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Frank Lloyd Wright Houses – This is What You Need to Know (and it’s a lot)

There is plentiful material floating around on the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright, which has only increased in recent years with a peak in popularity of Mid-century Modern design and architecture. We’re here to provide you with a comprehensive guide to all his marvellous home designs, digging into the history, purpose, and reception, to give you …

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What are Bauhaus Buildings? 10 Things You Need to Know

There are many architectural and design movements that have influenced where we are today, and the German Bauhaus movement in one of them. If you’ve ever seen a building or chair with bold clean lines, then you’ve most likely seen something influenced by Bauhaus.  The German term Bauhaus—literally “building house”—was understood as meaning “School of …

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9 Different Types of Bracings Used in Construction (Residential and Commercial)

Have you ever wondered: how do buildings stand up, and resist the forces of time and weather? Well, we have the answer for you, and it’s bracing! There are many hidden parts of a structure that give it strength and integrity, and without them, they would collapse. A bracing system is a secondary but essential …

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23 Wonderful Backyard Greenhouse Ideas

Welcome to our complete guide to backyard greenhouses! Do you a gardener or have a green thumb, but winter cuts your growing season short? Or perhaps you want to grow things that will not survive in your climate naturally. Adding a hobby greenhouse to your backyard or gardening space may be the answer to this …

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20 Different Types of Architectural Columns

From a sophisticated display of art and culture to more structural uses, columns are a vital structural element of many buildings throughout the world. Columns were used in Ancient Egyptian architecture as early as 2600 BC. Given that columns have been around for millennia and can be found all over the world, there are many …

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43 Different Types of Houses (2023 List with Photos)

Quicklist: Types of Houses Single-Family (detached) Condominium Apartment Co-op Townhome Bungalow Ranch  Cottage Cabin Chalet Multi-Family In-law Suite (aka basement suite) Barndominium Carriage/Coach House Tiny home Mobile Home Mansion Yurt Floating on Water Residence Tree House Castle Palace Chateau Villa Manor Fort Underground  Cave Container  Split-level Farmhouse Stack House “I” Type  Prairie Cape Cod Hut …

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18 Different Types of Bridges

Throughout history, there have been a number of bridge designs that have stood the test of time. They have served an important role in the development of civilization, the movement of trade and troops, and even the spread of knowledge around the world. The basic design of most bridges has not changed throughout the centuries. …

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Types of Schools (Buildings and Institutions)

Complaints and groans are common during the early school years. Most children don’t like going to school every day, yet they are made to. Have you ever wondered why going to school is so important when you can study at home? Yes, home-schooling is an option; however, at one point in time, attending a school …

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13 Different Types of Buildings and Structure Classifications Used Throughout the World

Are you curious as to all the different types and classifications of buildings? You’re not the only one. Well over 1,000 people search for this information every month (which surprised me). Since it was such a popular topic, we thought we’d jump in and do something different than the other articles on the similar topic …

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30 Types of Arches in Architecture (with Photos and Illustrated Diagrams)

Quicklist: Types of Arches Flat Arch Round Arch Segmental Arch Horseshoe Arch Three-Centered Arch Triangular Arch Three-Pointed Arch Parabolic Arch Inflexed Arch Rampant Arches Four-Centered Arch Keyhole Arch Ogee Arches Asian Arch Trefoil Arch Shouldered Flat (Jack) Arch Draped Arch Cinquefoil Arch Types of Pointed Arches Elliptical Arch Equilateral Pointed Arch Fixed Arch Florentine Arch …

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54 Interesting Backyard Sculpture Ideas

Welcome to our gallery of wonderful backyard sculpture ideas! Plants, landscaping, and water features can all have great personality, providing your space with plenty of character. But nothing can bring out an extra sense of charm quite like a backyard sculpture. Sculptures can really show off your personality. They can be statements about you as …

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21 Inspired Privacy Screens for Residential Neighborhoods

In residential areas, there are a few options to introduce some flair to your yard. Using privacy screens is one such option. They can break up a space, add some interesting visual components, and build your own private retreat, even in populated areas. Privacy screens can bring a dynamic element to your yard, blocking things …

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49 Tranquil Backyard Garden Bridge Ideas and Designs

Welcome to our gallery featuring a wide variety of bridges in large ornamental gardens. The above featured bridge is a picturesque wooden arch over a shallow, still stream. The water is edged by small rocks and greenery, including hostas and water-tolerant grasses. This collection features a wide variety of styles, including zig-zagged flat bridges without …

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