27SEP 2016
Queen Anne architectural style

Queen Anne architectural style

Of the various Victorian styles of architecture, one of the most important that continued from the 19th century into the first two decades of the 20th century was the Queen Anne. Popular from about 1860 to 1890 in England and somewhat later in the US, the Queen Anne style lent itself to the excesses…
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26SEP 2016
Roman Civilization architecture

Roman Civilization architecture

The civilization of Ancient Rome had a lasting legacy on world history. Not only did Ancient Rome cover a vast amount of land at its peak, but it also existed for almost 1 years. The legacy of Ancient Rome is still felt today in western culture in areas such as government, law, language, architecture, engineering, and religion. Government Many modern-day governments are modeled…

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25SEP 2016
Googie furniture

Googie furniture

Sometimes, a cat bed is more than just a cat bed, and this is absolutely the case for the Googie Bed. While this beautifully handcrafted piece of cat furniture most definitely makes an excellent bed and scratcher, as Allegra and Ruby will show you below, it’s also a piece of art. I don’t know about you, but my house is pretty much Allegra and Ruby’s house – I’m lucky I get…

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24SEP 2016
Greek Arches

Greek Arches

Length: 325 words (0.9 double-spaced pages) Rating: Red (FREE) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Greek and Roman Arches and Architecture Architectural designs changed greatly since the ancient times. Most famous architectures and sculptures today originated from the Greek and Roman civilizations. Moreover, some of the inventions from those…

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23SEP 2016
Palladian style Architecture

Palladian style Architecture

Palladianism Holkham HallA.F. Kerstingstyle of architecture based on the writings and buildings of the humanist and theorist from Vicenza , Andrea Palladio (1508–80), perhaps the greatest architect of the latter 16th century and certainly the most influential. Palladio felt that architecture should be governed by reason and by the principles of classical antiquity as it was…

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22SEP 2016
Googie style Architecture

Googie style Architecture

At the peak of the modern era, a meshing of car culture and the Space Age brought about the gaudy and garnished Googie architecture. The signatures Googie style lie in sweeping arches and hard angles, cantilevered roofs and bold colors, and, its most relative homage to the Space Age, the starburst. The first of the Googie style, and its namesake, was a coffee shop designed…

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21SEP 2016
Latest House plans and Designs

Latest House plans and Designs

Everything old is new again, that is what they say. It looks like 2016 will be no exception where house plans are concerned. Here are a few design elements that will be popular in 2016. 1) Large Walk-in Showers will continue to be very popular. People love the ease of walking into a large shower. They also like the fact that on average showering uses 20 to 30 fewer gallons…

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20SEP 2016
Hamptons style Architecture

Hamptons style Architecture

In the course of his 25-year career, architect Frank Greenwald has designed houses everywhere from the Hamptons, where he lives, to as far away as the Caribbean, where he vacations. Some of his projects—at Ralph Lauren’s homes in Round Hill, Jamaica, and in Bedford, New York, for example—have been for people with famously exacting design tastes. In all that time, he says, his…

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19SEP 2016
Modern day Roman architecture

Modern day Roman architecture

Many will look for unique and different architectural designs in a home. In some instances, it can be difficult to center on an actual selection. This is because there are a great many brilliant architectural styles to choose from. Some are so magnificent they never go out of style. Some may even stay in style for thousands of years! No, this is not mere hyperbole. One of the…

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