American architecture
The architecture of the United States demonstrates a broad variety of architectural styles and built forms over the country's history of over four centuries of independence and former British rule.Arc...
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10 Icons of Brutalist Architecture
Brutalism initially surfaced in the middle of the 20th century, in part as a quick, economical solution to the urban destruction wrought by World War II.
The beauty of brutalism - BBC News
Brutalist buildings are most easily recognised by their heavy use of concrete and striking, modernist shapes. 'This Brutal World' is Peter Chadwick's visual love letter to an oft maligned architectura...
The New Tallest Building In The World Is Set To Rise In Iraq
If the plan for a brand-new tower known as "The Bride" is completed as proposed by AMBS Architects, it will be the new tallest building in the world. Set to rise in Iraq's oil-rich Basra Province, the...
Stefano Boeri's "vertical forest" nears completion in Milan
A pair of skyscrapers by Boeri Studio are nearing completion in Milan, featuring as many trees as could be planted in a hectare of forest. Vertical Forest increases biodiversity. It helps to set up an...
South America: The Original Cultures - Ancient Man and His First Civilizations
The enigma of ancient South American development, [cultures evolving to the building of Monumental Structures BEFORE they have even learned to make ceramics - pottery], is wonderfully illustrated by w...
How a Taipei skyscraper stays steady during typhoon winds
On Aug. 8, 2015, Taipei 101's damper set a record when it swung a full meter to counteract 100 mph winds from Typhoon Soudelor, according to Popular Mechanics. One gust clocked in at 145 mph.
The 10 Best New Skyscrapers In The World
New York has finally reappeared on the list after a two-year absence. Find out which skyscraper is ranks No. 1. Out of all the incredible new buildings around the world, these 10 skyscrapers stand apa...
9 Enormous Log Cabins That Have All The Luxuries Of A Modern Mansion
These aren't your stereotypical log cabins scattered throughout the woods. With the help of Zillow, the largest real estate network on the web, we've found some of America's most incredibly luxurious...
You Can Take this Little Wind and Solar Powered Home Anywhere
If life in a future megacity isn’t for you, your hour of escape is fast approaching. Especially if you don’t mind living alone in a 14 x 7 x 7-foot pod. Well, what if I told you the view was fantastic...
Google releases renderings of proposed new HQ campus
Google wants to transform its Silicon Valley headquarters, replacing static, concrete structures with flexible blocks of metal and glass arranged within giant greenhouses.
American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow
This is the most comprehensive survey ever mounted on this style, inspired by the aerodynamic lines and the sleek curves of 1930s aircraft, trains and ships. American industrial designers gave everyd...
Postmodern architecture - Postmodern Architecture HD
Postmodern Architecture 1960-2005: Robert Venturi, Charles Moore, James Stirling,Arata Isozaki,Ben van Berkel & Caroline Bos,Jose' Rafael Moneo,WOHA,Michael ...
Pre-Columbian era
The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continents, spanning...
Pre-Columbian era - Wikipedia
American colonial architecture
American colonial architecture includes several building design styles associated with the colonial period of the United States, including First Period English (late-medieval), French Colonial, Spanis...
American colonial architecture - Wikipedia
Spanish Colonial architecture
Spanish Colonial architecture represents Spanish colonial influence on New World and East Indies cities and towns, and it is still being seen in the architecture as well as in the city planning aspec...
Spanish Colonial architecture - Wikipedia
Spanish missions in Florida
Beginning in the second half of the 16th century, the Kingdom of Spain established a number of missions throughout la Florida in order to convert the Indians to Christianity, to facilitate control of ...
Spanish missions in Florida - Wikipedia
Spanish missions in Georgia
The Spanish missions in Georgia comprise a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholics in order to spread the Christian doctrine among the local Native Americans. The Spanish chapter...
Spanish missions in Georgia - Wikipedia
Puebloan peoples
The Pueblo people are Native American people in the Southwestern United States comprising several different language groups and two major cultural divisions, one organized by matrilineal kinship syste...
Puebloan peoples - Wikipedia
Spanish missions in New Mexico
The Spanish Missions in New Mexico were a series of religious outposts in the Province of Santa Fe de Nuevo México — present day New Mexico. They were established by Franciscan friars under charter f...
Spanish missions in New Mexico - Wikipedia
Spanish missions in the Sonoran Desert
The Spanish missions in the Sonoran Desert are a series of Jesuit Catholic religious outposts established by the Spanish Catholic Jesuits and other orders for religious conversions of the Pima and Toh...
Spanish missions in the Sonoran Desert - Wikipedia
Spanish missions in Arizona
Beginning in the 16th century Spain established missions throughout New Spain (consisting of Mexico and portions of what today are the Southwestern United States) in order to facilitate colonization o...
Spanish missions in Arizona - Wikipedia
Architecture of the California missions
The architecture of the California missions was influenced by several factors, those being the limitations in the construction materials that were on hand, an overall lack of skilled labor, and a desi...
Architecture of the California missions - Wikipedia
Spanish missions in California
The Spanish missions in Alta California comprise a series of 21 religious and military outposts; established by Catholic priests of the Franciscan order between 1769 and 1833, to spread Christianity a...
Spanish missions in California - Wikipedia
British colonization of the Americas
British colonization of the Americas (including colonization by both the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland before the Acts of Union, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707) be...
British colonization of the Americas - Wikipedia
Georgian architecture
Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1720 and 1830. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the ...
Georgian architecture - Wikipedia
Federal architecture
Federal-style architecture is the name for the classicizing architecture built in North America between c. 1780 and 1830, and particularly from 1785 to 1815. This style shares its name with its era, t...
Federal architecture - Wikipedia