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Plan 3D is an easy to use Microsoft Windows-based on-line 3D home modelling and landscaping software that will make designing or remodelling easier. It gives users the flexibility to draw plans manually, trace existing plans, or draw plans by entering dimensions, customize signage by creating 3D letterings. Users of the software can choose over six gigabytes of 3D sofas, chairs, desks, patio furniture, tables, cabinets, appliances, windows, doors, thousands of paint colors, as well as textures l...
Published by Teddy Sy 51 months ago in Architecture | +8 votes | 0 comments
This article is written in response to a question posted asking if there is anything written on Knoji on the subject of architecture within India dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. Much of the architecture dating from the first of the two centuries referred to is of Persian origin while that of the latter century tends to have a strong European influence.
Published by John Smither 54 months ago in Architecture | +17 votes | 2 comments
The world’s largest city of Shanghai has several styles of architecture ranging from the Art Deco of the boom in the city during the 1920’s and 30’s, traditional Chinese styled buildings up to the modern city’s skyscrapers that rise high into the sky of this most cosmopolitan of the city’s of the Far East.
Published by John Smither 55 months ago in Architecture | +23 votes | 4 comments
Also known as Atterberg limits, is simply the sticking nature of soil material. It is usually used to determine the amount of clay in the soil there are mainly two procedures under geotechnical engineering materials for obtaining the atterberg limit namely; casangrande and penetrometer methods The following atterberg test procedure is based on Bs 1377
Published by moore 56 months ago in Architecture | +0 votes | 0 comments
Soil specific gravity is the ratio of the density of void-less material to the density of distilled water at a certain temperature, say 270c. The specific gravity of soils is a useful data when it comes to the evaluation of volume in the soil. The difference the specific gravity test is usually whether the test is based on the British standards specification or the American standards of specifications or sometimes both. The following procedure is based on the two codes of specifications
Published by moore 56 months ago in Architecture | +0 votes | 0 comments
Official residences from around the world are usually called “palaces”. Some official residences of heads of state are extremely gigantic and superbly beautiful. Some official residences are not too huge but they are elegantly captivating uniquely designed and decorated. Here are some of the most beautifully designed and expensively and lavishly decorated.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 56 months ago in Architecture | +3 votes | 1 comments
There are more than 200 countries in the world. The head of state of a constitutional monarchy is usually a king/queen, sultan or emperor and the head of government is usually a Prime Minister. A republic such as the Philippines, Mexico and others is usually headed by a president-elect. Each head of state has a so-called “official residence”. The official residence is also usually the seat of the government.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 56 months ago in Architecture | +5 votes | 1 comments
L'Ambiance Plaza was one of the worst construction disasters to take place in the US. Its collapse on April 23, 1987 killed twenty-eight workers and injured twenty-two others some seriously. This disaster blamed on sloppy construction practices led to the writing of laws to make construction workplaces much safer places to work.
Published by John Carter 57 months ago in Architecture | +4 votes | 3 comments
During the 19th century, Sunderland was a thriving seaport. This brought pride and prosperity to the town, but it also meant that Sunderland had many aged or sick mariners to care for, as well as their wives, widows and children. To meet these needs, two charitable institutions were built in the historic East End of town: the Trafalgar Square almshouses and the Sunderland Boys’ Orphanage. uilt on the site of the former workhouse garden, Trafalgar Square was named after Admiral Nelsonâ...
Published by MJ5446 57 months ago in Architecture | +21 votes | 16 comments
Buildings or structures surrounded by water are simply spectacular and amazing. There are several famous landmarks surrounded by water located from the different parts of the world. Here are some of the most impressive architectural structures built in the midst of a body of water or near or beside a body of water such as lake, pond or river.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 58 months ago in Architecture | +1 votes | 2 comments
The Umayyads Dynasty in Spain (675-1031) reached the peak of its power at the time of the caliph Abd al-Rahman 111 (929-961). The caliph Abd al-Rahman 111 initiated the construction of the city in 936 and after his death in 961, his son, Al-Hakam 11 continued the work in the city. In 1010, Medinat Al-Zahra, which was once the symbol of the caliphÂ’s power, and flourished for approximately 80 years was destroyed by rebellious Berber clans from North Africa. The city was buried for almost 900 y...
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 58 months ago in Architecture | +34 votes | 29 comments
Between 675 and 1031, Córdoba was the capital of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain, and one of the outstanding buildings of the city is the Great Mosque of Cordoba (known as the Mesquita in Spanish). The Mosque is considered an outstanding example of the architecture of both Muslims and Christians and its masses represented an unprecedented architectural composition.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 58 months ago in Architecture | +30 votes | 21 comments
The Umayyad descendants of Abd al-Rahman I ruled Spain for more than 270 years. The most influential member of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain was Abd al-Rahman III who reigned between 912 and 961 and his son al-Hakam II (r. 961–76). During their reign, Cordoba enjoyed unprecedented prosperous period of art and architecture and became one of the most important cultural centers in the Islamic world as well as the greatest intellec tual center in Europe
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 58 months ago in Architecture | +30 votes | 23 comments
Every country is concerned about creating a specific system that should be followed and strictly applied in order to create an architect. But do school of architecture create architects or do they merely prepare them to be architects. In fact, what we are doing in the various styles of education in the architecture schools is only preparing prospective young students to face the real life of building industry and that they are responsible about gaining experience and follow the rapid growing tec...
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 58 months ago in Architecture | +30 votes | 22 comments
Umayyad is the first great Islamic dynasty, whose history can be divided into two periods; the Umayyad dynasty in Syria (661-750), and the Umayyad dynasty in Spain (756 - 1031). This article will shed light on the architectural production of the Umayyad dynasty in Syria, which was established in 661 by Mu'awiya, a companion of the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh).
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 58 months ago in Architecture | +27 votes | 15 comments
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