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Web Resources: Architecture

Posted: Apr 21, 2011

Portals, Gateways & Comprehensive Collections:

  • Intute: Intute: Architecture and planning provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorised by subject specialists based at UK universities.

  • Architecture and Building: Internet Resources Database: Jeanne M. Brown, University of Nevada: A comprehensive gathering of net resources in architecture, building, construction, AEC sites as well as other related areas such as housing, urban development, energy and environment. Jeanne Brown, Architecture Librarian for UNLV, has been acknowledged for her work in this list.

  • Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record: Database searches approximately 40,000 records in the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAERS) in the Library of Congress collections.

  • Cyburbia: The Planning Community: "The Cyburbia Forums is the oldest and most active English language urban planning message board on the Internet, and one of the small number of online communities where members enjoy intelligent, spam-free and troll-free discussion about practically every subject under the sun. Cyburbia has hundreds of active members, yet is a strong community full of creative, friendly, and occasionally offbeat planners, architects, students, urbanists and other like-minded people who care about and/or help shape the built environment. Cyburbia Forums members enjoy a sense of community and camaraderie that is unmatched by a listserv or any other planning-related web site."

  • Reed Construction Index: Smart Building Index: SmartBuilding Index provides architects, spec writers, engineers and contractors with in-depth information on commercial building products - including technical data, sourcing, cost data, project use examples, and downloadable specs, CAD and BIM objects.

  • Voice of the Shuttle: Architecture Page

  • Digital Resources, Centre for Landscape Research Network, University of Toronto:

  • Yahoo: Architecture

  • Yahoo: Construction

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