Lucas Herrera

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Simple rules for crafting a modern home, from architect Deborah Berke

In praise of subtle adjustments<p>Deborah Berke, the long-time New York City-based architect and new dean at Yale School of Architecture, traces her career choice to age 14, when she would stroll around her neighborhood in Queens, studying rows of small-lot houses and trying to decipher what each room …

Twisted towers: Number of spiraled skyscrapers soars - CNN Style

Written by Georgia McCafferty, CNN<p>They are some of the most eye-catching buildings in the world: spiraling skyscrapers that twist and turn as they extend into the sky. And it's a sight that's becoming more common, according to a new report that ranks the world's 28 twisted tall towers by …

9 Reasons to Become an Architect

Making the decision to pursue architecture is not easy. Often, young students think that they have to be particularly talented at drawing, or have …

Tall timber construction is coming—this video proves why

A stress test by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill proves the strength of this sustainable building system.<p>Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the global firm responsible for many of the world’s highest and most high-tech skyscrapers, knows a few things about building high-rises. While their architects have …

Using Passive Solar Energy In The Home

My interest in renewable energy stems from the fact that I am planning to build a house from scratch in the very near future. As a new construction …