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1. Pueblo Deco Architecture
Pueblo Deco Architecture
In Mountainair, New Mexico, we found the quaint home, Rancho Bonito, built in Pueblo Deco architectural style, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Art Deco movement in the Southwest architecture, called Pueblo Deco is like art deco in that it is characterized by geom...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:12:10
2. History of Acadians
History of Acadians
In the 1500s, the French began settling Acadie, a peninsula on the eastern side of Canada. The Acadians prospered from the late 1600s to 1700, developing beautiful farms and orchards and tending livestock. Hunting, building, and fishing were an important part of their lives. They spun cloth, tan...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:13:25
3. The Historic Preservation of an 1860's Ranch House
The Historic Preservation of an 1860's Ranch House
Steve Chambers designs many ranches and family retreats. In some cases, his clients wish to restore and preserve a family treasure that still stands on property that has remained in the same family over several generations. Often these retreats were built by hand by family ancestors or by the or...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:13:46
4. Furoshiki Techniques - Japanese Wrapping Cloth
Furoshiki Techniques - Japanese Wrapping Cloth
Furoshiki traditional Japanese wrapping cloths, were frequently used to transport clothes, gifts, and other goods. Dating back as far as the Nara Period (710 to 794 AD) the name means "bath spread," when the practice was to pack clothes in them at public baths. Eventually, Furoshiki extended to m...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:21:20
5. Picket and Sotol House
Picket and Sotol House
Settlers striving for a new life in the American West employed a sustainable design practice, using materials at hand to construct shelters for themselves and their families. Where they discovered trees, they built log cabins. In the Hill Country, they found and employed stones and river rocks. ...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:13:46
6. Louisiana-Style Home Design
Louisiana-Style Home Design
An introduction to and discussion of early Acadian and south Louisiana home design, illustrated with photography from Vermilionville, Louisiana. Vermilionville was the original name for Lafayettte, Louisiana, and now the current setting for historic homes of the Acadian era, its culture, lifesty...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:24:23
7. Custom Ranch Home: Log Homes
Custom Ranch Home: Log Homes
Many buyers who like "chinking," typically do so because of its appearance. But, chinking can also provide a sealant between individual logs. Several purposes are served by using a backing material behind the sealant... This backing helps to insure that the sealant is applied in the appropriate ...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:21:20
8. Lake Orta, Italy (Orta San Giulio)
Lake Orta, Italy (Orta San Giulio)
Lake Orta, one of the most romantic of the Northern Italian lakes, was a source of inspiration to poets, writers and philosophers including Browning, Balzac, and Nietzsche... The small town of Orta San Giulio with its handmade pasta and chocolate shops lies on a peninsula jutting into the lake. ...
Travel & Places - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:22:24
9. Green Architecture - Lessons to be Learned From the Ancient Ruins of Quarai
Green Architecture - Lessons to be Learned From the Ancient Ruins of Quarai
There are so many treasures in and near Texas. The Ancient Ruins of Quarai in New Mexico, on The National Register of Historic Places, is one of the few remaining sites in the U.S. where there is an architectural record of Native Americans in close contact with their Spanish conquerors. Steve Ch...
Healthy Living - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:21:20
10. Historical Architecture: Mesa Verde
Historical Architecture: Mesa Verde
Tucked underneath a huge natural overhang in southwestern Colorado is a stunning reminder of the 1000-year culture of the Anasazi, ancient native American people... In this construction, which includes carved out portions of the stone cliffs and masonry walls, is a community of dwellings that co...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:13:25
11. Architecture in Oaxaca, Mexico
Architecture in Oaxaca, Mexico
With its historic center designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Oaxaca City is home to the most culturally diverse region in Mexico. Architecture in Oaxaca is an eclectic showcase of styles ranging from the pre-Hispanic era to contemporary design. The brightly colored paintwork of many of t...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:24:23
12. Water Conservation: Home and Garden
Water Conservation: Home and Garden
With droughts becoming more frequent and global warming raising concerns about the sustainability of America's water reserves, commercial and residential architects mobilize their efforts to formulate a response to one of the greatest global challenges in the 21st Century... The rising global te...
Healthy Living - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:24:23
13. Grayson County Ranch | Sustainable Architecture in Practice
Grayson County Ranch | Sustainable Architecture in Practice
This highly sustainable residence, in progress, is being designed around a circa 1820 hand-hewn timber barn from Palatine Bridge, New York. The traditional Dutch barn was disassembled and moved to the owners' ranch in Grayson County, Texas...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:24:23
14. Le Presbytre de La Chapelle des Attakapas
Le Presbytre de La Chapelle des Attakapas
This cottage (c. 1760) attached to a chapel in Vermilionville, an Acadian heritage village in Lafayette, Louisiana, has an exterior staircase leading to an attic garconniere where the young men of the family were required to sleep. The house was built 'poteaux sur solle' (posts on soil), usually...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:10:59
15. Bangasa: An Inspiration for Residential Architecture
Bangasa: An Inspiration for Residential Architecture
The bangasa, a coarse oilpaper parasol, was typical rain gear in the late Taisho Period in Japan. Beneath its simple shape lays complexity. These two ideals co-exist, not as opposites, but integrated in harmony. The natural materials of washi paper, bamboo, cotton thread, cashew and sesame oil, ...
Home & Garden - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:20:30
16. Turn your Garden into a Certified Wildlife Habitat
Turn your Garden into a Certified Wildlife Habitat
Sustainable architecture is all about integrating your home with your natural environment in order to preserve your habitat and our planet... A novel and important ingredient in transforming your home into an integrated eco-system. It doesn't matter whether you have a 100-acre farm or a small a...
Home & Garden - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:20:22
17. Top 8 Tips on Choosing an Architect to Design your Residential Project
Top 8 Tips on Choosing an Architect to Design your Residential Project
With so many choices available, how do you determine which architect is right for you? Every project will be dramatically different and if you want your house done right the first time, there's a few questions you need to ask. Let's take a look at the best ways to find the right architect for th...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:11:38
18. A. HAYS TOWN HOMES HAVE A DISTINCT LOUISIANA ACCENT
The concept of regionalism goes beyond Louisiana, Texas, the U.S. or Europe. It is important to and can be seen in every environment on earth. Each geographic locale, culture, and group of people, creates a built environment shaped by the elements and this becomes their tradition... Each inhabit...
arts-and-design - Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:55:46
19. Using Recycled Barns in Homes
Barns by their nature are utilitarian structures. But, many have an elegant and contemporary appearance, because their basic geometry has no superficial adornment. Every line of the structures are necessary for their function. The resulting profiles are bold, particularly when juxtaposed with ot...
arts-and-design - Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:51:45
20. Moorish Architecture in Malaga, Spain
The Alcazaba, a fortified Moorish palace, is the best-preserved citadel in Spain. Adjacent to this entrance of the 11th century alcazar are the ruins of a Roman theatre dating to the 2nd century. Some of the nearby Roman materials were used to construct the castle for Granada's King Badis. This ...
arts-and-design - Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:49:47

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