I want to have a skill and the skill is this: when examining a building casually, I'd like to be able to tell, within a span of about thirty years, when it was built (or altered). [more inside]
Looking for examples of creative, modern industrial architecture. [more inside]
I'm looking for some higher quality images of work by famous architects, e.g. Frank Lloyd Wright, to use for 3-D modeling reference. Any good resources out there? [more inside]
Is there a name for the design trend (I think associated with brutalism) in the 60s and 70s where buildings had enormous, sans-serif italic numbers on the walls indicating address, floor or room number? These were often shades of brown, orange or yellow. I have seen numbers so large that the tops and bottoms are clipped by the floor and ceiling.
I'm planning a home addition but would like peruse building material sources beyond what's available in consumer hardware stores. What sources do architects and contractors use for non-standard windows and other items? Is there a McMaster-Carr-equivalent for building materials? [more inside]
I think i've peaked as a designer, help me find my next step. [more inside]
In Mad men episode 11 (the jet set) in season 2...what house is that in Palm Springs? I'm an architecture geek and desperately need to know. The best I can figure is that its the Kaufman House...but it's not quite right. I'm resigned to the fact that its some backlot set.
How much does it actually cost to commission an architect to design an "interesting" home? [more inside]
Armchair architect looking for book / video recommendations. After having enjoyed: A place of My Own, How Buildings Learn and Christopher Alexander's work, I'm looking for other design / architecture titles. What can you recommend?
what is the architectural style of this house? It's a fixer upper that we plan to gut and try to keep with the style of the home as much as we can on our beer money. ;) I haven't had much luck scouring the net. It's listed as a colonial but it doesn't seem to be a "true" colonial? I'm wondering if anyone here can break it down for me. Thanks!
Help me identify the "cat house" in this picture. [more inside]
I'm thinking about building a gingerbread house this year, and as usual for food topics that have yet to show up on Good Eats, I'm at a loss for where to find a good recipe. [more inside]
What Universities have great modern architecture projects on campus? [more inside]
How's the market for Architectural Lighting Designers? I am considering a year long MS in architectural lighting design, and I am an entertainment lighting designer. [more inside]
Got any advice for removing a gazillion layers of (probably lead) paint from a hundred-year-old banister, complete with an abundance of balusters? Oh, and a pocket door. [more inside]
Landscape Architecture! I'm a student thinking about changing fields from IR to landscape architecture and I'm interested in all and any of your thoughts on the subject. [more inside]
My dad wants to know the name of an architect he saw on television. Details are fuzzy except that he wears an eyepatch and that he designed a house overlooking the California coast. [more inside]
Looking for Feng Shui software to lay out a new house (not yet built). Has anybody used a product they'd recommend?
I'm writing a paper which deals with architectural representation. In doing so I'm providing very brief explanations of plans, sections & elevations intended to bring a non-design crowd up to speed on these conventions. I'm looking for informative and quasi-poetic quotes to describe, contextualize and problematize these drawing types. What should I use? [more inside]
I'm trying to find posters of architectural elements of rooms... [more inside]
Where can I find a picture (front or side view) of the beach shack from Entourage- Season 5 Episode 1?
The apartment in which the action of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is an amazing Deco spread to die for. I'd like to find out whether it was a real apartment or house, and if so, learn more about it, but IMDB can only take me so far. Ideas?
What's with the INTERNAL bedroom windows? [more inside]
Contemporary architecture: Is there a website that lists notable pieces of recent architecture, organized by city, with pictures and descriptions? [more inside]
What buildings are considered "quintessential" examples of brutalist architecture?
Did the term "Archie Bunkers" for the detached houses in Queens, NY come from "All in the Family," or did Norman Lear name the character after the term?
Where can I find some quick design / architecture talent to build a set of detailed treehouse plans? [more inside]
We're looking to purchase a house with a not so great exterior shape. Where do we start to help visualize exterior renovation possibilities and building costs? Some pics inside for those who want to give their thoughts... [more inside]
Can anyone provide more information about this Mies van der Rohe floor plan? [more inside]
What the heck is this building? It's in Los Angeles near where the 101 and 5 freeways meet.
Can you tell me more about this beautiful Library/Museum of Picture Books in Iwaki, Japan? It was designed by Tadao Ando and completed in 2004 but doesn't show up in any list of his works. [more inside]
ArchitectureFilter: What evidence supports the use of open plan offices, from a worker productivity perspective? [more inside]
Trying to transfer to a four year college, and changing direction mid -stream. Am I being foolish to consider shifting from aiming for a landscape architecture degree to one in ecological engineering, especially when engineering colleges have completely different requirements than what I've been focusing on? [more inside]
Looking for a general background/framework within which to define the more technical aspects of a textual analysis project, as well as interesting examples of computer-driven textual analysis. [more inside]
What manufacturers should I be looking at in searching out a very secure (i.e. 3 point lock) but stylish interior door to act as the entrance into a condo unit? [more inside]
Architecture geeks (particularly those in SF).. what's the name for the canyon-like space between two spaces? [more inside]
How can I find houses by interesting architects in my area? It seems like every couple of months I come across a story about someone who bought a house that was designed by a frank lloyd wright 3rd gen second cousin disciple. [more inside]
Is it feasible to outsource my CAD work? Has anybody tried this? What are the legal implications? [more inside]
How long will it take me to learn MEL scripting in Maya for the sole purpose of creating and manipulating complex geometries? [more inside]
Tell me what to call this topic I'm interested in, so that I know how to research it. It's somewhere within architecture and/or engineering. [more inside]
My sister is graduating high school and heading to Lawrence Tech. to study architecture. What are some gift ideas for things she'll find useful/necessary in her classes? [more inside]
Inspired by this thread; has anyone every hired an architect? How do you do it? What sorts of things should I be looking for? How do I go about finding one that specializes in "weird". (By weird I mean, not your standard mcmansion floor plan.) What do architects charge to design a building. And do they oversee the building process as a rule, or no? [more inside]
What is that amazing modernist building in The Yakuza? [more inside]
Two stories from San Fran planning history: sunny plazas and small parcels for small builders. Details?
I'm trying to track down two stories about recent urban planning history in San Francisco: 1) making sure plazas stay sunny at lunchtime, 2) making sure small builders could help redevelop a large area. Do you know these stories? Do you know of good online sources for San Francisco urban planning history? [more inside]
Brooklyn-Filter: What is the big building at the corner of Bedford and Atlantic Avenues? [more inside]