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Entryway to the Past

Entryway to the Past

A look at historical doors—challenges and solutions to entryways.

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Tempel in Paestum Vitruvius

Lessons from Vitruvius: with Darius Arya Part Two: The 10 Books of Architecture

Join ICAA New England as Archaeologist and professor Darius Arya delivers a three-part lecture series live from Rome: Lessons from Vitruvius — Part Two on Tue, October 18, 2022 from Noon to 1:30pm ET.

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Old House Affordability and the Remodeling Opportunity

AIA and NAHB Forecast Remodeling Market Buoyancy.

The Holy Redeemer Church and Community Centre of Las Chumberas

Final Call for Entrees: 2022 Faith & Form International Awards Program for Religious Architecture & Art

Submissions for the 2022 Awards Program will end September 30, 2022. Submit your work today.

The University of Notre Dame’s Jenkins and Nanovic Halls, a 185,000 square foot addition designed by HBRA Architects in Chicago, as viewed from the entry on the west façade.

Academic Spirit

HBRA honors distinctive architectural design of the University of Notre Dame’s character.

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APT Building Technology Heritage Library - Roofing

It’s all about the roof. The APT Building Technology Heritage Library contains more than 600 documents under the subject of roofing, which also includes accessories such as gutters, downspouts and flashing.

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Entryway to the Past

A look at historical doors—challenges and solutions to entryways.

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Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Specialty companies turn antique timber into board feet underfoot.

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The Resilience of Steel Windows and Doors

Steel windows and doors, with their striking aesthetic appeal, are by far the most resilient option. Indeed, it is the strength of solid, hot-rolled steel that enables the graceful, slender sightlines, larger lites of glass, design flexibility, and weather and impact resistance that gives steel windows and doors their remarkable combination of both strength and visual appeal.

When repointing and replicating brick, the goal is to make repairs that blend well with existing mortar and bricks. This “after” view shows how well the work blends with old and new.

Restoration of Reading Terminal Marketplace

Seemingly small masonry repairs make a big impact.

Historic door, Sherborne Abbey, Dorset, featuring cast iron fleur-de-lis strap hinges, lock, latch and bosses, c 1050.

Door Additions

Historic door accoutrements define the style and character of your door.

Recessed pocket pivot hinge developed by the W. C. Vaughan Co. of Boston in the 1920s, now known as the Harmon Hinge. This particular hinge was manufactured by the Willamette Hardware Co. and was salvaged from New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Hinge History

Hinges are part of every door, permitting the door leaf to open and close. They are used on entrances, cupboards, casement windows, pianos, and smaller objects, such as jewelry boxes.

Robinson Iron created this magnificent entrance for The Jefferson hotel in Washington, D.C. / Photo by Robinson Iron

Artisans and craftsmen who are making ironwork alive today.

Here are some of the artisans and craftsmen who are making their mark on history by recreating old pieces and creating their own traditional and custom works for a variety of design professionals.

Pigeons landing on rooftop at sunset with red brick old building and pitched roof. Beautiful sunlit birds taking off into the sky.

Nixalite of America & Bird-X Stand-Up to Feathered Foes

When it comes to protecting buildings from birds, two companies have perfect solutions.

Buying Guide Spotlight

Indow Windows

Indow

Indow window inserts press inside your window frames without a mounting bracket to give you all the comfort and efficiency of high-end replacement windows.

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Old House Affordability and the Remodeling Opportunity

AIA and NAHB Forecast Remodeling Market Buoyancy.

Slate Roof Adobe Stock

APT Building Technology Heritage Library - Roofing

It’s all about the roof. The APT Building Technology Heritage Library contains more than 600 documents under the subject of roofing, which also includes accessories such as gutters, downspouts and flashing.

Historic brickyard on Martha's Vineyard

An Historic Brickyard on Martha's Vineyard

On the north shore of Martha’s Vineyard, a Massachusetts island founded in the 1600s, where the Roaring Brook meets the Vineyard Sound, there are the remains of a historic brickyard.

1. Pantheon and setting, Rome

Architecture’s Service to the Nation

Modernism has excluded traditional and classical architecture from it role of offering beauty to serve and express our civil order’s quest to guarantee liberty and justice to all. How might we restore it to that role?

George Read II House exterior

Old House – New View

Experiencing a Historic House and Garden in the 21st Century