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  • Where Have All the A-Frames Gone?

    If human scale is as essential to good design as architects say it is, the classic 1960s A-frame got it just right. You can confirm this by putting a ladder against an interior gable-end wall and climbing until your head is nestled snugly in the peak, as if you were wearing the structure like a...

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  • Connecting Gutter Downspouts to Footing Drains

    Q: Can gutter downspouts be connected to 4-inch pipes that lead to footing drains? The footing drains eventually terminate at daylight, away from the house.

  • Water + Life Campus

    Lehrer, principal of Los Angeles–based Lehrer Architects, joined forces with architect Mark Gangi and his brother, developer/ construction manager Frank Gangi, in a design/build partnership that came together specifically to work on the Diamond Valley Lake museums.

  • The University of Ontario Institute of Technology

    The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is so young that the number of its alumni just recently surpassed the size of its staff. Located in Oshawa, Ontario—less than an hour's drive northeast of Toronto—the new campus opened its doors in 2003.

  • Photography For Contractors

    Get publication-quality photos with a digital camera and expert lighting techniques.

  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Fla.

    Arquitectonica takes a fresh approach to new headquarters for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

  • Planning for Daylight

    Somewhere at the beginning of the design process, the first question invariably asked by the client of the daylighting consultant is 'What is it that you do anyway?'

  • Capturing the Sunshine in Oklahoma

    An artificial sky is taking shape at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Designed to simulate both clear and cloudy weather, the sky dome will assist OSU students, practicing architects, and others in the research of day-lighting systems.

  • Practical Passive Solar

    Extra insulation, smart window placement, and thermal mass add comfort and generate energy savings for this New England home.