30JUL 2016
Different types of buildings

Different types of buildings

Buildings are large consumers of energy in all countries. In harsh climatic conditions, a substantial share of energy goes to the air-conditioning of buildings. This air-conditioning load can be reduced through many means; notable among them is the proper design and selection of building envelope and its components. The use of thermal insulation in building walls and roof does…

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29JUL 2016
19th century British Architecture

19th century British Architecture

The Industrial Revolution, underway by the middle of the 18th century and emerging first in England, is often cited as the single most important development effecting architecture in the modern world. The harnessing of coal and steam energy combined with new mechanized technologies and industrial materials, especially iron, steel and glass, brought sweeping changes throughout…

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28JUL 2016
History of Romanesque architecture

History of Romanesque architecture

Romanesque architecture was the style of architecture from 800 AD to 1100 AD, roughly speaking. The name comes from the borrowing of the Roman style of arches and the barrel style of building, though the name came centuries later and was actually created by the Normans, not the Romans at all. This style of architecture was one of the earliest to use entirely stone materials…

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27JUL 2016
Googie Architecture book

Googie Architecture book

A thoroughly revised and significantly expanded edition of the popular 1980s original, Googie Redux is the authoritative history of the mid-20th century icon that ignited an architectural revolution: the coffee shop. Emblematic of Southern California car culture, stylized eateries and other roadside buildings built from the 1930s to the 1950s were dismissed as lowbrow stylistic…

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26JUL 2016
Styles of Architecture Timeline

Styles of Architecture Timeline

Div data-cycle-auto-height= calc > Pithouse illustration by Eric S. Carlson Tahoe s home styles have changed throughout the years, but always respond to the region s climate and landscape In Lake Tahoe social circles, where prevailing architectural trends past and present function as conversational currency, arguments about whether Lake Tahoe has its own unmistakably…

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25JUL 2016
Architectural Designs House Plan

Architectural Designs House Plan

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24JUL 2016
Colonial Revival Houses

Colonial Revival Houses

Colonial Revival (also Neocolonial, Georgian Revival or Neo-Georgian ) architecture was and is a nationalistic design movement in the United States. Part of a broader Colonial Revival Movement embracing Georgian and Neoclassical styles, it seeks to revive elements of architectural style, garden design, and interior design of American colonial architecture. (There may have been…

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23JUL 2016
Gothic House Architecture

Gothic House Architecture

Horace Walpole, fourth Earl of Orford, was many things. As a man of letters, he wrote the pioneering gothic horror novel The Castle of Otranto. He was a pint-size provocateur, with a tongue as sharp as his intellect. A leading art historian and collector of all manner of oddment, he also served as a member of Parliament, following in the outsize political footsteps of his brilliant…

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22JUL 2016
Common House plans

Common House plans

Why Choose The HousePlanShop? The HousePlanShop, LLC (THPS) delivers an outstanding collection designs composed of many of the top-selling house plans created by several leading residential designers and architects throughout the United States and Canada. We know building a new home is very exciting. Choosing the right house plan is one of the first and most important steps…

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