Architecture

November 16, 2017

The Simpson’s Family Home Reimagined in Different Architectural Styles

The original Simpsons’ home, 742 Evergreen Terrace vs The Simpsons House IRL Springfield's 742 Evergreen Terrace—the suburban two-story detached residence that’s home to The Simpsons—is possibly one of the most recognizable homes on TV. The home has hardly changed since first airing in 1989, and features a garage, basement, attic, and a large garden complete with a brown picket fence. By design, the fictional family home encapsulates the American suburban stereotype.

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November 9, 2017

10+ Different Types of Houses Found in Countries Around the World

Throughout history, people have fabricated shelters that fit their surroundings. With a universal set of criteria in mind—including access to tools, availability of materials, and type of climate—individuals from all over the world constantly reinterpret, reimagine, and redefine the concept of home. To many of us, a home is a four-walled fixture on a permanent foundation. But to others, it is a snowy sanctuary, a hidden cave, or even a floating boat.

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November 5, 2017

Mid-Century Modern Homes That Shaped the Future of Architecture Design

During the 20th century, architects turned their attention from traditional designs to more original aesthetics. While many Modernist movements capture this interest in the experimental, Mid-Century Modern architecture has resonated over decades to remain a popular style today. Though inspired by the unprecedented designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and the avant-garde approach of Bauhaus artists, Mid-Century Modern put a novel spin on architecture.

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October 26, 2017

Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant Is Being Built Off the Norwegian Coast

If you've ever dreamed of dining under the sea, you may soon get your chance. Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta recently announced their involvement with Under, Europe's first underwater restaurant. The new dining destination will be located on the southern coast of Norway, close to the village of Båly. The space itself is a tribute to the Norwegian coast and with such close proximity to nature, the restaurant will also serve as a marine life research center.

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