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Covered bridges like this can be known as "kissing bridges". [©Shutterstock, 2010]

Science and Engineering » Architecture and Design

What is a "kissing bridge"?

Learn about kissing bridges, covered bridges with roofs and wooden sides.
A kissing bridge is a covered bridge with wooden sides. Learn more about the kissing bridge and why it was constructed.

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The Pentagon Building is a massive structure. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

Science and Engineering » Architecture and Design

What is the ground area of the Pentagon Building in Washington DC?

What is the ground area of the Pentagon Building in Washington, DC?

There are four basic types of bridge structures. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

Science and Engineering » Architecture and Design

What are the various types of bridge structures?

Discover and learn more about the various types of bridge structures.

Clerestory are impressive accomplishments of architecture. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

Science and Engineering » Architecture and Design

What is a clerestory?

Learn what a clerestory is and its functions in architecture.

Curvilinear forms dominate some modern architecture. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]

Science and Engineering » Architecture and Design

Modern Architecture

Modern architecture comprises the melding of form, function and natural materials.

Scaffolding is often needed for large, multi-level building restorations. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Science and Engineering » Architecture and Design

Building Restoration

Building restoration is conducted for a variety of reasons, and may involve government agencies.

The higher the STC rating, the harder it is to hear. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Science and Engineering » Architecture and Design

What is an STC rating and what does it mean?

Learn what an STC rating is.

The Hoover Dam was conceived as a solution to recurring cycles of flood and drought. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Science and Engineering » Architecture and Design

How big is the Hoover Dam?

Learn how big the Hoover Dam is, the highest concrete arch dam in the U.S.

Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower for the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Science and Engineering » Architecture and Design

What are the dimensions of the Eiffel Tower?

Learn about the dimensions of the Eiffel Tower, designed by Gustave Eiffel.

Crown molding is used in home construction to adorn a wall's intersection with the ceiling. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]

Science and Engineering » Architecture and Design

What is crown molding?

Learn what crown molding is made of and used for in home construction.

Every chimney contains a flue that works to channel rising gases. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]

Science and Engineering » Architecture and Design

How does a chimney differ from a flue?

Find out how a chimney differs from a flue.

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