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Water Towers Rise Again — See Their New Shapes and Uses

Emptied of water, these structures are now being filled with furnishings to add living space and take advantage of the views Mary Jo Bowling Houzz Editorial Staff; writer, reader, serial remodeler. At the end of the 19th century, home water towers were all about function. Back then they were used to collect and store water, […]

Some Things are Cool and Some are “Wicked Awesome.”

Forms in Nature Forms in Nature. The Light sculpture Forms in Nature resembles Darwinist Ernst Haeckel’s drawings . Using a simple action, such as intensifying the brightness at the center of the artwork, the light transforms the space and adds character, as the work throws oversized shadows onto walls and ceilings in the space in which […]

Roots of Style: Classical Details Flourish in 21st-Century Architecture

Columns, friezes, cornices … if your home has features like these, it may have been influenced by ancient designs Steven Randel Houzz Contributor. Steven Corley Randel has practiced architecture in California… More  Ancient Greece and Rome obviously provide the origins of classical architecture. What makes the subject relevant today is the high number of buildings and […]