Art Deco projects produced dynamic collaborations between architects, painters, sculptors, and designers—sometimes resulting in complete Art Deco environments like Old Miami Beach, Florida. In its day, some of what we now refer to as Art Deco wasoften called Moderne, or Art Moderne, a term used to describe the most advanced design ideas of the 1930s through to the end of World War II.
A Cape Cod house is a low, broad, single-story frame building with a moderately steep pitched gabled roof, a large central chimney, and very little ornamentation. Originating in New England in the 17th century, the simple symmetric design was constructed of local materials to withstand the stormy, stark weather of Cape Cod.
Eclectic Craftsman Homes This enchanting Vancouver house borrows from American Tudor for its half-timbered applique, as well as the Shingle style for the eyebrow dormer and medieval massing. Regardless, the Craftsman theme is carried out through exposed rafter tails, shingle and stucco siding, and a prominent porch with tapered columns set atop stone piers.
Dutch Colonial is a style of domestic architecture, primarily characterized by gambrel roofs having curved eaves along the length of the house. Modern versions built in the early 20th century are more accurately referred to as "Dutch Colonial Revival", a subtype of the Colonial Revival style.
Georgian architecture was widely disseminated in the English colonies during the Georgian era. American buildings of the Georgian period were very often constructed of wood with clapboards; even columns were made of timber, framed up, and turned on an oversized lathe.
Manufactured homes are NOT mobile homes. Since 1977, Palm Harbor Homes has led the manufactured home industry with a focus on complete customer satisfaction and superior homes. Palm Harbor builds in environmentally protected building centers featuring strict quality controls, minimal material waste and unbelievable efficiency.
After the Second World War, there was an expansion of cities and suburbanization in the U.S. Along with that emerged a demand for modern furnishings for the new, quickly built modern homes, such as the Eichler homes built in California by Josef Eichler.
Steel studs have prepunched holes that allow faster and easier installation of plumbing and electric work than in conventional homes. Is steel readily available? Steel is readily available throughout the country and can be purchashed in stock lengths, pre-engineered, panelized systems, or custom cut.
Timber frame homes can been made from a variety of wood species. Choosing the right type of wood comes down to personal preference, climate, structure, and price point. Below is a rundown of the most common wood species used for building timber frames.
For one thing, townhouses can be independent single-story structures in a housing project, or they can be buildings containing one or more two-story homes. For the purpose of this discussion we will look at a standard townhouse structure containing two single-family dwellings of two stories each, and which share a common wall.
Determining a building's construction type is dependent on quite a number of different factors and requires a keen eye for detail. If you would like to be able to identify a building's construction type, start with Step 1 below for an overview of how it's done.
Determining a building's construction type is dependent on quite a number of different factors and requires a keen eye for detail. If you would like to be able to identify a building's construction type, start with Step 1 below for an overview of how it's done. You will also find specific information on all six building types.
Heavy timber/mill (Type 2); Ordinary (Type 3); Noncombustible (Type 4); or; Fire-resistive (Type 5). One of the most difficult concepts to teach firefighters about construction types is that although every building should be able to fit into one of these types, it’s also common to find features of multiple construction types in one building.
We are continuing to look at the different types of construction and the characteristics of each. This post will outline considerations of Type IV or Heavy Timber construction. Heavy timber construction is a type of construction we don’t see popping up in new buildings very often.
board. One difference between a heavy timber type IV building and type III construction is that a heavy-timber type IV building does not have plaster walls and ceilings covering the interior wood framework. The details of type IV construction shall comply with the provisions of 602.4.1 through 602.4.7.
New construction: a residence converted to a retail store by physically altering walls, installing counters, etc.; conversion of a garage into a living area; complete renovation of an older structure or portion thereof to make it the substantial equivalent of a new building; conversion of a single-family residence to a residence of two or more units; conversion of a portion of a warehouse to office space; conversion of an existing room to a bathroom.
PANELIZED HOME BUILDING SYSTEMS: Tweet: ... Pre-building roof and floor trusses in a factory is the most common application of panelized construction in home building today. Recently, the National Association of Home Builders reported that complete home panelization is the fastest growing segment of residential new construction. Built with the aid of cutting-edge automation and in factory ...