Architecture Architecture ru-ru Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:54:48 GMT. Thu, 20 Sep 2007 00:19:39 GMT Architecture Famous Architects Architects have been and will remain at the forefront of designing the built environment that surrounds us. As professional experts in the field of building, design and construction, architects use their creativity to simplify the complex process of designing and build socially and economically sustainable cities and communities. Following are some world famous architects known for their unique creative skills, vision and contributions. Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright is one of America s most famous architects. <br><p><a href=>Текст статьи полностью</a></p> Thu, 20 Sep 2007 00:19:39 GMT Architecture Schools An architectural career is both, demanding and challenging and involves a creative as well as a technical education. To be a top, professional architect one needs to learn the skills, techniques and computer aided software by attaining an education of the highest quality. Listed below are some of the best architectural school in America today. Westwood College Westwood College of Technology is committed to ensuring success in the career that you pursue. The Computer-Aided Design Program CAD is one of the best in the country and will help you to acquire the skills needed for a profitable architectural career. <br><p><a href=>Текст статьи полностью</a></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2007 02:06:49 GMT Famous Skyscrapers Architectural design has advanced to a phenomenal stage where every modern city would like to boast having one of the tallest buildings. While criteria defining the tallest buildings or skyscrapers differ widely, listed below are the ten most popular architectural marvels of our time. Empire State Building A world famous New York City landmark and sky scaper, it rises above the island of Manhattan, about a quarter of a mile into the sky. The observatory is located on the 86th floor, 1050 feet above the ground and offers the most breathtaking and panoramic view of Manhattan and beyond from within a glass enclosed pavilion. <br><p><a href=>Текст статьи полностью</a></p> Sun, 16 Sep 2007 16:30:08 GMT Sustainable Green Architecture Sustainable architecture is designing buildings keeping in mind environmental goals and sustainable development. The terms green architecture or green buildings are often used interchangeably with sustainable architecture to promote this definition further. In a broader sense and taking into account the pressing economic and political issues, sustainable architecture seeks to reduce the negative environmental impact of the buildings by increasing efficiency and moderation in the utilization of building materials, energy and development space. Similarly, green architecture denotes economical, energy-saving, environmentally-friendly, sustainable development and explores the relationship between architecture and ecology. <br><p><a href=>Текст статьи полностью</a></p> Sat, 15 Sep 2007 13:47:22 GMT Feng Shui Architecture Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy focusing on the relationship between humans and the environment. It is a natural earth science which reveals how people are affected by their immediate surroundings. Since everything is connected, certain geographical, architectural and planetary conditions have the power to either improve or worsen our well-being. Feng-Shui is based on the laws of nature and provides us theories that explain why certain things happen in our lives. These theories stem from logical conclusions about natural cause and effects that have endured through time The Chinese philosophy dictates that everything is made of chi, or energy which is further broken up into the five basic elements of metal, fire, water, wood and earth. <br><p><a href=>Текст статьи полностью</a></p> Fri, 14 Sep 2007 16:21:29 GMT Construction Equipment Basics Cranes, excavators, loaders and any other large equipment you might find on a construction site are considered construction equipment. While some of you might see construction equipment as hammers, saws, and other smaller items they are in fact construction tools. Are you looking for some construction equipment to help you with your next job? If so you need to know a little bit about the equipment available. Cranes: You can have many types of canes from the all terrain hydraulic crane, to the boom truck. <br><p><a href=>Текст статьи полностью</a></p> Mon, 25 Jun 2007 14:58:07 GMT Sustainability-The Future is Here and It s Full of Holes by Leslie McKerns The future of building technology is here and it s full of holes. The Swiss cheese exoskeleton shell of COR, the first sustainable, mixed use condominium in Miami, Florida is a hyper-efficient smart skin simultaneously providing the building structure, thermal mass for insulation, shading for natural cooling, terrace enclosures, armatures for energy producing turbines, and loggias for congregating at the ground level. COR, represents a dynamic synergy between architecture, structural engineering and ecology. The design is not only revolutionary in sustainable terms, but in visual impact. <br><p><a href=>Текст статьи полностью</a></p> Mon, 25 Jun 2007 14:51:51 GMT Flood-proof Flooring Flood risks can be substantially reduced with the selection of new technology flooring and wall coverings using water proof, mold, and mildew resistant materials like epoxy coatings. These coatings have been used successfully in swimming pools, laundries, warehouses, garages, and various types of shops for decades. Now they are being used increasingly in living spaces. Flooded epoxy floors can be pressure washed and scrubbed back into service in minutes. Mold, bacteria, and contaminants can be rinsed off, with floors ready for occupancy within hours. <br><p><a href=>Текст статьи полностью</a></p> Wed, 30 May 2007 12:10:34 GMT Choosing the Right Materials for Green Building Green building principles are being adopted by an increasing number of architects and contractors, fueled by the demands of more environmentally conscious consumers. One primary focus of green building principles is the choice of the raw materials used in the construction of new houses. Timber harvested by selective cutting from sustainable forests, the use of woods salvaged during the demolition of old homes and outbuildings, and other materials from easily renewable resources are hallmarks of an ecologically sound building. <br><p><a href=>Текст статьи полностью</a></p> Tue, 29 May 2007 19:43:42 GMT Custom Goes Modular: Creating Your Custom-Designed Home It may seem like a contradiction in terms to think of a modular home and a custom-designed home as one and the same, but with the creative and efficient building techniques developed by the current crop of upscale modular home builders, it s easy to construct a unique home off-site, ship it, and assemble it on the homeowner s land. Typically, an architectural engineer will sit down with a prospective home buyer and discuss design ideas based on a combination of the customer s housing needs and the parameters set down by the home builder. <br><p><a href=>Текст статьи полностью</a></p> Tue, 29 May 2007 19:35:40 GMT