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S House by Glamuzina Paterson Architects

See on – Design This timber-clad house in Auckland by New Zealand studio Glamuzina Paterson Architects zigzags across its site to outline gardens on both its east and west sides. The residence is named ‘S House’ in reference to its angular plan, designed to offer an alternative to a typical plot house with rectangular […]


by -wit- Besides getting ideas for blueprints and floor layouts, affordable house plans will also give you options on how you want your home to look and function. Do you want your room to have cabinets, large closets, or built-in tables? Most of these affordable house plans will include these add-ons in detail, and you […]


by infomatique The Green Deal offers property owners an interest free loan to undertake energy efficient alterations to their home. Alterations such as additional insulation can be added to retain heat and energy accordingly. This retained heat can manifest itself in lower energy output. This can have positive effects upon the expenditure of the property […]


by felixp7 One of the biggest changes in the architecture of the 70s was the reuse of existing structures. Consumer preference to renovate old structures, rather than build new ones, increased demand for architecture plans for the restoration of old houses, barns, deserted schoolhouses etc. Warehouses and old factories were being converted to apartments, restaurants […]


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by mariancraig This project develops ideas about how we might organise data in articles about architecture. These are only suggestions, things to give you focus and to get you going, and you shouldn’t feel obligated in the least to follow them. But if you don’t know what to write or where to begin, following the […]

Architectural thoughts

by dkophotography The School of Architecture and Interior Design traces its origins back to the 1869 foundation of the School of Design within McMicken University. By 1875, architecture offerings expanded to include history, design, and drawing. At the time, it was one of only eleven collegiate-level institutions in the country to offer architecture coursework. The […]


by infomatique But how are you going to know if it is necessary or not? The best way to find out is to consult your local building department if you are planning to renovate or repair your home because not all changes at home will require it. There are certain home alterations that do not […]

The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

If there’s anything architects like doing more than designing buildings, it’s talking about architecture. Whether musing about their inspirations (a blank sheet of paper, the sun hitting the side of a building), expanding on each other’s thoughts (on materials, collaboration, clients, and constraints), or dishing out a clever quip, architects make good copy. The Architect […]

Principles of Architecture

A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture. Now including interactive CD-ROM!For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations […]

The Achitecture of Happiness

The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings, and streets that […]

1928 Print Alpha Omicron Tau Omega Fraternity Architecture Blueprint Floor Plan – Original Halftone Print

This is an original 1928 black and white halftone print of an architectural blueprint and first floor plan for the alteration of the fraternity house for the Alpha Omicron Chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity in Canton, New York. Architecture courtesy of Bastow and Way. Please note that there is printing on the reverse. […]

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