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Russian Style Fairy Tale Houses

Russian Style Fairy Tale Houses

Why are fairy tales so popular in Russia? A long time ago, when most Russians were illiterate, they invented thousands of fairy tales that were handed down from generation to generation. Listening to fairy tales was a favorite pastime not only for children but for adults too. They gathered in the evenings to listen to..
Summer Architecture

Summer Architecture

Summer Architecture was a Portuguese architectural movement  (Arquitectura de veraneio) originating in the Portuguese Riviera, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At this time the region had become a popular resort destination for the Portuguese Royal Family and the Portuguese aristocracy. The movement is not characterized by any single architectural style or artistic..
Q & A about Architecture

Q & A about Architecture

Architecture is one of the oldest known occupations on the planet. There are many inquiries about its history and much to know and learn. A few frequently asked questions are: how did architecture get started?  what are some modern architectural trends? name a few famous buildings, how is the conservation movement affecting architecture? In this..
Phases of Architectural Design

Phases of Architectural Design

Thinking of finally building your dream home or renovating a space for your business? In all likelihood, you will need to hire an architect. If you are not quite sure what the process is going to entail, here is what it looks like from an architect’s perspective. There are five basic design phases to architectural..