Category: Architecture

Architecture

Architecture for our Spirit and Soul 

Around the world, spiritual beliefs have inspired great architecture. Begin your journey here to celebrate some of the famous gathering places — synagogues, churches, cathedrals, temples, shrines, mosques, and other buildings designed for prayer, reflection, and religious worship. Neue Synagogue The blue-domed Neue Synagogue, or…

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Defining Architecture and Design 

What is architecture? The word architecture can have many meanings. Architecture can be both an art and a science, a process and a result, and both an idea and a reality. People often use the words “architecture” and “design” interchangeably, which naturally broadens the definition of architecture. If…

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About Neoclassical Architecture 

Neoclassical architecture describes buildings that are inspired by the classic architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. In the United States, it describes the important public buildings built after the American Revolution, well into the 1800s. The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. is a good example…

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A Look at Shingle Style Architecture 

Whether sided in shingle, brick, or clapboard, Shingle Style homes marked a significant shift in American housing styles. In 1876 the United States was celebrating 100 years of independence and a new American architecture. While the first skyscrapers were being built in Chicago, East coast…

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What Is an Architect? 

An architect is a licensed professional who organizes space. The art world may define “space” differently than the scientific world (where does space begin?), but the architecture profession has always been a combination of art and science. Architects design houses, office buildings, skyscrapers, landscapes, ships, and even entire cities. The services…

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4 Steps to a Life in Architecture 

As in any profession, the steps to be an architect seem simple, involve a lot of hard work, and can be filled with fun. Simply put, becoming an architect involves education, experience, and examinations. Your journey from student to professional architect will move through several…