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Help me identify this "cat house"

Help me identify the "cat house" in this picture. [more inside]
posted by ArchBr on Dec 18, 2008 - 4 answers

What's a good recipe for gingerbread construction materials?

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]
posted by ErWenn on Dec 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Campus Architecture

What Universities have great modern architecture projects on campus? [more inside]
posted by senorpuma on Dec 2, 2008 - 27 answers

Architectural Lighting Designers: how's the market?

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]
posted by jimmyhutch on Dec 2, 2008 - 3 answers

this shouldn't take long

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]
posted by apostrophe on Nov 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Landscape architecture question

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]
posted by pulled_levers on Nov 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Please help me identify this architect

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]
posted by drea on Nov 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Feng Shui software?

Looking for Feng Shui software to lay out a new house (not yet built). Has anybody used a product they'd recommend?
posted by jackround on Oct 27, 2008 - 1 answer

What great quotes should I use to describe plan, section and elevation drawings in architecture?

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]
posted by serial_consign on Oct 26, 2008 - 3 answers

A poster of a door?

I'm trying to find posters of architectural elements of rooms... [more inside]
posted by ThomThomThomThom on Oct 25, 2008 - 2 answers

Entourage Beach Shack

Where can I find a picture (front or side view) of the beach shack from Entourage- Season 5 Episode 1?
posted by slim on Oct 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Miss Pettigrew, where are you?

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?
posted by DenOfSizer on Oct 11, 2008 - 4 answers

You can't look in it, you can't open it - why have it?

What's with the INTERNAL bedroom windows? [more inside]
posted by InfinateJane on Oct 9, 2008 - 13 answers

What's a good architecture catalog website?

Contemporary architecture: Is there a website that lists notable pieces of recent architecture, organized by city, with pictures and descriptions? [more inside]
posted by askmeacct on Sep 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Yes, I know it's a "brick house"...

What is the architectural style of this private residence?
posted by Tube on Sep 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Love me some big concrete slabs

What buildings are considered "quintessential" examples of brutalist architecture?
posted by tylerfulltilt on Aug 28, 2008 - 52 answers

Archie Bunker lived in an Archie Bunker

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?
posted by SansPoint on Aug 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Designing detailed treehouse plans

Where can I find some quick design / architecture talent to build a set of detailed treehouse plans? [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Aug 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Help us see our new house

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]
posted by remlapm on Aug 18, 2008 - 5 answers

What is this Mies floor plan?

Can anyone provide more information about this Mies van der Rohe floor plan? [more inside]
posted by GaGaLoc on Aug 15, 2008 - 4 answers

What architectural style is this?

What is this style of architecture called? Here is a second picture. [more inside]
posted by cmchap on Aug 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Perhaps a Faraday Cage?

Why is this building designed as it is? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Aug 3, 2008 - 9 answers

What is this strange building?

What the heck is this building? It's in Los Angeles near where the 101 and 5 freeways meet.
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Aug 2, 2008 - 2 answers

The Bilbao effect

Has the "Bilbao effect" been confined to Bilbao? [more inside]
posted by MrMerlot on Jul 26, 2008 - 11 answers

The best kept secret of Japanese architecture?

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]
posted by junesix on Jul 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Open plan offices: Do they suck?

ArchitectureFilter: What evidence supports the use of open plan offices, from a worker productivity perspective? [more inside]
posted by Mike1024 on Jul 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Changing academic direction (am I being foolish?)

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]
posted by oneirodynia on Jul 10, 2008 - 13 answers

HOW IS ARCHY FORMED?

How was this made? [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Jun 24, 2008 - 15 answers

Textual Analysis Primer/Examples?

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]
posted by signal on Jun 20, 2008 - 1 answer

What are some well designed, very secure interior door manufacturers?

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]
posted by serial_consign on Jun 18, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the architectural name for the canyon-like space between two spaces?

Architecture geeks (particularly those in SF).. what's the name for the canyon-like space between two spaces? [more inside]
posted by hobbes on Jun 6, 2008 - 11 answers

who built what where near?

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]
posted by striker on Jun 5, 2008 - 6 answers

CAD outsourcing?

Is it feasible to outsource my CAD work? Has anybody tried this? What are the legal implications? [more inside]
posted by mockdeep on Jun 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Maya MEL scripting

How long will it take me to learn MEL scripting in Maya for the sole purpose of creating and manipulating complex geometries? [more inside]
posted by comatose on May 22, 2008 - 4 answers

ReferenceLibrarianFilter

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]
posted by Countess Elena on May 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Gift ideas for H.S. grad going into architecture

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]
posted by JeremiahBritt on May 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Can we build it? Eh...maybe?

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]
posted by dejah420 on Apr 26, 2008 - 16 answers

Modernist building in The Yakuza?

What is that amazing modernist building in The Yakuza? [more inside]
posted by stevil on Apr 20, 2008 - 4 answers

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]
posted by salvia on Apr 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Name that castle!

Brooklyn-Filter: What is the big building at the corner of Bedford and Atlantic Avenues? [more inside]
posted by brina on Apr 13, 2008 - 2 answers

Where are the good Enterprise Architecture blogs?

Where are the good Enterprise Architecture blogs? [more inside]
posted by blacksky on Mar 24, 2008 - 4 answers

What is the best platform for rendering on OS X?

What are the best options for digital rendering in OS X? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Mar 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Examples of architecture, office/laboratory design and amenities for alpha geeks

I'm looking for interesting or noteworthy examples of architecture, office/laboratory design and amenities for alpha geeks, i.e. programmers and scientists — or writing about these things. [more inside]
posted by caek on Mar 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Photos->3D Models?

Photographs → 3D Model of Landscape? I've seen software demos of 3D information extrapolated from photographs — so how can I use this tech to map my house-on-a-hillside into a relatively accurate Sketchup 3D model? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Feb 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Help identify old building

Where in the world is this building? (150k jpeg) [more inside]
posted by Fins on Jan 26, 2008 - 43 answers

Public grounds arbitrarily closed?

Can a public building arbitrarily declare its grounds closed on the weekends and not accept any public visitors? (Talking about the Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, CA specifically) [more inside]
posted by bryanboyer on Jan 5, 2008 - 14 answers

What options are available for mini-tensile architecture?

What kind of fixtures/joinery/wire is available for small-scale tensile structures? (i.e. project size ranging from an object/structure the size of a tent down to a model). [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Dec 25, 2007 - 5 answers

A Very Brady Question

I want to know more about Brady Bunch-era American house designs. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Dec 19, 2007 - 9 answers

architecture 101 classes

I don't know much about architecture, except that I really enjoying time looking at good examples of it - and will go see places just for that. Where can I find free or low cost classes to learn more about architecture? (Second choice would be a good online resources). I'm not only looking for classes (which I can do via google), but people's experiences with them I am in DC. Transit accessibility is more or less a necessity.
posted by waylaid on Dec 10, 2007 - 6 answers

What blogs/online magazines can I contact to promote a firm that specializes in modern residential architecture?

I'm compiling a list of architecture sites/blogs/magazines to promote the architecture firm I'm working for. The firm does idiosyncratic, residential work that is a modern take on generic residential vernacular (their houses look a bit like Atelier Bow-Wow's residential design). What publications and blogs should I get in touch with? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Nov 29, 2007 - 7 answers

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