind?? Cool houses, sweet fish tanks or even the odds and ends when it comes to furniture. The one item that is commonly missed however is bikes and lots of them. There are so many different styles made and hopefully this article  will help a few very odd […]

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August 29, 2012
Green Algae Proposal for The Marina Towers

A Paris based architecture firm Influx Studios proposed a new "green" transformation for the Marina Towers. The technology used in the design is relatively new. The proposal includes bio reactors that absorb carbon emissions. One of Chicago's main conflicts is the pollution due to the high traffic of cars throughout the city. The proposal includes wind turbines that provide energy as well as transforms […]

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August 28, 2012
Architect Charles Sieger's Castle House

You might think of how some architect's houses are like, and here is a great example. Charles Sieger a world known architect, built this castle like mansion in 2007. Costing him $10.9 million to build, this really reflects his architecture style. The house was built with perfect symmetry in mind. Located in Miami this mansion is said to be 10,124 […]

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August 25, 2012
Lake Point Tower (Chicago)

Construction Started: 1965 Construction Completed: 1968 Height: 645 feet Architects: Schipporeit and Heinrich The Lake Point Tower was inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s 1922 design for a glass-curtained skyscraper in Berlin. Due to the location of the 70 story apartment building's location, right next to the lake, it had to be built to withstand the […]

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August 18, 2012
What Is Makeup Artistry? Everything You Need To Know

What is makeup artistry? Art comes in all different forms, and in many views, architecture is a form of art. I am here to bring light to a different form of architecture that may not be thought of in the average mind. Makeup artistry is something many people consider a drop-out career or a job […]

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July 27, 2012
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 government how to operate better […]

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July 18, 2012
Modern Shelter: Eat and Lounge In This Cute Chair

Introduction Martin Solem the Norwegian designer created this shelter with the idea of simplicity in mind. He wanted to create a place inside a place were city dwellers can feel private while enjoying the company of others. Read more about the modern shelter below. The polygon shape is very efficient. The furniture is made from […]

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July 16, 2012
Jenga Building Planned to be Constructed 56 Leonard Street

The reason I called this a jenga building was because of all the cantilever bulges coming out of the building. The sides of the building will be completely glass. The construction began in 2007 but was seized due to financial problems during that time. Now with construction booming, hopefully the construction of this building will […]

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July 14, 2012
The National Historic Landmark Falling Water By Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright and His Legacy If you know anything about architecture you must know about the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He was born in 1867 and died in 1959. His main philosophy was bringing nature into architecture. His fame was brought to him because of his revolutionary style. His buildings are generally […]

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July 13, 2012
French Beauty - Mont Saint-Michel

This is a picture of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. This spectacular piece of civil engineering and architecture is seen by many people throughout the world. Being on the country's Northwestern coast, it does not get as much attention as Paris and its architecture get.

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July 13, 2012
Crain Communications Building Facts

The Crain Communications Building (Formerly known as the Smurfit-Stone Building) in Chicago, Illinois is one of a kind. Some may argue it is the most unique building to distinguish the Chicago skyline from others. Construction for this building started in 1982, to me it looks like it could easy be from that era. At a […]

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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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July 11, 2012
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 space. Cantilever- A long projecting […]

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