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Frank Lloyd Wright, the Father of Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, designer, writer, and educator. Over a period of seventy years, he designed over one thousand structures.  His “Prairie Style” became the basis of twentieth-century residential design in the United States. He was born on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin, and died on April 9, 1959, while..
Biophilic Architecture

Biophilic Architecture

Biophilic design is an approach to architecture that looks to connect building occupants more closely to all things nature. Biophilia, which means love of nature, focuses on a human’s innate attraction to nature and natural processes. The term was popularized by American biologist Edward O. Wilson in the 1980s. He observed how increasing rates of..
The Use of Bamboo in Architecture

The Use of Bamboo in Architecture

Bamboo is a versatile material found in abundance all over the world. It is used to make everything from paper to bed sheets. It is seen as an eco-friendly construction material because it is widely available and inexpensive particularly in areas of the world with growing populations. When most of us think of bamboo the..
Steel Structures

Steel Structures

Why do many architects and builders choose steel when designing? Not only is steel affordable, but it is also readily available and safe.  It has intrinsic properties such as strength, durability, and 100% recyclability which allows for improved environmental performance across the entire life cycle of a building. Other advantages of using steel buildings are..
Minimalism

Minimalism

The concept of minimalist architecture is to strip everything down to its essential quality and achieve simplicity. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a German-American pioneer of modern and minimalist architecture, coined the phrase “Less is More.” He strived for simplicity and clarity in his post-WW1 Architectural design. He stripped away ornamentation of architecture declaring “ornament..
How Millennials Occupy Space

How Millennials Occupy Space

Millennials are defined as the population between the ages of 18-30. They are also referred to as generation “Y.” The typical millennial was born between 1981 and 1996. Most millennials are children of “Baby Boomers” and are often parents of “Generation Alpha.” Millennials comprise the first generation of people who grew up entirely in the..