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Inside Allerton: The Essential Guide to Robert Allerton Park

July 16, 2017, 8:17 pm

Step inside the world of Robert Allerton Park in central Illinois and discover the rich history and surprising stories of the stately home, formal gardens, and woodland trails that make up this n... Read more »

Leaders Study Tour in Copenhagen + Malmo 2017 to study architecture, urbani...

July 12, 2017, 6:08 am

We are excited to share that this year’s Leaders Study Retreat to s tudy innovations in urbanism , architecture & real estate development is ta king place in Copenhagen & Malmo between 18th Septe... Read more »

Not sure what this could be...?

April 13, 2016, 1:29 am

I'm hoping someone can provide some answers on this. I'm actually a little creeped out by it... My husband bought a home years and years before I met him as an investment property. There have been va... Read more »

Patio Cover Question (Ledger Board Placement)

February 23, 2016, 5:35 pm

Hello First time posting. I need to install a patio cover, however the eves of my roof are too low to give me the height I require at the end (14 ft) of the patio cover. What are my options? I DO NOT... Read more »

How heavy a safe can I have upstairs?

August 12, 2015, 1:01 am

x-no-archive: yes I've been having a hard time trying to find an answer to this. I read something ( written by an engineer ) that said new homes are rated for 75 - 80 pounds per square foot in up... Read more »

Job Opportunity : Placemaking

December 12, 2014, 3:53 pm

Hello We are looking to add a Architect with an interest in placemaking , landsca pe and urbanism with minimum 1 year experience in urban design , developing construction drawings, site supervis... Read more »

Mudhif House

September 4, 2013, 1:56 am Apparently, they are entirely built out of reeds and nothing else. No windows. There may be reed houses of different styles to be found elsewhere a... Read more »

Should I replace casement windows with double hung

September 1, 2013, 2:45 am

The interior of my wood casement windows get wet when it rains. I am thinking of replacing them with double hung. I am afraid it will change the look of my 20 year old house or could effect efficie... Read more »

BUILDING BETTER: Certificate Course for Sustainable Building Practices and ...

May 14, 2013, 5:11 am

Centre for Science and Environment’s Sustainable Buildings Programme is o rganizing 5 day training on Green buildings. The programme aims to enable p articipants to adopt a common sense approach ... Read more »

Thailand Dome Home

May 13, 2013, 8:18 pm

Kinda neat, built similar to an Igloo. No rules, cheap prices, just do it. Read more »

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Looking for pictures of the Seagram Building / Bilder vom Seagram Building ... rating: 5

Hi, I´m doing my diploma in interior architecture and for this I need pictures/plans of the Seagram Building, especially of the Brasserie designed by Phillip Johnson, witch was below the Seagram... Read more »

Cat.5 Tornado-Proof houses rating: 5

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Greensburg, Kansas just got wiped out. There is need in the tornado-belt for tornado-proof houses. I think it can be done and done cost affordably. The grain elevator survived. It is a cylinderica... Read more »

Building Code Height and Area Limitations rating: 5

Hello All, I have created a calculator that checks Building Height and Area in compliance with the Building Codes for buildings up to 6 stories, with up to 4 occupancy groups at each level. It also c... Read more »

CAD Draftsmen and BIM Engineers rating: 5

As BIM is sweeping the AEC industry, it is a must for CAD draftsmen to command one or two BIM softwares. BIM is vital for any company like us. If we don't apply BIM, we'll lose less than 30% of ou... Read more »

Fire Rated Fabrics rating: 5

I would like to hang fabric to hide an ugly ceiling in a restaurant and can't find a supplier, any info about fire ratings, etc. Can anybody point me a good direction? (I'm not an architect) Read more »

[Ann?] Draftsight rating: 5

Draftsight (beta) - free 2D CAD package (with registration) I have tried this and imho it looks like being to best free alternative to Autode$k. Command entries are the same. No LISP but other scrip... Read more »

Reinforced concrete and soil mech rating: 5

Two new useful pages have been recently added on civil engineering website. Please visit the following 1. Reinforced concrete 2. Soil Mechanics htt... Read more »

The Oldest Architecture? rating: 5

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Form Follows Function (cough) FUNGUS rating: 5

I promised an article on this subject last year but cannot recall having delivered same. Anyway here it is for your enjoyment. Read more »

Why don't people sit out on their balconies? rating: 5

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Who I am: a non-fiction writer in Perth, Australia, who sometimes just gets curious about something. What has me wondering this time is this: tens of thousands of balconies around Perth, almost nev... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.