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Jackie Craven

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jackie Craven

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What Is Board and Batten? Created: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What do we mean when we talk about board and batten architecture? Answers here.
    • Life in a 1900 House Created: Monday, August 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Victorian houses may be beautiful... But could you live in one? Here are floor plans for a famous TV house, plus a choice collection of Victorian house plans you can view on the Web.
    • What is a Cornice? Created: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The cornice is the uppermost section of moldings along the top of a wall or just below a roof. The cornice is the upper portion of the entablature.
    • Architect Birthdays - April Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Many of the world's greatest architects and builders were born in April. Here's a calendar list of April birthdays with links to photos and resources.
    • What Is Organic Architecture? Created: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Frank Lloyd Wright was famous for his theories on Organic Architecture, though other architects also believed in these principles. See examples here.
    • Gothic Style Architecture Created: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Discover Gothic style architecture and the revolutionary ideas that transformed churches and cathedrals in medieval Europe, including the Saint-Denis Cathedral in France, the Altneuschul (Old-New) ...
    • Choose Building Plans for Your Dream Home Created: Monday, November 24, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Browse the Web and you'll find hundreds of companies that sell stock house plans. What features should you look for? Here are tips from a house plan publisher, with links to help you find the perfect building plan for your new home.
    • Guest Writer: Ken Katuin Created: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Guest Writer Ken Katuin was president of HomePlanFinder.com and editor of the company's newsletter, "Home Ideas."
    • Victorian House Plans by a Woman Created: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Many 19th century American farmhouses were designed by women. Here's an example, with floor plans.
    • Forgotten Women Designers Created: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Some of the world's most livable homes have been designed by women. Here's a look at women-designed farmhouses in 19th century America.
    • Where to Build? Created: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The land you build on will shape your new house in surprising ways. These tips will help you choose the best building lot for your new house.
    • A Solar-Powered Victorian Created: Sunday, March 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The historic Spring Lake Inn went solar. See how this commercial Victorian resting place reaps the benefits of New Jersey sun.
    • Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Technical Preservation Services Preservation Brief 3 has ideas applicable to any building, whether or not historic. Read a summary of suggestions.
    • Four Months To Build A New House Created: Monday, February 14, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Construction of a new home begins with an empty lot and forms that only suggest a finished product. Journey through the process of new construction.
    • Becoming an Architect Created: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Dr. Lee W. Waldrep has created a helpful and readable career guide to assist any aspiring professional designer. Published by John Wiley & Sons.
    • Walter Gropius, Founder of the Bauhaus Created: Saturday, May 12, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Explore the life and works of 20th century German architect Walter Gropius, a dominant force in architecture and the applied arts in the 20th century.
    • House as a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home Created: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Once featured on Oprah, House As A Mirror of Self may not be for everyone, but Clare Cooper Marcus may take you to a dwelling you've never before been.
    • A Clearing In The Distance Created: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Witold Rybczynski's book is not merely a biography of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. It is also a portrait of American life in the nineteenth century. Review by Jackie Craven.
    • The Most Beautiful House in the World Created: Thursday, March 24, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      In a compelling narrative, Witold Rybczynski describes how he began to build a boat shed and ended up with a new home. Review by Jackie Craven.
    • How To Survive Remodeling Created: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Are 15 tips enough to keep your construction project going smoothly?
    • Top House Style Guides Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      These handy guides will give you the tools you need to identify house styles and architectural trends in North America.
    • Prefabulous + Sustainable Created: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Author Sheri Koones discusses her book, Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building and Customizing an Affordable, Energy Efficient Home
    • Quai Branly Museum in Paris, France Created: Monday, March 31, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Quai Branly Museum in Paris, France. Jean Nouvel, architect. . Page 11.
    • Buildings and Projects by Jean Nouvel Created: Monday, March 31, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Defying expectations, Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel experiments with light and shadow. His works have been called exuberant, imaginative, and experimental. This photo gallery present...
    • Build to Save Energy Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Slash your utility bills and help the environment through energy-efficient design. These resources will help you save energy when you build a new house or remodel the home you have now.
    • Best Wood for Decks and Porches Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      To build a better deck or porch, be sure to choose a better wood. Here are our top picks for the best wood to use for decks and porches.
    • To be an architect, what subjects should I take in high school? Created: Friday, November 21, 2003 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      While still in high school, aspiring architects should plan a strong college preparatory program. Think about taking these courses.
    • Adobe Created: Sunday, February 12, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Learn about adobe and other types of earth construction, from our architecture glossary.
    • Old House Restoration Created: Saturday, September 29, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      These helpful guides from the US National Park Service provide valuable, detailed advice for home restoration projects.
    • Thomas Jefferson, Gentleman Architect Created: Friday, April 26, 2013 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Thomas Jefferson was more than a president. Learn more about the designs and architectural influences of the great American statesman.
    • How To Choose Building Plans Created: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Here's a simple how-to on choosing building plans for your new house or your remodeling project
    • How To Work With an Architect Created: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Building your home begins with building a relationship with your architect. These tips will help you through your building or remodeling project.

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