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44 Examples of Building Infrastructure

44 Examples of Building Infrastructure

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of building infrastructure with examples.
Less Is More vs Less Is A Bore

Less Is More vs Less Is A Bore

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
Two common approaches to architecture.
What are Tatami?

What are Tatami?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of tatami, a traditional type of Japanese floor.
What is a Rain Chain?

What is a Rain Chain?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of rain chains, a Japanese architectural element.
What is Blended Space?

What is Blended Space?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of blended space.
6 Examples of Security Landscaping

6 Examples of Security Landscaping

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of security landscaping.
What is Metabolism?

What is Metabolism?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of metabolist architecture.
What is a Garden Kitchen?

What is a Garden Kitchen?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of garden kitchens.
What is Vertical Farming?

What is Vertical Farming?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of vertical farming.
Sustainable Lighting Guide

Sustainable Lighting Guide

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of sustainable lighting.
What is Daylighting?

What is Daylighting?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of daylighting.
20+ Architecture Techniques

20+ Architecture Techniques

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of architectural techniques.
Design: Passive vs Active

Design: Passive vs Active

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The difference between active and passive design.
Japanese Architecture Sitemap

Japanese Architecture Sitemap

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of Japanese architecture styles, techniques and elements.
What is a Facade?

What is a Facade?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of facades.
Lighting Design Sitemap

Lighting Design Sitemap

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of lighting design techniques and considerations.
19 Examples of Architectural Technology

19 Examples of Architectural Technology

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of common architectural technologies.
80 Characteristics of a House

80 Characteristics of a House

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of characteristics that can be used to describe the value of a home.
What is Translucent Concrete?

What is Translucent Concrete?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of translucent concrete.
Architecture Sitemap

Architecture Sitemap

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
Architecture sitemap
52 Examples of Architectural Materials

52 Examples of Architectural Materials

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of architectural materials with examples.
26 Examples of Architecture

26 Examples of Architecture

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of architecture with examples.
What is Googie Architecture?

What is Googie Architecture?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of googie architecture.
101 Examples of Furniture

101 Examples of Furniture

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
A list of common types of furniture.
19 Characteristics of Gothic Architecture

19 Characteristics of Gothic Architecture

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of Gothic Architecture with examples.
Architectural Styles Sitemap

Architectural Styles Sitemap

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
A list of architectural styles.
19 Characteristics of Modern Architecture

19 Characteristics of Modern Architecture

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
The defining characteristics of modern architecture.
19 Types of Window Glass

19 Types of Window Glass

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of the common types of glass used in windows with photos.
29 Types of House

29 Types of House

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An architectural overview of popular types of house with examples.
16 Characteristics of Modern Houses

16 Characteristics of Modern Houses

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
The definition of modern house with examples.
14 Characteristics of a Bungalow

14 Characteristics of a Bungalow

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
The definition of bungalow with examples.
9 Characteristics of a Chalet

9 Characteristics of a Chalet

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
The definition of chalet with examples.
34 Types of Windows

34 Types of Windows

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An architectural overview of window types with examples.
21 Examples of Building Automation

21 Examples of Building Automation

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
The definition of building automation with examples.
What is High Modernism?

What is High Modernism?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of high modernism in design and architecture.
What is Massing?

What is Massing?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of massing in architecture.
What is Parti Pris?

What is Parti Pris?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of parti pris in architecture with an example.
5 Types of Architectural Acoustics

5 Types of Architectural Acoustics

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
The common types of architectural acoustics.
4 Types of Raised Floor

4 Types of Raised Floor

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
The common uses for a raised floor.
Architecture: Modern vs Postmodern

Architecture: Modern vs Postmodern

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
The difference between modern and postmodern architecture.
Architecture vs Design: The Difference Explained

Architecture vs Design: The Difference Explained

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of the differences between architecture and design.
12 Types of Passive Light

12 Types of Passive Light

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
The common types of passive lighting.
What is a Lightwell?

What is a Lightwell?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of lightwells.
What is Mixed-use Architecture?

What is Mixed-use Architecture?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of mixed-use architecture.
What is Ornamentation?

What is Ornamentation?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of ornamentation, an architectural term.
What is Ambient Light?

What is Ambient Light?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
A definition of ambient light with an example.
Architectural Elements Guide

Architectural Elements Guide

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
A list of architectural elements.
What is a Rain Garden?

What is a Rain Garden?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of rain gardens.
What is Natural Surveillance?

What is Natural Surveillance?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of natural surveillance.
What is Night Architecture?

What is Night Architecture?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of night architecture.
What is Hostile Architecture?

What is Hostile Architecture?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of hostile architecture.
Fusuma vs Shoji

Fusuma vs Shoji

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
The difference between fusuma and shoji.
What is an Enfilade?

What is an Enfilade?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of enfilade, an architectural technique.
What are Fusuma?

What are Fusuma?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of fusuma, traditional Japanese doors.
What is a Bottle Wall?

What is a Bottle Wall?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of bottle walls.
What is Sunlight Transport?

What is Sunlight Transport?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of sunlight transport.
What are Light Shelves?

What are Light Shelves?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of light shelves.
What is a Light Tube?

What is a Light Tube?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of light tube.
What is Carbon Concrete?

What is Carbon Concrete?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of carbon concrete.
What is a Ha-ha?

What is a Ha-ha?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
A landscaping technique.
7 Definitions of Architect

7 Definitions of Architect

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
A few ways to define architect.
What is Tall Wood Architecture?

What is Tall Wood Architecture?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of tall wood architecture.
What is Truth To Materials?

What is Truth To Materials?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of truth to materials, an architectural principle.
What is Brutalist Architecture?

What is Brutalist Architecture?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of brutalist architecture.
Conversation Pit vs Sunken Room

Conversation Pit vs Sunken Room

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
The difference between a conversation pit and a sunken room.
Architecture: Function vs Style

Architecture: Function vs Style

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
Form versus style in architectural design.
What is Streamline Moderne?

What is Streamline Moderne?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of streamline moderne architecture and design.
What is Form Follows Nature?

What is Form Follows Nature?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of form follows nature.
What is Bauhaus?

What is Bauhaus?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of the Bauhaus style of architecture.
What is Art Deco?

What is Art Deco?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of Art Deco architecture.
What is Architecture Parlante?

What is Architecture Parlante?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of architecture parlante.
What is Organic Architecture?

What is Organic Architecture?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of organic architecture.
What is Smart Glass?

What is Smart Glass?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of smart glass.
What is Rainwater Harvesting?

What is Rainwater Harvesting?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of rainwater harvesting.
What is Human Scale?

What is Human Scale?

posted by John Spacey, a year ago
An overview of human scale.

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